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BasilZero said:
Hopefully PS4/PC like SFV and not completely exclusive ;o


That is very likely. Sony are already showing that they are more than open to PC getting the game they are supporting.

 

As long as Sony is delivering content for their consumers than so be it. They have the 1st party lineup to do that by itself but 3rd party efforts as well is better value.



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HollyGamer said:
So PS4 is become more and more like Xbox 360??? Yup but added with PS3 level of first party quality and quantity. Which is far better then people would expected or even matched PS2 sheer of games in the same year? It will be hard for Xbox one to close the gap. SONY have all the cards (3rd party, 2nd Party, first party and VR).


Yes Sonys has good cards to play, but so does Microsoft. Xbox has an already extremely strong exclusive lineup next year with Quantum Break, Scalebound, Gears 4, Fable, and more. Plus, the exclusive marketing and DLC deal with Bethesda for Fallout 4 this year and next. I dont think Microsoft is too worried, just more selective.



That's great, more gaemz is all good!



tinfamous12 said:
HollyGamer said:
So PS4 is become more and more like Xbox 360??? Yup but added with PS3 level of first party quality and quantity. Which is far better then people would expected or even matched PS2 sheer of games in the same year? It will be hard for Xbox one to close the gap. SONY have all the cards (3rd party, 2nd Party, first party and VR).


Yes Sonys has good cards to play, but so does Microsoft. Xbox has an already extremely strong exclusive lineup next year with Quantum Break, Scalebound, Gears 4, Fable, and more. Plus, the exclusive marketing and DLC deal with Bethesda for Fallout 4 this year and next. I dont think Microsoft is too worried, just more selective.


Nobody has an exclusive DLC deal for Fallout 4.



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tinfamous12 said:
HollyGamer said:
So PS4 is become more and more like Xbox 360??? Yup but added with PS3 level of first party quality and quantity. Which is far better then people would expected or even matched PS2 sheer of games in the same year? It will be hard for Xbox one to close the gap. SONY have all the cards (3rd party, 2nd Party, first party and VR).


Yes Sonys has good cards to play, but so does Microsoft. Xbox has an already extremely strong exclusive lineup next year with Quantum Break, Scalebound, Gears 4, Fable, and more. Plus, the exclusive marketing and DLC deal with Bethesda for Fallout 4 this year and next. I dont think Microsoft is too worried, just more selective.

Microsoft will be fine, or i should say, it will still relevant for the near future. What i am trying to say, it will be difficult for Xbox One to close the gap interms of sales number and profitibility for home consoles, even save to say, there is a big posibilty for PS4 achieving 3:1 sales ratio number, of course it depend also with pirce cut, PS4 longevity life support , and Nintendo performance with their NX. If PS4 can maintain there sales number with price cut, and no direct competion from Nintendo or other big company.  PS4 can be far away a head in the future.



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I honestly don't care for those deals either way, as long as the game/content eventually gets released on other platforms (assuming the publisher wants to).

I just think this is a waste of money, especially for optionnal content...  don't care for it, and generally just ignore it and well, I can wait for a game to be released later too.

Some marketing people must have made research to prove some people buy their console taking these deals into account.



Worldwide, games tend to sell almost double on the PS4 over the XB1 (Ubisoft breakdown is a good indication of this). This puts Sony in a good position because they will have to pay less to get these third party deals.

To simplify it, these deals are struck to make money. If MS have to pay more to make a third party deal happen, they might not see a return while Sony have more chance of making a return. This is why Spencer is now against 3rd party deals. Altought he spun it a little to make it sound like he's doing it for the gamers, it's MS that makes these descisions and most of the 3rd party deals are out of their budget.

Sony have got a strangle hold on 3rd party deal and it would be stupid to not use it to their advantage.



Dr.Vita said:
Playstation always has been and will always be the best place for third party games!


You're not wrong.

Don't let Square Enix(japan) go Sony. Keep them close like the PS1 and 2 days(you've already got Hashimoto and Nomura on your side).



These 3rd party deals are getting worst all the time.



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I think 3rd party deals are more in favour of sony and microsoft than the gamer. The only good thing that does come out of it is some cool looking consoles. But, as people are saying as long as they keep releasing for everyone we don't care. We do care though about 1st party and 2016 is looking very good in that regard.