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Jranation said:
"Exclusives sells consoles"

This is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time. Nowadays, it's about getting the right mindshare which means price and advertising is what makes a platform successful.



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walsufnir said:
Jranation said:
"Exclusives sells consoles"

This is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time. Nowadays, it's about getting the right mindshare which means price and advertising is what makes a platform successful.

Well they don't hurt right haha



twintail said:
walsufnir said:

This is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time. Nowadays, it's about getting the right mindshare which means price and advertising is what makes a platform successful.

Well they don't hurt right haha

Of course not. Especially for bigN.



We've entered the 'deliberately missing the point' stage of discussion I see. Sony do this, Nintendo do this and MS condemned this practice. It's about hypocrisy. The weight of evidence that MS just take talking points and turn them unto PR stunts is so blatently obvious at this point that it's embarrassing. It's not even worth discussing in my opinion. I'll just wait for Microsoft's next 'opportunistic' Tweet or interview.



 

The PS5 Exists. 


The game isn't even finished yet, it's still in early access and they don't expect to finish the game in 2017 anyway, yet it's coming out on Xbox. I hope they get a finished product.



Hmm, pie.

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zero129 said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Some of them did. Nintendo was known to crush independent developers when they were market leaders by limiting the number of cartridges that could be produced for third party games which also killed many developers.

Also games like Final Fantasy VII couldn't fit on a cartridge and needed the storage size of discs so they were made exclusively for PS1.

Moneyhatting wasn't always the only good reason for third parties to make exclusives.

Some is not all. The was also the 3DO console, The Sega Saturn etc. If so many devs wanted to escape Nintendos grasp they had options even before Sony came along.

FF7 would of fitted since the was also the 64DD add on that was being released. Also look at Resident Evil 2 that game needed 2 discs on PS1.

Moneyhatting is how Sony got in this industry.

3DO: Overpriced, slow, not a Japanese based machine so Eastern devs didn't bother

Saturn: More expensive than PlayStation, hard to develop for, fumbled release outside of Japan

N64: Expensive carts for third parties (why take a $30 loss on a cart when you can put a game on CD for a dollar?), third parties burned on old Nintendo policies

If Sony had to moneyhat, they didn't have to do it much because the industry practically fell in their lap with these conditions.



walsufnir said:
Jranation said:
"Exclusives sells consoles"

This is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time. Nowadays, it's about getting the right mindshare which means price and advertising is what makes a platform successful.

Actually. what you just said is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time someone mentions the importance of exclusives. Exclusives are what distinguishes each console from the others and it's main selling point in choosing one console over another. If you like japanese games or rpgs, you'd probably go with nintendo or sony's current gen console. If you want to play a mario, metroid, zelda, smash bros or a pokemon game, you'd go with nintendo. If you want third party japanese exclusive games, third party exclusives in general or want to something like bloodborne you'll go with sony. If you want to play a xbox exclusive or you're a shooter fan, just get an alright gaming pc and you're good to go.



KLAMarine said:
This is a shitty practice but are we pretending Sony doesn't have some deals with third parties to keep content off of other platforms?

Yeah, but market leader generally gets those perks. Sony  never posed to not be for timed exclusives as they've been very aggressive towards Microsoft and rightfully so. Phil Spencer did say that he did not like unerhanded timed exclusive practices and yet since his time as the head theyve gone for timed exclusive after timed exclusive. They need to start investing in their first party. Its pathetic. As long as Sony remains the Japanese third party machine of choice they will always get the hot Japanese titles. There is little that can be done for them there for Xbox. Nintendo, perhaps, but not Xbox. Microsoft needs to really focus on first party for next gen because my.... have they been exposed this gen. If people didnt know about Microosofts first party then now they know. They shouldnt have to be sweating over a company like this. 



walsufnir said:
Jranation said:
"Exclusives sells consoles"

This is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time. Nowadays, it's about getting the right mindshare which means price and advertising is what makes a platform successful.

Exclusives keep mindshare consistent. Its the main reason why the Xbox sales have been dropping all year. Theres nothing to keep the mindshare up. Highly antificpated exclusives keep sales consistent over an extended period of time. 



walsufnir said:
Jranation said:
"Exclusives sells consoles"

This is one of the most stupid things which gets reiterated every time. Nowadays, it's about getting the right mindshare which means price and advertising is what makes a platform successful.

So you're saying the Switch didn't get a sweet boost out of the gate with Zelda? It was a must have game for those on the fence about the console. The Wii U was not an option since it was dead. Exclusives don't count for everything, but they do help.