In the gaming world, there has been a recent trend of a certain console manufacturers (who would remain namelss) fanboys that would claim that Halo 3's success is due to the fact that it's the greatest thing since Square ditched Nintendo's cartridge based platform to make games on C.D for Sony back in '95'.and constantly compare its sales without any incite to that of PS3 exclusive titles. "With out any incite you say"
Halo 3 IS a very successful game, but what other 'AAA' exclusive titles on the Xbox 360 platform does it have to contend with. Gears i hear you scream, and for all you people who screamed Gears ... you're correct (and also stop shouting in the back while reading this) but apart from that what else is there, fable 2 and left 4 dead both did well,sales wise but they hardly set the gaming world alight... who's really talking about them now. the only thing that sparked any major interest in left 4 dead was the rumor of it coming to the PS3, apart from that the games pretty much yesterdays news as the position on the Xbox most played charts always shows.
if you had been counting, thats only two quality 'AAA' exclusives for the Xbox. Viva Pinata, Banjo kazooee: Nuts and Bolts, Too Human, Perfect Dark, Ninety-Nine Nights are all flops, or mediocre titles at best, and this is not fanboism, this is fact. i can't imagine most Xbox 360 owners are hankering for Kameo 2:deli of fate.
Now for the incite part:
So lets consider the amount of 'AAA' exclusive titles for the PS3 (for the sake of fanboys out there, we'll only list the ones that has sold over a million) we have MGS4, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, LBP, Resistance: Fall of Man, Motorstorm, Killzone 2.
Now using incite if there are only 2 'AAA' exclusive titles on the Xbox , you can expect them to have a higher sales rate because of their fewer number, where compared to the PS3 and remember we are only talking about the million and above sellers, not all of the exclusive titles has a broader range of titles to choose from, so you can expect sales to be spread across different titles. Look at it this way, Killzone 2 has been released, and inFamous, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, White Knight Chronicles, and M.A.G are all coming exclusively to the PS3, This Year.
Now compare that (the quantity not the quality) to the 2 games that Microsoft is going to announce for the Xbox, this year at E3.
You disclude Fable 2 and Left 4 Dead as AAA titles saying they hardly set the gaming world alight but include Heavenly Sword and Motorstorm (and to a lesser extent Resistance) as AAA PS3 exclusives... I'm not saying those PS3 exclusives aren't AAA but surely you can see why this is a bit of a skewed view for anyone reading. I'd then also include NG2, Fable 2, PGR series, and Viva Pinata for the 360 and Gran Turismo, Ratchet and Clank and more games for the PS3 as well.
I think the entire article is skewed severely just to prove a point which is non-existent. Both platforms have a lot of great exclusives and I don't think that the success of Halo 3 can be accredited to there being a lack of exclusives on the 360. From the list above, both platforms have great exclusives that appeal to different types of gamers. If anything, Halo 3's success is against the odds with other amazing FPS's to come out on both consoles, both exclusive and multiplatform.
Edit: By "you" I'm referring to the author of the article. I don't want to cause any confusion or wrongly point fingers. :)