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RolStoppable said: Erik Aston said: Not as big of news as people are saying. I mean, its great for the 360, but DMC is not THAT big of a franchise. Check the sales. DMC1 was the best-selling title in the series, and it wasn't among the top 50 games on PS2. I know a PS2 owner who is still unsure whether he should buy a PS3 or Xbox360. Devil May Cry is one of his favourite games and if I tell him this week that it is also coming to 360 he will probably buy the box soon as he is also interested in Oblivion and other PC-style games for consoles. Obviously, a one man survey isn't making a trend, but I just want to point out that there are probably many people out there who haven't decided yet which next-gen console they should buy (and may only buy one of the three systems). Seeing that the PS3 is losing nearly all exclusive third party titles and the bigger library of the Xbox360 should make their decision easier.
What is not being mentioned here is the fact that the 360 is losing 3rd party exclusives as well. So if games end up on both systems it will come to a value based purchase. Here is the issue. Games like DMC, splinter cell, GTA (the 3d version) and others made it big in only one generation. Has anyone reallly thought about the prospect of new exclusives and titles for each system?



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This all reeks of pure financial sense. As stated in various posts already, 3rd-party exclusives are basically dead (except when held by contract, and money has exchanged hands). It just doesn't make financial sense anymore. The PS3 and 360 are close enough in ability to make this possible - and its great for gamers. No longer should you have to purchase a console to play a specific game (except for a few) - now you can buy a console based on the one you want, and play the games you want. The DMC announcement doesn't really affect Japan - it may result in the sales loss of a few PS3's (short term anyway). But its much more important in the US/Europe - where more and more gamers will decide/realise that a 360 *is* actually good enough - and that if they have one, they don't need a PS3. Now it really is up to exclusives to sell consoles (and I personally think Sony has the weakest portfolio there). (also note that this doesn't really apply to the Wii - as its different enough to not really be 360 or PS3 compatible). PS - anyone else see this comment from Capcom:

Chris Kohler put together a little article concerning Capcom’s Treasure Island Z on the Wii. Capcom got in touch with him to discuss a few more Wii tidbits. - Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is still on track for 2007 - Devil Kings 2 for Wii in Japan, no US announcement yet - More unannounced games for 2007, and “at least one” should be announced in the next few weeks



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Stromprophet said: A port will probably look worse on the 360, but does that really matter? For shame.
Why do you say that? All cross platform games so far have been superior on the 360. Capcom says both are being released the same day so we have no idea which was the lead sku. Since all cross platform games so far have looked better on the 360, why would DMC4 be any different?



DMC4 have been ps3 exclusive for over a year and they announce now that its going to 360, I feel like that they have worked with the ps3 longer. So they have not worked with the 360 version as long as the ps3 so I cant see the 360 port being superior now.



 

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SAo one less exclusive, anybody still thinks that PS3 magical will turn the tide with a 200 USD higher price tag than Xbox360? So what should we wait for now? Home?



 

 

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This is a loss for sony how big a loss? Well when this was thought to be a ps3 exclusive a nice 360 fanboy pointed out something :D Sales in Japan Devil May Cry : 638,500 Devil May Cry 2: 509,500 Devil May Cry 3: 287,500 And now its for the 360 also does this mean its suddenly amazing? :P Not that im trying to say it isnt bad news for sony - but i think alot of people may be making this out to be a bigger game than it actually is....



I hadn't planned on getting this anyway , i gave up after DMC3 were too similar and got bored . I think all games should be available to all systems except first party stuff obviously it is only right everybody gets a chance whether its FFIII or MGS4 or Lost Planet and dead rising . This fanboy nonsense is just pointless in my opinion favours nobody .



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Bubbles said: This is a loss for sony how big a loss? Well when this was thought to be a ps3 exclusive a nice 360 fanboy pointed out something :D Sales in Japan Devil May Cry : 638,500 Devil May Cry 2: 509,500 Devil May Cry 3: 287,500 And now its for the 360 also does this mean its suddenly amazing? :P Not that im trying to say it isnt bad news for sony - but i think alot of people may be making this out to be a bigger game than it actually is....
They're probably not going to lose many sales in Japan, it's not like the 360 is burning up the market over there. But it's a pretty good bet they'll lose some of these sales. America Devil May Cry 1: 1.29M Devil May Cry 2: 0.62M Devil May Cry 3: 0.73M Others/Ex Japan Devil May Cry 1: 0.83M Devil May Cry 2: 0.52M Devil May Cry 3: 0.54M http://www.vgcharts.org/worldtotals.php?name=devil+may+cry&console=&publisher=&sort=Total



staticneuron said: What is not being mentioned here is the fact that the 360 is losing 3rd party exclusives as well. So if games end up on both systems it will come to a value based purchase. Here is the issue. Games like DMC, splinter cell, GTA (the 3d version) and others made it big in only one generation. Has anyone reallly thought about the pros pect of new exclusives and titles for each system?
Static the problem for the PS3 is that it costs more. If the 360 and PS3 get the same games it hurts the PS3 more than the 360. This isn't like the PS2 and X-box. Each of those systems were the same price. In the case of the 360 and the PS3 there is a $200 price difference to consider. Also which exclusives are the 360 losing? Splinter Cell: DA was never an exclusive. The sequel to Splinter Cell: DA is 360 exclusive though. Oblivion? You'd be right about Oblivion, unfortunately for the PS3 owners they aren't getting the same game. Some content is missing and there is no release date for the Shivering Isles expansion as of yet. This leaves out the fact that the game is being released a year after the PC and 360 versions of the game. Enchanted Arm? True, but even in Japan the PS3 version has only managed to outsell the 360 version 27,500 to 24,000. What upcoming exclusive game for 360 has jumped ship to PS3? Yes some new IP is likely to take off this generation. None of us knows what that game is at this point, but Sony is going to have to hope it comes from one of their internal teams. They can't assume that the PS3 will be able to hold down any 3rd party exclusives. There seems to be a domino effect going on right now. The effect is not in Sony's favor.