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vivster said:
Hiku said:

IkePoR just recently made the claim in this news article:

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/270951/playstation-4-sales-surpass-the-3ds/?expand_comment=548860&#comment_548860

"Anyone thinking exclusives (besides maybe Bloodborne) sell the PS4 is delusional."

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Wow that is an infinite loop.  Hypothetically speaking..



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I think "Spiderman, God of War, Last of US part 2" will show otherwise.



I recall hearing lots of people saying " exclusives are bad for gaming "

I've never agreed with the statement but I've heard it lots over the years.



Thespiralmatrix said:
I recall hearing lots of people saying " exclusives are bad for gaming "

I've never agreed with the statement but I've heard it lots over the years.

That's different. Obviously exclusives matter for sales of the system. But similarly obviously it would be better for gamers if all games were available for all platforms. So exclusives are important, but at the same time evil.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:
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I've come across arguments in these forums and the comment sections of news articles that defend the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One yet deny the growing successes of both the PS4 and Switch because of exclusive content.  One user in particular is Snoopy.  I'm not intentionally singling him out, but I'm referring to him as an example of his preference over third party titles and the popularity of some of those titles to justify his denial of exclusive importance.

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LivingMetal said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
Strawman: The Thread

I've come across arguments in these forums and the comment sections of news articles that defend the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One yet deny the growing successes of both the PS4 and Switch because of exclusive content.  One user in particular is Snoopy.  I'm not intentionally singling him out, but I'm referring to his as an example of his preference over third party titles and the popularity of some of those titles to justify his denial of exclusive importance.

Snoopy is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Delusion is a prerequisite.



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RolStoppable said:
LivingMetal said:

I've come across arguments in these forums and the comment sections of news articles that defend the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One yet deny the growing successes of both the PS4 and Switch because of exclusive content.  One user in particular is Snoopy.  I'm not intentionally singling him out, but I'm referring to his as an example of his preference over third party titles and the popularity of some of those titles to justify his denial of exclusive importance.

Snoopy is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Delusion is a prerequisite.

Steelers fan?



This may sound a bit unorthodox, but I'd say that out of all 3, Sony has most fate in their exclusives given that they are fairly certain that their hardware just needs to be powerful enough (for full 3rd party support) and have fair amount of good exclusives for "if you build it, they will come" approach when it comes to general audience.

Honestly, I don't even like most of their AAA exclusive IPs, but hats off to them.



LivingMetal said:

I've come across arguments in these forums and the comment sections of news articles that defend the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One yet deny the growing successes of both the PS4 and Switch because of exclusive content

Is it really the exclusive content that makes both consoles a growing success? I could understand the argument for the Switch, but to say that the PS is a success because of its exclusive content is a big stretch. Sure, it's a factor, but in no way that's the defining reason for that.

I know that my personal experiences are not representative, but from the handful of PS owners I personally know, only one even play exclusive content on it, and the person in question got it because of brand loyalty, not the exclusive content in itself.

If we take that an average PS owner owns ~10 games per console, then how high is the chance that they own an exclusive, if it's not bundled? And did they buy the console just for that? That would be an interesting study.



Kaneman! said:
LivingMetal said:

I've come across arguments in these forums and the comment sections of news articles that defend the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One yet deny the growing successes of both the PS4 and Switch because of exclusive content

Is it really the exclusive content that makes both consoles a growing success? I could understand the argument for the Switch, but to say that the PS is a success because of its exclusive content is a big stretch. Sure, it's a factor, but in no way that's the defining reason for that.

I know that my personal experiences are not representative, but from the handful of PS owners I personally know, only one even play exclusive content on it, and the person in question got it because of brand loyalty, not the exclusive content in itself.

If we take that an average PS owner owns ~10 games per console, then how high is the chance that they own an exclusive, if it's not bundled? And did they buy the console just for that? That would be an interesting study.

I might have implied that it was the defining factor which wasn't my intent.  But it's arguable to say that the PS3 was the "comeback kid" of last gen.  The clearest reason I can conceive of this were the exclusives.  That would help support the argument that this also applied to the PS4 seeing that similar if not the same franchises what were exclusively on the PS3 are now on the PS4.