Great thread Ive seen it happening and it doesnt seem like it will stop.
I think persona 5 is next.
EDIT: Let me give more context to my post.
Im sure OP is likely talking about (or at least mostly about) all the "niche" japanese exclusives that Sony used to have, which indeed alone they dont push many units but the combined forces of all of them should not be underestimated (im sure i aint the only guy outside of japan who buys PS consoles in big part because of these games).
So since the end of the PS3 era and the whole of the PS4 gen ive seen a lot of these games getting a PC version (which makes them go from exclusves to console exclusives) and some of them later on got a Switch or Xbox port as well making them just multiplats, now i think its very obvious that a full exclusve will push more sales than a console exclusive since a lot of PC gamers wont have a reason to buy the console, in fact every time i saw this games gettin a PC version the most upvoted and the most common comments in those news articles were PC gamers celebrating they dont have to spend 300 bucks to play these games, (and they have all the right and reasons to celebrate).
So what games am i (and likely the OP) talking about? well out of the top of my head:
Valkirya Chronicles: (amazing game and series that used to be PS only then got a PC port and now the new game which is highly anticipated among fans is a multiplat)
Neptunia: started getting PC ports and now its new game is also being released in the Switch (so a multiplat now)
Atelier series: LOONG and old PS exclusive series that got PC ports and is now also being released on the switch (not exclusive but a multiplat)
Yakuza: went from full exclusive to being also on PC and i bet it will eventually go to other consoles because that has been the trend plus the producer of the series already said he could consider putting the game on Xbox
Nier/Drakengard series: some people may not know this but Nier is a sequel and a part of the Drakengard franchise, and said franchise has been a Playstation game since the PS2 until Automata which eneded up on PC and now also on Xbox making it just a Multiplat.
Nights of Azure also started as an exclusive and then became a multiplat.
Disgaea: i am aware that the first game ended up on the DS but the rest of the main series (2, 3 ,4, D2 and 5) was always a plastation thing until Disgaea 5 went from exclusive to multiplat as well.
Those are the ones i can remember right now.
So what can sony do? Honestly if they were smart they would secure the big games (like Persona 5) that still are exclusive to them, but will they do it? LOL of course not.
Last edited by estebxx - on 21 August 2018