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PlayStation has always been strong in terms of 3rd party support. Especially on home consoles it is usually the safest bet for receiving the big name 3rd Party multiplats and even exclusives. After more than 20 years and 6 platforms nearly all the major 3rd Party series have been released on PS in some form or another.

However, there are a select few that to my knowledge have managed to thrive without ever being on a PS console. My question is what are the best such examples and do you think they will ever release on PlayStation in the future?

Some examples off the top of my head:

Left 4 Dead/ Left 4 Dead 2

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Series

Professor Layton

Yokai Watch

Are there any other examples? Please note only 3rd Party games count. Of course Mario and Halo have not and likely will not appear on PlayStation at any time in the foreseeable future.



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Every grand strategy game worth its weight in salt/gold (strike out the less valuable of the two).



 
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I dont know......that come to mind are ESIII: Morrowind, Call of Duty 2, and titanfall 1.



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The conduit 1 and 2?



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Etrian Odyssey !

... Ok, maybe it isn't such a GREAT franchise in terms of sales but !



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In addition to those mentioned, I'd add KOTOR and Republic Commando.



I think Yokai Watch has a shot of coming to PS. But maybe won't.



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Shenmue (If it still counts) I bought the original Xbox mainly for Shenmue 2. Salty Sega killed the franchise by releasing the sequel on the wrong platform. Sucks that Kickstarter Shenmue 3 isn't shaping up as well as I had hoped but I don't regret contributing.

Doom 3, Soul Calibur, and Tales of Vesperia (PS3 version is Japan exclusive) also come to mind.



A ton of PC games.

Blizzard cept Diablo 3.
Total War Series (Spartan Total Warrior is great but doesn't count)
EU and CK
TES Morrowind
etc.