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src said:
Bad move unless they have data that shows PS4 sales are invariant to exclusive games (we have data showing this is NOT the case). Hopefully this is just a special case like the interview says and not a precedent. Losing exclusives will only loose sales, which will lower software sales and overall revenue.

How does making a game multiplat lose sales and lower revenue? 



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Sogreblute said:
src said:
Bad move unless they have data that shows PS4 sales are invariant to exclusive games (we have data showing this is NOT the case). Hopefully this is just a special case like the interview says and not a precedent. Losing exclusives will only loose sales, which will lower software sales and overall revenue.

How does making a game multiplat lose sales and lower revenue? 

Shhh take your common sense out of this thread xD .



Hopefully this is just a little bit of chum in the water to bring in the fish so that some will be tempted to take the PS5 hook.



Skeeuk said:
I think the engine was already up and running on PC because of the decima engine let's see what happens I don't think every game will come out on PC if it does then they will lose out. I wont support any PlayStation games on pc I hope it backfires on them

That is a terribly negative way to look at it.
You don't loose anything as a Playstation gamer by having a game released on PC.

We are all gamers on this forum, so you would think people would be supportive of others being able to play amazing games.




--::{PC Gaming Master Race}::--

Things like this are making me want full PC next generation, xbox has lost its appeal because you can just buid a PC that does a lot more, now ps doing the same? I'd just build a PC which is easier to upgrade and gets cheaper games if most sony exclusives came to it. Put last of us 2 and God of war on PC and Ill say goodbye to consoles (apart from Nintendo)



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An interesting move. If Sony starts releasing their older titles on PC it could increase interest in newer PS5 games and increase console sales. Assuming they only do older games and don't do it exactly like microsoft. Also it would be amazing if they brought some PS1-PS3 exclusives to PC because some of them are immposible to play without having the specific console. not even emulation is possible for some games.



sales2099 said:
Basically when all console potential has dried up they will bring it to PC, if they so choose. It begins :)

If that is true then why buy consoles at all, just wait for the better PC version at cheaper prices.

Bringing console exclusives to PC means there's less selling point for the console. A PC gamer might still buy consoles for exclusives, but you stop having exclusives then PC gamers will be glad they don't have to buy your console.

That doesn't sound smart, might be good for a quick buck, but then the next exclusives wont sell as much as they could on the console, and you shouldn't want people buying on PC due to high levels of piracy and cheaper prices.

These practices will hurt console sales, just look at Microsoft, first putting their games on PC and now no exclusives for 2 years, I predict this will hurt their sales really bad.

Imagine if Halo, gears and Forza had never come to PC, can you imagine how many xbox ones they'd sold? Maybe double. How many people bought an xbox to play Halo? A lot, if halo was on PC from day 1, I bet xbox wouldn't even be a thing today.



victor83fernandes said:
sales2099 said:
Basically when all console potential has dried up they will bring it to PC, if they so choose. It begins :)

If that is true then why buy consoles at all, just wait for the better PC version at cheaper prices.

Bringing console exclusives to PC means there's less selling point for the console. A PC gamer might still buy consoles for exclusives, but you stop having exclusives then PC gamers will be glad they don't have to buy your console.

That doesn't sound smart, might be good for a quick buck, but then the next exclusives wont sell as much as they could on the console, and you shouldn't want people buying on PC due to high levels of piracy and cheaper prices.

These practices will hurt console sales, just look at Microsoft, first putting their games on PC and now no exclusives for 2 years, I predict this will hurt their sales really bad.

Imagine if Halo, gears and Forza had never come to PC, can you imagine how many xbox ones they'd sold? Maybe double. How many people bought an xbox to play Halo? A lot, if halo was on PC from day 1, I bet xbox wouldn't even be a thing today.

In many ways a PC gamer and console gamer are two different groups. Millions from either side wouldn’t touch the other just because it isn’t their style. Most know that a console is convenient and hundreds cheaper then investing in a gaming rig. 

If Xbox’s exclusives didn’t go to Pc you’d see a few million bump nothing more. MCC on PC sold somewhere from 2-3 million. Better to capitalize on those who aren’t willing to come over to your side. I’m just glad Sony is starting a slow yet slippery slope where their console isn’t the sole destination for their games. To me, their principles are slowly eroding. 



 

 

Sogreblute said:
src said:
Bad move unless they have data that shows PS4 sales are invariant to exclusive games (we have data showing this is NOT the case). Hopefully this is just a special case like the interview says and not a precedent. Losing exclusives will only loose sales, which will lower software sales and overall revenue.

How does making a game multiplat lose sales and lower revenue? 

The game does not, but Sony is not in the game making business, they're in the game platform and console business. 

Losing exclusives will result in less PS sales, which in turn means:

- less hardware sales

- less subs

- less platform software sales

Basically a cut in every segment of Sony's business bar software sales. 



I'll switch to PC if they go all in. Sonys already losing their identity to me, going the same route as MS who lost their identity after the 360.