Originally Posted by deez
^ok, now were getting somwhere.....All the PS3 really needs is 1, thats right I said 1, exclusive hit and all will be well...problem is is that the only Exclusive title near that has a chance is UT2007...which has not been confirmed for the 360..actually i read somewhere it will be on the 360 6-9 months after release on PC and PS3 if it even does come out on the 360. Right now, with Halo and GOW the 360 has the tiles going for it and a strong fanbase of those titles. Can anyone name me 1 Exclusive title that ps3 has??
Note-UT2007 uses same engine as GOW. And the game is slated for release after june 1st 2007, maybe later.
The people have spoken and they say the Wii rules!! and the rest are fools!!
Well your semi right in your statement. Sony really doesn't have the 1 giant title like a Halo or a GoW. Sony's strength will come in the form of multiple 2 million sellers instead of a couple of 5 million sellers. Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts from Square will push 2 each easily. GT: HD should push 2mill if not more simply due to the "wow" factor of seeing it in HD. Oddly enough, Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Dakter pushed around 1.2-1.5 mill with each release (not a big fan myself).
Other than that, all the big time money makers are EA sports and THQ and other multi-platform publishers (especially since GTA is coming to both)
Microsoft has correctly positioned themself so that if GTA is the only reason you'd get a PS3, then now you can get an Xbox360 a year early, get Halo, get GoW, still play all the EA sports and get your GTA on. What they don't have is a decent RPG. No, Oblivion doesn't count. That's why they're pushing Blue Dragon.
Normally, in North America RPG's aren't that huge of a deal, but that is why they are getting stomped in Japan. Japan knows who Square does business with. That's why it was very important for MS to get Blue Dragon to market before a real RPG showed up on PS3. They had to eek out as many sells as possible.
The only thing I can't figure out for the life of me is how PSone beat out the N64 back in the day. N64 had better shooters (Goldeneye anyone?), better platformers (DK, Banjo, Mario) and freaking Zelda. Heck, the first polygonal 3D version of Madden was Madden 64 for the Nintendo. It didn't even have the NFL license at the time. The only thing the N64 didn't have was a decent RPG. Subsequently, Square only published for Sony, playstation wins in Japan which translates into lots of Japanese companies only developing for them which translates to lots of language translation imports to Sony over here in the US.
I think that's why you see Microsoft heavily catering to American developers like Epic who also make games for the PC. I mean let's face it. The PC market is decidedly American while the console market has been decidedly Japanese for a long time. The shooter was BORN on a PC and to me the Xbox and it's games have a western style shoot em up feel. I think that's a bad stigmata the Xbox is getting especially due to the recent success of Graw and Gow along with Halo.
Japanese developers may feel that some of the more quirkier Japanese type games will not make on the "American" Xbox and thus not release them. That would suck to think a mario or zelda like game is out there and not being released because the Xbox keeps getting pigeonholed as this "adrenaline pumping, shoot em up, balls to the wall console"