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Will Sony Exclusives Continue To Reign On The PS4?

Some will say they don't sell as well as they should. Others say they're crucial for driving hardware sales.

But there's little doubt that PlayStation 3 exclusives have often been a cut above this generation, and the competition has to respect that. So the question is, will Sony continue their first-party dominance in the new generation, or will Microsoft step up and start focusing on more exclusives, too?

For the record, I'm well aware of the exclusives on Nintendo's side; it's essentially all they've got, as far as I'm concerned. But that's still plenty, obviously. This is more about Sony vs. Microsoft and the ongoing exclusive debate, which I believe studios like Naughty Dog, Kojima Productions, Sucker Punch, Polyphony Digital, Media Molecule, and Guerrilla Games essentially ended over the past few years. Microsoft has to recognize that certain first-party developers on Sony's side have displayed cutting-edge technology on a level the 360 hasn't really seen.

It's a great way to show off a system's capabilities, isn't it? So wouldn't Microsoft want more of this, especially when a new machine comes rolling around? You can toss out another Gears, Halo and Forza but I think they need more of the new IPs that helped showcase the PS3's skills; i.e., Uncharted, Heavy Rain, LittleBigPlanet, etc. Now, if MS doesn't really step up and Sony still has all that amazing first-party talent, I think the PS4 might still have the same advantage over the competition.

If the PS4 isn't too far off, Sony could come with a huge array of hard-hitting exclusives, like Uncharted 4, Killzone 4, Gran Turismo 6, inFamous 3, and Metal Gear Solid 5 (if the latter is indeed exclusive at all). Add those to whatever new IPs the teams are working on for the upcoming generation, and I'd say Sony is fairly well positioned.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, sony exclusives, playstation exclusive games

1/10/2012 9:11:24 PM Ben Dutka

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 10:17:27 AM


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Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 1:22:47 PM

Mmmm thats strange,there are normally quite a few comments by now,i take it thats why the TEST comment above mine is all about,unless i've missed something ;-)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 5:05:03 PM

Well they can make the best game in the world available to us, but as long as most "gamers" eat and breath mindless FPS...(COD is a prime exemple, yes its fun but....) or just like to swing controller around and play lame sport imitation that don't make sense (Wii remote and Wii sport and the likes), then yeah it wont matter much...

I like some FPS and I have a wii, but i understand that there is more then one game genre and that most wii games using the wiimote in a gimmicky way sux but they still have solid titles available.

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Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 8:36:08 AM

I agree with ss4 on the gimmicky feel of the wii what i would like to see is some of the solid titles that were released on the wii get re-released on the ps3 for the move. that would be something interesting.

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