Fatal Inertia & Bladestorm PS3 Exclusive? Not Anymore....

Discussion in 'Games' started by MRU, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    As the thread title says.

    Surprised that the 360 release will be almost simultaneous, they really kept that quiet. Maybe the horrible way Sony have handled the launch (lets face it they will still be struggling with supplies come march, and a european release may be further delayed) so Koei may just want to make sure it can sell enough copies of its games, somthing that has more chance if its on the 360 as well.

    I wonder how many other exclusives are going to follow suit.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I imagine quite a few. With consoles costs escalating and with the press on the back of Sony turning away customers, it makes absolute sense for these companies to release multiplatform games. That is unless Sony can hike up the incentives to work for them only, but with the large userbase of 360 it would have to be a very large incentive ;)
     
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Most companies that are making PS3 exclusive titles will want to jump boat to the 360. It just makes plain simple business sense. The install base of the 360 is significantly higher than the PS3 is now and by the sounds of things what the PS3 will be in six months time. A bigger install base means more people who would consider buying their games. More people buying their games = more money to them (obviously).

    The PS3 will hopefully have an install base of about 1 mil by Christmas. Lets say they manage to produce and sell 4 million by March next year. The predictions for the 360 are about 12 million by March. That's a 3x install base for the 360s. Not to mention the fact that the 360s are far cheaper so anyone buying one is more likely to buy more games.

    Games makers can't afford to ignore that. Come March they could still sell potentially three times as many copies of their games on the 360 platform than the PS3. Unless of course the game is ****, in which case 360 users will simply choose something else from the rather large software library whilst PS3 users will be somewhat more limited for choice.

    Edit: Also, the more developers that decide to make their titles cross-platform, the less they will try to squeeze every ounce of performance out of the PS3, meaning that they won't care about making a PS3 game look and perform better than a 360 game which again will mean that gamers will see the PS3 as an even less desirable option.
     

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