By focusing on Kinect, Microsoft has let their lineup of core exclusives suffer greatly. How does the Xbox 360's lineup compare to the PlayStation 3's? Could this really be the year of the PS3?

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    Shinobi_razor Mar 7, 11
    PS3 is better in the exclusive department but that doesnt really mean anything as there are a huge list of great multi plats out this year. true MS is putting far too much into Kinect, but oh well. if i could only own 1, i would rather have a console with a far superior online community/support, and arguably better controllers, etc. and also accessories that are immediately compatible with PC in case you come across a PC game that you would want to play with a controller.
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      Red 9 Mar 7, 11
      Couldn't find a more one-sided statement if I tried. The impact of a console comes from its software. In terms of software, the PS3 is strongest. Sure you can have all the best controllers and doodads for your console, but if you've got no decent games to use them for, then they're rendered useless.

      Having more/better exclusives means a lot, whether you admit it or not.
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        Aussie Legend Mar 8, 11
        Oh for gods sake, this is the pot calling the kettle black if I ever did see it.

        It is true that PS3 has stronger exclusives this year (Uncharted, Resistance, Killzone and the like), but 9 out of 10 greats games this year can be bought and played on both/either systems. Saying that 'having the best controllers and doodads for your console but not having games to play it on' is a *bleep*ing ridiculous statement. Exclusives will be dead within the next 5 years and then what are you gonna have? That's right, the bloody hardware and services which you seem to think are unimportant!

        You, my good sir, are the one that is one-sided.

        note: Before you get up me, I don't plan to buy a single game this year that isn't multiplatform.
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          Xander756 Mar 8, 11
          Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, there are tons of blockbuster exclusives for the PS3 this year. It's definitely not 9 out of 10 great games being multiplatform. It seems more like 5 out of 10 which isn't really that high.
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          Shinobi_razor Mar 8, 11
          ok so lest see:

          Crysis 2, Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, Duke Nukem Forever, LA Noire, FEAR 3, Red Faction Armageddon, TES 5, Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Diablo 3, Final Fantasy 13-2, Hitman 5, Mass Effect 3, Modern Warfare 3

          you are totally right Xander. there are no blockbuster multiplatform games coming out this year at all.

          /facepalm
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          Xander756 Mar 8, 11
          Half of those aren't "blockbusters". Fear 3? Red Faction? TES 5? Dead Island?! Hitman 5?! I probably also wouldn't say Deus Ex Human Revolution is a "blockbuster" because it probably won't sell all that well despite being a good game. Neither will Mortal Kombat in all likelihood. And MW3 hasn't even been announced yet. FF13-2 will probably suck (but will probably sell well)
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          Shinobi_razor Mar 8, 11
          LMAO! Skyrim is not a blockbuster? yeah ok, you go back to your little PS3 fantasy world there buddy where PS3 exclusives are so much better than everything else.

          also go look up Dead Island videos, specifically the interview where they explain the gameplay. your opinion means nothing since you obviously havent seen any videos about it and just think its some random independent game.

          Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 i would hardly call them blockbusters either. they *may* sell a lot of copies but they will suck just like the 2nd game in each series.
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          Fatal Error Mar 8, 11
          Shinobi you do realize that he never said that Skyrim wasn't a blockbuster, right? Even further, you did list quite a few games that really aren't blockbuster titles. Really, your opinion means nothing considering you have difficult even defining what a "blockbuster" title is. (EDIT: Oops, saw you guys called it TES 5 instead of "Skyrim". That's my bad).

          In either case it's completely irrelevant because you choose a system based on the exclusives you want. The amount of "blockbuster" multi-platform games is completely useless in determining which system you want. Oh, and KZ3 is a great game and Resistance 3 will likely be a great game as well (and the 2nd in each were also good games overall).
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          Xander756 Mar 8, 11
          @Fatal Error Yeah I didn't know he was referring to Skyrim as "TE5" either. I've never heard Skyrim called that by ANYONE.
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          Shinobi_razor Mar 8, 11
          you didnt know that The Elder Scrolls 5 means Skyrim? wow guys.

          its just the same way every time, PS3 fanboys always jump out saying PS3 has the best games EVARR!! and if you argue with them they do nothing but insult you and say youre stupid. even saying there are tons of multiplatform games which are mostly good if not better than some of the PS3 exclusives.

          for example Battlefield 3 is gonna take a collective dump on Killzone and Resistance (not to mention MW3, another multiplat), but PS3 fanboys wouldnt admit to that, not their precious exclusives! look at the Metacritic score for the KZ and Resistance games compared to a multiplat shooter, or even Gears or Halo. one of them is like a 91 at most, the rest are in the 80s. which might be good, but not great.

          now excuse me while i go play Dragon Age 2, a multi plat which beats the hell out of any exclusive RPG PS3 has this year, or any year really.
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    Gamesta100 Mar 8, 11
    I wouldn't even mention Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll in the PS3 exclusives.It's an exclusive embarassment.


    Oh and who in the hell bases a console on freaking accesories beside SR?

    I'll take exclusive games over useless controls and shit.
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      Daweii Mar 8, 11
      Seems Microsoft also share the same philosophy..

      "We have a beast controller and Xbox Live is better we'll always sell consoles, we don't need games."

      It is no surprise that the only sales spike Microsoft have had in 2 years came when the Xbox 360 Slim came out. Until that point they had been steadily declining to the point where the Playstation 3 is a mere month of good sales from taking the lead. It is because for the past 3 years Sony has had release schedules full of top quality exclusive content whereas Microsoft hasn't.
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        Shinobi_razor Mar 8, 11
        as i pointed out, there are far more and better multiplatform games coming out than PS3's exclusive list, so it doesnt matter a whole lot which system you get cause either way youll have a lot of good games to play. so really go with whichever system you prefer. if you prefer PS3 then good for you.
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    Gamesta100 Mar 8, 11
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    its just the same way every time, PS3 fanboys always jump out saying PS3 has the best games EVARR!!
    That sounds like fanboy bullshit to me.Like XBOX fans never praised Halo like it was the damn second coming of Christ.


    The fact is no matter what damn console you own, there will ALWAYS be idiots who refuse to aknowledge that the competeing consoles have their own AAA games.


    But no people try to be anti-fanboy and in the end come off as being a fanboy theirself. Like you with your PS3 fanboy comment.
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      Shinobi_razor Mar 8, 11
      hahahaha, no.

      i like PS3 just fine, it has some good exclusives but when fanboys say the exclusives are the BEST GAMES PERIOD, which i see a lot of nowadays, thats when i call bullshit, because lots of things are going multiplat now. and they have more money to work with and polish the game cause they are backed by the richest gaming companies, EA and Activision. this is not 360's year for exclusives, but they have had their years in the past. just get off your high horse in saying that exclusives are the only thing that matters.
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    ShadowGuard Mar 8, 11
    lol, exclusives will always play a role in the gaming industry and the fact is that Microsoft has a shitty line-up for 2011. The tides have turned immensely, before it was xbots ranting and raving about their exclusives, but now they have only 2 AAA exclusives while the PS3 has about 10 in one year. I am sure E3 will see announcements, but from both sides.

    Microsoft is focusing too much on Kinect now, that they are forgetting their hardcore fanbase which makes up majority of their consumers. Exclusive games are better for the industry as well to raise competition and quality.
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      Shinobi_razor Mar 8, 11
      exclusives are important sure, but it just makes no sense to rave about 1 system's exclusives when there is a huge awesome line up of multi plat games that is possibly bigger than the exclusive line up 1 system has. not only that but multi plat games are usually the ones that win GOTY every year, Uncharted 2 a couple years ago was a rare thing for an exclusive to win. every other year its been multi plat.

      it does suck that MS is putting all their eggs into the Kinect basket this year, but whatev.
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        ShadowGuard Mar 8, 11
        sure there are plenty of multiplatform games that are going to do very well, but consoles are still being bought and only a fool would buy a 360 over a PS3 this year with what has been announced.

        Game of the Year:
        2007: Bioshock - *exclusive* (at the time)
        2008: MGS4 > GTA4 - GTA4 got it solely on number of sales
        2009: Uncharted 2 - *exclusive* (deserved it)
        2010: Red Dead Redemption -(deserved it)

        exclusives have what it takes to win it all... RDR is the only multiplatform game that deserved the award it got...

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