360 Exclusives Out-perform PS3 Exclusives
Microsoft’s first party titles clearly winning at retail outlets…
Shocking research undertaken by 360 Magazine proves Microsoft’s dominance of the home console market, at least so far as first party creativity is concerned. Taking the last entries in a host of Sony and Microsoft’s biggest exclusive series, the evidence is clear – videogames sell better with an Xbox 360 sleeve on their box.
Uncharted 2 (4.73m) v Gears Of War 2 (6.11m)
In the battle of third-person narrative driven shooters, Epic’s testosterone fest comes out on top, offering gamers more grunts per buck. And before complaints arise that platform and puzzle elements mean the two can’t be compared, Uncharted wouldn’t have toppled any of the 360’s top three titles. This was, clearly, the fairest fight. – 360 1, PS3 0.
Killzone 3 (1.78m) v Halo 3 (11.3m)
The less said about this battle of the dull and grimy against vibrant and innovative, the better. We’ll move swiftly on, then. – 360 2, PS3 0.
Gran Turismo 5 (6.43m) v Forza Motorsport 3 (4.91m)
The PlayStation claws its way back into the game, riding on the crest of a textureless, jaggy wave. Still, a licensing agreement with the world’s most popular motoring show will surely sort this competition right out. – 360 2, PS3 1.
Heavy Rain (1.79m) v Alan Wake (1.04m)
It seems people enjoy wandering around the modern world shouting “Jason” than through a Stephen King knock-off. It’s a feeling we can largely agree with, though it’d be nice if pressing left made your character go left, and right made them turn right. Opening a door doesn’t make for an exciting minigame. – 360 2, PS3 2.
Resistance 2 (2.15m) v Left 4 Dead 2 (3.27m)
The PlayStation’s remaining headline shooter provides poor competition for Valve’s homage to teamwork, prising its way into far fewer consumers’ wallets, making for a final score that’s please Bill Gates immensely. – 360 3, PS3 2.
The Crushing Blow
You might feel the videogames we’ve squared off against each other are unfair combinations – a competition between unlike and unlike. Never matter. The broader picture is still of overall 360 dominance, and here’s why.
Taking the last entries in both consoles’ ten most popular exclusive series, this is what we end up with…
Some six million additional games sold across the 360’s exclusives, as opposed to the PS3’s. It seems no matter which way you cut it, the Xbox comes out on top.