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Why doesn't the PS3 exclusive sell well?

#1DerekRossPosted 8/19/2011 7:54:12 AM
360 and Wii have an exclusive that sold 10 million+. On top of that Wii have a few 20 millions. 360 got a few 6-8 millions. Why is the best selling PS3 exclusive is only at 5.5 million? I mean the PS3 install base is almost exactly the same as the 360. The exclusives quality is at least on par if not better

Now preorders. Uncharted 3 current tags at 147,000. Gears 3? Over 1,000,000.

My question is why don't PS3 gamers buy games or buy games as much rather?
#2elmars369Posted 8/19/2011 7:57:12 AM
Is there a link?
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#3work_a_holicPosted 8/19/2011 7:57:31 AM
Honestly... I don't know. I've wondered this as well.
#4TNK10Posted 8/19/2011 7:58:42 AM
You're never gonna get a true answer until you go to every ps3's owner house and ask them this question lol. Maybe some ps3 owners just like 3rd party games more lol.
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#5DerekRoss(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2011 7:59:53 AM
elmars369 posted...
Is there a link?

Vgchartz. Not very accurate but not far from the truth.

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#6wickedmystic13Posted 8/19/2011 8:00:51 AM
if the Final Fantasy brand would have stayed loyal, 13 would have been the #1 PS3 exclusive.
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#7echa_OnePosted 8/19/2011 8:01:06 AM
I have no idea. I know that I'm one of those who won't buy Uncharted 3 :p Don't slap me, now...
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#8dj___rollPosted 8/19/2011 8:01:58 AM
DerekRoss posted...
360 and Wii have an exclusive that sold 10 million+. On top of that Wii have a few 20 millions. 360 got a few 6-8 millions. Why is the best selling PS3 exclusive is only at 5.5 million? I mean the PS3 install base is almost exactly the same as the 360. The exclusives quality is at least on par if not better

Now preorders. Uncharted 3 current tags at 147,000. Gears 3? Over 1,000,000.

My question is why don't PS3 gamers buy games or buy games as much rather?


The 2 best selling exclusives on the 360 are shooters (Gears/Halo). Shooters regularly sell much better on the 360 as it has a much larger base in the US (6 million+ last I checked), which is the largest market currently. The US currently has a massive fascination with those types of games.

Sony also tends to attract a more diverse crowd than MS, so the amount of fans of one genre, in this specific case shooters, is smaller.

With regards to Wii, the only games that do sell on that system is Nintendo products. Their big sellers have almost all been packaged with the system at one point or another inflating their sales.
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#9RedInf3rnoPosted 8/19/2011 8:03:46 AM
I dunno. Most gamers, and especially PS3 gamers, have bad taste?
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#10Demon_AckerPosted 8/19/2011 8:03:50 AM
DerekRoss posted...
360 and Wii have an exclusive that sold 10 million+. On top of that Wii have a few 20 millions. 360 got a few 6-8 millions. Why is the best selling PS3 exclusive is only at 5.5 million? I mean the PS3 install base is almost exactly the same as the 360. The exclusives quality is at least on par if not better

Now preorders. Uncharted 3 current tags at 147,000. Gears 3? Over 1,000,000.

My question is why don't PS3 gamers buy games or buy games as much rather?


I thought GT5 sold around 6.5 mil. Well anyways.
I guess the reasons would be:
-NA is the biggest market for games
-360 install base in NA > PS3 install base in NA (about a 12 mil difference)
-Franchise appeal, some franchises like Gears and Halo have more appeal to more people. The 360 has many other exclusives too, that didn't sell nearly as much as those 2. Uncharted sold very well too.
-Marketing
-Other stuff I can't think of