- Apr 16, 2009
Your first point is factually incorrect for Xbox and PS.I thought we were going by the numbers? And the numbers tell us that a vast majority of console gamers are into exclusives (Nintendo and Sony) and not into Xbox.
Nintendo's exclusives are a different type (a lot of family stuff and platformers?). I'm not so interested in them and they don't directly compete with Sony exclusives yet we are comparing them here (which only makes a point in favour of exclusives anyway and still goes more against Xbox than Sony).
This shows that Switch owners are FAR more interested in Nintendo IPs than PS4 owners interested in its exclusives. Switch, despite having a significantly lower customer base, has 6 exclusives that outsold even the best selling PS4 exclusive. This is also owing to the fact that Switch doesn’t have - and its core audienc isn’t made up of people that play - the worlds best selling multiplatform franchises.
Going forward, you will continue to see MS and Sony both heavily invest in third party exclusivity deals. Sony wants PS5 to be the platform of choice for all your games, not just exclusives. Numbers back this up. Multiplatform games dominate the PS4 charts. That and the subscription services are the continuous stream of revenue for their ecosystem, not a handful of exclusives.