Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
PS3 will get some exclusive stuff. Micro$oft just had the first launch is all. Remember how many more games and exlusives PS2 had over Xbox?
Thing is that the PS2 also was an accomplished brand with nothing but good words before hand. The PS3 costs tons for the developers to make, and
theres been almost no profit to be had. Just to give you an example.
Resistence: Fall of Man, because of the required high def pictures and the expensive costs of programming on the ps3 (for reasons which I wont bother
going into today, its kindof extensive) it costed something around $48 Million to make. It only sold along the lines of 480,000 copies, and only made
back lik 28 million of its production costs.
In contrast, Gears of War only costed $10 million to make, and sold over 3 million copies, making almost 140% of what it costed to make.
When the developers, who were PS3 exclusive devs, saw the costs of making PS3 games, and how much they may get back, being smart businessmen, they got
scared, and have been jumping ship to the multiplatform area, hoping to make back the money. Its what happened to Assassins Creed, Mercenaries 2,
Devil May Cry 4 etc...
Its not because the PS3 is new, its because the cost doesnt equal the rewards, and with the predicted sales of the next year, they're just wont be
enough people that own a ps3 to recoup the high production costs on the ps3.
Besides...why support Micro$oft more then you have to?
Price is killing Sony right now, but they'll bring it down. Tech-wise...the box could last a few years past what Xbox is capable of.
They'll bring it down, but it wont be soon enough. They're loosing all theyre major developers, and a system without GOOD exclusives is a dead one.
Especially when theyre competors are 200 dollars and 400 dollars cheaper in comparison, with the same games.
And yes, the PS3 is more capable, but guess what, its dev kit sucks and blows, consecutively (and this has been quoted, not in such colorful words, by
every PS3 dev in the spectrum.) It takes a considerable ammount of effort to do anything in it, it sucks up money as they try to develop for it
(because of how long it takes) and it makes it harder to get to the hi-end of the systems capabilities. In contrast, the 360s dev kit is like
comparing using C++ to Photoshop. Its easy to use, its cheaper to develop with, and because of that you'll get to the hi-end of the systems specs
faster. That simply means that the xbox 360 will look the best it can alot faster then the ps3.
The ps3 currently has a 8 year track, according to the designers. Which is fairly long for a system, especially when Microsoft is already developing
the "xbox 720" (not a real name.) and will release it after a 5 year track of the 360.