Why Only One Xbox 360 Exclusive vs Five PS3 Exclusive in 2013?

Things have started on low notes for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, but Sony has a perfect plan ready to cover up with some exciting PS3 exclusives, including The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Ni No Kuni, God of War: Ascension and Until Dawn. Now compare this awesome line-up with Xbox 360 exclusive 2013 line-up, just ONE that too under-the-radar Gears of War: Judgement from Epic Games.

Gears of War: Judgment

So what exactly is the reason behind lack of Xbox 360 exclusive titles in 2013?. I have listed below two reason (purely my opinion) behind, Let us know in the comment section what you guys think, why there is lack on Xbox 360 exclusive in 2013?.

Arrival of next-gen Xbox (Xbox 720):

The need of a hour is brand new hardware (a next generation console) and many developers (including Bungie, Epic Games) has already raised their concern related to this. Xbox 360 was revealed way back in May 2005, and was released in November 2005. If Microsoft follows this same pattern then it is possible that Xbox 720 will be revealed at E3 2013, and a Holiday 2013 release.

Xbox 720

And so the arrival of Xbox 720 (next generation Xbox) might be one of the reason behind lack on Xbox 360 exclusive in 2013 as Microsoft just want to concentrate on successful launch Xbox 720.

Exclusivity Deal With next Call of Duty and GTA V

Microsoft might also be of the opinion that an exclusivity deal with Activision and Rockstar Games for timed exclusive DLC content for next CoD and GTA V is enough to carry on the weight of Xbox 360 throughout 2013 and will make-up for lack of exclusive games for their home console.


This make shift arrangement looks perfect but only on papers and imagination, no doubt gamers play CoD like anything, and keep Xbox Live active in high demand, however depending solely on third party games to keep Xbox 360 going in 2013 isn't a smart move.

A warning bell has already started for Microsoft as according to report (January 10, 2013 Report) from International Data Corporation (IDC), lifetime sales figure of PS3 has surpassed Xbox 360, and this happend in December 2012, despite Microsoft reporting sales of 750,000 during the annual Black Friday sales in the US.

Let us know in the comment section what you guys think, why there is lack on Xbox 360 exclusive in 2013?.

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dafuzz (not verified) posted on Fri, 2013-01-11 04:52
Its simple. MS only tends to keep studios that make it a profit and as a result have much fewer studios than Sony (who are willing to take a chance and take a hit in profits by experimenting). And as these are busy developing nextgen games, this means a dearth of xbox games - which has been alleviated in recent years by using their existing IPs very often and by getting a 3rd party exclusives such as this year. Its clear that sony will keep supporting the ps3 when the ps4 releases but MS will likely bin the 360.
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Dirty Sanchez (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 23:10
Oh And when I mean Exclusive I mean content. I know GTA 5 Is coming out on the ps3
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Dirty Sanchez (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 23:05
That's Not Totally true mister article man. In 2011 ps3 had more exclusives then xbox 360 and xbox led sales for 9 months in a row and since the new xbox is coming out this year they will lower the price of the 360 of about 50 or 60 dollars so more people in the summer can afford a 360 with their grand theft auto 5 exclusive to boot. So Microsoft Knows what there doing. I'm not sure you know what your writing about
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Gm an (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 22:58
So what... Play what you like.. It does not bother me...
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Ash (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 21:00
Wow so what, one exclusive not really the end of the world there are plenty of games out there releasing on both console it's not about exclusivity it's about having fun, waiting for Dead Space 3 and GTA 5, I own an Xbox and I'm happy to pay unlike a PS3 the updating and downloads are slow as shit and all the free games I would of had a long time ago... Move on
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mike9845 (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 20:10
@miDnIghtEr20C, Kids like you are so dumb, they would have 1 single game to play, during 10 years,on their melting x360,where they pay 60$ a year to play online, without even getting a free game, even a tetris game, during the whole year,while at Sony, there would be 1000 AAA titles, and for 40$, if you subscribe during September, you have tons of free content and full AAA games to play(got uncharted free,for my vita, making my psn+ subscription free), and kids like you would still say the xboxzz is da bezt, Sony is shit, their content is shit, the psn is shit. While you keep getting new call of duty maps, and a new halo and gears game, every year, life is perfect. Really, it must be so freaking boring to only have 2 or 3 new games to play, every year, and having daddy pay 60 bucks so you can play and lolzz with your friendzz online. You don't know what to invent next, to criticize Sony. Why don't you say having 30 AAA games to play every year sucks, its much better to only have to choose between cod, halo and gears, than having all those new games, on the ps3. 2013 is gonna be a perfect year for Sony gamers, yeah, all those gamers that spent a big amount of money on their console, and its still working flawlessly, after all these years. It's what we call future proof devices, instead of buying a ready to melt x360, that will rrod, sooner or later. Great year for us, great titles, the last of us will definitely make Xbox users be ashamed of their console, I mean, their 6th console, since the first 5 did a rrod after 3 months. And when you hear x720 will be about 3 times more powerfully than the 360, it proves once again Microsoft will rely on time exclusive dlcs, halo gears forza cod games, which are the only games 90% of the users can play. They will not make a future proof console, like the ps4, that people will still be using, for gaming and playing 4k movies, in 2018-2020. That's the difference between a company that give great value to their customers, and the others, that will still milk their customers, with a gold 60$ subscription, only to let people join games online.Microsoft knows people are stupid and ready to pay, so why would they make something free, or give tons of free content, like psn+? They know 70% of their customers are USA 10-16 years old kids, who got a Xbox from daddy, and daddy will pay for live gold, so their little kids can play cod online. What a lost dumb generation,Microsoft is creating. So, yeah, "and that's the USA" little boy, keep on thinking like that, that you are the master of the smartasses, because all the Sony guys are stupid, but you, with your exclusive game on x360, for 2013, you are much clever than us, poor stupid Sony gamers, who will have dozens of great games, this year. And even when you will be playing cod 13, or halo 6, on your x720, studios will still be making great new games for the ps3... If only you guys could stop playing cod, for 10 minutes, and imagine how awesome its gonna be, when games for the ps4 will be here, games like killzone, god of war, lbp, infamous, gt6, uncharted, etc etc... Just imagine those games, at 1080p with graphics 4 or 5 better than uncharted 3... Yeah, its great to be a Sony gamer, really. But we are to stupids, right? We can't scream on our mics at our friendszz using the cross game chat. So sad :((( ;)
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miDnIghtEr20C (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 20:27
You forgot about Minecraft... another game only on xbox that has sold more that most PS3 exclusives. Little ol Minecraft.
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Axe99 (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 23:15
Haha - Minecraft is only on Xbox360, PC, iOS, Android, Mac and Linux ;). Sure, it's _not_ on PS3, but it's hardly exclusive to the 360!
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360 Gamer (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 17:58
You also missed: State of Decay Dark Destiny Crimson Dragon Matter Ascend LocoCycle BattleBlock Theatre Charlie Murder Skulls of the Shogun What an incredibly lazy article...
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Nice Blog (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 17:53
I started to read the blog, and whilst I don't even follow 360 releases very closely I can already think of the new DoDonPachi game out in March that is exclusive to the 360, without any research. I guess you did even less research than none for this blog, great stuff.
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tanto (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 17:33
your numbers are wrong
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tman33 (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 17:31
lol 5 exclusives? The Last Of Us God Of War Ascention Beyond Ni-no-Kuni Sly 3 Rain Puppeteer Until Dawn Disgaea D2 Tales of Xillia The Witch and the Hundred Cavalrymen Yakuza 5 MLB 13:The Show Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires Dust 514 Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Dragons Crown make than 1 xbox exclusive vs 18 ps3 exclsuives. Need a new halo fast to help MS look better. Guess we see why Ps3 shipped more and has more demand..
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Wake up Americans and Westeners! (not verified) posted on Fri, 2013-03-15 10:58
The only reason the Ps3 is now having about one million total sales more over 360 worldwide, is because even though Xbox dominates the US market by huge margins, and in Europe is behind Ps3 but not as much as the Ps3 is behind Xbox in the US, is the fact that the Japanese don't buy American/Western made things!! So how about you stupid Sony fanboys living in the Western countries of Europe and in America, get your head out of the hole you have it in, and give the Japanese (Sony and Nintendo) a little bit of their own medicine and sink their console sales worldwide just because they do it to the Xbox? You do realize its a thing that helps the Japanese economy and hurts the West, right? If you believe in a democracy with a worldwide free economy, lets hurt Japan including the Ps3/Ps4, Wii U and DS/3DS, until they learn to buy Xbox and stop their protectionism. If you are a real American that believes in your nation, you will stop being a Ps3/Ps4 fanboy now and won't buy Ps4 or Wii U, or if you already preordered or bought either, you won't buy games for it anymore, period. Lets help Microsoft a Western company succeed, and lets sink the protectionist Japanese! Microsoft came to gaming in 2000 to take on rivals with 20+ years of experience. Look how far they've come!
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Andy (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 17:47
Exclusives don't mean everything most of those suck or have a niche audience. Why do you think Sony counts million sellers while microsoft and nintendo are counting 10 millions sellers?
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Consolegamer (not verified) posted on Fri, 2013-01-11 03:54
You're totally right. Niche games don't count for anything. I mean, who the hell ever thought of the stupid idea of making games that are outside the mainstream. Give me no games over niche titles any day of the week.
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Bryan (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 19:20
Yeah and name one game other then COD and Halo that's sold over 10mil on the 360?
Rob's picture
Rob (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 22:06
He doesn't have to as you just named 2!
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Kevin (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 15:59
It has been successful in that past + they have more first party studios this time out.
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miDnIghtEr20C (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 15:46
Ha, go ahead and play off 3rd party games. The biggest selling game with be GT5, and that will probably, like 95% of all other 3rd party games, be better and sell more on the 360. MS is gearing up for next generation. Funny how you guys think that only in imagination does having COD and GT5 exclusive stuff first matter. Pull your heads out of the sand. There's a reason that MS beats Sony and Nintendo Month after Month, Year after Year in the most important, and dominant place for video games.. And that's the USA.
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Consolegamer (not verified) posted on Fri, 2013-01-11 03:48
Microsoft(an American company) outsells Nintendo and Sony in the US. Sony and Nintendo(Japanese companies) outsell Microsoft in Japan and every other territory. And exactly how is the USA the most "dominant" place for videogames? What does that even mean? Also GT5 is the abbreviation for Gran Turismo 5 I believe.
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Kevin (not verified) posted on Thu, 2013-01-10 16:00
Tell them how it works.

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