Why Only One Xbox 360 Exclusive vs Five PS3 Exclusive in 2013?
- By Alex Smith
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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.
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.
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?.