Hirai: Exclusives hard to find

The president of Sony Computer Entertainment admits that it often makes sense for publishers to go for a multiplatform rollout.

In the beginning, Sony was adamant that its PlayStation 3 was more than just a console--it was a multimedia entertainment system with the ability to play Blu-ray movies. Now there seems to have been a bit of a turnabout, as the company wants to reposition the PS3 as "first and foremost a video games console."

In an interview with semiofficial PlayStation blog Three Speech, Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai added that, "If we're saying it's first and foremost a video games console, we've got to back it up with some big games."

However, Hirai, who took over from "Father of the PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi, admits this isn't as easy as it sounds. He said, "Ultimately, it becomes a dialogue--if it makes sense for them to go exclusive, that's a business decision that they need to make. But generally speaking, because of the investments that publishers need to make in this round of hardware, it's going to be more difficult for publishers to make that decision."

Back in November 2006, Newsweek's N'Gai Croal reported that Sony's dallying had cost the console at least two exclusives: Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, and Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV. Croal placed the blame firmly on Kutaragi's shoulders, claiming the executive's slowness scuppered the deals.

Instead, the PlayStation maker is looking to secure exclusive content for the PS3 versions of multiplatform titles--which could be making-of content, or additional levels.

Hirai also admitted to being surprised that former Worldwide Studios boss Phil Harrison had decided to move on and take up a role with Atari. He added diplomatically, "But you know, it's a small industry and he's obviously remained in it. From his perspective, it was a great thing to move on to a new challenge."

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Vincent9mm
Vincent9mm

Exclusives that are not in house are slowly dissapearing, I imagine within 2 generations we will see a complete loss of 3rd party exclusives, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. By the way if its not made and published by Sony or Microsoft its not guarenteed to remain exclusive. Final Fantasy is not a Sony product and Konami is not an in house developer. Tired of everyone claiming Square and Konami are Sony in house.

eminem_glen
eminem_glen

After owning a 360 since 2005, I sold it in 2008 (I bought a PS3 in August 2007). The fact is, the PS3 is catching up.

akiwak
akiwak

The only way to keep the cost of gaming low is competition. Keep it up Sony, M$ and as for Nintendo keep creating NEW GAMERS that will then turn to the good stuff that is the 360 and PS3 of gaming.

darkride66
darkride66

@ Guts5. I agree. I love my PS3, but as a gamer the last two years have been great on my 360 (hardware issues aside). Now the PS3 has come into it's own and my 360 collects dust. That being said, the PS3 remained a great value. You may have missed out on some great games over the last couple of years on the 360, but it's not as if there wasn't anything to play on the PS3 last year. There was more than enough to keep me busy, and the multimedia functions of the PS3 are fantastic. Looking back at my experiences with my 360 vs my PS3, I think my PS3 has already proved to be the better buy. Mind you, this opinion is heavily influenced by the 3 consoles I've had to have replaced. If I were one of the majority that had no issues with their 360 I might be singing a different tune.

Guts5
Guts5

senjutsu Oh no. I wasn't clear on what I was saying it seems. What I was saying is if you can afford it you should have had a 360 over the last 2 years. Too many great games came out on it in that time frame. The PS3 heavy hitters are starting to come out now. I in no way was saying don't have a PS3 right now. I just don't get people owning only the PS3 and sitting here talking about all these future titles.... meanwhile they could be enjoying great titles. MGS will be awesome... we'll it is awesome from what I've seen. :D The wii by far has the weakest titles, it's way way back in 3rd.

senjutsu
senjutsu

I suppose that with assassin's creed and GTA4 as exclusive, the ps3 would be at the pole position easily. But anyway, it's great they understand that they should focus more on the games and not the "media" stuff. Not that it'S not important, but it should always be a bonus and not the main stuff. ps: At Gust5: Yes the x360 have great games, like you said, but I just cannot miss MGS4 and the final fantasy games, as well as star ocean 4, wich are all exclusives to the ps3. I chose because of the exclusives and because of the console quality (I use it to play my divx videos from a virtual server on my PC, using my wireless network, for exemple).

Guts5
Guts5

I must say the console that own that gets the least amount of play is the wii. Until Mario Kart came out it collected dust. Mario Karti is a lot of fun, even with the BS catch up AI determining what ? you get. Smash Brothers is a horrible button mashing game with simplistic controls, I despise that lame Twillight Princess game omg bored me to death, Metroid is a weak wanna be Halo - heck it even copied the freaking begining control toturial setting, Mario Galaxy is alright, but the gameplay is seriously dated. Rayman and Warrior Smooth Moves. 3 games on the entire system I think are great games... that's pretty sad and nothing on the horizon. The rest of the games are fun for a short time. I'd rather be outside playing real tennis etc... It's a lot more fun. So, those comments about shut ins... that's the wii-fanboys in my opinion. Cough cough Nate... My point? In my opinion the PS3 has better exlusives than the wii by a long shot. Warhawk, Motorstorm, Resistance, and I'm going to beat MGSIV is awesome. If I didn't own a 360, all those shared games for the PS3/360 would count towards the PS3 list and I'd have to say Madden, GTA IV, CODIV, etc... giving it a MASSIVE edge over the wii. I know what some of you PS3 lovers are thinking, did he just say that? I've said that many times and given props to the PS3 many times in the areas it does well in. BUT usually someone is saying something untrue about the 360 and thus requires correction. To this day I'll still say the 360 has the best game lineup and has had the best game lineup for 2 years now and it's silly for anyone to purposely miss out on the games. That's not insulting the PS3, but some just gotta take it that way.

JangoWuzHere
JangoWuzHere

no reason why any consle should have its exclusives...well mabye the wii can for its motion stuff but for the 360 and x-box nope. theirs no graphic limitations like the PS2 compared to x-box so exclusives for 360 PS3 PC should all just end more money and more fans isn't that what they want?

nate1222
nate1222

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Guts5
Guts5

LindBergh2007 "Sony already made the same mistake when they tried to sell PS3 for $600 and then refused to sell it's "Blu-Ray" format to other companies making it impossible to sell the format as a formidable home video medium and then unfairly phased out HD-DVD before it had a chance." Oh boy, can we go a week without someone falsly claiming Blu-Ray is owned or created by Sony? Apparently not. Blu-Ray is owned and controlled by the Blu-Ray association. Which does consist of Sony, Edit company name for some reason, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp, and Samsung. The Sony made a deal with that association to create the first Blu-Ray player. Which is the slow and as a result gigs of data must be download in order for games to run decent as a result of it being the first gen Blu-Ray. Sorta like once opon a time there was just a CD-ROM and a DVD-ROM and only later did we get 48x or 8x etc... Same will happen with Blu-Ray. Shuji Nakamura created the blu-ray diod which makes it all possible and he worked for the Nichia Corporation when he did create it. None of those 9 companies own the patent to the technology, but all 9 have control of it. Sony, did try to create the first one before everything was standardized and it failed miserably. It was the BDZ-S77. Like whatever system you want, but for goodness people stop pretending Sony had anything to do with the Blu-Ray or winning the Disk wars. 9 companies, Samsung the most advanced TVs in the world this is not an opinion. They have had gaming LCD TVs out for a year now with a 250,000 to one contrast ratio. Best the other brands had was about 25,000. Then you add in Pioneer which had the best Plasma tv in the world to the bunch. OF course those 9 companies beat HD-DVD. At any rate, the Blu-Ray association has already licensed Blu-Ray drives to be on pcs and that's MS territory. Those 9 companies love MS because all those PCs make the console market look pathetic. If MS wants a Blu-Ray for the 360... they'll get it. Not needed though. Most Games aren't that big and if they were the prices would go up for the consumers. Lost Odyssey does just fine on 3 disks. You change em 2 times about 2 weeks apart. OH SO BAD and SO HARD! ;)

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@nate1222 and co with the ideas far and away in the sky . In order for progression you have to have a cut off point for consoles ( DO NOT THINK EVER THEY DO THIS FOR THE LOVE IT'S A BUSINESS TO MAKE COLD HARD CASH ) not even the pc is perfect for compatibility and yet that is a far far more versatile tool than any console no matter what half arsed multimedia badge is tacked onto it . Yeah it's a bummer one cant use old peripherals on 360 , ps3 but people dig them out but fail to also mention the lovely innocent Nintendo ( cough cough in court again for price fixing handed out another fine blah blah blah roll out another colour when hardware sales slow up or just drop a format altogether and roll out another.......how long does the DS have left .......sales are dwindling big time in the home region......oh dear is that the bell tolling in the background lol ) They are all in it to make money buy hook or crook if you don't like it don't buy it .

nate1222
nate1222

I'm with LindBergh2007 on some of his statements. I think the Wii could pull it off (the SEGA approach). But Nintendo's fanboys need to support 3rd parties as much as they do Nintendo. When I look at Wii, I see ALOT of what made the original Playstation great: reasonably priced hardware, cheap/good games, variety in game types, low development costs. PS3 offers NONE of that. Sony made the SAME mistake that cost Nintendo their #1 spot 2 generations ago: high development costs (due to FORCING devs to use Blu-Ray), high hardware costs (due to built in Blu-Ray), high (due to Blu-Ray) software costs, lack of BC for games/controllers/mem cards. These issues -disregarding Blu-Ray - are what brought Nintendo down HARD during the 5th gen (N64/PS1/Saturn). XBox 360 looks okay. But its propietary issues worry me: FORCED online play (i.e. NO BOTS/NO SPLITSCREEN), propietary harddrive for BC, BC is limited to titles that pose no threat to current games' sales, can't use original XBox controllers/mem units/DVD remotes. And will we be able to use these "propietary" add-ons next-gen? Or will we get burned again? Micro$ofts fanboys (*cough*Guts5*cough*) REFUSE to acknowledge these very real issues!

akiwak
akiwak

I'll stick around with the PS3 a lot longer now since it is giving me MGS4 on June 12.

howardorr
howardorr

I think mad PlayStation fans were overly optimistic that 3 would blow the 360 out of the water: not likely given the latter's headstart and the huge investment capabilities of MicroSoft. Plus, the PS3 has so much (browser, Blu-ray, SACD, etc.) that it was aimed a little too much at the multimedia side of things rather than being what a PlayStation should be: for playing kick-ass games.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

In an age when the 3rd party market is exteremly competitive and development costs on the rise, exclusives are almost inaccessable. With hollywood studios plunking down cash left and right to have thier big budgeted films made into horrible-unplayable multiplatform titles, how can you find exclusives easy to sell? You change your third party policy to require test marketing of big name titles. But unfortunely no console manufacturer sees that solution to decreasing the price for software in an already slumping U.S. enconomy. Let's face it. The U.S. software market needs to be downsides, the days of console exclusives in the PSone days where back then Sony could easily win software publisheres over by offering better development kits because Bernie Stolar had pissed them off with Saturn and Nintendo made it too hard for developers to make N64 games sinces cartridges were too expensive are gone. Sony already made the same mistake when they tried to sell PS3 for $600 and then refused to sell it's "Blu-Ray" format to other companies making it impossible to sell the format as a formidable home video medium and then unfairly phased out HD-DVD before it had a chance. Will those days return? If only guidelines are given to publishers. but I don't think any of the current manufacterer will do this. I do believe that Sega will when they return to the console market because it's key to bringing down the price of games. I believe that Sega will come up with a policy that will not only allow publishers to continue to develop for other consoles(unlike Nintendo's policy in the 80s that locked alot of developers under exclusive contract with the NES) but they'll probably enact a requiring of all 3rd publishers to test market games before they are released, if software publishers and makers see a way to cut development costs and be able to go back to selling thier titles for $50, then many are going to turn to Sega's console to earn more money and keep development costs down winning over alot of 3rd party. In reguards to 1st party exclusives it's seems to be no longer a vialble market due to the overstaturation of multiplatform titles and the recyling of franchises getting used over and over again with no NEW gameplay aspects.

XxFAZExX
XxFAZExX

ps3: Afrika Aqua Big Time Revenge BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Boku no Natsu Yasumi 3 Brave Arms Buzz! Quiz TV Chain Limit Codename: Sengoku 23KU Cross Edge Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice Driver Eight Days Everybody's Golf: World Tour The Eye of Judgment Eyedentify FIA World Touring Car Championship Fifth Phantom Saga Final Fantasy Versus XIII Final Fantasy XIII Folklore Formula One Championship Edition Full Auto 2: Battlelines Future GPX Cyber Formula Genji: Days of the Blade The Getaway The Godfather: The Don's Edition God of War III Gran Turismo 5 Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Haze Heavenly Sword Heavy Rain Imabikisou inFamous Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Killzone 2 Kurayami L.A. Noire Lair LittleBigPlanet Mahjong Fight Club Online Mahjong Taikai IV Mahjong-Oh Makai Wars Martial Art Megazone 23: Blue Garland Metal Gear Online Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Metro 2033: The Last Refuge Mist of Chaos MLB 07: The Show MLB 08: The Show Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire MotorStorm MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm NBA 07 NBA 08 Ni-Oh Nobi Nobi Boy Railfan: Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line Railfan: Taiwan High Speed Rail Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Record of Agarest War Redwood Falls Red Dead Revolver 2 Rengoku: The End of the Century Resistance: Fall of Man Resistance 2 Ridge Racer 7 Saikyou Ginsei Shogi Second Season 01 Sega Golf Club Sekai Saikyou Ginsei Igo Shogi World Champion GEKISASHI SingStar SingStar Vol. 2 Siren: Blood Curse Slotter Mania SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Star Ocean 4 Steambot Chronicles 2 Sunrise Eiyūtan Super Robot Taisen Tekken 6 Time Crisis 4 Twisted Metal Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom Valkyria Chronicles Value 2000 Igo Value 2000 Shougi WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within Warhawk White Knight Chronicles Yakuza: Kenzan not 2 mention all the the other ps3 projects XD

XxFAZExX
XxFAZExX

ps3 has more exclusives than 360

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@ninjasam he got tired of the japanese end not listening enough with the launch of the psp at first then ps3 , but hey with him the ps1 and ps2 did quite well in the west wouldn't you say ???????? so he was no mug .

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@darkride you must have not watched much stuff from e3 or tgs then to have not seen the clip where a jurno asked about a 360 port and his reply WAIT AND SEE ? Go hunt through the vids yourself that were on GS or xlive as i ain't anal enough to remember where it was lol . Also if you're not bothered about it why comment ? As for formats owned just look through my games collection to see that i ain't no single format fanboy .

darkride66
darkride66

DiscGuru101 said "I think 13-million "shipped" is more accurate." Of course it's 13 million shipped. That's the standard when reporting console sales. All the company can track is units sold to retail. However, it's safe to assume that if 19 million 360's and 13 million PS3 have been shipped, and retailers are still asking for more, that these units aren't being stored in a giant bunker just in case the gamer apocalypse comes, chances are it's because they're being sold, and they need more to keep their inventories up.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

The US (and California) sales figures are so dismal, Sony will not even release them. I think 13-million "shipped" is more accurate.

darkride66
darkride66

@ Ozzie234. Personally, I think it has delivered. Great games. Check. Blu-Ray Player. Check. That right there is worth the price tag to me, and considering 13 million others have so far voted with their wallets, they probably agree. I bought my 360 as just a game console, and when it's working, that's all it is. I bought my PS3 because I wanted something more than just a gaming console, and it has delivered. Blu-rays look and sound great, plus there are over 150 games out for the system right now, and I'm using it for my old Divx files as well now. I've got a stack of PS3 games just waiting for me to have time to play them all. Certainly this is one gamer that isn't disappointed with what the PS3 has delivered thus far.

Ozzie234
Ozzie234

The fundamental problem lies in the fact that Sony hyped its console too much. We were told everything would be ten times greater than what we've seen on the 360...... and what happened? 2007? Nothing. 2008? Nothing. This is where the ps3 is at today. High pricetag, high expectations, and little delivery. Will they make it out of this mess? Dunno. Don't care.

akiwak
akiwak

Negativity leads to more negativity. I hope PS3 puts more money out there for more exclusives as I know M$ won't be far behind doing the same. Giving the players more GREAT games. I declare today national Hug a Fanboy Day maybe it will help them open up there eyes to the beauty that is variety.

Dr_Yassam
Dr_Yassam

DiscGuru101 wrote "@darkride66: dumb down = Compression or 5 Discs -Only the disc space is an issue...." Not forgetting that a large amount of space is for cutscenes alone, where at least two of the cutscenes in MGS4 are almost 90 minutes long!!! It would be interesting to find out how much of that Blu-ray space is being used for cutscenes. imo, if dumbing down MGS4 means shorter cutscenes in the 360 version, then I'm all for it. ;) Besides, we heard all of this before with MGS2 for the XBox. Constant denials were made, including from Kojima himself who insisted it was a PS2 exclusive, and then rumours of MGSX emerged. Eventually, MGSX was confirmed, but Konami said it wasn't a port of MGS2, leading to speculation that it was a port of the Playstation's MGS game with extras for the XBox instead (with PS2 fanboys pleased it wasn't MGS2). Then details of MGSX were announced, where the game was to be known as MGS2:Substance and the rest is history. So I wouldn't be surprised if MGS4 makes it to the 360. MGS4:Substance anyone? ;) That said, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't come to the 360 either (afterall, MGS3 didn't). The point is, what developers say now or in the past is no guarantee of what will happen in future.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

the bottom line with all this is when they first released the ps3 it was supposed to be a revolutionary piece of equipment such as a personal computer. the problem with that is the gamers were not willing to spend the 600 big ones when the 360 at the time was 400 and had more games. now listen i have both systems and it was absolutely neccessary for them to redo their strategy for the ps3. they were being crushed in sales and now that they have reworked everything they have caught up and in 2010 are estimated to out sell both systems and remain in the loop for the next 10 years. now the ps3 is down to 300 and they are only a couple of million behind the 360 in sales. however the biggest problem is titles. as of right now it is not cost effective to have a bunch of exclusive titles and for exclusive rights your talking any where from 50 to 200 million bucks. i do agree that all games should come out for both systems but yet remain its own independance with its own special content. yet again this would also plumbet the sales of all consoles especially the ps3. having its own special titles allow them to make much more money and if the games were on a an individual console, unless its a big title like gta or madden it doesnt sell to well and therefor would disrupt the market and revenue of sales ultimately bringing the demise to the gaming world.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@darkride66: dumb down = Compression or 5 Discs -Only the disc space is an issue. -But I say let Sony have MGS. It looks awesome, although I am no MGS fan. Sony's dallying on GTA:IV exclusive cost them millions of consumers. The reason they are trying to save face with this "spin".

ninjasam
ninjasam

woh, Phil Harrison quit? FINALLY! He was messing everything up. I swear that guy had the worst interviews! He created a lot of trouble with his lies, and also said that the biggest thing to look forward to is Motorstorm.

_guenter_26
_guenter_26

akiwak I never said i want a PS3 and MGS4, you need to stop assuming things.

akiwak
akiwak

_guenter_26 Hideo Kojima is about QUALITY not some watered down piece of crap. He would never let his work get watered down! Come on 50GB of information fitting into 2 dvds 8gb LMAO. Stop wishing upon a star, go get a PS3 with MGS4 and have fun.

_guenter_26
_guenter_26

darkride66 the 360 doesnt need MGS4 its not like the game is going to kill it. Also i bet MGS4 can be put on 2 dl-dvds or 1 without being downgraded if they compress it because that is why it is so big is because it isnt compressed.

darkride66
darkride66

@ Agermemnon. Wait and see, huh? I can't seem to find it among all the articles and interviews were he said it will never happen. It could be lost in there. Do you have a link? Personally, I'm in the camp that doesn't really care about exclusives, as I am lucky enough to have all three consoles. If they want to dumb down MGS4 a bit so it will run on the 360 to make an extra buck, more power to em. ;)

maverick_76
maverick_76

Personally I don't really care about exclusives, but one of the reasons I chose the PS3 over the 360 was the exclusives of MGS and GT. But other than that I play mainstream stuff like sports and shooters, with the best baseball game being on the PS3 that makes my decision that much easier.

nate1222
nate1222

@deep_sea_six I'm there. I'm holding on to my PS2 and GameCube. I play a good deal of PS1 games on PS2 and I can play my GC games when I, eventually, get a Wii. But nothing on the 7th gen consoles really does it for me. I own a GeForce 8800 which I'll pop in a Dual Core PC early 2009. I'm selling my current PC in a month to help with moving expenses. But I'll keep the 8800. The 8800 pretty much makes a 360 useless to me. Even so, I only really use it for Oblivion - I'm not a big 'online' gamer. PS3 has shown me very little justification for its price and I won't be able to play my PS2 favs on it. And I'm still playing Rogue Galaxy and older FF games from PS1&PS2. Wii actually looks good, but Nintendos own fanboys might just blow it by neglecting 3rd party games. The 6th gen is just fine to me. I see very little reason to go 7th gen.

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@Darkride yet again . Still said at the TGS wait and see lol

deep_sea_six
deep_sea_six

PS3, 360, Wii, I could care less. Kinda pointless to argue over them. I like the PS3 myself, and it has nothing to do with a bunch of techinical specs, I just think the controller is a better fit. Regardless, I don't see a reason to buy any of them, the Golden Age of RPGs is over. When I get another one of them epic 70-120+ hour RPGs then I might consider a console. Nearly everything that comes out on 360 hits PC and I have a totally kickin gaming PC which makes the 360 pointless for me, and my computer doesnt have the "red ring of death". Anywho, my PSONE still works and I bought copies of all the good games back in the day, so im set to wait out the console war fallout, least untill something good happens anyway.

Agulf
Agulf

I'm sorry, but every time I see that picture of Hirai I think of RIIIIDGE RACEEER (Which is not necessarily a bad thing)

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

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Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@terror_ninja yeah but it makes to much sence to just have the pc and a single console as gaming formats and that is a bloody shame .

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@NinjaMunkey01 provide link to where Kojima said that ? I do remember him saying at one of the games shows last year about MGS4 heading for the 360 and ha did say wait and see ? Will MGS4 sell enough on ps3 to remain an exclusive ? Can or will Sony cough up the cash to keep it exclusive? Only time will tell and let us not forget please that MGS4 is a Konami game not SCEE.........big difference like it or lump it .

Hokkie
Hokkie

Plus sony paid the company to stay exclusive. so it will. i can repeat myself...."omg, do you people learn nothing" Yeah, Sony also paid for the rights for GTA to be exclusive on the PS2, GTAIII, VC, SA....and once their 10 year deal was done, WTF happened! it went to Xbox. Geezus, yeah, maybe it'll be 2-3 years till MGS4 is "going to 360" but rumors of a 360 version have been around longer than Bioshock for PS3 rumors. the word exclusive means nothing unless its a 1st or 2nd party title.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

Hokkie we allready knew we would get oblivion. And it was rumored Boskock would come to the ps3 for ages. But kojami have said that MGS4 is NOT coming to the 360. Take a hint, its never going to haooen. Unless they want to comprimise the game to make it fit on DVD.Plus sony paid the company to stay exclusive. so it will.

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

Hokkie, there is absolutely no way you can know for sure that MGS 4 will come out on the 360. I know it could in the distant future, but it isn't very likely at all. You are assuming way too much.

akiwak
akiwak

Now is the perfect time to invest into Exclusives for both companies! They both have Millions of consoles out, that if the exclusive is good enough it will probably sell good on just one system. I still believe that getting Sony to invest in Exclusives is a great thing for us gamers. M$ will also start investing more money so as to stay ahead. In the end we win because we get better games on each specific console.

terror_ninja
terror_ninja

..i reckon we cant have games on all consoles...other wise why not just have one console?....

Hokkie
Hokkie

About why MGS4 isn't multiplatform http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34196.html Kojima said that it was not a mistake to make it an exclusive omg, do you people learn nothing. MGS isnt a Sony product...there is no reason why Konami would never release this for the 360. Think back to Bioshock (which PS3 is now getting) think back to Lost planet (which PS3 recently got.) Think back to Oblivion (PS3 got after 360) they can say all they want about how MGS4 cant work a 360 blah blah blah, but once exclusiveness deals for the title ends....somehow the 360, due to "changes in the engine and enhancments in modern technology" will have the game. $$$Cha-ching$$$ is the only thing I see when I see MGS4=PS3 only. Consumers aren't stupid, people know that if a company makes a quality game for said unit...the unit they own, which is pretty much identicle yet by another name, will get it soon enough.

zimaking
zimaking

The profits justify my greens