Analysts : This Year, the PS3 Has the Best Exclusive Line-up in Video Game History

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2010 was a good, but not exactly superfluous year for the PS3. Barring standouts like God of War III, Heavy Rain and GT5, there weren’t that many noteworthy exclusives for Sony’s console. Well, not that many if you compare it to the exclusives bound for the PS3 this year.

Make no mistake, Sony has a line-up for 2011 that’ll make PS3 gamers incredibly happy. Someone who agrees is EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich, who goes so far as to say it’s one of the best line-ups in history.

“With Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, and Infamous 2 all set to release in 2011, Sony is on track to deliver one of the most impressive line-ups of exclusive titles in the history of video games,” he said. He’s left out some other titles I’m chomping at the bit for; games like The Last Guardian, Ni no Kuni and Socom 4.

Other analysts even think that, thanks to its incredible line-up that the PS3 has a fair chance of overtaking the Xbox 360 in global sales this year. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia has suggested that a PS3 price-cut would go a long way in helping Sony attain domination.

Conversely, the Xbox 360 is a little short on blockbuster exclusive content this year. With Microsoft’s attention squarely on their wildly successful Kinect motion sensing peripheral they’ve seemingly misplaced their focus on core, AAA blockbuster titles. The only really worthwhile ones that aren’t Kinect exclusive we know of so far are games like Gears of War 3, Forza 4, Crytek’s Kingdoms and the oft-rumoured Project Gotham Racing 5. Likely great games – and Gears of War 3 is probably my single most anticipated game of this year – but going head to head they pale in comparison to the PS3’s choice titles.

Source : IndustryGamers

Last Updated: January 10, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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