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Which console has the best exclusives so far?

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Bloodborne has released and is getting a ton of praise. As a PS4 exclusive, many people are wondering if this is a reason to buy the console. Of course, it takes more than one exclusive to ship a console, so here’re all the ones that have been released and gotten love.

Just to be clear, these are games that are exclusive only to one console. To be fair to Xbox and its PC friendly ideology, I will also include their games that were released on PC as well. I’m using Metacritic because I need to compare numbers and unfortunately really well considered and written reviews simply aren’t going to help us with this.

9+ scores

  • Wii U (4) – Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Bayonetta 2, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • PS4 (2) – The Last of Us Remastered, Bloodborne
  • Xbox One (0)

Very well done for Wii U, although it should be considered that almost all their titles are exclusives. PS4 also has a couple games of 9 and up. Unfortunately, Xbox does not have a single exclusive in that range with only titles such as GTA V and Rayman Legends getting such high scores on the platform – which is the same across Wii U and PS4 as well.

When you move into the 8 range, it becomes a much more muddy affair. Numerous games are available on PC, handheld and other platforms. This is where PS4 favourites like Resogun, Helldivers, Velocity 2X and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth make appearances, just as Xbox One shines with titles such as Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Sunset Overdrive. The Wii U also has some appearances in the 8 range, such as Mario Kart, Pikmin 3 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Of course, there is much more than score that goes into considering which console is best. Can it also play third party titles? If that’s your concern, the Wii U is probably disqualified. However, if all you’re looking for is which console has the best exclusives, we have to give it to the Wii U, followed by the PS4 with the Xbox One coming in last on this front. Of course, that all might change with the release of Quantum Break and the timed exclusive launch of Tomb Raider.

Last Updated: March 26, 2015

66 Comments

  1. Pieter Kruger

    March 26, 2015 at 19:46

    Bloodborne looks fantastic and the high metacritic scores it got finally might have pushed PS4’s ave metacritic score above that of the Xbox One (The Order gave it a HUGE blow and PS4 ave was sitting at 66% compared to Xbox One’s 69% ave before Bloodborne’s release if I remember correctly?)

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  2. Kevin Brunsdon

    March 26, 2015 at 20:10

    What about Ori?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 27, 2015 at 07:26

      Ori is in that 8 range. Love the game, but not many people will buy the console purely for Ori.

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      • Kevin Brunsdon

        March 27, 2015 at 07:56

        Helldiver’s got a mention πŸ˜› I think Ori is good enough for at least a mention alongside the others in the 8 range.

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    • Naudran

      March 27, 2015 at 07:34

      Also, Ori is available on the PC too… so not really an exclusive.

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      • Kevin Brunsdon

        March 27, 2015 at 07:56

        By that logic the xbox one will stop having exclusives soon

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        • Naudran

          March 27, 2015 at 08:16

          If it means I don’t need to buy a console to be able to play a specific game because it’s on PC, then in my opinion: yes πŸ™‚

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          • xdvd

            March 27, 2015 at 10:54

            that might be true, not for the purpose of the article though.

          • panther0606

            March 28, 2015 at 22:19

            the article is about exclusives, and if its on pc and a console, thats not an exclusive

          • xdvd

            March 28, 2015 at 23:47

            The author of the article does state that for the purposes of this article that a console exclusive on pc does count as most of Microsoft’s exclusives are on PC. The key word here is console exclusive. If a Micosoft exclusive comes to pc it can only be considered as a positive thing. Yes, maybe they will miss out on selling a few consoles but they are still generating revenue from game sales. Everybody wins. Sony should really consider doing this more, Valkyrie Chronicles aside. Sorry, forgot that was Sega.

          • panther0606

            April 1, 2015 at 18:14

            Kno this is late, but my bad. I guess I should have read better πŸ˜›

  3. Jonah Cash

    March 26, 2015 at 21:01

    I still don’t think that this is how one should chose which console to get… I for one have no interest in Bloodborne, it is just not my thing… I have an interest in Gears, but that ended nicely at 3 so that is done. Uncharted can bring out 10 more and I would probably play them but I get the feeling that they want to finish off Drake’s story with 4…
    PS I am busy downloading my first PC game in 15 odd years… I decided that I will play Mass Effect for the first time!!

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    • Skyblue

      March 27, 2015 at 09:45

      Awesome, free advice – get all the DLC for Mass Effect 2, well worth it.

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      • Jonah Cash

        March 30, 2015 at 09:38

        I am about 6 hours into 1 and loving it!! Brilliant game, I just want to know more all the time!! It is huge though? Can’t believe how big the game is..

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        • Skyblue

          March 30, 2015 at 12:05

          Yeah it’s an amazing universe, very unique and immersive. Great to hear you’re enjoying it!

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    • Kromas is drunk with power!

      March 27, 2015 at 12:15

      When you start binging and finally get to 3 let me know as I still play the MP a bit.Can assist pushing your war score up massively even though you don’t really need it anymore thanks to DLC.

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    • Manoj Varughese

      March 27, 2015 at 21:59

      Bloodborne is a phenomenon if you embrace it. But most gamers opt the easy way out.

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  4. Trebzz

    March 26, 2015 at 21:15

    Nothing for Xbox? o.O damn well right now Selvan is all NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! πŸ˜›

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  5. xdvd

    March 26, 2015 at 22:16

    Yes, you forgot about Ori.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      March 27, 2015 at 07:26

      Ori is in that muddy 8 range. Love the game, but hard to call it a console-selling exclusive.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        March 27, 2015 at 07:33

        But not even a mention? ????

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        • Geoffrey Tim

          March 27, 2015 at 07:33

          It’s on Pc too.

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          • Pieter Kruger

            March 27, 2015 at 07:35

            “I will also include their games that were released on PC as well”…….

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            March 27, 2015 at 07:36

            “9+ scores” Selective reading only gets you so far.

          • Pieter Kruger

            March 27, 2015 at 07:38

            It wasn’t even mentioned in the “muddy” 8 range, selective writing only gets you so far! ????

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            March 27, 2015 at 07:39

            That wasn’t the point of the article now was it? Don’t be upset your games are average Pieter! ;D

          • Pieter Kruger

            March 27, 2015 at 07:44

            What was the point? ????

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            March 27, 2015 at 07:51

            I don’t know! What’s going on? Why is everything so confusing? WHERE ARE MY PANTS!?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 27, 2015 at 08:00

            Buy PS4 or Wiiu?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 27, 2015 at 07:59

            Bwahahaha

        • arrownoir

          March 28, 2015 at 05:20

          Not even an exclusive either.

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      • xdvd

        March 27, 2015 at 10:51

        Neither is Resogun

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    • Naudran

      March 27, 2015 at 07:35

      Ori is also available on PC.

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      • xdvd

        March 27, 2015 at 10:50

        The article is including PC games

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        • Naudran

          March 27, 2015 at 11:04

          Well then in that case, if we are basing exclusivity on what the article said, then the reason it’s not there is because it didn’t hit the 9+ score (as some others said).

          Still think it’s an awesome game though… in my opinion should be in the 9+ scores too.

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          • xdvd

            March 27, 2015 at 11:07

            Didn’t say it must be in the 9’s. Should have at least been mentioned in the 8’s, that’s my point.

          • Naudran

            March 27, 2015 at 11:12

            Fair enough. I think Zoe was confusing herself with talking about console only exclusive but still including PC… but then not. πŸ™‚

          • Naudran

            March 27, 2015 at 11:14

            The further problem could be that there might just be too many in the 8’s to mention everyone. I’m way to lazy to see if that is the case though.

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            March 27, 2015 at 12:05

            indeed, there are /tons/ of games in the 8s for PS4 and Xbox One. Was just trying to use highlights. didn’t mean to cause Ori drama.

  6. ReaperOfSquirrels

    March 27, 2015 at 07:51

    I’d still go PS4… I only half regret getting my Xbox 360… which now has a dying hard drive, and it’s a damn awful mission to get a hard drive in South Africa. I could import one, but it’ll cost me the price of a 500GB Xbox 360S. #LOL

    At least I’d be able to go to one of my suppliers, buy a drive and pop it into my PS3 if I had this issue. This is the only issue I have with the 360.

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    • Thegg81

      April 19, 2015 at 03:23

      360 will be getting external had support soon

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  7. Matthew Holliday

    March 27, 2015 at 09:31

    xbone has forza
    argument won.

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    • Billy Crystals

      March 27, 2015 at 23:03

      Sim racers are incredibly boring.

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      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        April 2, 2015 at 09:49

        Agreed. But then again racing games are not my cup of tea, plus isn’t there a semi micro-transaction system in place for forza? I could be wrong though..

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  8. Avi

    March 27, 2015 at 09:35

    Alan Wake – Remastered is coming i can feel the tense

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  9. Skyblue

    March 27, 2015 at 09:39

    It’s actually 2, 1 and zero. Remasters don’t count

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    • Love2Teach4u

      March 28, 2015 at 15:48

      So it’s really Bayonetta 2, Bloodborne and nothing so far then, right?

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  10. Gardos

    March 27, 2015 at 10:09

    I can learn Spanish on my Xbox One. Can you do that on your Ambulance Machine or your Japanese Cheese Wedge? NO! Didn’t think so!

    Adios.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 28, 2015 at 08:34

      I can learn any language on PC

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      • Gardos

        March 30, 2015 at 13:54

        But you won’t because you’ll be too busy playing all the games in your Steam library. HA! I showed you *crosses arms and puffs out chest*

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  11. CAE9872

    March 27, 2015 at 10:43

    All of them.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 28, 2015 at 08:34

      Agreed

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  12. xdvd

    March 27, 2015 at 11:12

    Bloodborne is a fantastic game but I dont think it’s a system seller. If my local BT is anything to go by, every second or third who buys the Bloodborne PS4 bundle wants to trade the game back in. The game is simply not accessible for the masses ( amazing as it is). I see a lot of PS4 owners buying Bloodborne because it’s something new but will not be playing it for long. Bloodborne is not like Uncharted, Last of Us, God of War, Halo, Gears of War, Mario, Pokemon, etc. here people can just have fun without worrying where the next checkpoint is. They are easy to get into and almost anyone can play them. Add to the fact that they are great games and universally loved, that’s why they are system sellers. Bloodborne is a new IP and has a lot to proove. Maybe the sequel will reach that status as a system seller . Only time will tell.

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    • Love2Teach4u

      March 28, 2015 at 15:50

      Bloodborne is a system seller. Even though it’s a new IP, it’s pedigree speaks for itself. It may not move consoles like Halo or Zelda, but there will definitely be a spike in console sales thanks to this title.

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      • xdvd

        March 28, 2015 at 17:21

        By definition, a system seller means a game that will sell massive amounts of consoles. (as in double the amount on average)

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        • Love2Teach4u

          March 28, 2015 at 17:28

          I can see Bloodborne nearly doubling console sales month over month.

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          • xdvd

            March 28, 2015 at 17:41

            Possibly yes, but for how long? Is it the only reason why those people bought the console? The PS4 has being a sales behemoth regardless of the games released so far. Like I said, only time will tell. I am thoroughly enjoying Bloodborne as we speak, I just don’t think that the game has the mass appeal and accessibility to be a massive console seller.

          • Love2Teach4u

            March 28, 2015 at 17:47

            I know that my particular experience may not be indicative of sales performance on a larger scale, but I purchased a PS4 specifically for Bloodborne as did several people I know.

          • xdvd

            March 28, 2015 at 18:10

            As is possibly the case with most current PS4 purchasers. I also know for a fact that the 3 BT Games branches closest to me has had an influx of the bundled Bloodborne being traded back to them as the game simply didn’t appeal to the people who bought the bundle. I am actually curious to see what BT is going to sell those preowned copies for. Propably R50 less than the new price.

          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            April 2, 2015 at 09:46

            Good news for me I guess. Definitely want to get the game, but I have so many games I want to buy that 2nd had bloodborne is appealing to me. Hopefully its at a good second hand price. Not in the mood to fork out R700 for a second hand game when I can just get it for R800 brand new.

  13. Manoj Varughese

    March 27, 2015 at 21:58

    What a fantastic game Bloodborne is! Seriously never had a blast with boss fights in a while. The last being Metal Gear Rising.

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  14. dingle_berry

    March 28, 2015 at 06:01

    Ok so why did he have to disclaim that he was including xbox one games that also was available on pc, if infact there was none anyway? Lmao. I have had a PS4 for a year, a Wii U for about 8 months and just bought an XBOX One 3 weeks ago. It has literally just set there unplayed. And I bought sunset overdrive and halo mcc, both are good games i just cant tear myself away from my PS4.

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  15. Love2Teach4u

    March 28, 2015 at 15:46

    Sure do use the term exclusive loosely here.

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  16. Chris Soprano

    March 28, 2015 at 22:38

    So your best exclusives is based off what had the highest Ratings off of most likely bias sources cough cough ign GameSpot

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  17. Luke Gray

    March 30, 2015 at 00:09

    I very rarely ever go by review scores, mainly because that only reflects one persons opinion. I have both PS4 and XBOX One, and i have to say with my game tastes I prefer Xbox One exclusives so far. Played last of us on last gen and bloodborne isn’t my sort if game. I loved Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2, huge fan of Halo, so bought MCC and will buy 5. News if flowing out about another of my favs GOW, and then you have quantum break. It all comes down to what genre people ultimately enjoy playing.

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  18. Joel Cuevas

    April 1, 2015 at 23:40

    What an idiotic article. The exclusives are MICROSOFT exclusives. They are still exclusives to Microsoft,cthus can be found on PC. To say otherwise is like saying an exclusive on PS4 is not an exclusive because it can be on Vita. Or Last Of Us is not a PS4 Exclusive because its on PS3. Point is, do people no realize Microsoft is trying to make it where you can play Microsoft games on just about everything? So I guess Microsoft will never have exclusives.

    Today, an exclusive means it can not be played on the other system not owned by that company. In other words, just about every game that is Microsoft exclusive will be on PC with Windows 10.

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