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Greenberg: 360 “offers more exclusives” than PS3

Wednesday, 17th February 2010 17:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has hit back at recent comments made by Sony on exclusive 3rd-party deals made by the Seattle firm for 360 the only way it can: by saying it “offers more exclusives than” the black behemoth.

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Greenberg was, however, still full of praise for the PS3, saying there was “great games” coming to the system.

There’s no other platform that offers more exclusives,” he said, speaking to CVG. “Obviously there are going to be great games on the PlayStation 3, and we respect that, but our goal is to have the most blockbuster titles and the most exclusives and I think we clearly have that this year.”

Last night, SCEA VP of PR Rob Dyer started everything when he said the firm was catching up on third-parties, as well as properly laying into Microsoft’s lack of first-parties.

So, when is Nintendo getting involved to make this a triple threat?

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  1. Goliath

    “Obviously there are going to be great games on the PlayStation 3, and we respect that, but our goal is to have the most blockbuster titles and the most exclusives and I think we clearly have that this year.”

    Funny how his comment includes the quote “this year” but it’s not included in your headline. I guess that would be less sensational and inciteful and we wouldn’t want that now would we?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. ShakaCarnage

    But Johnny hates the 360!!!!!111! :)

    It’s a joke, Johnny.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Do we have to have everything these clowns say inflicted on us?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Bikki

    Honestly, it does have more exclusives. But the only game i envy is GoW 3.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Herlock

    “There’s no other platform that offers more exclusives,”

    LOL

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Here we go again.

    Aaron Greenberg can you shut up, please?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Seraphemz

    Bikki – does it really? Can you prove it?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    You’d need to include XBLA & PSN Seraphemz. After that, yes.

    (Obviously you could go a step further and include Indie Games too… just from a pure stats perspective.)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    PS3? More like POS3. lolzolzlzozozlzlozlzzlolzozlzlzozo

    *grabs PS3, strokes it caresingly saying “I wuv you long time”*

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Seraphemz

    so are pc/360 games included in that ?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    so are pc/360 games included in that ?

    That a question for me? Even if you didn’t include the PC titles you’d get the same result (after including the downloadable games).

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Seraphemz

    yeah that was for you PT. Thanks for the response.

    for me, I’m more interested in how good the game is.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Their GOAL is to have more Blockbuster games? We all know that not all Blockbuster games are good.. Just look at the movie industry, only 2-5 out of 100s of movies came out to be really good. Same with Xbox 360 games..

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Kaufer

    @11
    How about if i throw in some PSP/PS3 minis?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Still the same. You have to remember the year advantage.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Seraphemz

    PT – he’s talking about this year though…right? Not in total.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. RGW1982

    “the most blockbuster titles and the most exclusives”

    Yeah They May Have More (Even If It’s Mostly Shit Games) But That’s Why The 360′s Exclusives Win GOTY Every Year… Oh Yeah That’s Right They Don’t, The PS3 Wins GOTY Every Year & GoW 3 Will Be 2010′s GOTY, No Question.

    360 Has Quantity PS3 Has Quality, Quality Over Quantity Anyday.

    Aaron Greenberg = FAIL.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Razor

    “But Johnny hates the 360!!!!!111! ”

    I thought Johnny was a 360 fanboy? Or maybe that’s Steph?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    PT – he’s talking about this year though…right? Not in total.

    He mentions neither specifically in the “most exclusives” line, so assume he’s talking about what fits the stats. As for the other comment… I have no clue what’s coming out for the entire of this year (none of us do) so I couldn’t comment.

    I thought Johnny was a 360 fanboy? Or maybe that’s Steph?

    Steph is into dungeons, not consoles.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Kierenc

    The 360 can have more exclusives all it wants, its about the quality the exclusives are and the playstation 3 is far ahead on quality, if they can make fable 3 even better than 1 & 2 then i think they have a chance of winning GOTY, but up against gow3 its unlikely.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. daytripper

    has n4g.com exploded yet? the sony and xbox brigade hammered the comments section on there yet? this is all becomming a bag of shite, i’m starting to detest the gaming community because of all this ps3 v 360 fucking nonesense.

    look at comment 20, how the fuck do you know its unlikely because of gow3? have you played through god of war 3 ? this is the type of crap i read everyday, please can the better posters put their controllers down and post please?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @21 Forget about it. Fanboys are not gamers. They will defend its system over the internet till the next generation comes.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Benjo1981

    “@21 Forget about it. Fanboys are not gamers. They will defend its system over the internet till the next generation comes.”

    …and then start all over again with a new system! Nobs.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DaMan

    Kierenc – http://www.n4g.com . this way, dude.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Herlock

    Close all your PC studio was a good idea…

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Benjo1981

    @25: What’s that got to do with Greenberg’s claim regarding Xbox 360 exclusives?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. The Hindle

    @20
    Alan Wake has a chance of goty as does Me 2 both 360 exclusives. He mentions its his goal to have more exclusives for this year as well yet does he know Sonys Q4 lineup.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. RGW1982

    @ 27

    No They Don’t Even Have The Slightest Chance, GoW 3 WILL Win GOTY.. So You Might As Well Get Over It, The ONLY Game That Could Even Compete With GoW 3 Would Be The New Twisted Metal, Another PS3 Exclusive.. But They Might Be Saving Twisted Metal For Next Year & If So Twisted Metal WILL Win GOTY In 2011.

    Quality Is Where SONY Destroys The 360, It’s Time You Realised That.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Benjo1981

    @28
    It’s also time you relinquished your love of capital letters.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. daytripper

    @28 a nine year old could troll better than you. peasant

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DaMan

    wasn’t Mr.Capitalize saying that GoW3 is a Dante’s Inferno clone a couple of days ago?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. RGW1982

    LOL @ The 360 Fan Boys Getting Mad

    @ 31

    That Was Sarcasm, Wasn’t It Obvious?

    #32 4 years ago
  33. DaMan

    nothing is obvious with you.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. daytripper

    @32 a non fanboy can spot a dickhead quite easily, doesnt need daft loyalty to a console to spot it.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Herlock

    26
    Heuuuuuuuuuuu maybe have less internals studios…

    #35 4 years ago
  36. RGW1982

    @ 34

    You’re Right, You Were Quite Easy To Spot.. But Don’t Be Mad At Me Because You Wasted Your Money On An Inferior Piece Of Hardware. ;)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Benjo1981

    @35

    Again, what has that got to do with this topic?

    Greenberg is claiming an adundance of exclusive titles over and above what Sony has.

    Taking into account what you have mentioned, it seems to be the case that Microsoft (according to Greenberg) have more exclusives than Sony EVEN THOUGH they have closed some internal studios.

    So, again, how does what you say refute what Greenberg claims? Assuming, that is, that that is what you were hinting at..

    #37 4 years ago
  38. MushroomStamp

    @36 Many of us have both systems… some of us have ALL systems… money isn’t the issue. I have 4 close friends that all own both systems…. all 4 of them play the 360 way more than the PS3… and if you were to ask them why.. they would say 2 things.. Xbox Live is better and they like the 360 controller better.. well.. 1 of them prefers the ps3 controller.

    Me personally.. could give a shit less about “systems”.. I prefer games and the network that supports the best implementation of those games. for past 2 months I play on the PC mostly, except for Console exclusives like Darksiders. I prefer the 360 controller with it’s real analog triggers and size that isn’t made for tiny people.

    I also find games such as MW2 REQUIRE voice for you to be any good and have ANY team coordination. 360 has the advantage there because EVERY 360 comes with a headset.. PS3 does not. I find most gamers on the ps3 do NOT use voice. which is a HUGE drawback to my enjoyment.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Fathomless

    Decided to do some fact checking. Game of the Year is pretty spread out amongst the different news sources through the years actually. And on top of that, many, if not most, are multiplatform titles. Uncharted 2 did take the most GotY awards for 2009 though. Regardless, my money on the 2010 GotY is gonna be a multiplatform title. Wanna put in an early nomination for Enslaved. If it lives up to its high concept, it’ll definitely be a worthy contender.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. RGW1982

    @ 38

    Many Of Us Are Normal, Some Of You Are Retarded (Like You & Your 4 Friends)…

    #40 4 years ago
  41. The Hindle

    @38

    Do you actually own a Ps3? becasue if you dont how do you know you dont like Psn? Comments like that are just a form of fanboysim and i play Mw 2 a lot without a mike and my kill to death ratio is 1.22 as ive killed 1k more then i have died.

    That proves you dont need a mike to be any good at Mw. As the Playstation controller is award winning id say that casts doubt on it being just for small people youre no better then the guy above.

    Xbox live is superb but so is Psn i suggest you give it a try with games like Uncharted 2 and Kz .

    #41 4 years ago
  42. MushroomStamp

    @41 yes.. I have all systems. So i know exactly how PSN works.. from personal experience. This is not fanboyism.. this is FACT.. Voice coordination of teams is superior. You can never be better than a voice coordinated team. To think otherwise proves you have NO CONCEPT of team work.

    (simple example for those that think they are better than what they are) “JOHN, 2 guys are coming around the corner on your backside”… BAM

    Very similar to the way you can’t outrun police.. because they have radios

    #42 4 years ago
  43. RGW1982

    @ 39

    LBP = GOTY 2008, Uncharted 2 = GOTY 2009, GoW 3 = GOTY 2010..

    SONY Can’t Be Stopped, 360 & Multiplatform Graphically Inferior Games Don’t Stand A Chance At Winning GOTY Ever Again. :)

    #43 4 years ago
  44. RGW1982

    “This is not fanboyism.. this is FACT.. Voice coordination of teams is superior.”..

    You Acting Like This Isn’t Done On The PS3 = “Fanboyism”

    Every Online Game I Play On The PS3 I Have A Voice Coordinated Team.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. The Hindle

    @42

    So its offical fact that Xbox live is better then Psn because from where im standing its just your opinion. As for never being better then a team who use mikes ive played against teams who use mikes and they spend more time talking and chatting shit then concentrating on the game.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. MushroomStamp

    NO.. the fact that EVERY 360 comes with a voice device makes Live better. That and Cross game chatting which PS3 still doesn’t support.

    @44 Bullshit! Every game on the PS3 I have played, never more than 1/2 of the people have Mic’s. Mostly because people have to pay additional for a Mic, the majority don’t buy them.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Gekidami

    Seeing as any bluetooth device works with the PS3 i doubt Sony really see the need to pack one with each console. You got a mobile phone? Chances are you’ve got a head-set that’ll work with the PS3.
    Theres also the fact that the official PS3 mic isnt cheap, and for cause; Its one of the best bluetooth devices you can find that also works for mobile phones and PC’s. The 360 one on the other hand… Well, lets be honnest; Its a cheap piece of crap.

    Ofcourse i myself still think Sony should pack them with the console. But i can understand why they might not want to.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. RGW1982

    If You Think That Makes Live Better You Have Issues, I Only Associate With PS3 Users That Have Headsets, The Fact You Have No Friends On The PS3 Must Be The Real Reason For Your “Fanboyism” Opinion.. Also Why Would I Need Cross Game Chat If My Friends & I, Are Playing The Same Game? It’s Not Like Were Playing MW2 Where You Hear All Them Kids Screaming, It Really Isn’t A Requirement For The PS3 Although 6 Person Cross Game Chatrooms Are In The Works By SONY Anyways.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Stephany Nunneley

    Gek – so you mean my Plantronics Bluetooth set I just bought will work with my PS3 too? Triple whammy on that purchase if so! YES!!!!!

    Too bad I can’t get it work on TeamSpeak, just Skype on the laptop atm. :(

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Hunam

    Yeah steph, PS3 supports all bluetooth headsets, for better or worse :P

    #50 4 years ago
  51. RGW1982

    Any Bluetooth Will Work On The PS3, In Fact Plantronics Are The BEST Bluetooth, You Can Plug Them In & Charge Them While You Still Use Them.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Gekidami

    It should do Stephany, i’ve heard some people say some dont work but for the most part they all do apparently.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Fathomless

    @43 Wasn’t trying to reply directly to you. Just adding material to the conversation. You’re just a troll. Though, just for fun, Grand Theft Auto IV had the most GotY awards in 2008, not Little Big Planet. Hop back to 2007, Nintendo dominated that year with Super Mario Galaxy. 2006, Gears of War was on top, which means a point to Microsoft. If anything, Sony just got on top for 2009, considering GTAIV is multiplatform. But you really don’t care about fact so much as you just want to argue.

    Moving back on topic and away from that guy though, overall I see the era of exclusive games starting to slip away a bit. As long as there are first party titles, naturally it will never totally die out, but many companies seem to be less concerned with offering exclusive rights to anyone. More platforms means more sales, speaking broadly. Square Enix is likely going to see a big return for their multiplatform release of FFXIII just because they can now get sales from people who don’t own a sony console this time.

    And I fully support the loss of exclusive titles. With that practice out of the way, people will be able to buy consoles based solely on what the console developers are offering in terms of hardware, player services like PSN and Live, and first party titles. That’s when things will really take off. Once a developer can’t depend on a contract with a third party game studio to decide their sales, the focus will really be on what their consoles can offer. Capitalism in favor of the buyers! In a console generation where one game is sixty bucks, I like that concept.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. MushroomStamp

    #47 maybe in Europe.. but here less than 1% of Cell users use a headset. I know I hate them because ALL of them sound like crap in a tin can. I can always tell when i’m talking to someone using a headset. Regardless, the MS mic might be “cheap” but that’s a good thing.. it still sounds better than any Conversation on the PS3 I have had (yes I have a BT headset for the PS3). Cheap is a good thing becasue dogs chew them and kids step on them.. and the fact that you can replace them for $10 is fantastic.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. RGW1982

    LOL @ 53 Saying GTA IV Got GOTY 2008, That Was Just A Retarded Statement.

    @ 54

    Buying $10 Bluetooth Might Just Be Your Problem, My Plantronics Bluetooth Is Amazingly Clear & Works Perfect, You’re Also Wrong About Your 1% Comment, Most Cell Phone Users In North America Use Or At Least Have A Bluetooth Headset.

    Also Before You Go Boosting About 360 Headsets Sound Quality You Might Want To Try An Actual PS3 Headset, It Has By FAR The Best Sound Quality You Can Get On ANY Console.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Gekidami

    “The MS mic might be “cheap” but that’s a good thing.. it still sounds better than any Conversation on the PS3 I have had.”

    Now you’re just lying.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. MushroomStamp

    just speaking from real world experience. You seem to just be a hater since you only have 1 system. Sorry your poor :(

    #57 4 years ago
  58. RGW1982

    # 57 Is Yet Another 360 Owner Who Bought A PS3 After, Thanks For Proving My Point. ;)

    #58 4 years ago
  59. tatsujin

    @ 58 can you stop capping every word in your sentence?

    The only game I want from the 360 is … None. o_o;; I like my nice PS3 exclusives, non-PSN btw.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. RGW1982

    @ 59

    Make Me Bitch.. If You Can’t Then Shut The Fuck Up.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Hunam

    Make him shut the fuck up.

    God, now I’m responding. This fucking cunt has ruined this place now. I know the internet has the slime on the boot of humanity but it really does only take one piece of shit to ruin a gold mine. Think it’s about time to bid commenting good bye.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. RGW1982

    “Think it’s about time to bid commenting good bye.”

    Don’t Do Us Any Favors. ;)

    #62 4 years ago
  63. IL DUCE

    All I gotta say is he is right 360 has more exclusives, and not only more but better exclusives than PS3 such as Halo, Gears, Mass Effect, Left 4 Dead…

    Not to mention companies usually provide DLC exclusively or exclusively for a limited time on the 360 first…

    And the 360 has been on top since they have both been on the market, and now that the numbers finally pass the 360 the pussies over @ Sony decide to open their mouth but I didn’t hear shit before that and Microsoft wasn’t shoving it in their face while they were on top, and probably will be back on top next month so it just shows the immaturity of Sony and the need to prove something…kind of like a dude with a small dick…end of story

    #63 4 years ago
  64. RGW1982

    Now Your Just Back At Quantity vs Quality, Unfortunately For The 360 Quality Wins Everytime.

    The 360 Was Released 16 Months Before The PS3, But You Have To Remember The Dreamcast Was Released Early Last Gen And Was On Top But Look Where It Ended Up, The 360 Is Going The Way Of The Dreamcast.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. MushroomStamp

    You’re a fucking idiot.. are you sure you aren’t related to BDH?

    #65 4 years ago
  66. RGW1982

    You Must Be Because You FAIL At Life.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Gekidami

    Actually Mushroom i own all 3 systems, and “real world experience” shows me that everyone on LIVE is barely audible unless you’re wearing the headset yourself -aka sticking a speaker right up to your ear-, this isnt the case on PS3 where you can actually hear more people properly thanks to better quality mics.
    As for your “hater” comment, from you the irony is hilarious.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Jadeskye

    YOU’RE ALL IDIOTS, I’M THE BIGGEST FANBOY HERE!

    RARARARARARARARAR!!!!111ONE

    #68 4 years ago
  69. mington

    YOU’RE ALL FANBOYS, I’M THE BIGGEST IDIOT HERE!

    RAHAHHAHAHHAHHA!!11!…wait

    #69 4 years ago
  70. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    Do I need to email someone’s carer?

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Detale

    I think it might be a bit late for that, he’s been driven over the edge.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. OlderGamer

    For what it is worth both systems have great exclusive content. xb360 has more, but most of it is a shooter of somesort or another. PS3 exclusives have more range and are vaired more.

    But comments from both PR mouth pieces are stupid and out of line, and fully expected. And until their respectives systems can outsell the Wii on a regualer basses…they should both sit down and shut up.

    No matter how good their exclsuives are, they are still outsold by Wii Play, Smash Bros, and Mario Kart. ‘Nuff said.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. nick_fire91

    all your stupid ps3 fanboys
    i only hear gow3 gow3 gow3 gow3 is that all you got
    just look what 360 got
    mass effect alan wake halo reach dead rising fable 3 and more
    so mention more exclusives than only gow3

    #73 4 years ago
  74. RGW1982

    Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2, LBP, GT5, Resistance Fall Of Man, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Warhawk, Demon’s Souls.. I Could Go All Day & They’re All 100 Times Better Then Any 360 Exclusives, It’s Called Quality vs Quantity, 360 Has More But The PS3 Has Better Quality Games, Period.

    GoW 3 Is Just Another PS3 Exclusive Which Once Again Destroys Any 360 Exclusive, This Is Not Opinion As Uncharted 2 Clearly Showed Everyone Last Year, It Is Indeed A Fact. ;)

    #74 4 years ago
  75. MushroomStamp

    Heavy rain isn’t out yet so doesn’t count.. from buzz.. i’m not impressed with playing a movie. LBP.. umm cute for a weekend then boring.. GT5 for fucks sake.. Keep that boring piece of crap… Resistance was good but not Fantastatic, Motostorm.. What an average piece of crap… Warkhawk.. YAWN. Demon souls was good.. but didn’t set the chart on fire.. Your such a pathetic fanboy your biggest argument is “what’s coming”

    Gek… WTF are talking about.. of course the speaker is up to your ear.. you make no sense.. Why would want it anywhere else.. I’m not a fanboy, I like all my systems.. I just like to shut down your 12 year old mentality when you talk about how superior PS3 is.. when.. umm.. its not.. Not by sales, not by attachment rate, not by online service, not by any measure is it the pinnacle of gaming that your juvenile mentality makes it out to be… You have attacked me for months with me NEVER having made comments to or about your immature ass unless you started ranting about shit first. You, BDH, RGW are all in the same pathetic league..hmmm. .maybe you are all the same douchebag.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. theevilaires

    its tax return time and people are on the edge….that’s why there’s so much “my balls are made out of steel” talk going around. Anyway this war was bound to set a blaze after God of War 3 released so let there be chaos!

    #76 4 years ago