So, have you ever been watching the trailer for an amazing looking game, foaming at the mouth to get your hands on it, and then at the very end you see that it’s only on the console you don’t have? Is it just me? Seems to happen to me every time… well at least until this past weekend and I finally broke down and got a PS4 to compliment my Xbox One, but should we really have to spend $300 on an entire new console just to play the games we want to play? Now, before everyone hammers me in comments, I do understand some of the reasons why they have exclusive games but that doesn’t mean that I have to like it. So let’s talk about it.
We know that the main reasons that games are console exclusive is due to the money. We know that Playstation and Microsoft are giving money to certain companies to help them out with their games, but in exchange it can only be sold on the console that company owns. We’ve seen that with Halo, God of War, and countless others. The most recent example I can think of is Street Fighter V. Capcom needed money to finish a game and who was there? Sony was. When companies offer up the money for games it’s hard to turn it down and try harder ways to come up with the money. Again, I understand the reasoning, but while the console companies are making money hand over fist, we are left to choose between two major money choices. There’s not many times where we can afford both, and once we can do we have the money for all the games that we missed out on? Now that I think about it though, maybe that is an upside. Now that I have a PS4 i can go back and buy all the old games a little cheaper than $65 a shot… but that seems like a very small victory in the scheme of things. What if I want to play online but now no one does?
In the end, I guess there is nothing we can do… But wait! What if they went to Kickstater and there was something we could do? Why do more companies not go with this option and let us decide what we want? Look at Mutant Football League. They went to the crowd sourcing route and ended up smashing through their goal and then some. Why don’t more companies try this and then release on both consoles, making even more profit in the end? Another thing is why is physical release the only option some times? Again, Mutant Football League decided to go with a digital release and it didn’t stop me from jumping on board? Am I the only one who doesn’t care and just wants to play the games? What about when Breath of the Wild comes out? Do I have to cough up another $300 just to have a Switch? Yes…the answer is yes… in the end, we are the ones who lose.
Let me know in the comments below what you think about the console exclusive games and what you think the answer may be. As always make sure to follow us on Facebook by click here and you can follow me on Twitter by clicking here! Thanks for taking the time to read and I can’t wait to talk with you all about this! Remember, our goal is to make the world a happier place,one nerd at a time!