Despite recent inroads in securing exclusive game IP from the PS3, GamePro thinks the Xbox 360 still lags behind both Sony and Nintendo when it comes to exclusive system-sellers. The editorial states that outside of Halo 3
, the 360's future lineup is "very slim." They continue, "Microsoft needs a few more great reasons to own an Xbox 360 because when the PS3 picks up some steam a year (or less) down the road, it's going to be a tough battle."
But wait, there's more! Apparently, GamePro forgot to mention Bioshock
and Mass Effect
at first -- two of the biggest and most anticipated 360 exclusives this year (oops!) -- and they're still forgetting about Splinter Cell: Conviction
. Furthermore, the publication dubs PS3 the exclusives winner with "surefire blockbusters" that just so happen to include plenty of sequels. That's fine in and of itself, but the very same article knocks Wii for having sequels and makes no correlation in giving bonus points to the 360 for not having many. Inconsistencies run amuck!
Granted, Microsoft is generally viewed as having the weakest lineup of exclusives when compared to Sony and Nintendo's long history of hits (as this video depicts
) but the 360's early install-base seems to be helping the fight to gain more distinguished titles. Let's see how many lasting ones Gates & Co. can create.