According to the NPD, a good exclusive does not necessarily equal good sales
. The group has collected data for 2008's exclusives on each platform and, well, there have been some under-performers. On the Xbox 360 side, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
was a disappointment, selling only 140,000 units. The other exclusive on Microsoft's console, Fable 2
), was more of your traditional success story with a respectable 1.2 million copies sold.
And what about the industry-leading
PS3? We already know MGS4 sold extremely well
, but the same cannot be said (yet) for LittleBigPlanet
and Resistance 2
, both of which seemed to perform lower than expectations; LBP
sold 611,000 copies in North America while R2
unloaded 600,000 units.
As for Nintendo
, well ... it won
. It always does. Last we heard, Nintendo stopped making games and was in the process of building a Kirby-shaped Death Star to orbit the planet.