Today's Speak-Up on Kotaku comes courtesy of revered commenter JesusChrist, who believes the "more upcoming exclusives" argument to determine which is the superior console is not a valid one . Let us pray.
Why do people need to use the "more upcoming exclusives" argument when debating why their console is better? Have we forgotten that it's all about personal choice? While a bigger amount of upcoming exclusives IS a nice incentive for somebody brand new to gaming, for the rest of us who have gamed for years it shouldn't even be considered an attack on another console.
Let's put it this way. The grand majority of releases are multiplatform. And a lot of the times, a multiplatform game ends up being the really successful one. We're far enough into our gaming lives that we have already chosen our favorite exclusives, so why switch to the other console if the other console won't give me the option of playing my favorite exclusive?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that yes. The PS3 has a great upcoming selection of exclusives that puts the 360 to shame in the ratio alone. But why would I switch, when if I did I would no longer be able to play Halo or Gears of War? Hell, even Alan Wake got some Jesus lovin'.
And no I'm not saying that the above mentioned games are the best of the best and put everything else to shame, I'm just saying that for the same reason I keep buying Nintendo consoles SOLELY to play with the same characters over and over again due to love for them I'm not even considering switching my 360 due to my love for these games. And nobody else should ever consider exclusive amounts for a reason why a console is better, if that one special game you love is in your current one.
Now own all current consoles, and problem solved. You won't miss any great games.
I guess that what I'm trying to say is..... I'm better than you. I deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Nya nya nya nya nya nya.