Today's news looks at the PS3 and Xbox 360 as they battle it out to answer which console provides the best exclusives. In other news, Microsoft claim they're selling more consoles in Europe than Sony, despite what Sony may say, and The God of War Collection is confirmed to be region-free.
Xbox 360 Exclusives And PS3 Exclusives Battle It Out
GoGamingGiant has recently taken it upon themselves to definitively state what’s better: PS3 exclusives or Xbox 360 exclusives? To find this out they took the scores of each exclusive from both consoles, using IGN, and took an average, the overall result apparently deciding who has the better exclusives. Additionally, games with a score below 7.5 don’t qualify, seemingly not being good enough to make the cut, and games on XBLA and the PlayStation Network will not count.
After adding up the scores for each Xbox 360 exclusive, including the likes Gears of War, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, and Fable 2, the 360 has an exclusive average of 8.47. The PlayStation average ended up at 9.24, based on games such as Infamous, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Little Big Planet. GoGamingGiant conclude by stating “on average PlayStation 3 exclusives are higher rated than Xbox 360 exclusives.” Seems a bit unfair when IGN is exclusively used as their basis to judge these games, rather than an aggregate result on MetaCritic. Also, the 360 has a lot more exclusives, with a lot of these coming from third-parties, so of course the average would be lower. [GoGamingGiant]
Microsoft Actually Selling More In Europe Than Sony
Back at GamesCom Sony announced they had sold 10 million units in Europe, only days after Microsoft revealed their total sits at 9 million. Microsoft’s Chris Lewis disputes this, claiming the Xbox 360 still has the lead over the PS3. “We’re confident we are actually around a million units ahead” said Lewis, following the announcement of new prices for the Xbox 360 Arcade, and Elite packs.
Lewis claimed Microsoft count their installed base figure differently from Sony. “We count the number of units in the hands of consumers. We are committed to continuing that momentum – not only in places like the UK, France and Germany. Continued growth in all parts of Europe is integral to winning [against PS3] overall.” [MCVUK]
The God Of War Collection To Be Region Free
The God of War Collection should be hitting North America this Christmas, while unlucky Europeans are forced as usual to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on the game. It may come as a relief to some that Sony has announced The God of War Collection will be region-free, meaning anyone can play the game the day it’s released in America. If your patient enough and don’t wish to import a copy, it will be officially released in Europe at the start of 2010. [VG247]