Somehow, Microsoft has had some kind of an edge over Sony during the current generation consoles in terms of exclusives when it comes to third party content. And while Sony's PS4 is still leading when it comes to exclusive indie content for the next-gen consoles, it looks like the company is also aiming to have an edge over the competition via third-party exclusives.
However, this may be done differently, rather than a gimmick that would make them "just exclusive" for a time and nothing else.
"What's more important is not to try and craft something that is just exclusive for the sake of it, but that takes full advantage of the PlayStation 4's capabilities, in a way that perhaps isn't possible for the competition. That's something we'll develop over time," said Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment president, in an interview quoted by PlayStation Lifestyle.
Banking on the power of the PS4, PlayStation Lifestyle reports that House is confident that what will make it better is to show off the PS4's prowess by taking advantage of what only it can do.
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PS Store updates for the last time for 2013
Capping off the year a little early is the European PS Store, as it rained down quite a list of content that will be the last update for 2013.
The title ringers include the newly-released Minecraft PS3 Edition, which is the first time that Sony's PS3 will be diving into Minecraft territory. Also making its debut is The Walking Dead Season 2's first episode, where you'll be playing as Clementine. As for the PS Vita, Runner 2 and Eufloria HD will be the new names this week.
According to PlayStation Blog Europe, the PS4 demo out for the week is LEGO Marvel, while PS4 will find Backgammon Blitz, Pinball Arcade's and Zen Pinball 2's free trial and upgrade.
Aside from the sandbox hit game and the second season of one of Telltale Games' best-sellers, the PS3 will be ushering in a long list of games, including Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Tiny Brains, Toki Tori Bundle, and Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 - Gold Edition, to name a few.
DLCs for the PS4 are also on the list, with big names including Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's Freedom Cry, Battlefield 4's China Rising, The PlayRoom (for free), and a long list from both Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball Arcade.
Over the PS3, the DLCs include GTA 5: Whale Shark Cash Card, The Walking Dead Season 2: Season Pass, Borderlands 2's Headhunter 3 Mercenary Day, and The Last of Us Bygones Bundle.
Check out the link above for the comprehensive list of games out on the European PS Store.
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PS Vita sales going up with the PS4
When Sony started advertising the PS Vita as the "ultimate companion" for the PS4, everyone thought that the company was just trying to pull a fast one to bring back the PS Vita to the table.
But little did people know that it's actually shaping up to fulfill its role. And it's not just because of the Remote Play, considering the many releases that Sony has been giving for the PS Vita following the PS4's launch.
According to Videogamer, the figures of the PS Vita sales are proof, as it had risen by as much as 68% on the week of the PS4 launch alone, while it continued with a 65% increase the week after.
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"PS Vita sales-wise, we are continuing to see strong week-on-week growth since our latest campaign kicked in," said Ben Law, senior product manager, to Videogamer. "The new TV advert went live this week and we've already seen amazing feedback from PS4 owners on the Remote Play feature."
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