One of the PlayStation 3's biggest selling points? The top-notch exclusives, which seem to set a new quality bar every year.

And it only takes one look at 2011 to see that Sony is poised to make another big splash in the exclusive department, and at least one analyst agrees. After God of War III , Heavy Rain and Gran Turismo 5 in 2010, the lineup for the PS3 in 2011 looks somehow even more impressive, and EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich is one of the first to put a professional voice to what many have already said. In speaking to IndustryGamers , Divnich stated:

"With Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, and Infamous 2 all set to release in 2011, Sony is on track to deliver one of the most impressive line-ups of exclusive titles in the history of video games."

The article also reminds us that the PS3 is only a few million units behind the Xbox 360 in the worldwide sales tally, and most analysts believe Sony's machine has a good chance of overtaking the 360 – perhaps once and for all – this year. Furthermore, we might even see yet another price cut for the PS3, which has seen the original price tag of $600 slashed in half over the past four years. This, combined with the growing popularity of Blu-Ray, might seal the deal.

But of course, we care most about the games. And boy, there's gonna be a lot of 'em this year.

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Cavan1
Cavan1
9 years ago

i do think though that the Resistance games should not come out the same year as the Killzone games.

One of them should of come out in 2010, so sony has an exclusive "space/alien" shooter every year and not 2 in the same year.

I'll still buy them both though, love both franchise's

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

I'll only be disappointed in Resistance 3 if I can't use the hammer from the live-action portion of the most recent trailer…nah, it'll still be awesome without it.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

They are spaced like 6 months apart, i dont think that will be a problem. Especially since the PS3 see AAA games from many genres this year.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

At least this time they are separated by nearly a year, with R2 and KZ2 so close things got hairy.

ApexPredator
ApexPredator
9 years ago

Insomniac shouldn't worry so much about the release date of Killzone 3, but they have to consider that RAGE is going to release about a week after it. And the new Call of Duty is on it's way too. These are the major competitors.

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

R3 will be out a month and a half or two months before COD's usual release date, and I will believe Rage is out when I actually see it. Hasnt it been delayed several times already?

Anyway, R3 will be better than both of em.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I'm sure R3 and RAGE will be great games but we can't really say which one is better right now.
Insomniac has been producing great games and Id Software are the ones behind DOOM 3.

And the next CoD?
Does it even have a place for Top 5 shooters when Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, KZ3, R3, DNF, Brink and RAGE are in the same year?

Those games are being developed with time and care unlike every CoD.

MadPowerBomber
MadPowerBomber
9 years ago

I don't think it's all too canibalistic of them to do. Some folks, like me, are sold on Resistance but are either skipping out on Killzone; and others are vice versa. While being FPS games, they're quite different from one another to cater to two different audiences.

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

Wow, they barely found out XD!

TheShadow
TheShadow
9 years ago

big list, can't wait

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm still not convinced Last Guardian will be this year.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

add in FF Versus XIII just for kicks and giggles

ApexPredator
ApexPredator
9 years ago

It's a shame to know that I can't play them all. However, I think that The Last Guardian will be postponed to 2012, because the competition is enormous, but it would be a definite day on purchase for me. I really hope Final Fantasy versus XIII is coming out this year but I doubt it.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Impressive list indeed.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
9 years ago

damn that's a nice list, with a large number of D1P's on there for me…Crap….I'm going to be broke for at least another year.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

You forgot ff7 remake.

Kellhus
Kellhus
9 years ago

Yakuza games alone make PS3 the console to be on. Hell yeah.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Yakuza of the end is going to be awesome dude!
Yakuza games define the PS3.Full City to do many things and it feels like a real city.Graphics are awesome,PS3 Exclusive!Kiryu Kazuma what a Badass with some of the best characters in video gaming!With one of the best stories in gaming!People who haven't played Yakuza 4 pick it up when it releases!

Kellhus like your avatar.The Japanese cover from Ryu Ga Gotoku 1 Right.Like A Dragon sound better Yakuza Title sucks!


Last edited by Kiryu on 1/6/2011 12:44:24 AM

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Kiryu –

Never have played any Yakuza games before, but the trailer off the PSN sure looked good.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Yes Like A Dragon more catchy.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

What puts me of Yakuza is the combat, i dont want random fights constantly while exploring the town, this is why i preffered Shenmue so much more.

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

@ultimadream.
the Strategy is to se first where they are looking then go past them with ease.If they see u ,u can outrun them easily!

TheShadow
TheShadow
9 years ago

The ps3 really will have the best year since launch IMO.

LBP2
Killzone 3 (Picking up)
MLB 11 the show (picking up)
Sorcery (picking up)
Resistance 3 (picking up)
Uncharted 3 (do I have to say it)
Infamous 2(Picking up)
Team ico collection (picking up)
Motorstorm Apocolypse (Maybe)
Virtua tennis 4-I think (could someone tell me if this is exclusive)
Socom 4 (picking up)
twisted medal
Yakuza4

Overall great year to own a Ps3.

I also think that ps3 might not pass 360 cause it was just announced at CES that it pass 50 million units and Kinect…….8 million no joke.

Anyway, can't wait and somebody guess which one i'm looking foward to most.

Hint: Un-3

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Apparently Kinect is causing a new rash of RROD all over the place. Who knows what its doing to the systems that had their red lights removed.

jaynet333
jaynet333
9 years ago

I wonder if 8 mil Kinect sold is enough to recoup the $500 million advertising budget, not to mention the R&D costs. ūüėČ

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Seems like the Kinect draws a lot of power from the USB connection. You gotta be careful with external harddrives too.

But geeze, does the kinect have it's own processor or something? lol Why would it draw so much power to add enough heat to RROD systems?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I'm pretty certain the Kinect has built in motorized mechanisms to turn the camera. That alone has got to kick up the power consumption a good bit.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Yeah World, it's causing RROD's in those pre-sqat 360's.

Since MS decided to keep most of the hardware guts out of Kinect's original design, the kinect's now putting a heavy burden on those pre-squat machines, making for another hardware fail scenerio.

IMO, it's all because MS would rather take their usual almost-patented "rush it out" & "cheap-a$$ed routes once again.

Plus I wonder if these new failures will also wind burning out the Kinect itself now too somehow.

Guess we'll all be seeing how that all plays out real soon

Orvisman
Orvisman
9 years ago

Msft doesn't care. That's more units sold.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm getting every game on that list, and he didn't even list everything. It's gonna be hard to keep up this year let alone pay for all the games I want.

It would be cool if PS3 finally took the lead but I'm not too worried about it. I do feel kind of bad for folks who cling to their dying system still saying PS3 doesn't have anything worth playing. Poor kids wouldn't know a good exclusive if it bit em.

TheShadow
TheShadow
9 years ago

I just read some comments on youtube vids that some people think Blootooth, Blu-ray and 7.1 surround sound is all useless, I'll give you a minute to laugh a bit.

anyway, its probably some little kids who play COD all day while their parents try and make them do homework.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@TheShadow

I don't get how they think it's useless, surround sound is awesome, if it wasn't for Blu-Ray we wouldn't have the massive sized games we have now. I don't use Bluetooth anymore as i used to, i use the Tritton AX720's now, and man it's a beast to play with it's expensive but worth it, it costed me $120 for it.

TheShadow
TheShadow
9 years ago

@ Clamedeus

my thoughts exactly, I don't have surround in my room but in the living room there's a 5.1 surround on a 50" plasma and it blows my socks off listening at almost full blast on that thing, imagine uncharted 2 with that type of sound, I really don't get why thats useless.

Blootooth is awesome, I have the official ps3 mic and it works great wireless, backround noise cancellation and all.

Blu-ray……… Tell me how this is useless:

– more storage
– less breakable/scratchable
– 50 GB's Duel layered (I believe)

Really this is useless I guess tv's are useless too and dvd players/blu ray players, there all useless, that is what is sounds like, or……everything on ps3 is useless, THATS WHAT IS SOUNDS LIKE.

Really if ps3 is that useless, how useless is the 360.

Ponder that will you.


Last edited by TheShadow on 1/6/2011 11:02:36 AM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

@TheShadow

I totally agree with you, it seems maybe they don't like sound? I don't know if it isn't for sound i don't think we would enjoy a game as much. And don't forget the storage, i would be pretty pissed if the game was very short and nothing good would happen in it, that's why i love Blu-Ray so much, and everything else that Sony has brought into the gaming world and other companies as well.

I'll never understand them, and i don't think i would want to.

TheShadow
TheShadow
9 years ago

I agree 150% its like they want a dummed down gaming experience.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I sometimes wonder why x360 gamers haven't mostly jumped over and grabbed a PS3 by now.

This is especially so when looking at x360's dismal exclusive lineup for 2011.

Do many gamers even know what an "exclusive" is, and why they should care?

I have a theory that the majority of gamers just want entertaining games. Games that look cool and look entertaining. Or, as an example, I know a guy, a friend, who's been a xbox gamer for years-since the beginning. He has an unbelievable gamer-score of like 80K
BUt he just isn't interested in getting a PS3. He seems happy and excited to play "hot releases" but doesn't really care if it's exclusive, or not. He brushes off games like GoW3 and Uncharted because he feels he already has a set of games that are entertaining with plenty more coming down the pipeline.

Anyway, as a guy who has always been a multi-platform gamer, I wonder what's going on in the head of the gamers out there, like my friend, who just haven't got into a PS3, yet. It's a phenomenon. Because I just don't see how someone could like a lot of what x360 has, yet, not be interested in the wealth of quality exclusive games the PS3 has.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Do many gamers even know what an "exclusive" is, and why they should care?

No they dont. In fact i had someone tell
Me the other day that the xbox360 is still better than the PS3 because it runs COD black ops better, at a higher framerate and resolution. Ok its true it does run better. But apparently he doesnt look at the big picture. I can look at my library and choose numerous mulitplat and obviously most of tge exclusive titles that run better than black ops. I mean he could have atleast picked a game with merit, ya know.

The point im getting at is, hes stuck on an idea that obviously false and a terrible idea tp argue with. I assume their are plenty other people that think the same way. They dont realise that exclusives like Uncharted, or HALO are what push a system. Of course they know about the games possibly even play them. But they dont rationalize how much better most exclusives or why they are important to a system.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Their own fault for being ignorant, they're missing out on something big.

I don't know what made them so "racist" but that's their problem, I'm sick of fanboys.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Some people just have poor taste. A lot of my friends who only own Xbox's or are recent converts to the PS3 have poor taste in just about everything. Clothes, food, beer, music, movies, etc. Games is no exception.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Yea some people do have terrible taste. I think i do to an extent because i like all genres of games. Of course i can tell a terrible game from a great game. But sometimes i like the terrible games haha. But i guess the difference is that I can rationalize the difference in a game like black ops and a game like U2.

Black ops to me was a good game. Yeah it had its flaws and ok it sold billions. But hasnt won many awards, maybe gotten a few nominations. But U2 was a great game, it was almost flawless. Ok it didnt sell billions, but it won many goty awards! And well i think the most important thing is people are calling it one of the greatest games you will ever play! And well thats true!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 1/6/2011 1:04:00 AM

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

i brought my ps3 on launch day knowing sequels to god of war and mgs and ff would be on ps3
i dont care that they are exclsuive just that i can get them……like a lot of people y should i care if a games mp or ex as long as its a good game
i play all genres aswell from ff to lbp to cod (contrary to what some may believe round here ūüėČ lol) i think black ops isnt that great and it has now been the 4th game that is basically the same it needs a reboot sharpish
i dont look at what the masses buy but what i enjoy

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I'll go even further than what Jawknee said and say these same people have poor common sense. They will believe everything the gaming press tells them. They always choose the lowest common denominator, do what their friends say or are simply ignorant of the facts. It's their loss but it's fun to bag them for wasting their money. I can tell who these people are because of the nonsense they spew on Twitter or YouTube. Everything they have to say comes from a the mindset of a stubborn mule who can't be reasoned with.

For sure I will be buying LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3, MLB '11: The Show, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 and of course, inFamous 2. Maybe a few more but those are the definite buys.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

the only games i will be able to afford are KZ3 and UC3.
mark my words however. if i get this job… i will be getting em all.
wish me luck PSX.
(nvm, my rep around here isn't very deserving of tht.)


Last edited by booze925 on 1/5/2011 10:33:49 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Regardless of your rep, good luck with the job. Hope u get it!

gangan19
gangan19
9 years ago

best of luck to you

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

good luck dude

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Yay jobs! Fingers crossed for ya!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Good luck and Game On!

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
9 years ago

I never would have guessed that Sony would one-up themselves yet again, but it's happening!

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

That list is sick, cant believe they will all hit this year. I cant wait to hear more about Twisted Metal. Back in the day, I wasted many a brain cell staying up all night playing Twisted Metal 2 with several friends playing deathmatch.


Last edited by HighOnFire on 1/5/2011 10:43:14 PM