Yes, I know that the Xbox 360 has some exclusives made by third-parties that aren't available on other consoles, but they are nothing compared to the amount of games that the PS3 got while us Xbox 360 owners are beginning to go nuts at the third-parties.
The most notable of these are ports of classic games for download. Several of them come from Konami and Ubisoft. All of these games that are always on my mind were only on Sony's systems.
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Rayman 2: The Great Escape
- Sonic Heroes
First off, I'm very aware Sonic Heroes has only gotten a European downloadable re-release, and I'm sure the other PS3 owners don't like that either. But why are three out of four games from that system only on PlayStation 3? Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is available on Xbox Live Arcade and it was originally a PlayStation only game, not to mention this is another game by Konami, the company behind the Metal Gear games, and two of them are on that list.
Another factor that makes this ludicrous is that several sequels to these games that didn't meet as much of the critical acclaim that these particular games were given are available for Xbox 360. Notice how the HD port of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc is given, but not its two prequels. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection only includes Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. While the idea of porting a handheld game to a console is a genius idea, I want to know why us Xbox 360 owners got the titles that didn't really star the character who was the head honcho of the series, while the PS3 gloats about how they have all the Metal Gear Solid games, including the ones that had contributed to making its older brothers and itself a huge success.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots is the only major retail game that is worth noting on the list. I checked online to see if a port for Xbox 360 was on the way, and also asked on YouTube, and recieved a response saying that it would possibly take about four discs for the Xbox 360.
But this post I found on another thread seems to contradict the "four discs" rumor.
I would also like to point out that Rayman 2: The Great Escape, was given to several other systems unlike it's prequel, including the Nintendo 64. As a Nintendo 64 game, how come it is absent from the Wii Shop Channel for download? I'm not sure of many other games for the system that are worth uploading besides that game.
It seems that these developers are starting to get the idea, seeing how Rayman Origins was released for just about every system of the time of release, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be getting a port of Xbox 360. But the classic games still seem to be ignored. Should third-parties start giving access to their games on other consoles if possible?