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« on: October 29, 2009, 06:53:55 PM »

That at the end of video games commercials, where they show the physical game case and cover (assuming it's a multi-platform game), that the 360 version of said game is always centered, and enlarged?

It just seems like an odd thing for Microsoft to pay for - almost like saying "Look at me in the center! I'm the legitimate copy of this game!"
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 06:57:12 PM »

Considering that almost every multiplatform game made for the current generation outsells the competition by a large margin on the 360, it's money well worth spent.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 07:00:19 PM »

Last gen that happened with PS2 games.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 04:23:07 PM »

Last gen that happened with PS2 games.
Yes, that's true. I suppose it must have some sort of quantifiable effect on sales, then.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 04:52:02 PM »

Probably not - those platforms just had the biggest install base out of the options.  I mean, if anything's coming out for the Wii and the 360, the Wii version is generally a crappy port.  (Feel free to prove me wrong - I didn't do any research.  That's just my gut feeling.)
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 05:17:30 PM »

Sadly, you're right.  I think the only game I can think of where that isn't true is Ghostbusters, where the 360/PS3 and Wii/PS2/PSP versions of the game were made by compeltely different studios and are essentially two different games.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 06:21:08 AM »

When Fallout 3 came out, when it got advertised, it only ever advertised the Xbox 360 and PC versions. It was like saying that it never came out on PS3.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 01:43:33 PM »

When Fallout 3 came out, when it got advertised, it only ever advertised the Xbox 360 and PC versions. It was like saying that it never came out on PS3.

I barely even remember it coming out for PS3. I can definitely see how multiplatform games are marketed with a 360 bias, since I've seen several games at the game shop at the PS3 section and been like, "Wait, that was multiplatform?" Bioshock was an example of this, until like a month ago I didn't even know it was on anything BUT 360.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 03:05:47 PM »

Well, granted, the PS3 version of Bioshock came out a lot later then the 360 version.  It was almost a year later if I'm not mistaken.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 03:27:14 AM »

Assassins Creed 2 has had exclusive PS3 advertising and GTA4 had exclusive PS3 marketing in certain European countries
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009, 07:10:31 AM »

Over here, the Tekken 6 commercials are only advertising the PS3 and PSP versions.
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