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A look at the current franchises owned by Sony, Nintendo and Xbox

Bragr

Member
I probably missed a bunch, but it's in the ballpark, and some of these are old and inactive, but it paints a picture.

Sony
Astro Bot
God of War
Gran Turismo
Gravity Rush
Horizon
Infamous
Jak And Daxter
Killzone
Knack
The Last of Us
LittleBigPlanet
MLB The Show
Motorstorm
Ratchet & Clank
Resistance
Sly Cooper
SOCOM
Syphon Filter
Twisted Metal
Uncharted
Wipeout

Nintendo
1080
Animal Crossing
Brain Age
Clubhouse Games
Donkey Kong
F-Zero
Fire Emblem
Kirby
Luigi's Mansion
Mario (massive amount of sub-genres in this one, sports games, puzzle games, etc.)
Metroid
Paper Mario
Picross
Pikmin
Pilotwings
Pokemon (shared ownership between "Game Freak" and "Creatures")
Punch-Out
Splatoon
Star Fox
Super Smash Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Warioware
Xenoblade Chronicles
Yoshi

Xbox
Age of Empires
Banjo-Kazooie
Call of Duty
Candy Crush
City Building Series (ceasar, pharaoh, zeus)
Crash Bandicoot
Conker
Crackdown
Dance Central
Diablo
Dishonored
Doom
Fable
Fallout
Farm Heroes Saga
Forza Motorsport
Forza Horizon
Gears of War
Geometry Wars
Guitar Hero
Halo
Halo Wars
Hearthstone
Hellblade
Heretic
Hexen
Killer Instinct
King's Quest
Lost Vikings
MechWarrior
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Minecraft
Ori
Overwatch
Perfect Dark
Prey
Psychonauts
Quake
Rise of Nations
Skylanders
Soldier of Fortune
Spyro The Dragon
StarCraft
State of Decay
SWAT
Tenchu
The Elder Scrolls
The Evil Within
Tony Hawk
True Crime
Viva Pinata
WarCraft RTS
World of WarCraft
Wolfenstein
 
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Sony needs to develop a flagship JRPG and WRPG franchise. There's a huge void in the market where Bioware and (good) Final Fantasy used to be. They should also probably buy Bungie in order to have a competitive FPS.
 

Nankatsu

Member
How could you forget Sony's GOAT?


 
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Banjo64

Gold Member
Xbox owns a shit tonne of IP on paper. But what good is it to own Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark and the like when in 20 years of ownership they’ve only released;

- Nuts and Bolts
- Live and Reloaded
- PD Zero

1 game in each respective franchise. Whoop-de-fucking-do.
 

Bragr

Member
You included the most random franchises for Xbox. Geometry Wars, Conker , Dance Central, Viva Pinata, Heretic, Solider of Fortune?

Don’t mention Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Returnal, Bloodborne, Demon Souls, .. Hell Knack might be bigger all those titles.
None of those are franchises, apart from Knack. Franchises = more than 1 game in the series.

If I'm gonna add single games then the Xbox and Nintendo lists are both gonna become A LOT bigger too.
 

ChiefDada

Member
The way I see it, Sony no longer has the luxury of being as secretive with what's in the pipeline production. I expect them to be more vocal about their value proposition because things look very different to the casual gamer now. Bring on the MGS, Sly Cooper, and Bloodborne Remake trailers asap!
 

Dr Bass

Member
Xbox owns a shit tonne of IP on paper. But what good is it to own Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark and the like when in 20 years of ownership they’ve only released;

- Nuts and Bolts
- Live and Reloaded
- PD Zero

1 game in each respective franchise. Whoop-de-fucking-do.
Hey, someone who gets it.
 

ShirAhava

Plays with kids toys, in the adult gaming world
wow that sony list is depressing the only series I care about are Motorstorm and Wipeout

Evolution Studios closed and liverpool merged with XDEV and no new news about a current gen game

When it comes to sony I guess I'm gonna be playing vita/ps3 games forever good thing vita is life
 

Oddvintagechap

Gold Member
None of those are franchises, apart from Knack. Franchises = more than 1 game in the series.

If I'm gonna add single games then the Xbox and Nintendo lists are both gonna become A LOT bigger too.
youre going by sequels over the size?

So like Stardust over Returnal for Housemarque.

I guess Everyone’s Golf, Arc the lad, Ico franchise, Ape Escape, Sport Champions, Resistance, White Knights Chronicles, Dark Cloud.. are the real heavy hitters.
 

KAL2006

Banned
2023/2024 is when things will look a bit more different.

Microsoft will have
COD finally exclusive
Diablo 4 finally releasing and exclusive?
OverWatch 2 releasing and exclusive?
Fable
Hellblade 2
Avowed
Marketing ramping up for Elder Scrolls in 2024 maybe now that Starfield has released

Sony will have
Wolverine
Spiderman 2
Whatever new thing Naughty Dog is cooking
Ghost of Tsushima 2?
Bluepoint game
 

S0ULZB0URNE

Member
You included the most random franchises for Xbox. Geometry Wars, Conker , Dance Central, Viva Pinata, Heretic, Solider of Fortune?

Don’t mention Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Returnal, Bloodborne, Demon Souls, .. Hell Knack might be bigger all those titles.
These games should be listed.
OP needs updating
 
Returnal, Resogun, Resistance, Bloodborne, Demon's Souls, Ghost of Tsushima, Gravity Rush, Shadow of the Colossus/Ico/Last Guardian, Days Gone, Until Dawn, Dreams, Sunset Overdrive, The Order/DriveClub (RIP)
 
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Bragr

Member
Lists dont make much sense when you include franchises that are totally dead.

I understand trying to be complete but who cares about 1080 or Conker. The companies who own the IP dont care obviously
It's about listing up what notable franchises each company owns, it's not a list of the best-selling or most popular ones. Who knows what sort of franchises will be used in the future.
 

yurinka

Member
None of those are Western RPGS. They need at least one.
Star Wars KOTOR remake, Horizon, Assassin's Creed, The Witcher, Cyberpunk, Deus EX, Mass Effect, Dragon Age... they have ton of them.

Now make me a list of console WRPGs not released on PS and if possible with decent sales of let's say 10M copies.
 
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Bragr

Member
IP owned by Marvel. So has the rights to make movies, these rights are completely unrelated to videogames.


IP owned by Sega


Many publishers published it. Are you sure Activision owned it?


IP acquired by From Software in 2004.
But Tenchu is now Activision as far as I know, no matter who made it.

MechWarrior is apparently owned by Microsoft now.

I'm was unsure of Bayonetta and added it in haste, but of course, that's Sega, I'll remove it.

Spider-Man I can't find any concrete info on, I know Activision used to own the rights to the games, but I suppose it's impossible to say Sony "owns" anything related to Spider-Man games, so I should remove that game too.
 

yurinka

Member
But Tenchu is now Activision as far as I know, no matter who made it.
No, you're wrong. Use google, wikipedia or something.

MechWarrior is apparently owned by Microsoft now.
Source?

Spider-Man I can't find any concrete info on, I know Activision used to own the rights to the games, but I suppose it's impossible to say Sony "owns" anything related to Spider-Man games, so I should remove that game too.
Marvel owns Spider-Man, Disney own Marvel. Marvel/Disney license many different publishers to use their characters on videogames. The case of the Spider-Man games made by Sony are only one of them.

Spider-Man appears on a shit ton of other games. As an example it recently was included in Fortnite, which isn't a Sony game.
 

ethomaz

Banned
But Tenchu is now Activision as far as I know, no matter who made it.

MechWarrior is apparently owned by Microsoft now.

I'm was unsure of Bayonetta and added it in haste, but of course, that's Sega, I'll remove it.

Spider-Man I can't find any concrete info on, I know Activision used to own the rights to the games, but I suppose it's impossible to say Sony "owns" anything related to Spider-Man games, so I should remove that game too.
Tenchu is From Software not Activision.
Mechwarrior I need to check.
Bayonetta is Sega.
Spider-man is licensed to Sony… it is Marvel IP.

I mean you added a lot of stuff to MS and forget all the Sony IPs.

🤔
 
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