Today’s gamer vocabulary word is “Platform Exclusive”
A platform exclusive is a game that is only released on one platform. For example, if you want to play Halo 4, you must have an Xbox 360. However, if you want to play inFAMOUS Second Son, you must have a PlayStation 4.
It is important to understand platform exclusivity when you are looking to buy a game for your gamer. You would hate to go through all the trouble to buy a game only to find out they cannot play it because they do not have the right console.
The easiest way to found out what platforms a game is on is to search for it on Google and then click on the Wikipedia link. On the right side of all the video game pages is a box with game’s information, such as release date, developer, and platforms.
You can see on the right of the inFAMOUS page that PlayStation 4 is the only platform listed. However, if you look at the Watch Dogs page, you will see Microsoft Windows (this means it was released for the PC), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U all listed.