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Prototype to top Infamous by "90%"

But Infamous will sell more on PS3, claims analyst

Prototype will outsell PS3-exclusive rival Infamous by 90 percent because of its multiplatform set-up, claims EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich.

Both games have been the subject of inevitable comparisons thanks to their open-world superhero set-ups, moody protagonists and similar launch windows. The pair's developers even painted their rival game's lead in drag.

It's not all bad news for Infamous though, as EEDAR claims that on the PS3 Sucker Punch's game is on track to sell 35 percent more than Prototype in the US. Thanks to the longer sales curve for platform exclusives that number could stretch to as much as 50 percent, it says.

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"Due to near identical game play and quality scores, the Infamous vs. Prototype case study presents interesting data to publishers when considering the sales bump a title could receive by choosing exclusivity over a multiplatform release," said Divnich.

Because there's no info on how much it cost Activision to put Prototype on three platforms, it's difficult to tell which strategy will ultimately pay off, the analyst added. What do you think?