Console exclusivity is a hot topic for debate, and one that has gamers seemingly divided. This isn’t a newly waged war, though. During the early days, irate fans went to bat for one of two companies: Nintendo or Sega. It was the ultimate fanboy war that left bodies bruised and battered, controllers broken and strewn about the gaming trenches. In fact, the infamous mascot clash between everyone’s favorite mustached plumber and the faster-than-light, blue hedgehog birthed entire marketing campaigns aimed at dethroning the opposing company’s self-proclaimed reigning king of the video game kingdom. Though the landscape has changed in recent years regarding the rise of multiplatform games, there is still a noticeable schism among fans as to whether exclusivity is a thing of the past or a business practice that still has merit. Today, we’ll be analyzing each side of the argument, providing a holistic perspective on the controversial topic.