Xbox One Vs PS4 Exclusives
The image above lists all of the exclusives coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 known to date. Clearly Sony has gotten on the ball snatching up exclusives. It is important to note, however, that the mass majority of the PlayStation exclusives are indie games. The list, while impressive, leaves a lot to be desired on the Xbox side. While the quantity on the PlayStation side of this list is rather impressive, what about its quality?
Xbox One undeniably has quality exclusives under its thumb withÂ Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3 andÂ Titanfall. Quality PS4 exclusives include inFamous: Second Son andÂ Killzone: Shadow Fall but a lot of people don’t consider those console sellers. Not to mention that inFamous: Second Son isn’t releasing until Spring 2014.
Launch day exclusives are what’s going to help the console gain the most momentum but it is also important to keep in mind that console lives aren’t solely determined by day one releases. All consoles have a life span and, during that time, the games that release post-launch account for just as much of the console’s success as the day one launch titles do.
The timed generation exclusives are something to keep an eye on for the Xbox side. Considering the firstÂ Peggle game had released on PS3, it was a little off-putting when they were unclear if it was an Xbox exclusive or not. Having Peggle andÂ Plants vs. Zombies 2: Garden WarfareÂ listed under the timed generation exclusive section means that it will eventually be released for Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 as well.
Not all gamers are prepared to make the leap to next-gen on day one. Most people wait a minimum of a year after a console’s launch to avoid bugs or to have a fully polished system by the time they lay their money on the line. Quality over quantity matters and, quite frankly, Xbox One has the quality edge over PlayStation 4 on day one. However, PS4 is definitely still a contender in this battle because most of those unknown games just might be the diamond in the rough that will knock your socks off.