With the holiday season in full swing, perspective buyers are always looking to acquire the newest and best gaming systems for themselves or loved ones. Currently, both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are competing to be the top dog in the market, each with its own benefits. Before we get into the comparisons, we aren’t looking to determine which system is downright better than the other. This is going to be a buyer’s guide for those still undecided about the merits of each one. We understand that some people may only be able to purchase one over the other, so this is our guide based on features, its library of exclusives, price, and general sustainability of the system.
Both systems carry their own library of exclusive titles, with many of them being hailed as some of the best of their generation. Looking to the PlayStation 4 first, we can see some strong contenders with the likes of Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, and Bloodborne. Many of Sony’s exclusive games lean towards the RPG market that the company is known for. They also offer older exclusives such as The Last of Us Remastered and Grim Fandango for players who never got to experience them. Looking to the future there are also some fantastic-looking titles such as The Last Guardian, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Persona 5 set to release in late 2016 and 2017.
For the Xbox One, their exclusive titles span a gambit of genres with Gears of War 4, Quantum Break, and Halo 5 leading the pack. This is backed by older games from the console’s initial release that are still highly enjoyable like Sunset Overdrive, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Killer Instinct. When considering future Xbox One titles there are some great games set to release either late this year or sometime during 2017. Dead Rising 4, Scalebound, Crackdown, and Halo Wars 2 are all coming to the Xbox One as first party titles.