Submitted by xHeavYx 466d ago | opinion piece

These are the 5 games that could win the console war for the PS4

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched to a great deal of fanfare in November. Thousands of anxious consumers lined up at their local retailers at midnight to be among the first to experience the next generation of video games. Over 7 million consoles have already been sold, anticipation is at an all time high…but we haven’t had a great reason to turn on our new consoles in almost a month. (Deep Down, inFamous: Second Son, PS4, The Order: 1886, The Witness, Transistor)

xHeavYx  +   466d ago
What I like about the list is that I see a variety of games, not a focus on FPS or timed DLC. There are also great games coming out (like the next Uncharted) and who knows what E3 will be like, most likely....
ThunderSpark  +   466d ago
Very true. Playstation is synonymous with variety and quality. This gen should definitely be as fun as the PS2 era was.
jidery  +   466d ago
The PS2 era is something I hope can make a comeback, the era of the platformer. Sly cooper, Jack and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, PsychoNauts heck even Rayman were amazing platformers. I hope these type of cartoony story based games come back sometime this gen, or am I the only one who enjoyed them?
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Kingthrash360  +   466d ago
you are not, sir.
we all enjoyed them.
vikMage  +   465d ago
Oh I have a feeling this gen is going to be fun indeed!
FamilyGuy  +   465d ago
I'm excited about those big titles and plan on playing all of them but Transistor really has my attention too. I really want to check that game out so I hope there's a demo. Even if there isn't I guess I could watch some live streams once it's released. *Hugs PS4*
scott182  +   465d ago
While I am very excited for these games, I would think the biggest ones will be from Naughty Dog and their other major studios... I am very excited to see what's in store down the road from them.
VforVideogames  +   465d ago
Are all this games exclusives to ps4?
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Pogmathoin  +   466d ago
I mean, you post the story, fair enough, but you were so excited about you comment first too.... Anyone else would wait and see others comment first, then you use a gif seen a 1,000 times... Really?? I thought PS4 did not need help either winning the 'console war'... Why are you worried about with the Xbox? Is it the fact its selling really good too? An inferior more expensive machine? This must make your mind go http://images4.wikia.nocook...
Lukas_Japonicus  +   466d ago
What an incredibly bitter, completely off topic comment. Do you hear yourself? He says what he likes about the article he submitted, what is wrong with that? He got excited by the variety of upcoming Sony offerings and decided to comment....so what? Does that really offend you?

"Why are you worried about with the Xbox? Is it the fact its selling really good too? "

Lmao wth, he didn't even mention Xbox....i would love to read his comment through your eyes, i really would.

Where do you people keep popping up from? Just really bitter, warped individuals.......
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NeoTribe  +   466d ago
Pretty bad when we can tell how bitter and angry you are through a text comment.
FamilyGuy  +   465d ago
Ugh, so SALTY

Not sure if tears or sweat from hot, angered typing :/

Ever considered the thought that he might just be excited about the game line-up/topic at hand?
A decent number of contributors make the first comment on their own articles because they're, surprise surprise, interested in the subject.
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3-4-5  +   466d ago
Remember when WW2 was won on in the first few months?

O wait...it didn't happen like that
Kingthrash360  +   466d ago
u lost me. "WW2"? what does war have to do with this article...y'know what...yall fanboy's are miserable people. ENJOY you console of choice and stop sulking everytime yall see positives about the other console dam. go play games.
that said, i cant wait for these to release. ps2 era here we come!
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ShwankyShpanky  +   466d ago
There's console wars, and then there's tripe like this.
Albie360  +   466d ago
It is already won.
Irishguy95  +   465d ago
Yeah it was over before it even begun. The only thing left is to see how much of a win it is for them. If MS manage to have a quality generation then the gap won't be massive. But if they falter then we'll just see the gap rise. I'd be surprised if MS managed a turned around with some random major exclusives. But I doubt it.

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Nah Corvus -> You see, a console will always 'win'/ Last gen arguably the 360 won due to the fact that MS managed to pull a huge market share, whereas the gen before it Sony absolutely dominated. This gen it seems like it won't be complete domination, but SOny will have pulled back alot of players they lost last gen. Thus they win.

So far i'd give highest quality consoels per gen -> Ps1-Ps2-Ps3(later years) and the Ps4 and X1 seem even enough right now except the X1 simply costs more in general.

Oh yeah, what was I saying?? Yeah so Corvus, someone wil always win, and whoever loses is forced to 'better' themselves. And the winners want to keep winning. Thus -> Competition is ALWAYS good for us. Xbox 360 having such a good online is what led to Sony having such a good online, Ps4's policies are what led to X1 changing their policies. Get it? The one who ****s up has to buck up and we only win due to it
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Neonridr  +   466d ago
I'm looking forward to seeing more of The Witness. Love the art style and the game definitely has a Myst feeling to it.
ThyMagicSword  +   466d ago
None of them will win 'the console war'. Capcom could make a new Monster Hunter for the PS4 or PS VITA, instead of making Dark Souls clones like Deep Down.
corvusmd  +   466d ago
This topic is all just opinion, but if any game company "wins" the console war...it's gamers that lose

Admittedly this list has the only two exclusives that I cared about, but the more I learn about Order and Deep Down, the less I like them. Witness may not be an exclusive, so that won't "win" anything.
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admiralvic  +   466d ago
"This topic is all just opinion"

You mean an article on N4G listed under opinion piece is just opinion?! Gee, better stop the presses!

But seriously, I don't see these 5 games or really any 5 games making such an impact that it completely vanquishes the competition.
DragonKnight  +   465d ago
"but if any game company "wins" the console war...it's gamers that lose."

What? How do you figure that? History has proven that having a leader with insurmountable numbers has, more often than not, been a good thing.

Before Sony entered the console industry, Nintendo vs. Sega saw Nintendo always trouncing Sega. Why? Games.

Sony enters in and they trounce Nintendo and Sega 2 generations straight. Why? Games.

Can you provide an example of how any company "winning" the console war means gamers lose? The only thing I can think of is possible arrogance, but if that doesn't happen then how does anyone lose?
SixtyNine  +   466d ago
War? I'll leave you kids to it.

On that list, I'd take second sons and transistor.
Software_Lover  +   466d ago
There is no WAR!!!!!!!!!

Both consoles will sell well. One will sell sell better than the other. They both will release a new console after this one.......maybe.

Damn I fell bad that I bought a fusion last year since it got outsold by the civic. /s
Psychotica  +   466d ago
So you don't care about trade in value, how the car rides, what features it has etc?
vikingland1  +   466d ago
War,war never changes
fattyuk  +   466d ago

Was waiting for a fallout reference
jackanderson1985  +   466d ago
for me it's infamous on the PS4 i'm most looking forward to (was originally the reason i was waiting to get one but the missus got me one for christmas and have been enjoying don't starve on it alot)... dunno about deep down, the witness or transistor but hey not my kinda games but to each their own
Psychotica  +   466d ago
If it was just based on game it would most likely will be games that are out 3 or 4 years from now.
JeffGUNZ  +   466d ago
Exactly, those games sure look fun, but in about 3-5 years we will start seeing ND and other developers pushing the console to it's max potential, those games will be amazing. I plan on getting the PS4 whenever ND first game comes out, hopefully not till 2015 since I am moving soon and need the money :/
Gamer-40  +   466d ago

and The Order 1886.
stamps79  +   466d ago
Deep Down and the Order 1886 are the only two from this list I care about. I was a backer for Transistor , so I'll be picking that up on PC.
yellowgerbil  +   466d ago
When is the next big game conference?
I really want an announcement for a Hot Shots Golf and Media Molecules game
Brazz  +   466d ago
10 exclusive 1º party IP. to win the gen for PS4.

1 - Demon's souls.
2 - the order 1886.
3 - Gran Turismo.
4 - Uncharted.
5 - The Last of US.
6 - God of War.
7 - Infamous.
8 - Killzone.
9 - Little Big Planet.
10 - Resistance.
Software_Lover  +   466d ago
You want more of the same?
SpideySpeakz  +   465d ago
Hell, most of MS's lineup is more of the same. In Brazz's case, at least he'll get BETTER games.
OldDude  +   466d ago
The only "war" that exists is being fought by teenagers without enough paper route money to buy them all. Guess what, they are all great and offer a unique experience. Too bad some here are so simple minded they cant see past their own ignorance.
sorceror171  +   466d ago
Even if you buy into the whole "war" scheme - which is pretty iffy anyway - it's kinda early to call a 'winner'. The PS3 started off wobbly last gen but steadily improved and its sales caught up to the 360 (and neither one matched the sales of the Wii).

(And I'm saying that as a mild Playstation fan. Microsoft won't just sit around and let the Xbox One languish.)
maniacmayhem  +   466d ago
I like inFamous A LOT and Transistor looks great because I played Bastion and it was excellent. Other than that none of the other games looks interesting enough and by no means would win any kind of war.
Robearboy  +   466d ago
There is no "console war" its just the mind set for rabid fanboys who have nothing better to do than troll and post propaganda, a true gamer plays any decent game no matter what console its on (providing they have the funds)
Hicken  +   466d ago
It's a hotly contested competition in which billions of dollars and a great number of jobs are involved. Sometimes, one side or the other is not above using underhanded or downright illegal tactics to come out on too.

It may not be a life or death situation, but it looks and sounds like war to me.
Bdub2000  +   465d ago
Yeah, if Microsoft "loses" this console war they will have to close their doors.... They'll lose billions.... Right...
jgrigs09  +   466d ago
This whole console war is so dumb. I could careless which system is winning. I wish people would ignore this whole "console war" statement and just enjoy what you play. I'll give it to playstation which is having so much success when they needed it the most. But I'm still preferring the Xbox one over the PS4, even though the Ps4 is more powerful. I'm more excited with what games the Xbox one is releasing like Quantum Break, Titanfall, and I'm really excited with what Black Tusk will bring to us even though they haven't announced what game they are making. I was so disappointed in Ryse and Forza but other then that I'm enjoying the Xbox one. But I'm still buying the PS4 later this summer. But I wish all gamers would just chill out and respect others.
Max-Zorin  +   466d ago
Lmao war. What war? No one is doing any shooting. Console fanboys are not even deadly. I hate whoever made up this console war nonsense with a passion. It's funny how only this generation of gamers don't respect each other.
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JackBNimble  +   466d ago
Where the F**K is LBP3 anyway?
DigitalRaptor  +   465d ago
Sony have probably got Tarsier Studios on the case for that, whilst Media Molecule work on something new.

I say wait for E3, as we're going to see so, so many exciting next-gen reveals there.
Rock_On_PS4  +   465d ago
God of War 4, Grand Theft Auto VI, Final Fantasy XV, Uncharted 4 and Gran Turismo 7 for PS4 will help sell millions and millions on console systems just like God of War 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Uncharted trilogy and Gran Turismo 5 helped sell millions and millions of PS3 console systems.
Picnic  +   465d ago
I think that people overstate the importance of Playstation's range of games.

Sony sometimes overkill some genres and don't do enough in others.

What Sony do is they attract those who feel that they are slightly intellectually or morally superior. Basically, Playstation attracts the pseudo artsy. The kind of people who take feminist studies just so that they can go out with more girls.


They also surely attract people who like loyalty - for their console to be supported the whole of the generation.
That like a relatively low failure rate (except at launch).

After a bumpy start, I like the PS3 a lot. But I also see what the attractions of the Xbox One are - the One has already got a game for just about every genre either released or lined up. The problem is that it's been at the expense of the Xbox360 but that console was always second rate to me as soon as RROD reared its head.
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