2017 was an utterly historic year for games, but one company managed to dominate the zeitgeist nonetheless...
Both the PS4, and the Switch had a really great year.
PlayStation without a doubt and they'll win 2018 also easily
Depends on how you look at it, taking everything into consideration IMO: 1. PS4 2. Switch (extremely close 2nd) 3. XBO The PS4 without new hardware has still just dominated 2017. It might not have had the biggest news stories, the best hardware, or two top prime candidates for GOTY. But it did have a large collection of great exclusives for everyone, PSVR has finally hit the price point of mass adoption and is starting to get the experiences it needs to be successful, and even without all they hype they've completely dominated sales on a global scale. And 2018 looks even better. This was a great year for PS4. Switch is the underdog story of the year depending on if you consider it a console and the successor to the Wii U, or a handheld and the successor to the 3DS. Worst case scenario people wrote it off as a Wii U 2 with the tablet being able to go anywhere, most sane fans though it would sell at a bit less than the 3DS due to the higher price and the increase in mobile gaming on cellphones, but Switch launched with a GOTY worth Zelda, and kept a steady flow of strong games throughout the year both first and 3rd party. If it wasn't for PS4 just still selling as well as it is, the number 1 sport could have easily gone to Nintendo and the Switch. 2017 has been rough on the Xbox brand. Exclusives were limited and on top of that some games got cancelled making it even more bare. Hardware sales were down and tracking in 4th place behind the PS4, Switch, and even the 3DS. PS4 was taking the major 3rd party deals, and PS4 and Switch had exclusives in abundance where XBO was lacking. The real saving grace for the XBO in 2017 was the XBO-X which is an amazing piece of hardware, even if it is too late to the market. Hopefully 2018 will be better for them.
I can't help but agree, you're pretty much on point with your analysis of each system.
yeah, both PS4 & Switch. I really wanted MS to do well but it is what it is (game-wise)
It was a great year for sony and the switch. They deliver new amazing games sold tons and tons of consoles. Microsoft got a very bad year, losing market share, selling much less then rivals, delaying games and thinking that higher rez and power at this stage would be a gamechanger...
Micrsoft didnt expect a game changer but gave people a choice and its not done that bad. Id say the winner this year is Nintendo to come back from the wii u i didnt expect it.
I have to disagree. MS made some statements about the X1 only being for certain gamers but then they talked non stop about the world's most powerful console. You heard that 50 times more than any remarks about the machine being only for certain gamers. I think they actually expected a lot more including being able to brag about the November NPD.
It's bad when you consider that they released the X without ever keeping their "powah of the cloud" promise for the base One.
Don't forget cancelling games too.
The PS4 had a really great year, but I have to give 2017 to the Switch. The system has completely changed everything for Nintendo, including the public perception of the Nintendo brand.
I love the PS4, but I really wanted Nintendo to make a comback and the Switch is on track to become a great system with a lot of great exclusives. I give it to both PS4 and Switch, very different consoles but they are both great in their own right.
They're certainly both great systems. I have both, and a high-end PC, and so I always have great games to look forward to year-round.
The switch exceeded my expectations, and I'd imagine many other people's. I'd say it had a great year. As to had a better one, it's hard to judge because I feel that both Nintendo and Sony had great years. Already have a PS4, and I'm pretty sure I'm getting a switch for xmas.:)
They all won. Video games won. Gamers won.
You had the perfect comment but still get downvotes like crazy. Wow!
Not if you just spent 560 bucks on an Xbox One X and PUBG expecting good performance and not drop to 4FPS and N64 textures(legit not exaggerating, videos of this)
If by all you mean Sony and Nintendo, then you are correct. They both had a stellar 2017, the other one didn't even compete.
PS4 & Switch.
Switch overall PS4 on exclusives Xb1 on hardware
Switch, why? Because of Breath of the Wild and Mario? Pffft. Sony man handled everyone.
Xbox Won X
The question should be: Xbox or switch, which is 2017 second best?
Sony followed by Nintendo.
For me my Xbox One X love the new fella
downvote because you didn't call it 'DA BEAST'
It's definitely a beast
PlayStation for me. It had the games i liked to play there was no comp.
PS4 received the most games this year for the most diverse audience
Terms of software:Sony Terms of consoles sold:Sony
Both had a stellar lineups this year. I would be happy with either one but lucky for me, I don't have to choose between them.
Well in terms of library of games the PS4 takes the cake. Been a great year from the start to finish. However my personal game of the year it is Mario. I reckon its the best Mario since 64. There is no question the Swtich made a big comeback for Nintendo after the Wii U disaster which is the only Nintendo console I didn't buy. Switch though just made sense and I am gald gamers have supported it. PS4 though man. For a 4 year old console and still going like it has its just nuts. Its like the PS2 all over again. What is even crazier is next year is going to be even better. Nuts.
Tie between Switch and PS4 for me. Xbox lost big.
Thats how I see it. I'm probably getting Switch mid to late next year, but I just don't see any reason to own a XONE this gen. I don't know what is going on at MS
edmix wtf bro converted
@kiddy-lol I don't know what you're talking about but I don't believe there was ever a time I was not going to purchase one. I've purchased every single Nintendo handheld and I have no interest in skipping the switch. Me purchasing a Nintendo switch pretty much has everything to do on when the next Animal Crossing is coming out lol When, not if (Unless something crazy happens in Animal Crossing or Bravely Default the Third never come out or something )
PS4 - games, value, and VR.
Horizon: Zero Dawn Persona 5 NiOh Neir: Automata Gravity Rush 2 Gran Turismo: Sport Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Yakuza 0 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Sony brought the pain to Nintendo and Microsoft this year. Without question.
Don't forget Wipeout, Everybodies Golf, Danganrompa and although they are smaller games, the return of Loco Roco and Patapon 😃
For me, Nintendo takes most improved but PlayStation remains king.
Absolutely spot on assessment, Nintendo have done incredibly well in making themselves relevant again but Sony are delivering in every way possible.
PS4 vs Xbox One vs Nintendo Switch: Who Won 2017? Well sounds like the writer is asking ME a question........ So who one 2017? As I do not own a Nintendo Switch nor an XBox one nor a Xbox1x I'd have to say the PS4 won 2017 for me.
Gonna have to say PS4 and Sony. The number of games, and quality of, they dropped this year was unmatched. Switch came close, but PS4 was king. But 2017 was killer for sure.
Ps4 for sure. The switch really didn't do nothing for me. They only had 1 game i wanted to play, but wouldn't buy switch just for Zelda.
This is a no brainer, it has to be the ps4 Switch selling well but still behind
I will admit that Switch surprised me bigtime. Did way better than I expected. Still think PS4 took the year as a whole in most aspects but Nintendo re-discovered their magic.
Why to Nintendo fans try to cover up Breath of the Wild on Wii U ?
Wii U never happened!
sales? won best new exclusives? best new hardware? best what? id say sony won for best exclusives, switch behind that due to Zelda also being on the wiiu, then i'd say Microsoft for best new hardware for the X.
Loved my Xbox this year and The XXX is the best console I have ever played. 4K all day. My switch has suprised me too Mario and Zelda great games and even Sony had a great game this year in HZD.
1st = Switch 2nd = PS4 3rd = Xbox One
PS4 easily won.
1 - ps4 2 - switch And a very low 3rd to xbox.
Sony, hands down, although it helps that the Switch didn't launch until later this year. In terms of who won the months after the Switch launched, it's a much tighter race and I think both Sony and Nintendo will bring their A game next year. MS will have to step their game up if they want to be in the same league.
Nintendo sold 10mil Switch since launch but Sony sold 10mil PS4 since June alone
To me and to be honest I don't care who won in sales, brought out best console, had the best game, in my eyes they were all winners in some way or another just as much as the next. Yeah in my eyes, mircrosoft, Sony and Nintendo all showed improvements in many ways..
Is really hard to tell the winner, but the clear loser is easy, xbox!
No it is not hard to tell the winner, do the math and you clearly see that the PS4 has won, big time.
Impressive: Nintendo Bodied Everyone: Sony
Switch for me. Everything else was way off. Nintendo provided masterpieces this year. Everyone else just kept with the status quo.
As far as 2017 goes xbone isn't even in the same zip code as the other 2. Even scorpio didn't help. With only a couple 'exclusives' no surprise really lol. Next year is gonna be even worse on xbone.
PS4 just kill it
I love my Xbox, but Sony KILLED IT