Battle of Exclusives 2016-17: Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

GameCrate runs down what we know about the exclusive and console-exclusive games coming to the big two consoles this year and beyond.

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DigitalRaptor1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

The article provides a fair comparison, but it's not realistic of the lineups. They got it right though: "We mostly stuck to titles with the biggest buzz". PS4, hands down.

It's clear that 2016 is an absolute landslide in terms of exclusive gaming content for PS4 vs. its competition - both traditionally and for alternative experiences like VR. Taking everything into account, PS4 has 2016 sealed up, and I'm fairly sure that will remain, regardless of any Nintendo NX announcements made this year. 2017 is more difficult to tell, but will probably be the same thing in terms of balance of content, with NX perhaps getting more mindshare than Wii U could muster. PS4 is now at that point in the generation where its flow of content is going to be unstoppable as it grows.

The Game Awards named about 4 PS4 exclusive nominees in their "most anticipated" category. The community of the most prominent and industry-relevant online forum mentioned 8 PS4 exclusives in their top 20 most anticipated, and only 2 Xbox exclusives (one of which is delayed into 2017). Many other gaming sites have PS4 exclusives taking the lion's share of their most anticipated and gamers on forums seem to be sharing that notion that PS4's 2016 is just crazy magic. Some sources like don't mention Xbox One exclusives at all, which I don't think is fair, but it is what it is.

PS4 just has heaps more and thus the stronger lineup - it is no comparison.

parentoftheyear1525d ago

2016 will be awesome for all gamers. My top exclusive console picks are No Mans Sky and Crackdown. It is hard to pick just 1 for each.

FlipSwitch1525d ago

They should stick to real exclusives instead of listing multiplatform games which are going to PC.

The exclusives list isn't even close.

Uncharted 4
Ratchet and Clank
Last Guardian
Nier 2
Gravity Rush 2
GT Sport
NI No Kuni 2.

Xbox one:
Quantum Break
Gears 4
Crackdown (multiplayer only)

Thats just 2 and a half exclusives for xbox one and 9 exclusives for PS4. I'm pretty sure i've missed some too.

Xbox one's exclusive lineup is terrible quite frankly

medman1525d ago (Edited 1525d ago )

A few you missed that are full exclusive....

Persona 5
The Tomorrow Children
Wild (included it because you included Detroit, but they probably are both 2017)
What Remains of Edith Finch
Matterfall (2017?)
Without Memory (2016/2017?)
Drawn to Death
Let it Die...that's 11 more for your ps4 list, and I'm sure I missed some just as you did...

Xbox One:
Inside...though this may be a timed exclusive...
(I'm sure there are more, but I don't follow what's coming for xbox as closely)

Tsunade1525d ago

PS4 has obviously more exclusives. There are lots of Japanese exclusive games coming. Lots of PSVR games are exclusive. Also, PS4 has more console exclusive games than the competition.

Just look a the first half of 2016... The Witness, Firewatch, Uncharted 4, Street Fighter V and some others while there is nothing worth exclusive for xbox.

D-riders1525d ago

Um that list is missing some games well a ton of games.

DivineAssault 1525d ago

xbox gamers will get the stuff they like as well as ps gamers.. I prefer ps & nintendo offerings so i feel this year is going to be the best so far.. However xb gamers will get the types of games they want so im sure theyll be just as happy