Sony's PS4 was the dominant console of the eighth generation thanks to a tight focus on strong gaming experiences and a slate of phenomenal titles.
@Title .....100 Percent Every other side piece feature or service doesn't compare to the Wife (games). The detractors should of spent more time nit picking and berating their console of choice instead of the brands that clearly navigate the gaming sphere better
Multiplat games (whichever platform you play them on) truly dominated the generation. Playstation 2nd, Switch 3rd
What are you even talking about? Those games could be played nearly anywhere. When you look back on a console generation (like that of the PS4) it's not about the 3rd party games that you can play anywhere... it's about the exclusives games. Why do you think Sony and Nintendo fans are so passionate? Is it because of multiplat titles? NO. It's because of Sony and Nintendo's proven track record with their exclusives. It's exclusives. REAL EXCLUSIVES. PLAYSTATION 4 COMMANDED THE GENERATION WITH EXCLUSIVES It's a fact. To try and say otherwise is ridiculous. The exclusives helped the PS4 to dominate.
USP's bro. . . They made a massive difference. Factor in the consistency and quality of those usp's and you can see why the xbox has been dominated
3rd party games aren't a gaming platform though are they so not sure about your magical rating criteria. Did you even read the article before you threw your tuppence worth in here?
Suit yourself with playstation this gen you had all the multiplat and all the exclusives... This coming gen ps5 will excel even further and the best thing is no one on here can do anything about it
potatoseal He's talking about this https://venturebeat.com/202... or this https://gaminggorilla.com/b... In a website like this, where we're supposed to be informed gamers, I don't understand as to why people keep parroting the idea that the reason why Playstation consoles sell so well is due to their exclusives when far more people buy them to play multiplatform games than to play Sony's 1st party games.
@ imalways * facepalm * Just SMH
potatoseal In my country we have a saying that roughly translated goes like this "against facts there are no arguments" wich can be applied to your reply. An useless reply that doesn't say anything at all.
Dude. . In your country do people only use one single reason to make a decision? Both Sony and Microsoft have the same access to multplats right. In business there's something called unique selling points. Is it so hard to accept or even fathom that 'a' reason the ps5 more than doubled the xbox is because it provided more quality exclusives on top of the shared multplats. I can't believe we're still debating this in 2020 I do have to ask....what do you think the major factors were because if everything was just down to multplats Microsoft wouldn't of needed to buy any new studios at all
The Wood In business there is also another thing and that thing is called sales. Unique selling points vs sales wich are objective and verifiable data... well that's like bringing a knife to a gunfight so you see, I don't have to accept anything. The ones that need to accept something are those that slap themselves in the face and as result have to shake the pain away.
Imalwaysright People just know they get the full package on playstation. Awesome exclusives, loads of japanese games AND access to 99+% of multiplatform games. It'd an offer most can't refuse
Oh, sales matter now....but only the ones that suit a specific argument of your liking.....Riiiiiiiight. So the ps4 more than doubled the xbox in 'sales' because of......................oh, let me 'shake the pain away'..... like what on earth are you talking about. 'Unique selling points vs sales' WUT????? 'when far more people buy them to play multiplatform games than to play Sony's 1st party games.' dude, thats like saying people just buy a specific car because it has wheels. All cars have wheels bro....there's other reasons why they choose certain cars other others. wow For a stand up guy your sure get caught up dig your heels in and make some weird ass arguments sometimes. Let me help you since you couldn't actually answer a simple question. Better games, more choice, more variety and consistency. Sony ticked those boxes, Microsoft didn't. The numbers are there for all to see.
The Wood "Oh, sales matter now" Are you dense? I was literally talking about sales since my 1st comment or to be more specific software sales and how they show that Playstation consoles are mainly bought to play multiplatform games. You're the one that decided to talk about Playstation vs Xbox sales wich doesn't have anything to do with what I was talking about but feel free to keep talking about Playstation vs Xbox sales but before you do, just know that both Playstation and Xbox consoles are bought mainly to play multiplatform games so... yeah come up with something better than your "unique selling points" argument.
'I don't understand as to why people keep parroting the idea that the reason why Playstation consoles sell so well is due to their exclusives when far more people buy them to play multiplatform games than to play Sony's 1st party games' Dude you're calling me dense when you're clearing implying you KNOW why people buy a console other another and limit that to one reason. Ignore logic or business acumen all you want. Exclusives matter. Get over it because you're looking kinda goofy. Take it up with the author.
The Wood Don't put words in my mouth. I never said that exclusives were or weren't important, I simply said that more people buy Playstation consoles to play multiplatform games than Sony's 1st party games and that is an undeniable fact backed up by software sales numbers period and yet there are still bozos around here that claim that the main reason as to why Playstation consoles sell so well is due their exclusives wich is either a lie or a display of ignorance. If you don't like it then slap yourself in the face and shake your head for the pain to go away. I'm quite confortable with this simple fact so no I don't have to accept anything or make unsubstantiated claims such as "unique selling points" when both playstation and xbox consoles are mainly bought for the selling points they SHARE. Of the 3, Nintendo's consoles are the only ones that are bought mainly to play its exclusives, a claim that is backed up by sales numbers wich are verifiable and objective data while you replied to me with arguments that didn't have anything to do with what I was talking about and futhermore aren't even backed up by software sales for both the PS4/Pro and X1/X1X.
Playstation 4 dominates and XBO was mostly a no show for the generation.
Factual information! Some of my favorite exclusive games of all time released this generation Uncharted 4 Spider-man Days Gone Ghost of Tsushima God of War Ratchet and Clank Detroit The Order 1886
Nice list and on top of those I’ll add: Horizon Zero Dawn Death Stranding Final Fantasy VII Remake Last of Us Part 2 Concrete Genie Dreams And even if I’m no fan Bloodbourne is a great game.
I’d also like to add Killzone Shadowfall, Driveclub, and GTsport. I love those games aswell as most on your lists.
Good article, great read, and captured most of the relevant bits. Phil Spencer could be doing with reading this
As Playstation does every gen, and they will continue the trend with PS5, or at least there is no reason to think they won't.
Exactly, i don't get why people act like PS4 is the only generation they had great exclusives. They've always had great exclusives
I thought so, it was clear. And i think the tradition will continue with the PS5.
100% facts, and it will be the same with PS5.
4 of my top 10 games this gen were Sony games including the best game of the gen (God of war) They killed it. Hopefully it continues on with the ps5
Indeed they did
It should be obvious but some people will still be confused by this.
They really did boss it. I hope we can look forward to much more. I want to explore the Himalayas while I feel the ice crack under foot on my dualsense in Uncharted 5 please. I want to blow into the dualsense to keep my in game hands warm so I can aim steady.
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