Branded and sold through their exclusives, the PS4 and Xbox One are locked in a constant battle where both are trying to attract new console owners through their exclusive video game titles. Not only does this make or break die hard series fans but can heavily influence whether a person will go team Xbox or team Playstation. However, in order for this to happen, the consoles need to offer fun exclusives and not just mediocre exclusives that don’t rev fans up. Let’s take a look at the top console exclusives for both PS4 and Xbox One that have already been released.
And by exclusives we mean true exclusives that do not appear on any other console.
- Infamous: Second Son
- 1886: The Order
PS4 holds one of the most fun and frustrating titles to play: Bloodborne. In this action RPG style game, fans are forced to play smart and tactical or risk restarting from the very beginning of their mission. Selling over 1 million copies world wide, Sony’s new IP has done tremendous for itself and has even swayed people teetering on the line of PS4 or Xbox One to get the PS4 to play the new exciting title. However, the rest of the exclusive titles listed above were not met with the same revere that Bloodborne had exuded. Fans who played 1886: The Order overall seemed displeased with the lack of a cogent narrator and fulfilling story line.
- Forza Motorsport 5
- Sunset Overdrive
- Halo The Master Chief Collection
The premiere racing game is back in the form of Forza Motorsport 5 as Xbox One exclusive. Fans of the voluptuous racing title were now treated to a new title in the long line of Forza’s legacy. With better graphics, gameplay, and audio, Forza Motorsport 5 was one of the main titles Microsoft used to advertise the Xbox One. Another big name series title was The Master Chief Collection. While it had a shaky start… Actually that is being nice, it had an awful launch with the extremely broken multiplayer. Even though it had that bad start you can’t deny the package you are getting in that collection 5 Halo games (If you download the Halo 3 ODST update) all in 1080p/60fps with multiplayer support for each game, it’s a Halo fans dream come true, which started as a nightmare that finally turned back in to the dream.
And finally Xbox One has the surprise new IP hit of last year, Sunset Overdrive. In this game you are the hero of Sunset City which has been taken over mutants. The wacky game takes elements from such games as Saints Row and Dead Rising while adding unique elements of its own to give the player an interesting and comedic take on a superheroes journey.
With all of that being said, which console has the better exclusives that have already been released. While PS4 has had much success from their new IP Bloodborne, the Xbox One has more returning series that have kept fans invested in the Xbox console. The PS4 focusing on new IP’s like Bloodborne and 1886: The Order offered new reasons on why a person should become a PS4 fan but, I feel was unable to bring in the same number of fans who retained in the Xbox console franchise. While all the games listed in this article are good in their own right, the Xbox One exclusives were better at bringing in new fans and returning fans to their console.
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