Fall is always an important time as far as video games are concerned, this is the time of year when new hardware typically releases, with the exception of the Switch, along with a lot of big triple A games. This year will be particularly interesting due to Xbox Scorpio.
Not only have I been thinking about who will come out on top at E3, but also who will be in a good position to make the most out of the upcoming holiday season. Sony doesn’t have any new hardware coming as far as I know, but we will see some games for the Playstation that we saw at last years E3. Several titles that come to mind are GT Sport, the new God of War, Detroit, and Days Gone.
Microsoft of course has the Scorpio new hardware is always a big deal, but they have some big titles as well like, Crackdown 3, Forza 7, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2.
The thing thats going to make or break it for both Sony, and Microsoft are how well the games are received, and in the case of Xbox Scorpio what will be the price point for the new console. I think that will be the key for Microsoft, if they price the system at too high of a price I don’t think people will buy it. Sony had this problem when the PS3 first released, I was working at Gamestop at the time, and we didn’t start really selling them until Sony lowered the price. This gave Microsoft a huge advantage since the 360 was cheaper, and we sold a lot more of them at the time.
As far as GT Sport goes Sony has a tall order as many consider Forza to be the best racing game on any console at this time, Microsoft has pinned a lot of hope on Sea of Thieves. They have been catching a lot of heat for the lack of exclusive titles as of late so theres a lot riding on this game. As far as Crackdown 3 goes, the last game in the series was not nearly as good as the first which was a surprised hit, so they need to have a good product with the new one.
Another big release that comes in early fall, September if everything goes according to plan will be Destiny 2. It’s my understanding that not only will it come out on both platforms, but also PC as well. I’m also hearing that Playstation will get exclusive content, not unlike what happened with the first game, so if I’m a big Destiny fan the PS4 version of the game might be the way to go.
God of War will most likely sell well just due to the fact it’s a God of War game, in regards to Days Gone, and Detroit, these are new IP’s, yea they look cool, but the proof will be when they release. I can’t count the number of times I have seen games that look really cool prior to release, and were crap when they came out.
So going into the fall, I think Microsoft might have an edge with Scorpio, but if it’s priced too high, and Sea of Thieves flops, then Sony could very well come out on top. Me personally I hope both Sony, and Microsoft have a great fall, it would be cool especially since I have both a Xbox, and a PS4 if all the games turn out to be great, and I get a new faster, better Xbox on top of it I will be one happy camper. As one of my college professors used to say “this will be fun to watch.”
So how do you think will come put on top this fall, let us know in the comments.