Will the PlayStation 4 be the best place to play games in the next generation? That’s hard to answer at this point, and probably will be for the entirety of its lifetime. After all, saying one console is better than the other is a purely subjective opinion, and Sony is of the opinion that the PS4 will be the one console to rule them all.
In a new advert released today, Sony proclaims that PlayStation 4 is “the best place to play.” What does that mean? In the context of the ad, Sony claims that the PS4 will have plenty of exclusive first-party games, exclusive third-party game content and over 100 games in development.
Just for fun, let’s compare the two next-gen consoles, shall we? For the exclusive count, Sony says that the PS4 has 24 games in development. The Xbox One has 21 exclusives in development. It should be noted, however, that a few of the Xbox One exclusives, like Titanfall, are merely console exclusive.
What about exclusive content for third-party games? At this point in time, it appears that only Ubisoft titles will provide the PS4 with exclusive content in their games, and that content will be timed to only the first six months of availability. As for the Xbox One, it gets exclusive content for both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Once again, that exclusive content is timed, but getting timed exclusives for both of this year’s big shooters will play heavily in Microsoft’s favor.
As for the number of games in development, the number for both consoles is hard to pin down as it’s constantly changing. As of right now, however, the Xbox One has 75 games in development. As for the PS4, it currently has 156 confirmed to be in development titles. The high number can be mostly attributed to the large number of indie and free-to-play titles in development for the console. As far as AAA games go, however, the PS4 and Xbox One are getting around the same number of titles.
So, what does this all tell us? It tells us that you’re going to have a great time regardless of which next-gen console you buy. Pretty much all third-party content will be multiplatfom and any exclusive content in those games will show up on other platforms sooner or later. In all reality, choosing between the PS4 and Xbox One all comes down to the first-party exclusives you want to play, and both platforms have some great exclusives lined up.[Image: PlayStation/YouTube]