Let’s be honest between the war with Sony and Microsoft, Xbox One players have always gotten the short end of the stick in this platform. Sure, only the faithful Xbox loyalist would boast about better spec and performance. But what’s the point of performance if you don’t have most of the exclusives? Your car’s got mileage but you ain’t got nowhere to run it.
Now PlayStation and Xbox have always been butting heads. And it’s honestly torn the gaming community until recently when Sony finally gave in to cross-platform compatibility.
But that war isn’t over yet.
This isn’t a battle for superiority. This is a battle for monopoly. Quantity pushes for and encourages quality. The more customers you have, then you’re the winner. And both Sony and Microsoft have decided to up their consoles’ quality to get the quantity in customers. Numbers matter in this war.
So why will Sony win this time?
Disregarding the fanboy in me, I honestly don’t like the exclusives Sony racked up for itself. What’s the point of feeling pride in that? I think everyone should have a chance to enjoy the games they’re willing to pay for without corporate meddling. But that’s still a huge point as to why Sony will win.
Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, and Persona 5 Royal are all upcoming exclusives coming to the PlayStation. Sony always snags all the exclusives and doesn’t seem to show any sign of slowing down.
However, that doesn’t mean that Xbox doesn’t get exclusives. Halo Infinite was an tempting forbidden fruit to eat. But alas, only available to Xbox players. And I suppose PC players too.
In the performance department, PS5 promises to have faster loading times. It demonstrated this with Spiderman PS4 at a whopping 0.84 seconds in comparison to the eight second load time that the PS4 Pro had! PS5 also promises to have 8k resolution and run at least 120 frames per second.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to suck Sony’s dick. Just because we’re called PlayStation Galaxy doesn’t mean we’re biased. If Xbox wins, Xbox wins. This are just our two cents on the whole thing.
Though what should be noted is that Xbox Project Scarlett practically promises the same thing. In a video of theirs, Microsoft employees stated out that Xbox Scarlett will run at 120 frames per second and will have faster load times. But it’s difficult to judge without any live demonstration available at this time.
So as you can see, these two behemoths of gaming are going head-to-head in what seems to be an even match. Well, it’s difficult to tell which console is more powerful due to the fact that both consoles are still in stages of development.
Overall, it comes down to marketing. Like I said, this isn’t a fight about quality rather about quantity. Games and consumer trust will play a bigger role here. Even with Xbox One having a slightly superior performance, PlayStation 4 still outsold it by almost twice the amount in total as records stated early this year. But it seems when we compare PS4 Pro to that of Xbox One X, Xbox One X would’ve had the superior sales. But in total for both PS4 and Xbox, the PlayStation was the clear winner in number of sales.