Sony and Microsoft are busy trying to keep both respective sets of fans happy with their upcoming PS4 and Xbox One software lineup for 2014. While there are some very important games coming out on both platforms, there are also some platform-specific exclusives that may swing gamers to one platform as a preference.
Fans usually have plenty to say on their feelings over what Sony and Microsoft offer with their respective consoles, but we don’t always here from the people that actually help to develop the consoles.
This week though, Sony’s Twitter addict Shuhei Yoshida has given an interesting interview with Eurogamer, commenting on how he sees the current PS4 Vs Xbox One battle with Microsoft with regards to the rest of 2014.
When asked the direct question on how he feels Sony are performing against Microsoft, this is what he had to say in reply:
“Very well, very very well. Games like Destiny coming out, The Last of Us HD, it’s a new game to play for people who didn’t play on PS3. One amazing statistic, to me at least, was published by Nielsen a couple of months ago. They researched the PS4, and reported that 17 per cent of PS4 owners had never owned the last gen. A completely new consumer who skipped a generation. 32 per cent additionally didn’t own a PS3, but owned a 360 or Wii.”
As a result, he pinpointed titles such as The Last of Us HD as a way of welcoming those people to PlayStation, with other exclusive titles such as Driveclub and LittleBigPlanet 3 on the way later this year.
Microsoft meanwhile have their own strengths. Xbox One owners had just had the epic release of the Halo Master Chief Collection and will be able to play the very promising Sunset Overdrive later this year.
Sony also has the PlayStation Now service to launch this year as well, but something tells us that they need to work on their pricing structure first after some criticisms of the beta.
As we are coming up to one year of next-generation gaming, are you happy with your console purchase or do some of you actually regret picking up either console? Let us know how you are feeling at the moment, with exclusive titles on the way for your system and your opinions on which console is currently offering the most value and happiness for you.