Which console is the best? (photo: metro.co.uk)
All three current consoles are rated on value and quality of play, and, more importantly, but aren’t they in the highest category?
I think my take on the Console Wars reflects my own experiences with PlayStation and Xbox, and in relation to this week’s topic for the inbox.
I can’t be the one who has nothing. The systems have different strengths and weaknesses. I tested which system I think works best in a variety of categories.
It’s hard to say which is the best value for money, depending on how many games you plan to play, or whether you’d rather play on day one of play or wait for a discount.
Sony games are obviously the most expensive when they release, but they usually get a big discount after six to 12 months. It would be the best choice for some games. Nintendo games are much cheaper, but often don’t offer a significant discount even years later.
However, for most people, Game Pass is probably the best value option. Xbox Day One Exclusives may have the same rights as other third-party and indie games. The Xbox Series S is no longer the cheapest next-gen console.
Winner: Xbox One
It’s hard to predict, as no one knows what the future holds, but it’s probably a strong win to say that Microsoft and Sony probably won’t release any new hardware just yet, other than incremental upgrades. Sony also intends to release the PlayStation VR 2 next year, which could give the PlayStation 5 a bit more of an edge when it comes to future-proofing.
Now it doesn’t always make sense to buy a new Switch because it looks like Nintendo will be releasing a new console soon in the coming year and it’s unclear if it will be compatible with current games. .
Winner: PlayStation 5?
The family is the luckiest.
I don’t see any other winner here, but Nintendo and I don’t see how anyone can claim otherwise. Sure, Sony has Sackboy and ahem Knack, but I can’t think of any other family game that’s kid-friendly or party-friendly. The Xbox is almost the same.
Nintendo also has various Mario, Kirby, and Luigis Mansion-like games for kids, and non-specific party/family games like Mario Party, Mario Kart, Splatoon, and Nintendo Switch Sports that those less familiar with video games will appreciate. Nintendo is a far cry from the hype. It’s not even a contest.
The winner: Switch.
Grab this one for old games.
Again, this is a very clear victory for Microsoft. The Switch isn’t compatible with any old Nintendo games, so they’ve taken the Wii U’s back catalog to clean up re-releases. I know there’s Nintendo Switch Online but it’s a very cheap collection and by the sound of it, it’s not doing very well.
The PlayStation 5 runs PlayStation 4 games at least. There are several PlayStation 3 games on PS Plus, but the original PlayStation 1 and 2 games are nearly impossible to play.
The Xbox One Series X, on the other hand, is backwards compatible with all previous Xbox games and some have even received free updates. An added feature is that current generation controllers are compatible. Xbox is the big winner in this category.
Winner: The Xbox One.
Xbox has a Quick Resume feature for the Xbox Series S and X, but there aren’t really any other new features to discuss. The interface is the same and the controller is very similar to the last generation.
Sony, on the other hand, has updated the interface, new DualSense controller and 3D audio to boast. It’s the next PlayStation VR2. Nintendo is the last choice for me here. The ability to play the Switch while playing the Switch in bed is a game changer. The Wii U wasn’t the best, but this time around it focused on the hybrid console concept.
Winner: Pick up next.
The best is to play games.
Xbox One might not see me doing this. Xbox One enthusiasts obviously have access to previous Xbox games. Despite its success with Forza, Gears Of War, and Ori, many years Sony and Nintendo eclipsed reliable exclusive titles. I would say Xbox is still catching up.
PS4 owners have access to many of the best games of the current generation, such as God Of War, Last of Us, Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn, and those with a dedicated audience, such as Days Gone and Ghost Of Tsushima. There was a lot of activity, despite the big problems of the pandemic, in this generation, with games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Revoltal, Demons Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and the future god of war Ragnarok.
Nintendo has also released several great games for the Switch, such as Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Metroid Dread. Nintendo seems to be spending another few years with Kirby And The Forgotten Land, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Nintendo Switch Sports already released and with Splatoon 3 and Bayonetta 3 due before the end of the year.
Sony has been criticized for sticking too closely to its exclusives, namely third-person action-adventure games. On the other hand, I felt a little embarrassed to release new games for the Switch, like Zelda: Skyward Sword and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, but sometimes rather than giving them new content.
Even though Nintendo has more variety in its exclusives, Sony seems to release new original content more regularly. Those are the two reasons I wanted to call it draw.
5/Switch gameplay winner.
By writer matc7884, “Hillow” – readm.
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