Xboxers Revel In Holiday Rush, Sony Fans Look Toward 2016
It's pretty cut and dry, isn't it?
As of now, it really seems like Xbox One is getting a ton of attention and rightfully so.
The newly released Halo 5: Guardians is on everyone's lips, which is to be expected, and then comes Rise of the Tomb Raider. Toss in Forza 6 and you've got a trio of fantastic AAA exclusives for Xbox One this holiday season. So, it won't be any surprise if Xbox One kinda dominates headlines between now and the end of the year.
On the flip side, Sony fans have adopted the Chicago Cubs motto: "Wait 'til next year!" Of course, the difference is that the Cubs very likely will not win the World Series in 2016 while it's almost certain - to me, at least - that PlayStation 4 exclusives will dominate throughout the year and beyond. But it's interesting to see this gap: On the one hand, Xbox fans are crowing about the holiday season, hoping Xbox One can finally stomp on PS4 in most major markets. On the other hand, Sony fans are happy sitting in the wings, reveling in the PS4's large lead and just shrugging their shoulders at Xbox's brief moment in the sun.
We all know the list of exclusives coming PS4's way; it includes hopefully masterful titles like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, Detroit, Gran Turismo Sport and many others. But hey, maybe PS4 doesn't need them so much; the system has been winning the console war thus far without the help of huge AAA exclusives. Maybe that's why Sony followers are content with Xbox One's ownership of headlines for the next few months.
So, celebrate while you still can, Xboxers. It's a clear win for you this holiday season but after this...
11/4/2015 9:40:02 PM Ben Dutka