Microsoft has clearly understood that its strongest advantage against Sony's PlayStation 4 is its impressive game line-up, which includes amazing titles like Forza Motorsport 5 and Dead Rising 3.
During its Xbox One launch event on Saturday, Microsoft unveiled a teaser trailer of 17 games that are coming to the new console in the near future.
The montage packs some amazing visuals which might just have the potential to convince gamers to choose Microsoft's new console over the PS4. It includes teasers from Halo, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy's The Division, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Kinect Sports Rivals, The Elder Scrolls, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Dying Light, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Titanfall, Project Spark, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Fable Legends and Final Fantasy XV.
Weak PS4 launch line-up
In the past, launch titles have proven to be key in driving initial console sales around the time of their launch. Even though the PS4 happens to be the more powerful and affordable option among the two new consoles, there aren't any impressive exclusive titles that gamers can currently buy for it.
Sony's three launch exclusives for its consoles have received rave reviews from around the globe.
Like previous Killzone titles, Killzone: Shadowfall has been built solidly. Visually, it is one of the few games that utilises fully the ultra-powerful hardware of the PS4 to deliver enticing graphics. However, unlike its predecessors, the new title does not have a good story, solid script or even a strong chemistry between characters, thereby leaving gamers somewhat bored.
Knack, another exclusive release, has been receiving some serious publicitypush owing to its connection to Mark Cerny, lead architect of PlayStation 4. However, experts cited issues of repetition, poor game dynamics and design, along with a lack of originality.
And then there is the action side scroller, Resogun, which has now emerged as the most consistently high-scoring game among the launch releases. It has all the potential to come out on top of the launch line-up in the coming days.
Microsoft Has Upper Hand
The bottom line is that the Xbox One has far more compelling exclusive titles than the PS4 with some brilliant games in the pipeline. It is also worth noting that the Xbox One, thanks to its HDMI input for running live TV, is seen as the better multimedia device among the two, which means it might just become the most dominant device in your living room.