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Does A Launch-Day System-Seller Exist For Xbox One And PS4?

Posted on Friday, November 22 @ 16:42:08 Eastern by



After standing in line for the midnight launch for the Xbox One and playing Dead Rising 3 for almost nine hours through the wee hours of the night, I realized that there wasn't really a launch-day system-seller, at least in my mind, for either the Xbox One or the PS4. I have both systems out of necessity for my job, but if I didn't need either system, I would have strongly considered waiting. Indeed, here are the Metascores for Xbox One and PS4 exclusives as well as recently released multiplatform titles:

Xbox One Exclusive
Crimson Dragon - 55
Dead Rising 3 - 73
Fighter Within - 27 (Only 1 Review)
Forza Motorsport 5 - 82
Killer Instinct - 73
LocoCycle - 48
Powerstar Golf - 69
Ryse: Son of Rome - 60

PS4 Exclusive

Contrast - 63 (On Xbox 360 too)
Killzone: Shadow Fall - 73
Knack - 56
Resogun - 83
Super Motherload - 71

Multiplatform
NBA Live 14 - 45
Need for Speed Rivals - 84

Perhaps the reason there's not a strong launch-day system-seller is due the overall low scores. ​A few titles hold some sway for sure, like Forza Motorsport 5 and Killer Instinct, but they generally exist within a niche audience and not in the same way as the timed exclusive for Call of Duty 2 on Xbox 360 and Resistance: Fall of Man for PlayStation 3 were. Perhaps if Halo 5 or Titanfall had made the launch for Xbox One or if The Last Guardian, Driveclub, or Uncharted 4 made the launch for the PS4, there would be much higher interest.

On the other hand, maybe both Microsoft and Sony understand that both consoles must last for an entire console generations, which I now estimate to be around 8-10 years long, and they are aware that they need to spread out their wares.

At any rate, if you now own a PS4 or Xbox One, was there a system-seller for you? Or has the lack of strong software encouraged you to wait for a year before getting the system, if at all?

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