Thank you, PlayStation, for continuing to have the best exclusives in gaming

Thank you, PlayStation, for continuing to have the best exclusives in gaming

This Thanksgiving, PlayStation LifeStyle and sister site GameRevolution are saying “thank you” to their favorite games, consoles and developers.

In the year of hell 2022, we face increased uncertainty. The cost of living is catastrophically high, we’re staring directly at a looming global recession, and crypto bros have discovered that buying JPEGs from monkeys didn’t make them rich overnight. However, there is one certainty in this world – Sony will continue to release exclusive games on the PS5.

Each console manufacturer of the “Big Three” has settled on what they want to give their audience. Nintendo has catered to families with its Switch, Microsoft has made the Xbox Series X and S a Game Pass machine, and Sony is using the PS5 to deliver exclusive exclusive experiences you won’t get anywhere else. This means that while you probably won’t get through as many games on the PS5 as you would on the Xbox Series X, there’s still a real quality over quantity on Sony’s console.

And it’s not just us who think that Sony’s exclusive products surpass the competition. As part of the ongoing legal battle surrounding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, the Xbox maker admitted that Sony’s library of exclusive products is of “better quality”. Sure, this is part of Microsoft’s goal to undermine its own deal with Activision so it doesn’t get blocked, but still… they’re not wrong.

This year alone has seen the launch of four exclusive PS5 exclusives, with Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, The Last of Us Part 1 and the recently released God of War Ragnarok all achieving critical and commercial acclaim. Last year the console had Returnal and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and its launch year boasted Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro’s Playroom and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. That’s not even taking into account PS4 exclusives that received PS5 upgrades like Ghost of Tsushima.

These exclusives span multiple genres and appeal to different audiences, but maintain a consistently high level of quality that first-party games from Xbox and even Nintendo struggle to achieve. We all remember the Nintendo mark of quality, but these days a PlayStation stamp of quality is likely to carry more weight.

In 2022, if you buy a PS5, you know exactly what you’re getting – a console that will deliver a steady stream of games that will no doubt end up on several Game of the Year lists by December 31st. Next year we’ve confirmed the likes of Final Fantasy XVI and Forspoken, with other big games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine also on the way. Needless to say, PS5 owners have a lot to be thankful for.

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