Thank you PlayStation for continuing to have the best of gaming’s exclusives

Thank you PlayStation for continuing to have the best of gaming’s exclusives

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

In the year 2022, we are dealing with increasing uncertainty. The cost of living is catastrophic, we’re looking directly at an impending global recession, and crypto brethren have found that buying monkey JPEGs didn’t get them rich overnight. However, there is one certainty in this world: Sony will continue to release exclusive games for the PS5.

Every console manufacturer of the “Big Three” has found their feet in terms of what they want to offer their audience. Nintendo has successfully courted families with its Switch, Microsoft has turned its Xbox Series X and S into a Game Pass machine, and Sony is using the PS5 to deliver premium exclusive experiences you won’t get anywhere else. This means that while you probably won’t be playing as many games on your PS5 as you would on your Xbox Series X, there’s still quality over quantity on Sony’s console.

And it’s not just us who believe that Sony’s exclusive offerings are ahead of the competition. As part of the ongoing legal battle surrounding Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, the Xbox manufacturer admitted that Sony’s exclusive library 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.

Four top-tier PS5 exclusives have launched this year alone, with Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, The Last of Us Part 1 and the recently released God of War Ragnarok all receiving critical and commercial acclaim. Last year the console had Returnal and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and the launch year saw 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 have received PS5 upgrades, such as Ghost of Tsushima.

These exclusives span multiple genres and appeal to different audiences, yet maintain a consistently high level of quality that first-party games from Xbox and even Nintendo struggle to achieve. We all remember the Nintendo seal of approval, but nowadays a PlayStation seal of approval would probably carry more weight.

If you buy a PS5 in 2022, you know exactly what you’re getting: a console that will deliver a steady stream of games that will no doubt land on multiple Game of the Year lists on December 31. Next year we’ve confirmed 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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