PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better?

Microsoft has a new 4K Xbox One in the works, but can Sony counter?

The best PS4 and Xbox One games

Both the PS4 and Xbox One now have substantial games libraries. The PS4 has just under 600 games, of which almost 100 were exclusives, while the Xbox one has a larger quantity of games (629) but a much smaller amount of exclusives at just 33.

Titanfall stands above all others on Xbox One if you're into playing Call of Duty-style first-person shooters in which you double jump with a jetpack, wall-run and hop into a giant mech. Sunset Overdrive feature just as crazy-frantic gameplay, while Halo: The Master Chief Collection lets us relive all the old classics, although the experience was somewhat spoiled by a number of technical problems that have never been fully solved.

The Xbox One also saw the return of Master Chief in Halo 5 last year, although 343 Industries is now in control of the franchise now that Bungie has moved on to Destiny duties.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfighter and CoD: Ghosts, while not exclusives to Xbox One, both had downloadable content (DLC) that was a timed-exclusive (by a month) held over PS4 gamers' heads. That's all going to change, though, as PS4 became the timed-exclusive home of last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

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Xbox One games in development include the next Gears of War and open-world cop game, Crackdown 3, two games that are sure to join the growing best Xbox One Games list.

The quality and quantity of Sony's exclusives have really impressed us this generation. Recently we awarded Uncharted 4 a 'Play it Now' rating, the highest on the techradar scoring system. Meanwhile, the hard-as-heck Bloodborne and The Witness also impressed.

Finally, remakes of The Last of Us and Ratchet and Clank round out what is a very impressive series of PS4 exclusives.

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Indie games on PS4 and Xbox One

Our most-wanted PS4 games list doesn't end there because Sony got out in front of supporting independent game developers.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch from Young Horses and Transistor from Supergiant Games came to Sony's console in April and May last year. Outlast from Red Barrels Studio made the PC-to-PS4 transition in February.

At first, Microsoft maintained that Xbox One games would need to be fronted by a publisher. That changed when the company announced that it would allow self-published games and, in the future, every console would act as a developer kit.

We're still waiting on this "free Xbox One dev kit," a potential game-changer when PS4 developer kits cost thousands of dollars. Until that shift happens, Sony has the attention of the indie developer crowd thanks to its early lead.

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