With more than one hundred million units sold since release, the PS4 won the 8th generation battle by an impressive margin as Sony left Microsft and Nintendo in the dust.
The Xbox One was more expensive and less powerful at launch, and the revised version was matched by Sony with the release of the PS4. While the Switch is quite popular, it arrived on the scene too late to become a real competitor after the failure of the Wii U.
A few smart tactics will allow Sony to have an edge and remain the king of home consoles, and some highlights can be found below.
Faster, Smarter, Better
Microsoft has showcased the prowess of the Xbox Series X for some time while Sony preferred to wait in the shadows, with a notable exception being the release of the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo. This event underlined the power of the PS5. If games will look and work better on the PS5, Sony may win another battle from the start.
More free titles
One of the best features of the PS Plus was the ability to gain access to free titles for the PS3, PS Vita, and PS4. In 2019 the list was trimmed, and the PS4 is the only one that continues to receive free titles. The change disappointed many PS Plus suscribers as the number of free games fell to two per month. More free titles per month would make the membership more attractive, especially since Microsoft has an edge thanks to the Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate.
More small-scale first-party titles
There are several juggernaut franchises that made the PS4 a hit, but in most cases, these games require years of development until they see the light of days. A series of smaller, self-contained titles would keep many gamers happy while they wait for the releases of anticipated masterpieces like the Last of US: Part II or Ghost of Tsushima.
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