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PS4 vs Xbox One line-up: Sony feels 'incredibly strong about our set of games'

4 October 2013

Sony has responded to comments from Microsoft’s Phil Harrison that Xbox One is topping PlayStation 4 in the race for software supremacy.

Speaking with EDGE, Fergal Gara, Managing Director at Sony Computer Entertainment U.K. (SCE U.K.), extolled the merits of PS4’s day one offering, noting it has the only console FPS tailored for next-generation hardware out in Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Asked how he’s feeling about the console’s launch line-up, Gara replied:

“I feel incredibly strong about our set of games. I’d pick out a few things that are quite significant – first of all we’re bringing to market the only FPS that is developed only for the next generation in Killzone Shadow Fall. We’re bringing out the first demonstration of a truly socially connected game in Drive Club and we’re also launching with 18 digital titles – roughly half of which are independent titles – on day one or certainly in the weeks around launch.

“Actually I’d pick out another one which is the most hotly anticipated next gen game at the moment, Watch Dogs, and of course that comes with a significant PlayStation difference both on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. And then if we look down the line I’d pick out Destiny as a title that’s enormously anticipated and again we’ll have exclusive experiences to PlayStation.”

Gara also pointed to the diverse range of titles on offer encompassing a variety of age ranges, as well as those that take advantage of the PlayStation Camera and DualShock 4.

"So while respecting the view of others we feel very confident in our line-up both at launch and beyond. I think we set our stall out very effectively as a broad church, that is, we’re for big publishers and we’re for tiny publishers and everything in between. I think right from day one we’ll be illustrating that – there are many games and experiences coming out that are PEGI 3 and 7 rated ranging from Knack and FIFA to the Playroom experience, which is a great example of what the PlayStation camera and DualShock 4 controller together can do. So yeah, we’re feeling in pretty good shape."

Gara previously said that that Sony doesn't have any major concerns in regards to supply and demand for PS4 at launch.

PS4 is due out in the U.K. and Europe on November 29 and in the U.S. on November 15. The console will retail for £349/$399.


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