PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Which Console Came Out on Top for 2015?


2015 was a heck of an awesome year for video games, with major releases on all platforms.  Finally we got a year where everything went smoothly—no screwed-up launch windows or weird delays.  And the video games caught up with the platform technology on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (the irony of course is that these two consoles will soon be replaced by their next-gen successors).

Here were some of this year’s exciting releases on some of the major platforms:

  • PC:  Pillars of Eternity, Her Story, Undertale, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
  • Wii U:  Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Super Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • 3DS:  Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  • Vita: Personal 4 Dancing All Night

We’ll get into releases on PS4 and Xbox One in just a bit.

When Xbox One and PS4 originally hit the market, PS4 was the clear winner.  PlayStation 4’s graphics were miles ahead of Xbox One’s.  In fact, in many ways, Xbox One seemed like it was half a generation behind.  That’s why PlayStation 4 seemed destined to leave Xbox One in the dust.

Microsoft wasn’t going to go down without a fight, though, and in 2015, they proved it.  The Xbox One experience improved this past year by leaps and bounds—of course, so did the PS4 experience as Sony sought to keep its lead.


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