Diverse.....when its best launch game is a FPS, something COD and BF4 are a better purchase anyway.....versus a solid gameplay F2P fighter, zombie slayer, and Race Sim. Xbox ironically has diversity going for it right now while Sony went with the shooter. 2014 can allow the Xbox to go with what it does best. Quantum Break and Project Spark also come to mind. Theres others sure but I am thinking of the big names.
Looking back to specific years of last gen, only a few games come to mind per year. These were the games that stood out, nobody will remember every single exlcusive of 2014 in 10 years time, just the ones that made the biggest splash in some way.
Just saying at least in terms of big AAA blockbusters that get the heavy marketing and buzz, X1 has Halo 5 and Titanfall. PS4 has Uncharted, if it is confirmed for 2014. The rest will be hits sure, but not blockbusters.
Clearly, launch titles are indicative of the diversity of a console's library /s Yeah.... try harder. You seem to forget that the vast majority of Sony's 1st party studios have not announced their titles yet. It doesn't matter if the games are blockbuster or not. They are still games. The main reason people buy consoles is not because of a few games, but the value their console of choice offers. The XBone's library is not that diverse especially when it is already being thinned out on exclusives. The PS4's library, on the other hand, is set for the next 3 years. In addtion to Sony's 1st parties, the PS4 will most definitely get exclusive support from other developers such as Namco Bandai (Tales series), Level-5 (Ni No Kuni 2?), Quantic Dream, Nippon Ichi (Disgaea series), Gust (Atelier series), and Atlus (Persona series). Within the next 5 years, the PS4 will have plenty of FPS's, TPS's, sandbox, action adventure, JRPG's, SRPG's, thrillers, racers, platformers, and sci-fi's. The XBone cannot compete with that even if it has the best FPS's in the world. A dish that superbly excels in one flavor, but is mediocre on others cannot be considered a good dish. A dish that excels in multiple flavors, though not superbly, will always be the better dish because it's delicious on all aspects.
Launch is part of a library......tell Sony to try harder. Look, I am full aware Sony will win through in the long run while MS, at least now, is prepared for only the next couple years. Sony has the numbers (of devs) and MS doesn't.
Im talking 2014 and at least from what we know now, X1 has a shot to have a more impactful year. Quantity and metacritic is anybodies guess. But at least I can say Halo 5 and Titanfall will have more people talking, more buzz, more frontloaded sales. The core gamers will still appreciate every good game that comes their way, but I am talking big picture......the shooter casuals and mass gamers in general. They follow the buzz, the next big thing everyone is talking about.I am sure the quality will be there in both games to back up their buzz, but I digress.