I don't think you can start out with "I'm sorry to disappoint you" and then end with "just my point of view". The first sentence says that you are right and the other person is wrong while the ending says that it's only an opinion. So which is it?
Also name one recent Sony game with gameplay as unique and original as splatoon. Or with a world as diverse and interactive as hyrule in BOTW. Name a Sony character as iconic as Mario, pikachu, link or even Isabelle. I'll give you storytelling to an extent, personally I don't think Sony use the medium to tell stories that could only be told in gaming. AI I don't think either Nintendo or Sony pushes AI to new levels. Art design is very debatable either way.
He didn't simply refer to Iconic Characters, but also iconic Worlds, and I don't think Mario or Pikachu are more Iconic than Kratos, or Drake, and the same can be said about the Worlds. Original as Splatoon ? And why ? Because you shoot with paint ? I finished Splatoon 2, it was a funny game, but far from being more original than games like The Journey, or The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, Horizon, Death Stranding or Dreams, just to name very few original Playstation Games.
You want a world as diverse and interactive as hyrule in BOTW ? What about a living world like the one in Horizon Zero Dawn, the art design, graphics, etc. or the one in The Last of Us Part II or Ghost of Tsushima ?
My opinion is, Sony has surpassed Nintendo in terms of originality, new Ips, more big AAA games and have Iconic Characters too. At leas I have the decency not to start a Thread claiming that what I say is an absolute truth. Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II are just the culmination of an extraordinary generation where Sony has never stopped thinking about moving forward.
If you show the average person a picture of Mario or pikachu they will very likely know who they are, the same cannot be said for kratos or Nathan drake. In terms of iconic worlds, like what hyrule or the mushroom kingdom are as iconic as a world can be.
Splatoons gameplay is original because it's a shooter where the primary focus is not killing but covering as much area as possible. Where covering are is also gives you cover and helps movement speed. There are so many unique ideas in that game beyond just shooting paint, if you can't see that then I don't know what to say. Journey is just running it's a great game but in terms of gameplay nothing new. Last guardian is a good example, I don't think it works very well but it's definitely original. Shadow of the collosus is a few generations old so doesn't really apply to what I asked. Horizon cool concept, nothing original in terms of gameplay. Death stranding, again cool concept not much in terms of original gameplay. Dreams, is a tool for creating games so not much to do with gameplay. Sony make great games but they rarely have particularly unique or original gameplay. That's not necessarily a bad thing they have great gameplay in there games it's just not original. I feel like you are mixing up original gameplay and good gameplay.
Horizon zero dawn has a pretty but very shallow world. It's very much a look don't touch kind of world. The only thing you really interact with is enemies. BOTW you can cut down trees, climb everything, set grass on fire and use the updraft to fly through the air, use wind to spread fire, use metal to attract lightning, snowboard down mountains. Use flame weapons to stay warm in the cold, I could honestly go on and on there are hundreds of big and little ways to interact with world in that game. This is like the main reason BOTW was so acclaimed when it was released. Last of us 2 and ghosts aren't even out yet. We dont know how interactive those worlds will be.
I agree that Sony makes more new ips, the others are debatable. Except for more iconic characters, that's just wrong. You could say better written characters and I'd not only understand but actually agree with you.
You literally started your initial comment with "Sorry to disappoint you" and then said the other person was wrong, you cant just put "just my opinion" at the end and make it seem like you aren't trying to say that person is wrong. I dont know why I'm even bothering trying I doubt you'll give anything I say a chance.