Nintendo is more talented. Better quality games with smaller teams. Nintendo is greatly unmatched in first-party studio talent. Sony outs out a lot of good looking highly produced games but standard game mechanics that don't stand out for the most part. Nintendo is often innovative in software as well as hardware. People may clown on Wii sports but it brought in people who don't normally play games. Sony tried to copy that with PS Move and Move sports.
Horizon and BOTW going for that open world. BOTW has a lot more attention to details like shooting the grass with fire and the grass burns for example. (not saying Nintendo invented this btw) Horizon nothing happens as everything is just a setting but not really an interactive world. HZD is pretty typical of most AAA big world games. Games like that are more worried about completing a character animation than a character's action.
I've seen plenty of times Sony try to chase a Nintendo idea in software. Most notably Smash Bros. Before someone tries to say Mario Maker copied little big planet. Mega Man Powered up for one came out before LBP and two Nintendo had the concept for Mario Maker in the 90s but didn't have the ability to do it. Oh and Excitebike track editor Not Saying Sony copied them but I am saying Nintendo didn't.
I think the most ambitious Sony franchise the last decade or at least one of them didn't have a large budget. Gravity Rush. Don't get me wrong it had some problems esp in mission design but the flying in that game is genuinely the best sense of superhero flying ever in a game. Spiderman did have a great Swinging mechanic...but the open world is pretty Ubisoft. So once the checklist in the map is done and the story is done. Nothing brings me back. BOTW I can always go back. Sony and MS are not. "dur Naughty Dog" yeah in the visual set-pieces but not in gameplay. Pretty standard shit. Feels dated. Days gone everything from visuals to characters to writing to menus to UI to gameplay feels like every game released that gen. It is just so damn generic. Not terrible but just another one of those.
Despite how much money MS has spent. All those studios put out glitch filled problematic games and do anything but innovate as they have to keep the status quo t appeal to the mass. They are just studios that put out stuff that suffers from every bad AAA game habbit. So meh.
Nintendo can make anything they want and usually be great. Nintendo puts a focus,philosophy and level of critical thought into their gameplay with attention to the smallest details that are unmatched in the industry by a long shot. Nintendo are master craftsmen at game design. Mechanics and little gameplay touches.
ftr I do like some first party games. I liked Spider-Man a lot. Just because I don't think Sony are the craftsmen Nintendo is. Doesn't mean I dislike Sony nor love every Nintendo series. NOt into a lot of Nintendo franchises tbh.
Sony is more talented. They need bigger teams, because they need to bring everything in their games. Not just fun gameplay mechanics, but high end graphics, motion capture, acting, well written and deep characters and enjoyable and emotionally impactful stories that will resonate with people. They can create a whole new world that has no connection to anything they've done before and make it a success. That is craftsmanship.
Simpler games can do with smaller teams and it's easy to perfect a simple formula. Nintendo has these 4 or 5 core franchises they have been honing for decades now, it would be odd if they weren't as good as they can be by now. Only talent needed there is to not slip up and start degenerating. And gimmicks, I guess you can call them "innovative" but at the end of the day they are just new way of buttering your sandwich. I don't like gimmicks on any platform.
BOTW chose to have burning grass as a game mechanic, Horizon didn't. Maybe they just didn't think of it, or maybe it wasn't worthwhile in a game that was already extremely pushing the hardware.
Copying others is what everybody does in any business, so that's that. No point in trying to untangle who did what first and when.
I guess it comes down to what makes you tick as a gamer, not trying to hate on anybody here.