What Are Some Things MS, Sony, and Nintendo Did That Positively Impacted Gaming This Gen?

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#1 Posted by ThatDBFan (350 posts) -

To you, what are some things all three companies did this gen that had a positive impact on gaming?

To me. Nintendo really added a new light to the handheld market

Xbox GamePass is a VERY useful service

And PSVR is a win in console gaming.

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#2 Posted by SecretPolice (35338 posts) -

In the interest in SW harmony because ya'll know that's just what I do here ;P I can go along with what you said.

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#3 Posted by Xabiss (2703 posts) -

Nintendo = Creating an awesome portable and home console all in one.

Xbox = Creating awesome services like GamePass and releasing all 1st party content on PC

Sony = Developing such great 1st party exclusives and pushing the envelope on the hardware that we have.

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#4 Posted by Star67 (4429 posts) -

@Xabiss said:

Nintendo = Creating an awesome portable and home console all in one.

Xbox = Creating awesome services like GamePass and releasing all 1st party content on PC

Sony = Developing such great 1st party exclusives and pushing the envelope on the hardware that we have.

This pretty much is what I would say, maybe add PSVR for Sony

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#5 Posted by robert_sparkes (3084 posts) -

MS definitely gamepass PS4 for continually sticking with vr which I think will get bigger as the quality improves.

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#6 Edited by ThatDBFan (350 posts) -

@Xabiss said:

Nintendo = Creating an awesome portable and home console all in one.

Xbox = Creating awesome services like GamePass and releasing all 1st party content on PC

Sony = Developing such great 1st party exclusives and pushing the envelope on the hardware that we have.

Yeah, i can get behind the part about Sony also :). It's undeniable that Sony has put out some quality 1st party content this gen.

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#7 Edited by BoxRekt (1775 posts) -

Sony

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Microsoft

Their backward compatibility effort

Nintendo

Showing fanboys and companies who fight about power that it's really all about games in the end.

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#8 Posted by shellcase86 (4431 posts) -

Nintendo: They actually pulled off a great device with the Switch. It works very well and is soundly constructed.

MS: Services, services, services. Great meat.

Sony: Games. Great meat. Also, really love the DS5, great controller.

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#9 Posted by ThatDBFan (350 posts) -

@shellcase86 said:

Nintendo: They actually pulled off a great device with the Switch. It works very well and is soundly constructed.

MS: Services, services, services. Great meat.

Sony: Games. Great meat. Also, really love the DS5, great controller.

With the part about Sony, I agree about the games. However, I assume you mean DS4? Cuz as far as I am aware, there is no announced DS5 yet.

If so, I personally disagree. MS did a much better job with controllers IMO. Sony could benefit greatly from putting their analogs in the natural thumb positions.

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#10 Posted by firedrakes (1954 posts) -

letting me do manual back up of all games saves to usb and also proper game saves online.

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#11 Posted by _Matt_ (10491 posts) -

Sony - share button and Shareplay, along with streaming, really brought something forward.

PS VR

Microsoft - TV?

I kid, backwards compatibility is great.

Nintendo - consolidating their portable and home console into one great and versatile machine

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#12 Posted by Robbie23 (367 posts) -

Sony focusing on great single player games.

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#13 Posted by cainetao11 (36598 posts) -

PS and Nintendo made it obvious great SP games can compete for gamers money with things like Overwatch and Fortnite being huge. GoW and BOTW really showed both mp and sp have a market. The Witcher 3 and RDR2 did also.

MS showed that services are a welcome part of a platform with gamepass. And their support of the best MP Halo ever has been awesome.