It's not up for debate: Sony has unequivocally provided members of the PlayStation family more reasons to choose its hardware over Microsoft's.
But the latter hasn't gone out without a fight. It would have been so easy to give up, given that - in lieu of the total humiliation that followed the Xbox One's disastrous reveal - Microsoft's goose appeared cooked in 2013, but here we are, half a decade later, celebrating a comeback for the beleaguered console.
In fact, more so than its competitor, Microsoft has provided ample variety across its modest selection of system sellers, with the usual heavy-hitters - Halo, Gears, Forza - joined by fresher, less established ideas thanks to the work of Remedy and Insomniac with Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive respectively. There have been missteps along the way, of course, with titles like ReCore and Sea of Thieves failing to achieve their potential, but unlike Sony, Microsoft's momentum seems only to be building as of late.
If Microsoft can keep the ball rolling into 2019 with new releases comparable in quality to Cuphead, Ori or Playground Games' terrific recent addition to the Forza Horizon franchise, it'll be nipping at Sony's heels in no time.
Joe is a freelance games journalist who, while not spending every waking minute selling himself to websites around the world, spends his free time writing. Most of it makes no sense, but when it does, he treats each article as if it were his Magnum Opus - with varying results.