2017 exclusives comparison: PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch [Updated]

Posted: 25 September 2017 12:38 pm News


Wondering which console to buy this Christmas? You should make that decision based on the games you can play.

Fundamentally, there’s not too much difference between the PS4 and Xbox One in terms of game availability and features. If you like Call of Duty, or Fallout, or Overwatch, or other such blockbusters, then the difference in experience between the machines is negligible. Even the Nintendo Switch is managing parity with the more-powerful systems, as the recent announcement of Switch versions of DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus prove. In fact, some games – like Sonic Forces due in Q4 – are already announced for simultaneous release on all three formats.

So if you have no predetermined preference for any of the manufacturers, then the number one factor driving your purchasing decision should be the exclusives. These are the games that you can play only on one particular format, which means if a console has the specific franchises or experiences you’re excited about, then that is the system you should buy.

Below you will find a list of all the exclusives currently revealed for a 2017 release on each format. It’s possible that some of these games will end up releasing in 2018 or (shudder) 2019, but they still remain in the future of the console you purchase.

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Full list of exclusive games for 2017


Game Buy it
Ace Combat 7
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Buy now
Birthdays the Beginning Buy now
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! Buy now
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Buy now
Danganronpa 1-2 Reload Buy now
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Buy now
Dark Rose Valkyrie Buy now
Days Gone Pre-order now
Death Stranding Pre-order now
Death’s Gambit
Deep Down
Detroit: Become Human Pre-order now
Digimon World: Next Order Buy now
Dino Frontier (PSVR)
Dragon Quest Heroes II Buy now
Dungeon Defenders II
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain
Farpoint (PSVR) Buy now
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Buy now
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Buy now
Full Throttle Remaster
Future Unfolding
Gang Beasts
Golem (PSVR)
Gran Turismo Sport Buy now
Gravity Rush 2 Buy now
Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 Buy now
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Horizon: Zero Dawn Buy now
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Buy now
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Buy now
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Buy now
Knack 2 Buy now
Knights and Bikes
Loot Rascals
Megaton Rainfall (PSVR)
MLB: The Show 17 Buy now
Everybody's Golf Buy now
Nex Machina
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
Nier: Automata Buy now
Nine Parchments
Nioh Buy now
Obduction (PSVR)
PaRappa the Rapper Remastered
Persona 5 Buy now
Project Phoenix
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Buy now
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR) Buy now
Starblood Arena (PSVR) Buy now
Statik (PSVR)
Sudden Strike 4 Buy now
Symphony of the Machine (PSVR)
Syren (PSVR)
Tales of Berseria Buy now
The Inpatient
The Silver Case Buy now
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Buy now
What Remains of Edith Finch
Winning Post 8 2017
Wipeout Omega Collection Buy now
XING: The Land Beyond
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Buy now
Ys Origin
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Buy now
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 Plus: Summer Memories
Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight Buy now
Blue Reflection Buy now
Musou Stars Buy now
Akiba's Beat Buy now
Antiquia Lost
Children of Zodiarcs
Disc Jam
Drawn to Death
Eve: Valkyrie - Warzone
Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire
Final Fantasy IX
God Wars: Future Past Buy now
Gundam Versus Buy now
Iron Sea Defenders
Kero Blaster
Kick Off Revival Buy now
Last Day of June
LocoRoco Remastered

Xbox One

Game Buy it
Conan Exiles Buy now
Cuphead Buy now
Gigantic Play now
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Buy now
Halo Wars 2 Buy now
Natsuki Chronicle
Pit People Buy now
Rise & Shine Buy now
Sea of Thieves Play now
Space Engineers
State of Decay 2
Tacoma Buy now
Voodoo Vince Remaster Buy now
Forza Motorsport 7 Buy now
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Deep Rock Galactic
The Darwin Project
The Artful Escape
Super Lucky's Tale Pre-order now
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Disneyland Adventures: Remastered Buy now
Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Remastered Buy now
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Buy now
'n Verlore Verstand
A Walk in the Dark Buy now
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution
Air Mission: HIND
Astroneer Buy now
Book of Demons
Crash Force
Dead Exit
Deadbeat Heroes Buy now
Everspace Buy now
Fallout Shelter Play now
Friday Night Bullet Arena
Full Metal Furies
Graveyard Keeper
GRIDD: Retroenhanced
Hello Neighbour Pre-order now
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe
Jump, Step, Step
Narcosis Buy now
Planetbase Buy now
Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days
Rivals of Aether Buy now
Star Balls
Super Hydorah
Talent Not Included Buy now
Unit 4
Deliver Us The Moon
Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul
Goliath Buy now
The Last Night
Candleman Buy now
Mayan Death Robots: Arena Buy now
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
Raging Justice

Nintendo Switch

Game Buy it
1-2-Switch Buy now
Arms Buy now
Bit! Boy! Arcade
Dungeon of Zaar
Fast RMX
Fire Emblem Warriors Pre-order now
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Buy now
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers
Niki – Rock 'n' Ball
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
Pokkén Tournament DX Buy now
Project Octopath Traveler (working title) Pre-order now
Puzzlebox Setup
Super Beat Sports
Seasons of Heaven
Splatoon 2 Buy now
Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu
Super Bomberman R Buy now
Super Mario Odyssey Pre-order now
Tank It!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Buy now
The Sacred Hero
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Buy now
Unknown BlazBlue title
Untitled Shin Megami Tensei game
Steamworld Dig 2
Untitled Taiko Drum Master game
Untitled Tales Game
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pre-order now
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase
Monopoly for Nintendo Switch Buy now
Cave Story+ Buy now
Monster Hunter XX
Hollow Knight
Golf Story
Seasons of Heaven
Mighty Gunvolt Burst
The Next Penelope
Pocket Rumble
Mr. Shifty
Blaster Master Zero
Astro Duel Deluxe
Pokémon for Switch
Yoshi for Switch
Kirby Star Allies
Metroid Prime 4
Astro Bears Party
Boost Beast
Dragon Marked for Death
Flip Wars
Gear.Club Unlimited
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Buy now
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Puzzle Adventure Blockle
Puzzle Box Maker
Ultra Hyperball
Vroom in the Night Sky

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