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

Posted: 25 September 2017 12:38 pm


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


GameBuy it
Ace Combat 7
Berserk and the Band of the HawkBuy now
Birthdays the Beginning
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku!Buy now
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane TrilogyBuy now
Danganronpa 1-2 ReloadBuy now
Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonyBuy now
Dark Rose ValkyrieBuy now
Days GoneBuy now
Death StrandingBuy now
Death’s Gambit
Deep Down
Detroit: Become HumanBuy now
Digimon World: Next OrderBuy now
Dino Frontier (PSVR)
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dungeon Defenders II
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain
Farpoint (PSVR)Buy now
Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarBuy now
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgeBuy now
Full Throttle Remaster
Future Unfolding
Gang Beasts
Golem (PSVR)
Gran Turismo SportBuy now
Gravity Rush 2Buy now
Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2Buy now
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Horizon: Zero DawnBuy now
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 RemixBuy now
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 RemixBuy now
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter PrologueBuy now
Knack 2Buy now
Knights and Bikes
Loot Rascals
Megaton Rainfall (PSVR)
MLB: The Show 17
Everybody's Golf
Nex Machina
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
>Nier: AutomataBuy now
Nine Parchments
NiohBuy now
Obduction (PSVR)
PaRappa the Rapper Remastered
Persona 5Buy now
Project Phoenix
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach SplashBuy now
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR)
Starblood Arena (PSVR)
Statik (PSVR)
Sudden Strike 4Buy now
Symphony of the Machine (PSVR)
Syren (PSVR)
Tales of BerseriaBuy now
The Inpatient
The Silver CaseBuy now
Uncharted: The Lost LegacyBuy now
What Remains of Edith Finch
Winning Post 8 2017
Wipeout Omega CollectionBuy now
XING: The Land Beyond
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher ChroniclesBuy now
Ys Origin
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4 Plus: Summer Memories
Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium TwilightBuy now
Blue ReflectionBuy now
Musou Stars
Akiba's Beat
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 PastBuy now
Gundam Versus
Iron Sea Defenders
Kero Blaster
Kick Off Revival
Last Day of June
LocoRoco Remastered

Xbox One

GameBuy it
Conan ExilesBuy now
CupheadBuy now
GiganticBuy now
Halo Wars: Definitive EditionBuy now
Halo Wars 2Buy now
Natsuki Chronicle
Pit PeopleBuy now
Rise & ShineBuy now
Sea of ThievesPlay now
Space Engineers
State of Decay 2
TacomaBuy now
Voodoo Vince RemasterBuy now
Forza Motorsport 7Buy now
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Deep Rock Galactic
The Darwin Project
The Artful Escape
Super Lucky's TaleBuy now
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Disneyland Adventures: RemasteredBuy now
Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure RemasteredBuy now
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal CollectionBuy now
'n Verlore Verstand
A Walk in the DarkBuy now
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution
Air Mission: HIND
AstroneerBuy now
Book of Demons
Crash Force
Dead Exit
Deadbeat HeroesBuy now
EverspaceBuy now
Fallout ShelterBuy now
Friday Night Bullet Arena
Full Metal Furies
Graveyard Keeper
GRIDD: Retroenhanced
Hello NeighbourBuy now
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe
Jump, Step, Step
NarcosisBuy now
PlanetbaseBuy now
Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days
Rivals of AetherBuy now
Star Balls
Super Hydorah
Talent Not IncludedBuy now
Unit 4
Deliver Us The Moon
Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul
GoliathBuy now
The Last Night
CandlemanBuy now
Mayan Death Robots: ArenaBuy now
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III
Raging Justice

Nintendo Switch

GameBuy it
1-2-SwitchBuy now
ArmsBuy now
Bit! Boy! Arcade
Dungeon of Zaar
Fast RMX
Fire Emblem WarriorsBuy now
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeBuy now
New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers
Niki – Rock 'n' Ball
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
Pokkén Tournament DX
Project Octopath Traveler (working title)
Puzzlebox Setup
Super Beat Sports
Seasons of Heaven
Splatoon 2Buy now
Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu
Super Bomberman RBuy now
Super Mario OdysseyBuy now
Tank It!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildBuy now
The Sacred Hero
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final ChallengersBuy now
Unknown BlazBlue title
Untitled Shin Megami Tensei game
Steamworld Dig 2
Untitled Taiko Drum Master game
Untitled Tales Game
Xenoblade Chronicles 2Pre-order now
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase
Monopoly for Nintendo SwitchBuy now
Cave Story+
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 BattleBuy now
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Puzzle Box Maker
Ultra Hyperball
Vroom in the Night Sky

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