PS5 PlayStation 5 Launch Lineup

We reported prior to launch that we thought PlayStation 5’s launch lineup was Sony’s best-ever on paper, but that now looks like it’s poised to be committed to history. While there are still review scores coming in and nothing is set in stone just yet, every single one of the Japanese giant’s four launch games has attracted critical acclaim.

This is how the Metacritic picture looks right now, but keep in mind that Demon’s Souls has been bouncing up-and-down all weekend, so could yet settle on 93 depending on other verdicts:

To compare, this is how the lineup looked on the PlayStation 4 seven years ago. We’ve excluded the likes of Flower and Sound Shapes because they were ports and had already released elsewhere:

Perhaps the biggest difference between the two platforms – aside from the scores – is that all three of the PS4’s launch titles could only be played on the new console at the time, whereas there are a couple of cross-gen releases in the PS5’s lineup. Nevertheless, it’s clear that Sony’s next-gen device wipes the floor with its predecessor from a launch game perspective. Hats off to the platform holder in a challenging year!