Sometimes people lose sight of things. It's not about how the Xbox One achieved those sales numbers. It's about the end result. It's like everyone wants the companies to release a product, sit back, and just wait and see if people buy it or not. That's not how things work. Imagine the Eagles beating the Cowboys by 24 points in the fourth quarter this Sunday. You think the Cowboys will just give up and take the loss at the beginning of the fourth? Or will they do whatever they have to to win that game? (Although, they will lose. And I have to say that because I'm an Eagles fan.)
Microsoft made all the right moves in the US and they have begun to reap the benefits. They may have even turned the tides on the ever important selling feature of "mindshare".
Author of science fiction and other genres, I write under the pen name Desmond Shepherd. The second season of my series The Permanent Man premieres on November 11, 2014. Pre-order the season premiere The Walls Have Ears on Amazon today!