I'm not saying M$'s output is anywhere near Sony's but jeez! I see people saying games like Onechanbara Z (which i actually bought on day one despite being like a 29% on Metacritic at the time!) counts when comparing consoles or a port like Gravity Rush (which I also bought!) or an indie game like Resogun (which I got for free) is a system seller. Meanwhile games like Quantum Break aren't important because it didn't sell well or Cuphead is not retail and only retail games are important!
Maybe I'm not seeing the right threads but it seems like people want M$ to suck and the narrative will always switch to support it. I mean, get it. Ps4 is more powerful, sells better, has more games, had higher rated games, and has pretty much every advantage. You won ! No need to come at M$ like it's 7th gen, anymore.
Sea of Theives had been lauded since day one. People wanted Rare to make something different. You can't find a single "Sea of Thieves is going to be awesome" thread. It's still a game . It still exists. It still counts and hopefully, when it releases, it will be good.
Wow, your brutal!
I agree and disagree. I think you're totally right about people moving goalposts to match the "Miscrosoft sucks" narrative. Indie games count, except when they don't. Remasters and console exclusives aren't eligible, but sometimes they are. Sales numbers only count when Metacritic scores support them, or vice versa.
At this point, I don't even care what people think. I just want some damn consistency.
That said, I have no clue what Microsoft is doing. It seems to be mismanaging its studios and assets, focusing more and more on Windows, and turning Xbox into a "service." This is not what I signed up for.