Are you really going to continue with your non-sense? Who said Microsoft price was justified or not? The thread is about WHY the Play Station Four took the market not about how you think Microsoft should have priced their hardware.
I'm right on topic. You mentioned that the price of the Xbox One was the factor. I expounded upon it, and you can disagree all you want. That's your opinions as well. But if you are too scared to answer a question that requires critical thinking, then you are in denial of the fuller picture of why the pricing was an issue. Because either Microsoft promoted a product that the consumer wanted at a reasonable price or they pushed an agenda that served them more than the consumer. So let's see which is it.
Looking back, the two groups of consumers who would have wanted an Xbox One at launch were rabid Microsoft/Xbox fanboys or those who wanted something specifically from the Xbox such as Halo, Gears, Kinect, etc. Because who else in there right mind would pay $500 for a item when you have another option that costed $400 and did those same things better? So why was the Xbox One $100 more than the PS4? Maybe it was Kinect because a camera wasn't bundled with the PS4. But did the consumer wanted it? Apparently not since Microsoft had to debundle it from the Xbox unit a year later due to poor sales, and they charged $150 for Kinect standalone. So if you were to buy a standalone Xbox One for $400 and later bought Kinect for $150, why in the hell would you since a the original bundle costed $500? Obviously, most of us didn't want an overpriced, underpowered console with "junk" hardware. The Xbox One itself isn't a bad console. But the reality I live in has the option of the PS4, and the One looked prety pathetic when compared to what Sony had to offer. So it wasn't just about price. The One just wasn't worth it because Microsoft bundling Kinect with every Xbox One is just as bad if not worse than Gamestop bundling hardware people didn't want with a console. And why pay more for less? Microsoft thought people were stupid enough to buy into their bullshit. This is why Sony took the market.
No you are not on topic at all with your questions. The topic is why or how Sony retake the market.
My answer (base on my personnal oppinion) was very simple: Price, their console was 100$ less expensive and both were able to play the same games and seen as a new generation console to the general consumer. I never talked about why it was more or less, the final point is, one was cheaper, end of story. Only fanboys and nerds are really caring about the CPU, GPU, more pixels here and there, more FPS and other stuff like that in the console which is probably a very little portion of the marketshare. To the general consumers, COD runs and plays the same on both console, one is 100$ less tho... Choice is simple.
Your point is about how "fair" the price of the Xbox One was and how evil Microsoft are and how such bullshit it was and blah blah blah blah. The point is: it was 100$ more than the Play Station Four for the SAME capabilities to the general consumer. Simple as that. I'm not scared to "answer" your question as it is not even important and what I think is obviously different than you and as the 28.7M Xbox One sold to date prove, the Xbox One offers a lot of value, obviously not to YOU tho. And looking at your rent on Microsoft, the Xbox One, how powerfull and mighty the Play Station Four is and how Kinect was "forced" to you like Microsoft had any magical way to force you to spend your money on their offering (really people saying that are just hiloarious...)... It is pretty clear that you are not here to debate but just hammer your oppinion about Microsoft offering which I respectfully disagree and do not care about...