No, you just gave your own believes/assumptions about why Microsoft should not have priced the Xbox One (which is not the question of this thread) and then just went on how they were forcing their stuff on consumer, how the package had no values, how Kinect was useless and overpriced, etc... Which again was not really the point. Justified (my oppinion) or not justify (your oppinion), the price difference was (in my opponion) why Sony took the lead... I'm 100% sure the majority of the general consumers does not care about your assumptions or believes and just went by one thing:
Again let me repeat :
Two machines that can play all my games (at least the majority), looking the same, both labelled/marketed as "new generation" console.
One is 500$... the other one is 400$... Christmas coming, want to buy stuff for my family, I'm not a forum nerd and do not give a cent about how much those 2 pixels looks different on this system or that system and I can play COD on both. Will go for 400$.
See, nothing there is leading you to start your rent about how Microsoft was lying, bullshiting, overpricing and how much the value of the Xbox One package was bad for you and you other forum facts. Nothing.
There were many things that MS scewed up on at launch and the price was just one of them.
- Always on (this was big for some people)
- Kinect (telling us how important it was)
- DRM (not being able to trade in games after you bought them)
- PS4 having a slight power advantage
These were all things MS had going against it at launch, and the FACT that MS completly reversed positions on the Kinect (not so important I guess right?) Always on and DRM kinda tells you something. They may have not "lied" about a few things but they did try and feed the consumer a line of BS about Kinect. This is why there was such a revolt at the start, they basically handed Sony this generation on a platter. I think Sony would have won anyway, they were just gaining so much momentum and there 1st party stable of IP was FAR better then MS, however it may have been more of a dog fight.
I have tried to get into the XB1 on two different occasions but each time I was not impressed with the exclusives. MS really needs to fix that.