The Forbes artical makes them sound a bit salty to be honest. Microsoft wanted to do something that most console gamers don't want. Most console gamers just want to sit down with controller and play games. It's simple, it effective and it's not broken. Sony knows this and stuck to it and they should do exactly the same again. Let's not forget they put so much into bringing out AAAgames again which helps.
This. Salty, indeed. Firstly, the Kinect and cable thing weren't confusing at all. People just didn't give a shit about their console being tied into outdated tech and gaming fads. Secondly, gamers hated the always online BS, which would have moved to all digital if it was successful, that MS was trying to shove down gamers throats. Thirdly....
Sony may have made a more traditional console, but it wasn't boring. The Share button was a huge innovation, which lends itself to Twitch and Youtube gamers. MS didn't even expect that and had to quickly throw it into their console. The DS controller got a slight makeover that was widely praised. And, of course, Sony brought the most important thing. Games, games, games. The PS4 has a much larger library than the XBO, with many more highly rated and sought after exclusives. MS stuck to their MO, great support at the beginning that peters out in the 2nd half the gen. While Sony kept to theirs, pumping out quality exclusives throughout the gen.
Edit: And I don't want to leave out PSVR, another thing Sony brought that was innovative. It will be, by far, the bestselling VR kit and holds promise with the upcoming upgrade, which is rumored to be wireless.
Put simply, Sony had features and games gamers wanted, while MS slapped them in the face at the beginning of the gen, with DRM, and at the end, with a drought of exclusives.
Last edited by thismeintiel - on 21 April 2019