Is it safe to say Xbox One is dead? The sooner they release Scarlet the better...
The Xbox1 is completely dead in terms of games / hardware / having a future, however releasing new hardware especially right now would do absolutely nothing, if anything it would just end up killing the Xbox as a brand rather than just letting the X1 die over the next 18 months until Scarlet arrives, MS right now have the most powerful console on the market by a factor of 1.5 over the PS4Pro as well as over 6x the power of the number 1 selling system in the world, pound for pound the X1 could sell 40k X1X's in a week and technically sell more power than a 200k week for the Switch if all the units sold were the premium variant of the system.
What I mean is, hardware is absolutely not the issue in the Xbox camp, the software is, there hasn't been a single reason why you have to own an Xbox1, with very few launch window exceptions every single game that is on the platform can be played elsewhere and better / cheaper, the systems "exclusives" all have an * hanging over them which state that they are all on Windows 10 / Steam as well as the system, or in the case of a few titles you can now even get them on the Switch, when it comes to the base 1.79TF machine any of those titles can be ran on a PC you could put together from second hand parts for a few hundred euro and they'll do a better job than the 640p Titanfall that the base X1 drops to at times.
What MS needs to do with the Xbox division is what Nintendo did with the WiiU, ignore the X1, it's done, they need to look to the Scarlet but not just from a hardware point of view, but set up a launch date for the system and then make absolutely sure that each 3-6 month period has a massive AAA first party game on the system (and only on the system, even if for that 6 month window) for at least the first 2 years, Nintendo let the WiiU wallow away selling 20k per week for the better part of a year before the launch of the Switch, but think about it... what is the Switch from a hardware point of view? It's a barely modified Nvidia shield from about 3-4 years before the Switch launch, they had to design the controllers and the OS but the hardware wasn't the reason for the long dev time of that machine, they took the hardware directly from Nvidia and stuck a Nintendo logo and Zelda breath of the wild on it, 6 months after that they stuck Splatoon on there, 3 months later Mario Ody dropped... Software is what will Sell Scarlet, not a 10TF machine, not a 20TF machine, heck you could jump up and down all day on stage at E3 showing off high res movies of the motherboard of the neXtbox and talking about the Ram frequencies of it, Nintendo come out and drop a 30 second teaser of Ganon down a hole, which one gets gamers buying consoles?
Sorry for the long post, I'm in the middle of writing a project for work lol, word count is important to me!