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Faelco said:
d21lewis said:

New article that I really kinda agree with.

Can we talk about this article?


In my opinion the writer is disconnected with reality. Comparing the Xbox One today with the PS3 at the time of its comeback last gen is delusional to say the least.


First of all, the Ps3 came back because it was "natural". Once the big launch issue (price) was fixed, the continuous support, the variety of the games and the quality of the first party IPs, combined with the PlayStation image and the failure of other consoles in some or most of these areas, took it back. Not "risks", not BC (the opposite actually).


MS is doing nothing to come back except their own Pro console. Nothing indicates a real change to come back, new policies or anything groundbreaking. MS is rather in an acceptance position. They're losing and they're perfectly fine with it, completely opposite to Sony back then.


I don't get what the writer is trying to say...

He’s simply trying to say when you’re “losing” in sales you find other ways to make your product appealing. This isn’t new and doesn’t apply only to gaming. I don’t think there’s any doubt Sony was more ambitious with their first party efforts last gen plus the services they offered. Maybe that tied into their “bad” launch, maybe not. The author thinks it did.

d21 made a good point though, in the end we really don’t know what the motivation was behind all of these services and strategies. People assumed Xbone BC was a reaction to “losing” the console war but it turns out it was designed as part of the hardware the entire time.

Personally I wouldn’t want any of the big three to dominate a gen, all three have shown inability to handle it by blundering future products or being rocked by their own arrogance.