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The current state of things:

Sony fans are mostly content knowing that the PS4 was a smash success. Great hardware, great games, and great sales. Virtually no competition. PSVR also makes it unique and standout from the pack. Exclusives continue to arrive at a time when support normally starts winding down.

Xbox fans have to be satisfied knowing that at least one version of their console offers the best experience (if not exactly noticeably better) for multi platform games. Gamepass Ultimate may be the best value in gaming. Aside from PC, the Xbox One is second to none when it comes to extra apps and features.

Nintendo fans are treated to a charming console, beloved by everyone. Great sales, exclusive software and the best third party support Nintendo has received in ages. 

The consoles even play well together with certain games supporting online cross play. All three brands seem to be making good profits and all fan bases seem content. All is right with the world. The war is over... but how does that make you feel?

As hardcore gamers, half the fun is being able to talk shit about the competition. This gen has mostly been boring in that regard. Nobody likes a one-sided fight. No price wars because of a lack of competition. Next gen a whole new war with new bullet points and different bragging rights will likely appear but for now, all is quiet. Do you miss the excitement or do you like the peace?



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