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sales2099 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Sony is welcome to suck just as much as Microsoft does.  It's up to each company to decide if they want to give us a reason to buy their system or not.  "Here are a bunch of games also available on current systems."  That doesn't really make me want to buy a new one.  Games that are only available on a next gen system are what make people want to buy a next gen system.

You under estimate humans not wanting to settle at their hobbies. Why get the last gen version when there’s a shiny upgraded version available? Same reason why people buy cosmetics in games like fortnight. Why play the exact same game for the same fun as everyone else when you can look accomplished and not-poor with $20 worth of cosmetics?

If people have the means and care about their experience being optimal, they will upgrade. And if they don’t care, that’s what the current gen version is for.

Sounds like your position is one of idealism and not realism. You could have games like Killzone Shadowfall or Forza gen launch xclusives that are also the worst reviewed in the series. Also Ryse and Knack, their metacritic speaks for itself. Or you can go for critical success with high quality cross gen. It’s only the launch, plenty of years ahead for pushing potential. I see the positives :)

Microsoft screwed up their launch with the XB1 and it cost them for the whole generation.  In contrast, with the XBox360 they launched earlier and at a lower price than the PS3.  Their stronger launch helped them a lot during Generation 7.  The launch is extremely important.

Also, gaming is not about buying hardware upgrades.  Gaming is about games.  Most people buy a new console to play new games.  One might think that at a presentation for a new console, they would actually show off some games that can only be played on a next gen system.  I mean people can praise them for how great their presentation is, and then none of those people actually buy a Series X.  They just get excited for the games and buy them on PS4 or XB1.

If they are going to have a presentation about their new system, then they might actually want to give people a good reason to actually buy the new system.  Hardware upgrade is not a good enough reason.  The minority of people who want an expensive hardware upgrade are mostly PC gamers anyway.  Microsoft needs to show off games that can only be played on its new system.