Cant lose a war, if you dont take part....
Yup that pretty much sums it up. Series X is more of a formality to show they're still making consoles and for people to gawk at the specs. But I still think we'll be shocked once MS announces the price. It will probably be a niche product with a niche price, as I don't see why MS would be willing to take a hit on each console sold if they don't care about building a huge install base in the first place. My guess is that they'll be talking a lot more about the price of Lockhart in August and reveal the price of Series X on the low.
I do like GP as well and it will probably be a financial success for MS, I just wished they had a bit more faith in Series X. I honestly think they could have given the ps5 a run for its money if they had something like Halo Infinite as a launch title and designed as a technical showcase for Series X. It sure would have been way more exciting to kick off next gen. Without competition, I just hope Sony doesn't get lazy, though.