The PS5 was going to win regardless....
Hot take aside... Price is key.
$399 PS5 DE
And this gen is over before it even began.
$399 XSX/PS5 DE
And Sony is in trouble. But this is impossible. Well...more like highly unlikely.
The thing about the XSS, is that it validates the value of a $100 more expensive PS5. I mean, with $100 more you get a console that is about 2.5xmore powerful. And then it discredits the XSX/PS5 disc version compared to that $399 digital PS5. "why should you spend $100 more for a disc drive or 1.17x more power?"
But if the XSS is $199? Then now that's a totally different matter.