I definitely think we'll have a closer generation in terms of sales, Microsoft have played it smart, while Sony have played it safe... either way I'm excited to see how both perform, and this will be the first gen where I'm most likely gonna' have both consoles within a year of release (Looking at a Series S, price is decent and Game Pass is great!)
Exciting times ahead my dude, exciting times indeed!
How has sony played it "safe"?
I can't think of a single thing that they should have done or could have done better. Like a single area, I could say... ok, sony dropped the ball here and they should have done this or that. I agree that MShasplayed it smart though, they have done everything they can do to try and level the playing field.