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SegaHeart said:
aTokenYeti said:

Going in it’s favor:

* The first party library will be the strongest of any Xbox generation
* PC hardware is completely unaffordable for all but the absolute wealthiest customers
* Multiple hardware options
* Gamepass
* Microsoft is not done with acquisitions and seems to be trying harder than any previous generation

Going against

* PlayStations inherited market share lead creates a large amount of negative inertia
* Sustained success in Europe remains elusive
* Limited to no buy-in from Japanese AA and A developers (this matters more for western customers who enjoy these types of games than Japanese customers from the perspective of Xbox)

Unknowns that could change the market up in one way or another:

* what happens if there is a crypto currency crash resulting in a price crash for PC parts
* do customers become burnt out/tired of PlayStation’s lack of genre diversity and/or do Sony exclusives start becoming formulaic and predictable
* where does VR fit into the games market for the next 8 years
* does streaming games take off

I think some extremely aggressive Series S sales would go a long way in North America. It’s the only 9th gen console that could realistically be sold at $199 in the US and still make financial sense, and at that price point you would get so many “sure why not” sales that I think getting back in the ballpark of the 360 wouldn’t be out of the question in NA. Not sure if hitting 25 million in Europe is possible though.

I’m guessing 80 million, so just short

Bolded 1 , definitely , I'm scared to pay to upgrade my PC , I want 4k native and 120fps but the Xbox Series X seems more friendly on pricing there.

Bolded 2, Europe is playstation land It's impossible and I think europe likes japanese games more so than America which Xbox will always lose to europe . Europe loves Final Fantasy which Square said nope to Xbox version of Final Fantasy 16 or 7 remake , and Persona series aint coming to Xbox another blow Xbox won't get Europe , and other things that europe players prefer on PS5 over Xbox series.

Bolded 3 , Japanese AA and A games not being on Xbox doesn't excite me If I'm a Otaku player from anywhere around the world I'd choose Playstation 5 , Switch would be second because Switch doesn't have Persona 5 royal nor Final Fantasy series abit anime It's there well  the hair cuts and JRPG .

My own thought here I think many unique games like DJ max(Anime with DJ tunes addicting game) , Guilty Gear Strive , Several Fighting games like Millionth Arthur , Gran Blue fantasy versus will stay Playstation forever they are like Japanese versions of Housemarque developers of returnal so no ports on Xbox or Switch , they kneel to Sony . and dont care for neither Xbox or Switch. I love Dj max Respect on PS4 by Rocky Studios totally PLaystation favoritism which I admire.

I remember reading somewhere that in France in particular Japanese games and culture are extremely popular