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Hardstuck-Platinum said:
smroadkill15 said:

When has less competition ever turned out to be better for us? So you are against competition in other markets as well? Wells Fargo should be the only bank available? Apple should be the only phone maker? Toyota should be the only vehicle manufacturer? Should there only be 1 political party and candidate to choose from? You are failing to understand the benefits of competition and why having a choice benefits the consumer. Sony would have never offered Ps+ free games without trying to 1up Xbox Live. Ps3 to ps4 turnaround wouldn't have happened without competition from Xbox. You truly underestimate how cocky and anti-consumer Sony can be without competition. We see glimpse of it time and time again. I wouldn't trust MS being the only console maker because we know they would try to pull some shit like they have tried before. Sony, Nintendo, and MS really only care about 1 thing, and it's not about ending the console war. 

It's laughable you think Sony fanboys would stop being fanboys if Xbox left. We would still see deranged fanboys like Timdoggy or whomever migrate to Playstation and still act like idiots.

I'm not bothered by the idea of Xbox putting their games on more platforms. I think all games should be available on as many platforms as possible. I know this thought riles up the console fanboys but, in the end, it would benefit the consumer and make gaming more about the games.  

Your entire first paragraph, I don't really disagree with any of it. The difference with banks though is that there is no such thing as banking wars as there is with console wars. With banks, no-one cares if someone else has a bank account with a different company. There is no tribalism or aggression like we see in gaming. Same with cars. We just don't see anywhere near the level of aggression in car ownership differences. Your right, Sony's dominance in the console market is probably what allowed them to raise the price of the PS5 last holiday season, so there is already downsides showing to Sony winning. 

Even with all the disadvantages of one side dominating though, I'd rather have to suffer the consequences of a dominating console manufacturer than see the constant aggression and animosity of this console war. For me, it ruins the fun of gaming and being within the gaming culture

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!