As we're all aware Microsoft & Sony are preparing their next consoles. This comes off the back of a pretty dominant era from Sony
I'm not going to do an endless post-mortem of where MS went wrong but they are making moves in the acquisition of multiple studios and also the continued improvement & value proposition of their online service.
If you're a PS4 owner have you already nailed your colours to the mast or are you open to seeing what MS has to offer?
If you're an XB1 owner, are you being tempted by Sony's 1st party mastery?
Or maybe with the expansion of the Play Anywhere service by MS, you're thinking of going just PC (plus Switch potentially)?
I guess the crux of the question is, have you already made your mind up and what, if anything, could change it?
To answer my own question : I've been predominantly a Nintendo fan since the N64 and have owned every home console since, with the exception of the Wii U - so have been loyal up to a point but won't mindlessly part with my hard-earned if I think the product isn't for me...
A couple of weeks ago I bought a PS4 Pro (my 1st Sony console) & am having a great time playing Spiderman. I can't say that I've experience the same level of elation as points in BOTW or Mario Odyssey, but the production values are amazing and it's got me excited to try GOW & Horizon Zero Dawn amongst others. I also have a 5 year old PC which is starting to show it's age & am planning a new build when the new Zen processors are released.
So - at the moment, if I was a gambling man I'd bet that 'next gen' I'll be the owner of a Switch (for it's 1st party goodness), PC (for it's horse power, access to cheap gaming via Steam & option of MS Play Anywhere) &, on the evidence of my experience so far with PS4 Pro, quite possibly the PS5.
I think Microsoft will find it difficult to change my mind as I'll be able to play their games via Play Anywhere - and maybe that'll be just fine by MS (though they'd surely make way more money from me if I owned the console).
I also realise that I'm in a privileged position of having a little extra green these days so a multiple system solution is possible. I guess the decision becomes more difficult if you are limited to 1 or 2...
So who's decided, who's on the fence & why?