Home consoles are kinda like sports cars, like a Corvette. They aren't cheaper Japanese tuners and they aren't expensive Italian exotics either. They sit somewhere in the middle, give you a little bit of everything, but the majority focus is on driving itself. When you buy a sports car, most get it for the driving experience, but some get it for show and to brag. When you decide to upgrade to a newer model after a few years or more, you typically only care if it's faster, handles and brakes better, and has a slightly different visual appeal. Few care all that much if it has a new cinema quality sound system or infotainment center since it's generally about the rubber meeting the road experience. Now those are nice extra's, but only start to matter if the drive is better and the price is right.
I disagree. I think console sales is all about momentum, and that is driven mostly by software. Sony is gonna have the games, but what if they're the wrong ones? It's never about the hardware. Not really.