I took a break from early this gen and recently came back. I own a One...4....and New3dsxl...love all of them.
Anyway...it really is shocking to see some of the quotes about MS potentially abandoning gaming....?....really???....
People have genuinely forgotton how aggressive MS can be in the gaming world. They mean business. I would even go as far as to say they might even be around longer than both Sony and Nintendo...hardware wise.
I need to make a thread about the general consensus of the One....but I don't post often and I don't feel like spamming
I really don't see them being around longer than Sony or Nintendo, as far as console hardware goes. Their audience fell too greatly this gen.
There's a few reasons why I believe they will...but the most important reason is money. History has shown MS take advantage of both software and hardware peripherals. Money. They can be aggressive with collaboration. (Rare) Money. They look toward innovation which requires investment. Money. They continue to revamp skus despite poor sales. Money.
I'm under the impression MS has a bigger picture in mind. They aren't concerned with the now...but rather the future...and they always have been since day one releasing a console that was pc driven. Which they do not get nearly enough credit for.
What they're doing is a technology rope-a-dope. They. have enough money to wait for the collapse of competition...and capitalize in the long run...and I truly believe that is part of their strategy.