What a dumb take.
That said, i do think MS's Scarlett info drop looked silly after Sony's PS5 announcement. I'd wager the next gen conversation is with Sony atm.
Personally, I agree with the take. Sony will see more buzz and sales this year than MS, even though they didn't show up to E3. There are many more ways to reach your consumers now.
I do agree with your last statement, though. MS just repeated the same info Sony did, but put on an expensive E3 show to do it. It all just seemed like they were playing catch up, again. The reveal vid wasn't the greatest, either. Just compare it to the PS4 reveal trailer, which went viral for like a week or so, and now has over 35M views. It's been two days and the Scarlett reveal trailer is at 1.39M views. Not generating much hype with that one.
If they wanted to wow people, it should have been a full reveal. I mean, what do they have to lose. XBO sales are in the crapper, even with it being effectively $199. They might as well get people pumped for next gen. I still think it's odd they didn't at least announce the Tflops, like they did with the X. My guess is they aren't 100% sure they are beating Sony next gen.
Yeah but since its timed exclusive, theres gonna be a half-year to a year wait before you ll see it other places.
And I bet Cyberpunk still ends up selling twice as much on playstation 4, as it does on xbox one.
This. Really, I can't recall the last time MS paying for advertising actually helped them sell more copies than the PS4. Or really boost HW sales all that much either.