Yes, sure the money MS burned on Xbox original (some claim 5B) and RROD (3B) were pocket change and MS didn't spent any. But every gen we get MS fans to claim MS will use their money to buy the win in that gen, never happened, never will.
What YOU are talking about is completely different to what WE are suppose to be talking about so not sure if you are trying to spin this or grasping for straws but lets digress. Each company spends billions on RnD and Maintenence cost, what you brought up with MS, Sony also had there fair share of expenses.
Now back to the original point, when did Sony and MS have a buy out war? Im still waiting on that answer.. dont worry i have plenty of time so please take your time.
My point is, you dont want to have a buy out war with a Mega corp big enough to buy there entire competitor out.
MS put 2.5B on Mohjang, bought like 5 studios past year and that won't make a dent on Sony. But still you believe MS will win the gen by spending like crazy just for the bragging rights.
Keep hoping that Sony should cower against MS.
Let's see MS buy their competitor, will wait for they to go and buy Sony and Nintendo as whole kkkkk. You asked for evidence of showing MS doing something I said they never did and never will so it seems you didn't really understand it.
About MS buying their way to success, they done a price war with X360 against PS3 and weren't able to prevent it from losing, they have been cheaper than PS4 as well for the entire gen except the first 6 months. MS can use as much money as they want, that isn't going to make they win "the war".
Sony may buy even EA and MS reply by buying Activision and that would still not make MS win. If buying "all their competition" would make MS win the war and make a lot of money they would have done it already.