Wishful thinking doesn't make it true.
Sony has both more brand power and more attractive 1st party games, which is the thing that always pushes them above the competition. The X360 had everything going for it while PS3 massacred itself and it still won out in the end. Same thing happened this gen, though with slightly more help from X1. And the same will happen in the next gen. If Sony can win when everything is stacked against them, then they'll win even harder when they start out equal or even slightly behind.
At launch they didn't have the better 1st party games nor the brand power if we are carrying over from the 360 and PS3 era.
PS5 vs Series X is a different story where PS has the brand power of the Xbox brand due to the success of the PS4 vs XB1. However launch games could possibly go Series X's way with launch titles like Halo Infinite being heavily focused around the next gen consoles and marketing.
However will wait and see what Sony announces for PS5's launch games.
This could be true for the launch (much less so for the rest of the gen i think, however). I’ve been saying for a long time that I feel Sony is making a serious mistake by not having TLoUp2 as a PS5 launch game. I honestly don’t know what they’re thinking. Clearly they’re wanting people to double dip so they make more money, but I think this is a huge mistake, when XSX has Halo Infinite. And I would bet a lot of money that HI will win back a lot of people and be a huge game.
MS is doing just about everything right lately. I’m a PS guy, but Sony should have a healthy fear of MS. They’re coming for Sony, and they’re gonna take a much bigger piece of the pie this gen than they did last.
On the topic of Sony’s presentation yesterday, I had been really excited for it. Once it started, I almost thought it was a joke. From the format to the presentation to the fake audience—everything other than the presence of Mark Cerny—it was painfully bad. Idk WTF Sony was thinking with that, but I hope they start stepping it up.