I'm all for good competition. Drops prices drives innovation and so on. But I'm not gona root for someone who is definitely doing something wrong just cuz they need the boost. 7th and 8th gen ms does not get any good will from me and I'm pessimistic going into 9th. Phil's promises might come true but unroll they do I will prefer Sony to dominate than to prop up bad practices just for the sake of competition.
Saw your edit late.
I don't think its the same. Ps3 slim solved the main issue of the ps3 such was the price. Xb1x gave more power. There where many issues with the launch of the x1 but power was just one and not the main one. Kinect was the main one and they got it. Games is their second biggest and I believe its truly their biggest flaw and it was not solved, it was basicly pushed for the new gen. More power for more money really dint do much and can see by the still lack of sales.
XB has suffered enough. It's a new gen and time to give them another chance. Gotta see if they run with it or piss it away.
Made my edit late, lol. Oops.
PS3 was a fairly significant change. BC didn't hinder making PS3 games themselves, but it held those games back way more than people think due to lack of sales through price. If PS3 had launched more like the Slim even at just $499, it would have sold so much better. $399 would have allowed it to quickly match 360 sales if not get ahead, but I have a hard time believing they could have launched that low by just removing BC and having it be a little smaller. Having the $599 'high end' model really hurt them, because that wasn't normal for consoles like it is for everything now, and people thought if they couldn't have the best, why bother. Not to mention the 'high end' 360's $200 lower price and momentum by then.
XB1 was basically a more affordable 'shitty PS3'. MS tried to do the same thing as SNY by creating an all in one box, but they skimped on the gaming portion of it to save cost, and then added something most didn't want on top with even more cost. By removing Kinect, like PS3 removing BC, they fixed the price issue. By adding Game Pass, they in their own way, partially fixed the games issue, like PS3 and it's later gen exclusives.
XB1X hasn't fixed things as much for MS as PS3 Slim did for SNY, but MS screwed up pretty darn bad, in a social media world, and PS has always had way more brand recognition to help drag them out of the mud.Last edited by EricHiggin - on 28 March 2020