so how is xbox becoming competitive not good for the market?
I mean this was kind of my point:
Sorry but thats wrong Sony isn't a competitor anymore, MS is looking ahead namely outside of the constraint of consoles
its like you have your playground rival but you have grown up and look beyond that
MS's competitors might not exist.
Google, Amazon, Apple, Meta are pretty much the big companies that can throw around this kind of cash.
Google has seemingly backed out of their gaming push. Google has a short attention span.
Remains to be seen if Amazon continues pushing forward. But they don't seem to understand how the industry works.
Apple and Meta so far don't seem to be pushing into the same space as Microsoft is.
The main issue I see with the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon, is mainly down to those 3 not starting out or being involved with mainstream gaming.
All 3 of them started out from completely different venues and stuck with them for decades. Fast foward to today and those 3 are suddenly interested in gaming, they make a push but no one cares and they give up like a wet fart, simply because those 3 do not really care that much nor understand how MS and the others have been operating this whole time.
Google def has that short attention span, because I still hate how they once had Google+ going for them at the time, but like a wet fart, they gave up after a few years because G+ didn't magically nor instantly overthrow Facebook, so like a spoilt child they threw their toy out of the pram and never bothered with it since.
They didn't do so great with Stadia, both talked and boasted a big power throw at the big 3, which again turned into yet another wet fart, and they've since dialled back on Stadia, and they yet again still fail to realise why they fucked up.
I honestly and truly believe that Apple and the other 3 won't get it, because they think they can just take core gaming, casual gaming, mobile gaming, mobile apps and online shopping/streaming, and just shove it all together and think it'll help them become top dog, and it just doesn't work that way.
MS knows what they are doing, they know what we want, they know not to just shoved everything together and boast like Google did with Stadia and fuck it all over by going the one track route (which they did try early into last gen, but they actually course corrected, while Google so far hasn't).
Those other 3 just have a ton of cash and still mostly stick to their original venues. They don't and won't get it, and that's why they'll be stuck for years, while MS has the OS space, mobile gaming, console gaming and PC gaming spaces.
Amazon will still be shopping, Prime still hasn't overthrown Netflix, and their MMO isn't even remotely touching ESO, XIV or even WoW (and since MS now owns WoW and ESo, Amazon won't ever be getting there, because they won't spend as much as MS will to improve).
Google will still be doing the search engine and maps, they've given up on G+, Stadia is next to nothing and their Ai project is god knows where these days.
Apple is still going to price gouge people with their hw/software, still being that "I'm a big name" and not an actual name that means good prices and innovation that isn't locked down to Apple. They'll still have their mobile div, but they still haven't bothered with core gaming and I doubt they will ever bother, since MS already owns a good slice of that pie, pubs, IP's and audience.
I know some on here talk big of those 3 and what money they make, but I still see those 3 as largely stupid and infantile in their approach to core gaming as a whole. They can make all the money in the world, but if MS is doing something right and making good money and gaining ground, whole Google, Amazon and Apple just fuck up and not gain much of anything, you can only look at them as being rather dim-witted and not focused on the task at hand.