|I think we can all agree that it was a good day|
for black rectangles
Taking on a more macro view, I think Sony pulled a rather clever ruse leading up to the big press events at E3 in Los Angeles. Going in, there were a lot rumors that Sony would follow suit with Xbox One's DRM schemes, but as it turned out this was a big pile of falsehoods. Couple the deception with PS4's $100 cheaper price tag and you have a brutal one-two-punch against Microsoft. Now, there's still things Xbox One can do though. Subsidized price plans, early release dates and lots of exclusive content would ensure that the console war is far from over. That said, there's one really huge factor that could spell doom from Xbox One - demographics.
|The only Xbox One exclusive|
that really caught my attention
What we are left with is a situation in which Microsoft could very well go the way of Nintendo and the Wii-U, clinging to a small market share of hardcore fans. I guess you could say Microsoft came into this expecting a stand up big gun fight and instead got torpedoed. Maybe they can contain the flooding with skilled damage control, but the fact remains the waters around Xbox One are seeded with mines.