The Xbox One Will Struggle For Now, But There Is A Bright Side
In this video I speak about Microsoft’s Xbox One from the perspective of a Sony and PlayStation fan, and point out similarities between it and the PS3. I explain why the Xbox One will lag behind the PS4 this generation, at least only initially, and why we should encourage Microsoft to keep its head in the game to recover from this as the generation has only just gotten started.
Here are the short notes for what is discussed in the video:
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- There are glaring similarities between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 3 (at launch), with the Xbox One being more expensive, having suffered bad PR, having the public against it, and having a similar arrogance to Sony. Although the arrogance has now mostly gone.
- The effect that the previous DRM issues has had on the current predicament of the Xbox One, with regards to launch territories.
- The reasons why the Xbox One will lag behind the PS4 for possibly even a few years.
- The public perception of the two consoles, and where things stand right now.
- It is not doom and gloom for the Xbox One though. People, including Microsoft themselves, must look back at the PS3 and realise that the launch period is not the determinant of the generation. It is a marathon, not a sprint.
- We should hope Microsoft bounces back in style because competition is healthy for our industry, especially now more than ever where Sony and Microsoft have different visions. The Xbox One is opting to be your all-in-one entertainment system and the PS4 is trying to be your pure gaming and “social gaming” box.
- No one should want any particular company not to do well (unless deserved) because we as consumers benefit from Sony and Microsoft’s rivalry.
- Give it time. Microsoft is already doing better with their PR, push for exclusives and image, and let’s hope they keep that up.
The source articles of reference are located in the video description.