It goes without saying that this is only the beginning. Lots of factors will determine who wins the console war this year. Price is one of them. Also, things like online subscription fees, policies regarding used games, connection restrictions, exclusives, backwards compatibility and so on… There’s a long way to go.
I’ve been on the Xbox barricade for many years but I just might switch to Sony this time. And here’s the thing. Gamers want a new console. They are the ones paying attention. People whose first priority is watching television, listen to music, Facebook and Skype, are not looking for a console. What new need is Xbox One addressing to these people? Will they even be interested in buying this new Mr. Fusion device for their living rooms?
It just feels like Microsoft is neglecting its core audience. Sony isn’t. The next months are going to be really interesting…