Ya know. Xbox was banking pretty hard on turning Xbox around with a more powerful console this gen, being that they leaned pretty hard into the power narrative by creating the most expensive box at current. Can't imagine what would be left as a selling point for Xbox if they didn't have that advantage. Game Pass maybe?
I know I personally don't care if PS5 isn't more powerful, I'm still buying it, as Sony has only had one clearly more powerful console than Xbox the whole time Playstation's been on the market anyway. It's all about the library for me. But, some console gamers like having the strongest spec hardware. Should MS immediately keep the hardware arms race going against Sony, or find a way to sell Scarlett boxes based on content and value?