And where did I say that xbox is going anywhere? All I was saying is that you can't say that "console sales are a thing of the past" because your favored brand is losing in that avenue. It comes off as nothing more than damage controlling. I know that the xbox family is here to stay, but that doesn't mean that the basis changes because MS says so. Ask yourself this: If the x1 was winning the console war, would they be doing this exact tatic?
If MS was winning we would have a regressive Xbox brand. Xbox One failed start was a great mishap that benefited gamers because it force the company to do what they should have done from the inception of the Xbox.
So you admit Sony are bastards, and regressed gaming. I mean, if you auto assume Xbox would be bastards if they didn't have a mishap, then its safe to assume since Sony didn't have same mishaps as Xbox, their entire policy and shit is fucking lame AF.
I agree with you in sense that had Xbox been profitable, Mattrick might still be in charge and Phil running 1st party would still have to jump through hoops with Windows team, and etc.
EXCEPT, Satya would have become leader anyways, and Phil is still Phil. This future would have came either way. And PoS people that were running Xbox wouldn't have lasted even if successful.
Censoring games, telling devs to **** off, lacking crossplay, shitty practices like not refunding money, ripping off Nintendo with subpar quality products, and etc. The only thing Sony done all gen was make a few exclusives and people fucking pray at their feet like PS4 is remotely as cool as Xbox.