Some are already calling the generation for Sony. It's way to early for that, but I'm really curious what Microsoft's plan is to recover lost ground.
Without competition, Sony could easily revert to the mentality that they dominate the market and dictate the rules.
Far from over, Sony as a company is crumbling. While MS is killing it, their stock hit 14 year highs today. The market hasn't been this bullish on MS since the tech bubble of '99.
MS still has the 4th largest R&D budget in the world. What i'm trying to say is MS has the capital to spend for exclusives, while Sony can't. The longer this generation goes the more we will see the overall companies outlook change the gaming space.
Buying exclusives instead of making exclusives is terrible for consumers.
Can you explain this to me? It doesn't make any sense on my end.
Because instead of investing money to build a new studio from the ground up, you pay existing studios to not release on competitors platforms. The former is a long-term investment into gaming, the latter a short-term solution in which you pull the rug over your customer's eyes into thinking you invest in gaming. The former gets you new games, the latter only makes fanbases smaller.