Microsoft is making the right moves to fix its past mistakes and topple the PlayStation with its next game console
- When Microsoft introduced the Xbox One in 2013, it was still the industry standard-bearer in video game consoles with the Xbox 360.
- In the course of a few months, Microsoft torpedoed its goodwill with its most dedicated fans, while Sony repeatedly dunked on Microsoft with the introduction of the PlayStation 4.
- But Microsoft has been repositioning its Xbox business in smart ways, introducing programs that people love and paving the way for a future that sounds promising.
- Meanwhile, Sony has made several easily avoidable mistakes.
Microsoft's Xbox One is losing to Sony's PlayStation 4 - badly.With over 90 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the wild, Microsoft's Xbox One is getting trounced. Estimates put Xbox sales number somewhere in the range of 30 to 50 million - Microsoft stopped reporting hardware sales numbers some time ago.
But don't count Xbox out just yet.
Between its Netflix-like Game Pass service, the company's game streaming ambitions, its push into cross-play gaming, and the brilliant decision to add backwards compatibility, Microsoft is building a strong foundation for the future.
Meanwhile, Sony is making easily avoidable mistakes.
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