I'm curious, how do you feel about paid online, which was absolutely led by Microsoft, even with their competition hesitating for a whole generation before following suit (mind you, except for free-to-play games)?
Do you somehow consider paid online multiplayer pro-consumer, or less anti-consumer than a games prices hike (even keeping in mind that physical copies drop in price over time)?
It's off topic, but yeah I never liked paid online back in the 360 era.
As has been established in this thread, the PS3 was more pro-consumer and, potentially, more than any PS console before or after too.
Presently, Game Pass offers the best, most pro-consumer, deal in gaming and the price hike on Sony games is a black mark against them. In the past, this was different, but this isn't a topic about that.
You can't say charging Europeans over $90 for games is pro-consumer, it's absolutely gauging.