Seriously. I thought most posters on here were on the older side. I remember PS1 coming out and finding out Nintendo isn't getting Final Fantasy after 6 games. People even older than me would also be able to note Nintendo bursting on the scene to supplant Atari, and Nintendo having a period of iron-fist dominance, but that was a tad before my time. I started with NES. But yes, I remember 3D0 and Jaguar trying, and then the first Xbox. Loosely speaking, Sony did to Nintendo what MS is doing to Sony at the moment. They were a bigger, richer, multi-media company with income from areas outside of gaming.I don’t understand why PlayStation has so much more respect than Xbox from many on here. The PlayStation brand is only 7 years older than Xbox. Xbox has been in the gaming industry for more than 20 years. Most of us play games on windows devices.
Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard is fair business. They wanted to sell, and Microsoft got the deal. If you are upset about this, you are most likely a big Sony fan who doesn’t want to join the Xbox ecosystem. BTW Sonys biggest IP, Spider-Man, wasn’t always theirs. It’s not even close to being a monopoly, as it’s only ~10% of industry.
Phil Spencer has been at Microsoft longer than PlayStation has existed. He’s been a gamer longer than most of us. He is the best out there for the Job, and he’s right.
Nintendo is the only big player that does their own thing, and has been doing it the longest. Sony and Microsoft bursted into the industry, and now they both have their spots. Both have made anti-consumer moves and have flunked a generation.