Delayed launch = torches and pitchforks from people who were getting really tired of waiting for something better than the Jaguar CPU in the last run of consoles. Maybe you have more inventory at lauch so the scalpers can have even bigger hoards.
Launch when they did = Not a whole lot of new stuff to play. Supply issues.
It's not like delaying launch would have made the hardware better, that's been set in stone for over a year. It's also not like everyone has played every game ever made. With both consoles able to play last gen games 100% and in the case of the Xbox being able to go back a few gens there are bound to be some good games people haven't tried. 3rd party games are releasing and there have already been a decent number of good games from them.
People have it too good now. This isn't like the N64 which coasted for the first few months on the back of literally just Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64. Granted Mario 64 was one of the greatest launch titles ever released, but it and Pilotwings were basically the entire library at launch. Backwards compatibility was still not a thing in home consoles so hopefully you still had your SNES.
Games like Demon Souls, Spider man MM, Astroboy, Call of Duty, + BC games I never played like Ghost of Tsushima, Spiderman and DMC V, Star Wars Fallen Order have kept me busy. Its quiet, its fast. Im loving it.
Bring on Returnal, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo 7, Resident Evil 8, Final Fantasy 16, Horizon etc
Surely if they would have had another million or so units available at launch it would have made a difference. Even a lower going price for scalped consoles would make significant difference due to a decreased incentive for the scalpers.
Nah. I’m enjoying my PS5 and XSX even if I’m mostly playing last gen and indie games on them currently. XSX getting more use with Gamepass as I have a lot to catch up on their having mostly games on PS4 and Switch last gen.
Nothing wrong with people wanting to wait for more games to buy. They should be glad they launched already as that’s more tone for early adopters to get theirs and the scalper marker to dry up before they’re ready to buy.