Why is everyone accusing me of trolling? I just explained why Microsoft got to the top in this industry. It isn't very nice and it's more or less using money to muscle into a position of dominance even if it means hurting publishers, developers, indies, gamers and their own consumers, but that's how you win. This is how capitalism works. Get over it. The ends justify the means. PS3/PS4 get targeted and screwed by Microsoft through their tried and true business tactics. The only one they haven't employed is buying out companies, but when they can buy exclusives, why bother having to own and manage studios?
Like I said, all Microsoft has to do is capture the casual and mainstream markets to seal the deal for good. Chances are the family market is more or less in the bag with the Kinect. There's a reason why Microsoft has put out virtually no games for the past five years. They were building up the Kinect and TV/sports crap. Since Nintendo failed to recapture the casual market, that market will likely be ready to move to the Kinect since MS can actually advertise their products.
Then we have the Call of Duty/Halo/Madden/FIFA mainstream audience who already lean towards the Xbox brand. Microsoft is targeting them heavily with sports, fantasy football and exclusive shooters. That's why MS spent so much money for Titanfall.
Finally, we have the TV/movies/skype integration to target the leftover casuals who weren't necessarily into Kinect. It doesn't matter if the above features are half-assed. If Microsoft advertises them well enough, they will come.
We only make up 10% to 15% of the current gaming market. All of the money the casuals and mainstream audience will bring will allow Microsoft to simply buy any game they want into exclusivity. This allows them to capture the last part of the market. The hardcore gamer. When they realize that Microsoft is buying all of the core, niche, indie and Japanese games, they won't have a choice buy to buy the Xbox One.
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