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Microsoft keeps making this Xbox mistake: Pushing the platform, and not the games

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Mary Jones
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Microsoft is committing the same sin today that it did with the launch of the Xbox One: The focus of a game console shouldn t be about the platform, but the games.

The One broke compatibility with the Xbox 360, it cost $100 more than the PS4, and at the time it charged $60 for Xbox Live Gold to access Netflix.

Even the Spider-Man open world game looked fantastic.

If gamers decide that simulation sickness is a thing and hold off buying Sony s VR hardware, that whole concept could quickly crash and burn.

Microsoft still dominates the racing genre with the Forza series, and Scorpio s horsepower implies that eventually cross-platform games like the Call of Duty series will shine on Microsoft s consoles, not the PS4.

Maybe it s my proximity to the Microsoft ecosystem, but Microsoft still seems to be prioritizing mechanics over fun.

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