This article suggests the kindness between console manufacturers is due to a maturing industry, but I'd put good money in Vegas on it being a common enemy instead. And that enemy is mobile gaming. You know, rising tide lifts all boats and all that.
I applaud Microsoft for this. I think a game console is a great target for a narrow focused show. I expect one or more of these will do well.
The battle has begun: Which gaming console should you buy?
Good review of Xbox One. People looking for a media center with great games will likely dig this next-gen console.
And now for the Xbox One piece… Which really mirrors the PS4 piece. Strange. I’m not sure if Kinect is really a selling point either. Playstation chose to unbundle their motion camera. Time will tell, though.
I’m kind of with the author here – the average console gamer doesn’t think that much about 720p vs 1080p – but I wouldn’t discount hardware poor, however defined, being a selling point that wins several customers.