I don’t feel they’re fumbling.
I feel they were one of the many victims with the game awards show. The whole thing was a farce imo so that may tint their big reveal. But it was supposed to be a big deal, Elon Musk was there isn’t that great?!
The industry doesn’t know its consumers and it shows.
Anyways, I’m interested in the console. I’ve no faith in Sony atm after being on the top for a while, becoming more pro censorship and massive leadership turnover. I’m left wondering if they have a direction at all for a console.
Microsoft is however failing on the naming front imo. Like Richard from ReviewTech mentioned. It’s very similar to what Nintendo did with the Wii-U. People were thinking it was a gamepad to buy for a Wii and not a system unto itself.
Microsoft needs a proper naming convention. Xbox to Xbox 360 was clunky but okay. They could have kept 360 if it wasn’t for that horrible launch that created a shadow over the entire console’s life. So I can see why they scrapped it. XboxOne, name works. Copies off of Sony’s Playstation which is whatever. Stupid that the 3rd console is “One” but again, whatever.
Now it’s Xbox One: S, Xbox One: X, and now Xbox Series X?
You’re playing with fire, when you’re expecting the average consume to know that those two things are at all different.
But still, Hellblade 2 looks really interesting if that’s all really in game and this early.