I can agree with the idea that Microsoft is setting themselves up very well for the next generation.
That said I believe that previous console launches that benefited from a Japanese release prior to an North American release actually helped create some of the best day one offerings, something that today’s launches can’t compare to.
I imported the Japanese Dreamcast when it was released in '98 and over that year I bought Sonic Adventure, Marvel vs Capcom, SEGA Rally 2, House of the Dead, and a few more games. All of that was available in the launch window of the North American launch in '99 alongside NFL 2K, PowerStone, Ready 2 Rumble, Soul Calibur. And then you had arcade hits like Crazy Taxi hit the console in the launch window.
So I have to disagree with the idea that this launch would be the best. That said, I hope games like the Medium sell better without any huge 1st party juggernaut taking all the attention.
Certainly a very exciting one. Yesterday was easily the biggest news in the gaming industry for a decade. Does it penetrate through to those buying consoles who are not as heavily invested though? I’d say it does but not necessarily immediately…once those games hit gamepass or are exclusive…yeah that’s going to be interesting.