The Sony PlayStation 4 game console is popular and it will be hard for the Microsoft Xbox One to try and catch up to its rival anytime soon. Microsoft is likely desperate to claw its way back into the console race, but there is still plenty of time for the Xbox One to make a major impact in the gaming market.
Unfortunately for the Xbox One, which isn't as graphically powerful as the PS4, the game console also is $100 - a whopping 25 percent - more expensive than the PS4. Microsoft had success with the Xbox One through the holiday shopping season in 2013, but sales have significantly dropped, with the PS4 outselling the Xbox One by a 2-to-1 ratio.
Sony has received quite a bit of praise from developers in favor of the PS4, with Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda recently complimenting the game console. Before him, Konami's Hideo Kojima also applauded the PS4, saying Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will play at 60fps with full 1080p support.
As an avid PC gamer and occasional game console player, I have always been intrigued following the console market. Regardless of which console gamers own, it seems to always drive a spirited debate - so it's always fun to see analyst estimates for sales of either the PS4 or Xbox One.
Looking ahead, Microsoft could rebound by improving the Xbox One's connected ability to woo non-traditional console gamers - along with slashing prices to help get consumers and game developers onboard.