I've been reading all the flack about Xbox One and how it's under selling. How the hardware is underperforming, the interface not nearly as good as the 360's and an abysmal 2014 as far as software is concerned and exclusives (Halo 5 is rumored to have been pushed into 2015). I own a xbone, I like it. Actually, I own a ps4 and an xbone and I very rarely touch the ps4. I played killzone and it has collected dust since. I have nothing against it, just for my personal tastes, until Infamous, I have 0 reason or interest in turning on the ps4. Now having said that, yes, the xbox one had a lot of issues. Ryse, Killer Instinct and tomorrow TitanFall keep me staying positive. But I got to thinking....what's with big console companies and their 3rd console always bombing or at least, pushing the company from being # 1. It started with Nintendo. Now many of you that were younger will remember Nintendo 64 as one of the greatest systems ever, but realistically, it was a flop. Nintendo lost to Sony Playstation with the n64 and for the first time Nintendo was not the #1 company. Companies like Square abandon Nintendo during the n64 days because of Nintendo's persistence to stick with cartridges. So, Nintendo's 3rd console, after ruling the world with nes and snes, fell to #2 with n64. During this period they lost tons of 3rd party support that they STILL have failed to win back. Now look at Sega. Master System, Genesis, Saturn. Sega's 3rd system (which I actually loved) Saturn, was a commercial failure, it was behind psone and n64 and never lived up to the hype. Sony. After becoming the popular company with the success of psone followed by ps2, the ps3 failed to keep them at the top. It was a year late, ridiculously expensive and took quite a while to build a library and online capabilities that were similiar to the 360's. So now comes Microsoft. Xbox, Xbox 360 and now...Xbox One, which is being setup to be #2 and lose it's #1 spot globally. Kind of interesting. Even if not a complete failure, every companies 3rd system caused them to lose their #1 dominance of the market. And for some, like Sega, it was a nail in the coffin and for Nintendo, a wake up call they never woke up to as far as keeping 3rd party support.