It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Microsoft’s Xbox One console. Its unveiling on May 21, 2013 was like a worse version of the Big Bang, bringing the console into the world with a terrible explosion followed by a sequence of directly related, also terrible events. The year 2013 was not kind to the Xbox brand, and that is putting it lightly.
Xbox One has since recovered. Sony shows no signs of slowing down, and it’s likely Microsoft will still wind up in second place when this generation is said and done. However, things have gotten better under the Phil Spencer regime, and there’s hope for the future of Xbox with Scorpio coming later this year. Still, it’s hard not to look back at Microsoft’s missteps and wonder, what if?
Here are the six biggest mistakes made by the Xbox One this generation.