Xbox One Launch
The Xbox One wasn’t well received by the gaming community when it first debuted back in 2013. Bad press, angry consumers, and a public relations nightmare resulted from unclear messaging, a major push for non-gaming applications, and an incredibly high price of $500. To make matters worse, every console would require a persistent internet connection and Kinect, not to mention the fact that it wouldn’t allow users to play any used games. Microsoft has since removed all these borderline anti-consumer requirements from the console, but there’s no mistaking that the Xbox One is behind close competitor PS4 in sales as a result of the machine’s launch mishaps.