Maybe all of this comes from me never trusting their message and never being attracted in what they were offering with Xbox.
...I really need to stop saying 'never'. (._.')
Actually I mangled that more than I intended and so rewrote it somewhat, that was kind of a hasty post and edit.
Anyways, I assume you mean "I still doubt they really cared about games", and I think that may remain a valid view without getting to know them personally. However, even if they didn't really care about games they at least better got it
, and in any case were probably given more freedom than the current people have. That understanding of how to treat gaming has more or less vanished since then, whereas Sony elevated one of the biggest SCE people to CEO, and in any case Sony's commonly been an company about consumer electronics and entertainment so gaming's sort of just an extension of that, and Nintendo came from being a toy/card company. Microsoft was software, namely productivity software, and it kinda shows more and more that gaming really was a fluke there for awhile, one that is likely to slip from their grasp, and frankly I really hope it does at least in regards to consoles as they crossed a line where a competitor is better off gone rather than staying around.