First impressions are universally considered to be of utmost importance the world over. Whether it be at a job interview, in the club trying to impress someone particularly attractive or during an E3 press conference unveiling a new gaming console, the significance of first impressions in translating to a long-lasting, positive relationship cannot be understated.
Sadly, the Xbox One did not set off on the right foot; it’s first impressions were marred by controversy surrounding its rather consumer-unfriendly approach to digital rights management – making it difficult to share or trade games – and its requirement to be constantly connected to an internet connection.
At the time – as a diehard PlayStation fan – it was glorious. We laughed as Shuhei Yoshida and Adam Boyes jabbed Microsoft hard in the guts with this satirical instructional video on how to share games on the PS4. Having emerged from the mighty shadow cast by the incredibly successful Xbox 360 console, Sony were finally making the right calls as Microsoft continued to make mistakes.