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It's a very good thing that the Playstation 4 is outselling the Xbox One for many reasons. However, there are two main reasons the industry needs Sony to win (especially in North America). Gaming as a whole will be better for all of us if this happens.
Some things flourished with the beginning of the Playstation 3 era such bigger games and systems that could do more than just "play games". One of those such things that has blossomed since it's release is Playstation Plus. However, as the PS Plus service grew and became great, something else grew too. Sometimes it can be justifiable. Most of the time, it's not. What we're talking about here is entitlement.
Not too long ago, Sega finalized their purchase of Atlus from their parent company, Index Corp. According to Sega, Atlus operations will be untouched and continue as they always have without their interference. In fact, Sega even noted that Atlus was more than welcome to work on any of Sega's dormant franchises. And we all know there are quite a number of those. With that said, let's look at some of the franchises that Atlus could potentially revive.
There is a general circle in game development. Software needs hardware. Hardware needs software. Both need each other to keep the industry thriving. So with that said, Sony and their third party support need to have a fruitful relationship. But during the early part of the PS3/Wii/360 era, something changed.
All through this year's gaming events (E3, Gamescon, PAX, TGS, etc), Sony has consistently relayed a single, solid message. The message was "we love indies". The fact that fees were waived and giving the ability to self publish went a long way to showing just how strongly Sony was committed to the independent development world. And the biggest reason Indies have been so positive is because this was Sony's message right from the start, without the need to change policies or backtrack.