Gamescom 2013 kicks off in just a few weeks time, and both Sony and Microsoft have promised some big game announcements.
Therefore, it's very likely that post-Gamescom, we'll all be comparing new exclusive titles on each platform. Many are expecting a few more exclusives to be revealed, although we don't know if any of them will be launch titles.
The question is this- given the current situation, do you see Gamescom as being a potential turning point? Could Microsoft outstrip Sony in terms of new announcements, thereby reversing the momentum? Or will Sony do what it has always done best, which is crush the competition by way of exclusive software that's head-and-shoulders above the competition? The latter may not be a realistic possibility, just because it has become clear that the PS4 isn't that much more powerful than the Xbox One. The PS3, on the other hand, had all sorts of capability and we've been seeing that on a frequent basis.
The other major announcement that could arrive is a launch date for both the PS4 and Xbox One. If one comes out well before the other, perhaps that will create a slight uptick in popularity. Still, the two consoles probably won't be that far apart (likely only a matter of weeks), so maybe the actual date won't matter; maybe the lingering price issue will be the most important. The fact that the Xbox One is $100 more than the PS4, along with a few other points (Kinect is required, for example), might let Sony keep the ball in its court. But you never know…