The best decisions PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox need to make in 2023

Saying New Year, he says that he will make good resolutions. In 2023, the main players of the video game market should take into account some of our suggestions.

It’s 2023, which means it’s time to make resolutions—and good ones. In each new year, this mandatory transition also applies to large companies, who must learn from the previous months in order to make the right decisions later.

Considering the failures of 2022 related to video games, we can recommend several resolutions that should be adopted for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo – the three manufacturers that sell several consoles.

Some resolutions for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

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  • Upgrade to PlayStation Plus

In 2022, Sony introduced a new formula for PlayStation Plus. Thanks to the merger with PlayStation Now (the former cloud gaming service), the subscription is now offered in three different formulas. Right now, this redesign struggles to convince once you get past the second of three levels. The catalog of games on offer is ridiculous, the streaming functionality is limited compared to Xbox Game Pass, and the lack of new features doesn’t make you pay more.

PlayStation Plus is finally reminiscent of the complicated early months of Xbox Game Pass, which has continued to improve over time. We expect a similar trajectory for Sony, which saw subscriber losses in its latest financial report. This is not a coincidence.

  • Buy games for PlayStation VR2

Sony is about to unveil its second virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR2, this time to be paired with the PlayStation 5. From a technological point of view, the accessory looks more convincing than ever – according to the first reports. But PS VR2’s future won’t be limited to its hardware qualities: it needs gameplay to convince. This point was missing from the first PlayStation VR, which nevertheless managed to sell well.

Overall, Sony really struggles to make their accessories come true. From the PlayStation Eye camera to the PlayStation Move controllers, software rarely lives up to expectations. A find that can be transferred to the DualSense, a huge controller that is still very little used.

PlayStation VR2 must convince games // Source: Sony
  • Stop with excessive prices

Sony that inflates the price of its consoles (+ 50 €), 80 € (20 € less on PC…), Sony that presents a remastering disguised as a remake, Sony that dares to release a controller for 240 €, Sony that makes VR for €600 sell headphones… If you’re a fan of the PlayStation brand, it’s in your best interest to maintain a good relationship with your banker. Because the price policy of the Japanese company does not care about our opinion. And it shows more and more…


  • We’re finally releasing the Nintendo Switch Pro

It seems that a Nintendo Switch Pro – more powerful – was indeed in the pipeline – hence the many persistent rumours. It would eventually be scrapped in favor of an OLED model aimed at increasing comfort. Nevertheless, seeing the technical debt of some games released in 2022 (Pokemon Red and Purple, Bayonetta 3), we think Nintendo would be well advised to revive the file. Especially when it is determined this year The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The idea would simply be to provide a better gaming experience for the eyes.

  • Start a new Mario game

Nintendo fans are waiting The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with impatience. But time is running out for those who prefer Mario. The latest 100% unreleased opus, baptized super mario odysseyIt belongs to 2017. The mustachioed plumber, who will have a crazy adventure in the movie, has been unemployed for a long time.

Super Mario Bros.  Movie // Source: Screenshot
We dream of a Mario video game with this graphic quality // Source: Screenshot
  • Avoid the next Pokemon

In 2022, we were treated to two episodes of Pokemon Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Pokemon Red and Purple. In both cases, the experience was mixed. Maybe Nintendo should give the Pokémon Company more time to think about it, or else we might end up with Assassin’s Creed syndrome. Ubisoft had a habit of releasing a new opus every year until it hit a wall and required an update. We wish the same for Pokémon on Switch Pro, if possible.


  • Create your catalog of exclusives

Nothing: that’s the word that best sums up Microsoft’s 2022 in terms of games launched under its banner. It’s a real challenge for an actor who has a string of studio buyouts for the sake of legitimacy, but is still struggling to change the essay on the side of the catalog of exclusives. It’s time for the Redmond firm to make people want to buy an Xbox for something other than Game Pass. With the constellation of developers, it should now be able to build an editorial line that can compete with Sony.

  • Maintain current prices

We’ve kept our prices for consoles, we’ve kept our prices for games… and our services. I don’t think we can do this forever. At some point we will have to raise certain prices “In late October, Xbox branch manager Phil Spencer said. But Microsoft could also change its mind and continue its aggressive strategy – especially against Sony, which cares more about its margins. Keeping the Xbox Series S at €300 and the Xbox Series Xi at €500 is a strength, especially with Xbox Game Pass staying at €10 per month. It would not be better to make the volume.

When the Xbox Series S stops // Source: Maxime Claudel for Numerama
Xbox Series S for €300 + Game Pass for €10 = nice front door // Source: Maxime Claudel for Numerama
  • Launch Xbox Game Pass locally on Steam

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s main strength in the gaming market. The subscription is incredible, with quality/price and quantity/price ratios that are hard to argue with. In 2023, we want the service to continue to expand to more and more devices. We imagine, for example, that it comes with Steam Deck, an app that lets you install games or stream them. Today, you can access Game Pass on a Valve console, but after a complicated guide to follow (for neophytes) and more than questionable compatibility.

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