For the average gamer of average means, the decision about which console to purchase is a significant one. Initially, people think in terms of advantages and disadvantages; pros and cons verses expense. In this regard, Microsoft has taken significant steps to combat some of the negative pre-release rumors which accompanied the Xbox One’s roll-out; addressing gamer’s concerns directly as well as touting the superior technological merits of their console. Therein lies the devastating one-two punch. Microsoft hopes will it be enough to compete with Sony’s sales advantage, since the PS4 racked up an impressive 1.2 million more units sold, in 2013.