In the course of a few months, Microsoft torpedoed its goodwill with its most dedicated fans, while Sony repeatedly dunked on Microsoft with the introduction of the PlayStation 4.
Sony's PlayStation 4 is, by far, the most popular and best-selling game console in the world.
But video game consoles operate on cycles, and no one stays on top forever.
Every five to 10 years or so, new consoles arrives from each of the big three companies.
"Fortnite" is the biggest game in the world, and it's playable on pretty much anything that runs video games: Your smartphone (both iOS and Android), your computer (PC and Mac), and every current game console (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch).
Worse, if you bought stuff in "Fortnite" on PlayStation 4, none of it would show up if you played the game with the same account on another platform.