Initially, Microsoft took a brutal beating over the Xbox One and its planned privacy and DRM policies.

Players wouldn't be able share video games they paid for as the hardware would be electronically tied to the game was one of the most divisive features of the new console. After Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 would support game sharing, Microsoft was under the gun to save their spot in the pre-order race. After a few weeks, Microsoft reversed their stance on game sharing and will now allow gamers to play shared and used video games without issue.

The move proved to be a smart one as those on the fence about pre-ordering the system felt more comfort in picking up the $500 video game system when it arrives this November. Aside from price, the playing field has leveled, keeping the Xbox One in the console war.