Sony (NYSE: SNE ) won the E3 gaming conference this year, hands down. Gamers watched Sony make all the right moves with the Playstation 4 while Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) dug itself a dangerously deep hole of content-use restrictions, capped by an oppressively high product price.
Redmond heard the complaints, loud and clear. The Xbox One will now come without a lot of the restrictions that made it look like an early loser. Suddenly, the system has jumped ahead of Sony's rival product in online pre-order sales lists.
Microsoft is a contender again. The only sure thing about this holiday season's video game race is that Nintendo (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY ) will eat Microsoft's and Sony's dust. If Mario makes a real comeback, it will happen long after this year's Black Friday.
In the video below, Fool contributor Anders Bylund walks you through how he arrived at that conclusion.
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