Is the PS4 about to crush the Xbox One?

Is there room in the world for two next-gen consoles? 

 Is the PS4 about to crush the Xbox One? 

Like the lords of Westeros battling for kingships and glory, the PS4 and Xbox One are about to go head-to-head in the most thrilling hardware clash in the history of gaming.
Never before have there been two contenders as similar as the Xbox One and PS4. And never have two titanic products of this magnitude and prestige gone on sale at exactly the same time - not months or years, but days apart.
There is an assumption, given the cross-platform reality of our recent history, that there is room in the world for two similar next-gen consoles to co-exist in harmony.
But I posit that only one console will win the Iron Throne. The other must pay the Iron price, and favourite for the wooden spoon is currently the Xbox One. Here's why:
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1. History favours dominant consoles

The current generation is a bit of an oddity. You have 100 million Nintendo Wii consoles gathering dust in an alternate universe somewhere, and two others - PS3 and Xbox 360 - that've sold roughly 80 million units each and are seen as a dominant pair.
But the two previous generations have shown how more often than not, one console tends to come out on top. The Sony PlayStation dominated the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64. The PS2 blasted away the Sega Dreamcast and never gave the original Xbox a chance.
You could argue that only the PlayStation 3's high asking price and the fact it launched a year after the 360 prevented Sony from continuing that domination.
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2. Microsoft alienated its audience

This year's Christmas silly-season is going to be the biggest few months in the history of gaming but Microsoft has royally cocked up its pre-season preparations. First it alienated gamers by mooting tight restrictions instead of greater freedoms.
It then insulted those disappointed gamers by telling them to get lost and buy an Xbox 360 instead. And then it wet its pants, lost confidence in itself and indulged in some inelegant backtracking when it realised just what it had done.
This is now what people think about when they talk Xbox One - they are not thinking about it's might as a gaming machine or its genuinely impressive AV chops. Meanwhile, Sony simply followed the most basic principles of economics: make products and services that people want to buy at prices they're willing to pay.
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3. The selfish gene

4. PS4 has a pre-order sales lead already

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