John Riccitiello on how Sony and Microsoft can revitalise the console industry

Next-gen consoles must be connected experiences, priced competitively, made readily available and have a core focus on games, says former EA CEO John Riccitiello.
In an editorial on Kotaku, Riccitiello outlined four potential pitfalls Sony and Microsoft could fall into with the next Xbox and PS4 if not played right.

He explained that if not done properly, the next generation of consoles would be met with a yawn rather than a cheer.
The first issue manufacturers must look out for is making sure the hardware is focused mainly on games.
He said although there was an obvious temptation to promote the next Xbox and PS4 as entertainment experiences, Sony and Microsoft should be careful not to confuse their core market.