Despite its disastrous start, the Xbox One hasn't really put at foot wrong over the past year. Although the lingering taste of DRM and restrictive sharing practices still taint Microsoft's console long after those features were stripped, Xbox head Phil Spencer has been knocking it out the park when it comes to announcing brand new exclusives, hardware and system updates.
In fact, the Xbox One of 2016 looks virtually nothing like the machine of 2013 - and that's left me feeling a bit jealous.
Although I was put off the new console - just like everyone else - by its initially damning focus, watching as Microsoft transformed its machine into a true, dedicated gaming console over the last two years has left me feeling a bit left out. It's not just me either; there are plenty of people who jumped to Sony after an extended love affair with Microsoft's Xbox 360, only just now starting to wonder if they backed the wrong horse.
So after two years of staying faithful to Sony's supremely successful next-generation console, I decided to take a plunge and buy that second system. Owning two of the most promising gaming consoles to ever exist might seem like the ideal situation for any gaming fan, but the reality isn't quite so glamorous.