You must be joking, right? You're assuming Microsoft can never make any mistake, and whatever they do, others must follow and they are fools if they don't?Thread is funny. When a company as big and successful as Microsoft goes balls deep into something, only a fool dismisses it.
So when Xbox went all-in with "TV TV TV" and Kinect and online DRM, Sony and Nintendo should have followed suit? How did that work out for Microsoft?
No company is perfect. They all make mistakes. Xbox did plenty of times; PS did with PS3.
Both companies are doing what is working best for them. I say we let them. They don't have to follow each other. Sony already has the most popular gaming subscription service right now (PS+). If one day, Gamepass starts overtaking PS+, Sony would know which strategy is finally gaining traction, and they can very easily pivot. I don't see any point in losing revenue for years until that point reaches (if ever), chasing a strategy that their competitor (Xbox) is following, which, btw, generates significantly lower revenue than the PlayStation division.