The new six-part Xbox documentary series called Power On: The Story of Xbox is a fascinating watch, and we're finding the Xbox One portion particularly interesting — it even includes a section on PlayStation's "used games" video.

First though, a refresher. Back in 2013, it was suggested that the Xbox One (at one point) was going to be an always-online console, and it wouldn't allow you to play used games. In response, PlayStation put together a "big, dumb idea" of a video called the Official PlayStation Used Games Instructional Video, which was a death blow for the Xbox team.

The video was really simple, showing one PlayStation employee handing a used game to another PlayStation employee, and it went on to amass over 18 million views. If you've never seen it, you can watch it above.

Full credit to the Xbox team, they decided to tackle this subject in the new documentary, with GM of Xbox Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg stating that the video was an example of "stuff [getting] really ugly".

Mike Mika, current Studio Head at Digital Eclipse (and former Studio Head at Backbone Entertainment), had the most to say about the video in the documentary, describing it as a "brutal" moment for the Xbox brand as a whole:

"Sony came out all guns blazing with an immediate response to the Xbox One. Your game is your game. You own it. You can sell it. You can trade it in.

That was, that was brutal."

Of course, those days are in the past and we can all laugh about it now, but at the time, Xbox was made to look quite the fool by PlayStation's "ugly" video. In the aftermath, Xbox head Don Mattrick ended up quickly leaving his post (and Microsoft), with Phil Spencer eventually taking his place in early 2014. The rest, as they say, is history...

What are your thoughts on this video — both now and back then? Let us know in the comments.