Thing is all the extra stuff they showed at that press conference, wont work in Europe and then we have the exact same console with 50% less features for the same price, heck 50% of stuff on my Xbox360 isn’t working the way it does over the pond, just because some services are just not available here.
For example, I couldn’t care less bout television over the Xbox One, since it simply wont work here where I live with our broadcasting standards, being European I’ve little to no interest in NFL or ESPN either, also other European channels that are dedicated towards sports which I frequent much more often than ESPN and my TV, five PCs and 3 smartphones in the family already do Skype pretty well.
All I’m trying to say is, the Xbox One, PS4 wont be the center of our European living rooms, since all those features wont work here and all they will be used for is playing games 99.5% of the time.
Apparently all games install, and nobody gives the answer if you can still play directly from discs, which I think is doubtful, considering the renting policies they are imposing. So 500GB will fill up quite fast for someone who buys a lot of games, that said, you can always delete games you don’t play at that moment – saves should be on the cloud anyway.
Well I don’t know 95% of what they showed isn’t viable for European customers so my interest is exactly 2 on a scale of 10. I don’t need a set top box, I got Connax modules slotted in my TVs (thanks god for those, was so fucking happy to get rid of those boxes and cables), half the channels are not available or different in Europe most stuff wont work (and I really don’t want to wiggle and yell front of the TV to change a channel or bring up glorified teletext, when I can press a button with ease), most streaming services not available in Europe and we could go on and on and on.
Not really enthusiastic about it. Would rather have seen more gaming related stuff and less set-top-box features, which in my opinion, with the smart tvs on the market should burn in fire.