I’m pretty sure that while you can give copies of games to your friends, they can’t actually play the game while you are.. So it’s not as if you can buy one copy of battlefield and pass it along to 9 of your closest friends – then you all can meet up and play together.
yeah.. if this were 2005 it might be a good idea to position it as the only device you need, but this is getting kind of ridiculous at this point.
We’ve already got Smart TVs, Rokus, Tivos, Apple TVs and endless set top box options which are cheaper, smaller, sleeker and offer a perfectly satisfactory ‘lean back’ entertainment experience. Consumers are not demanding yet another means of getting Netflix and Hulu onto their TVs no matter how gimmicky the control scheme is.
To think that people are just going to gut their living rooms and install this bulky set of devices is crazy, especially considering that since it lacks any form of backwards compatibility you’re also obliged to keep your existing Xbox 360 connected.
After seeing the clunky Xbox One, I think it seems like a great time to go build a living room PC that boots to Steam Big Picture mode – graphics and audio are likely just as good, if not better, it’s upgradable over time and you can do it now.