Man, this thread is filled with flamebait and trolling.
I just don't get the anger at MS offering non gaming features on a game console. Sony is doing the same thing. Neither console is a pure gaming device. You will never see such a thing again from either of these companies.
I think the reason MS gets singled out here is purely due to how they talked about it, not the reality for both consoles. MS had one event that laid out their general system features and non gaming entertainment options. Then they devoted E3 entirely to gaming. Sony had one event where they went over general specs and some gaming talk and then E3 was a mix of gaming and non gaming features. Take away the drm pr stunt they pulled at the end and Sony wasn't all that impressive gaming wise.
My question is this, for those of you that feel MS is not focused enough on gaming, what would it take to convince you otherwise?
They show off a strong lineup at E3; they say over and over again that gaming is a focus for them (spending a billion over the first year on new titles); they make a point not to push Kinect only experiences (since many core gamers have no interest in motion controlled titles) and instead play up its uses as a hybrid control with a controller; they offer a console with good hardware to be exploited and a controller that is highly praised for the improved d-pad but sticks to the design gamers like; and they improve XBL with things like dedicated servers for ALL games, Skype for cross game chat, only one Gold account per console, and increasing cloud storage from 512mb on the 360 to many gigabytes on the X1.
Look, I'm all for criticizing real problems or debating features, but the notion that the X1 isn't focused on gaming is silly in my opinion. To me, both the X1 and ps4 are all around entertainment devices. At 400 or 500, its no shock they would focus on more than gaming. The ps3 and 360 were also all around systems, in fact its that generation that started the tend in that direction. Sony championed that idea with its 'it only does everything' pr campaign and pushing Bluray. Both companies have a history and interest in offering all around systems. If you have no interest in those things, then pick the console with the games you like, that is what it boils down to.