I'm not sure if someone has made this point already, but I had an interesting thought about the Xbox One.
Paraphrased from an email I wrote recently:
[QUOTE]...Seeing how the Xbox One is aiming to be an all-in-one entertainment machine, my question is this: Who owns the console?
For example, you may have bought a TV for your living room. While you certainly own that TV, you can't do with it as you want. The TV belongs to the family, and you need the family's approval before you can do anything with or to it.
With that in mind, the Xbox One would be just like that TV. If you want to take it to a friend's house or you're going out of state and you want to play with it, you can't. It would depriving the family of the console's services.
You also can't use the "Snap" features (like watching a movie and making a Skype call at the same time), because that would interrupt what the family is doing with it.
Basically, I don't think Microsoft thought this console through very well...[/QUOTE]
Who is this Xbox marketed to? If it's for the family, they can't really use the "snap" features without degrading their entertainment experience ("It's like watching a movie with your cell phone on"). If it's for a single person, they can't really play games on it as much, because the family would be busy watching TV, movies, etc on it (if the console is in the living room as Microsoft wants).
Any thoughts? :P