Too lazy to point things out so I will rather use Eline's post LOL
+ device looks nice
Not important, but it probably just a prototype
+ a controller! No "YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER" bs
Some people like it, and you still can use a controller. Nice to have alternatives (yes I'm pointing to you Wii U)
Why is it negative? any extra (non-mandatory) option is positive
- CGI. Just don't do that, show actual gameplay.
You mean, like PS4 presentation, where they didn't even show the actual console? I don't care what they show, as long as it delivers in the end. Also, most analysts say the new CPU/GPU combo will be over 10x stronger, so that's ok with me. Also, x86 architecture (as in Ps4) is a winner-winner combination for everyone even if there was little other improvement in the gameplay, because it opens the road for PC to Xbox ports and cheaper Xbox to PC ports, or rather, not ports, since they will all be x86.
- voice commands are retarded. I wonder if there are people that don't feel silly talking to a Xbox.
I agree, but again, optional. Also, some people might *need* it (using your hands, people with disabilities, etc)
- Watching tv on your xbox.... because why would you watch them on your tv again??
Xbox ONE as in ONE device for the entire living room: games console, video/dvd/bd recorder/playback, cable/TiVo receptor, audio/video calls, all in ONE. So, you are not "watching TV" on your Xbox, but rather, the Xbox is decoding content to your TV without the need of a stack of other devices beside the TV other than the Xbox itself. Winner again, you can buy the Xbox One and trash the rest.
- Who would ever multitask on 1 tv screen. People who multitask use tablets and phones for that.
* raises hand *
Why even bother with a tiny-screen tablet/phone if I can keep a pop-in window with TV while I play, 2 windows, etc..? Or even better, that AND the tablet interaction? I can totally see people leaving a TV pop-in and play while they wait for their show to start. You can get voice or video calls ingame, etc...
- The name. How are you going to market "One" to the average consumer?
"One" device to rule them all ... there, sold.
- No backwards compatibiliy. Given the RROD problems with the 360, people might want this option.
Change in the architecture made this inevitable, but the problem is not with Xbox One, but rather the older consoles and their own proprietary architecture. Also, with the new specs, they can probably come up with an emulator (official or not) pretty soon
Anyway, I don't care about consoles at all, because you can do all that and plenty of more in any PC, and now that they moved to x86, even more so. The fact that Microsoft owns the PC (ok, they are loosing ground on tablets/phones, less people using PC, but doesn't change the fact they own PC plataform. I said PC not Mac), and their new console is x86 based, moves them closer, which means people who own a PC have one more reason to think about XBox, and who have an XBox have one more reason to think about PC's, or even better, you CAN have only one. The ONE reason I ever considered consoles where the poor PC ports. Well, ports are gone.
My PC with BD and video in/out can do all an Xbox can do game related, minus the fact some games are console only (and some are PC only), but it seems very likely the gap is closing enough for people to wonder. If you look carefully, everyone knows consoles are pointless, so they try to bind customers with exclusives. Take the exclusives out, I wonder how many would stay with one or the other console.
And with Microsoft Glass project looming, Xbox One is one step closer to make it happen. If you think carefully on all Xbox One features, and think about connecting it to a Microsoft Glass, you will suddenly realize WHY there are so many features on the Xbox One. Do the math. All those features connected with all the devices in your home, even sharing features. Microsoft Glass would be able to stream game/video/whatever to your phone or tablet, or you can control your Xbox/TV/etc from miles away from your phone.
Yes, Microsoft is clearly thinking about that with Xbox One, it even makes me wonder why they didn't put Glass tech in Xbox already.
So ... Xbox One for multitask (replaces everything else, specially when Glass comes up), PS4 for exclusives (if you think it's worth the price tag JUST for the exclusives), Wii U for random arcade games.
We seriously need more RPG's!