I seriously think the people running Microsoft have completely lost their mind. Every one of their core consumer software products -- other than MS Office -- has turned into a lame iOS clone. Exactly why do they they people buy a smartphone, a laptop, a desktop, a tablet or a gaming console? Do they seriously think people want the same capabilities everywhere? I understand the idea, and in theory is quite elegant. But it's just not reality. It's like a cafeteria that serves up salisbury steak, corn, fruit medley, and chocolate pudding with RC Cola to drink every day for all three meals. Allergic to corn? Too bad. Vegetarian? Too bad. Want diet soda? Too bad. Want breakfast? Too bad. This is what our product does, and it does it exactly this way, and you have no choice and no options. It does everything our marketing team says you want, so if you want something else you must be doing something wrong. Honestly that would work just fine for most people I know that didn't grow up playing on computers and with video games. It seems unbelievably dense to try that now as first gen computer kids are in their 40s.
I think the final nail for the XBox One is the BS for playing used games, since this also means that you can't borrow games from your friends (unless, get this, *you* sign in on your friend's console and play under *your* profile). Couple that with the fact that it seriously damages the secondary market -- who doesn't know someone who recycles games they're done with into credit for the next game -- and there's very little incentive to choose the XBox One over the PS4.