I've not understood MS's strategy around gaming for years now. Don't get me wrong, I owned an original Xbox and liked it, I own a 360 now and like it a lot - but I've never understood why MS would choose to move into the console market.
Maybe because someone at MS realized the console is the gateway to your TV. The console isn't just about games anymore
People are moving away from cable to streaming services and the console is the perfect platform to own that market.
I have an Xbox, Wii and a Blu-Ray player at home that spend more time streaming netflix and amazon video then anything else.
We dropped Dish and put some the $$ saved into a faster internet service.
Lets face it. The streaming TV market is an open field. No one device is dominating.
Amazon Instant video, Netflix, Hulu already play on Xbox.
The next gen X-box 720 is rumored to have Blu-ray and DVR capability.
Nintendo missed a chance and didn't give the WII U even DVD playback.
Apple and Google missed by making their devices streaming only..
The last thing I want is another device and another remote to loose.
I want one box to run it all..