The House would then pick for you from Clinton, Trump, and Johnson - how is that better?
Scorpio sounds like the PC-ification of the XBox console world. The price point, the 'last console' hints.
They are selling you a PC with some modular components to switch out easily, that looks good next to your TV. You will upgrade it like a PC.
Perhaps they will offer simplified multi-functional module packs (i.e. CPU + GPU module, separate RAM module)
The point of all of this is that they are burning through TONS of cash playing the hardware game against Sony. They like the licensing portion. It's cheap to manage and run. Project Scorpio is likely a hardware certification where partners can manufacture devices. It's "many" devices. Slow devices, fast devices, portable devices. They really are all just repackaged PCs. The question is if they can leverage their existing XBox user base to make the leap and how broad their nod toward the smartphone industry is. It sounds to me like they want to be the Google-to-Android of the Scorpio world, with ~$700 in upgrades every two years if you stay with the latest and greatest. Maybe Project Scorpio is just a glorified dock.
As of next Tuesday, C will be flushed in favor of COBOL. Please update your programs.