Some of my thoughts on the Xbox One:
- If MS was going to try something like this, then this is the time to do it. Even though it failed, it will be a non-issue during holiday season, gamers are fickle.
- I like the way they did it. There is no bait and switch. All requirements up front.
- Sony doesn't have the install base to try something like this, however they would try to get closer to publishers by exploring DRM opportunities if they could.
- The biggest loss to MS in this whole ordeal was that everyone talked about the DRM related issues and not many talked about the great new features, like the 3 Operating Systems and it's capabilities. Again, there is plenty of time for that.
The only thing that could hurt MS and their push for Xbox one is if their xbox live servers get hacked and had to be down for 24 days.