*snip*And OEMs want to do this FOR microsoft because.......?
Especially when PS4s are subsidized by Sony
And risk (same amount of risk as playing russian roulette with a full cylinder) OEMs creating crappy hardware. No, the Xbox should remain first-party. That way there is a guarantee that if you buy an Xbox vNext, then any game or application labelled for Xbox vNext will run with a known level of performance.
And they need to get that crazy guy from the Surface presentation to build it.