The price not only bothers me, but so does the functionality for what I use it for. I've enjoyed the use of my 360 for many years and was hoping the Xbone was going to continue that enjoyment. I'm a casual user for gaming, and buy used games as well as the odd new releases on disk, and have maintained a reasonable number of old favorites. I was irked when I found out the "new one" would not support backward compatibility - okay, new OS and all, but no, that means keeping the 360 to play those good 'ol titles. I turn my 360 off when not using it, because the power supply generates lots of heat, and even when I play it, I run a small fan that keeps it comfy and protects it from burn out. The New One has to be ON all the time to verify your game ownership and to talk to the M$ Mothership - no, not what I want. (Xbox On). I'm from Canada, and have a stable cheap Internet provider who happens to be my cable TV subscriber as well, and I do have an HD PVR from them, so, Micro$oft, I don't need a TV tuner as well - remember, I'm a casual gamer, and I don't need to pay $500. Once again MS is not listening to what it's customers want (look at Windows
. I was intrigued by the PS4 presentation at E3 that allows my to turn off the machine, allows me to buy used games the old fashioned way, and to "borrow" games to play without getting nagged at.
Micro$oft is going to have to rethink this new concept, and maybe just market a less caffeinated machine designed just as a game player, where it might allow you to upload a 360 game to the cloud to then be translated or transencoded to the new format. Allow the machine to be turned off for longer than 24 hours, whereupon when logged in, will identify your machine as valid by it's hashing. Allow you to play single player offline if you wish. Anyway, because they likely won't do those things, I think I'll be switching to Sony.