No. And most people who claim they are going to boycott it will end up buying it anyway.
I ended up "boycotting" PS3 because it didn't have party chat. Seriously, that's the main reason why I never picked up the system. I didn't mind paying 60 dollars a year, because I felt that I was getting the best experience. That, and I really don't need to play the handful of exclusives of both consoles.
With Xbox One:
- Always on internet requirement (must connect every 24 hours)
- Violates your consumer rights (no loaning, borrowing, renting, and a fee for used games)
- Always on camera requirement (with potential to violate your privacy rights)
- Focus on media at the expense of games (only 5GB of GDDR3 RAM accessible to games, while 3GB of RAM will be reserved for the OS) Compare this to Sony, which will allow their full 8GB of GDDR5 RAM to be used by actual games). Actual Microsoft quote:
- Continuing to keep "free" services behind an Xbox Live Gold account pay-wall (including things like Netflix, multiplayer, and soon to include your television) Another actual Microsoft quote: When asked if Xbox One television will be placed behind a pay-wall:
- Hostile to indie developers (No self-publishing, despite both Sony and Nintendo allowing it)
If after all of that, if you don't think that I won't "boycott" this system by not buying one, then you don't know me. As for the number of people raging online now, who will cave the second they can get one, I'm sure there are at least some of them. It's hard to know how many just yet. But if Sony offers a better GAMING experience in every way, people will see that, and they'll respond accordingly.
I think you took my post a little too seriously. Just saying.