@ihmishylje: That's what I didn't get about the original idea for Xbox One. Microsoft seemed pretty US-focused with its initial reveal, yet this country has some of the worst broadband services of any industrialized nation.
Yeah, I know, it's weird. Also considering how Microsoft doesn't really give a shit about the rest of the world in terms of other services on the Xbox etc. Even if we have great internet over here, we get the vanilla versions of products.
It's also weird to me that Americans keep complaining (on the internet) that there's no internet or that their internet is shitty. Yes, I know, it's a huge mass of land that's far more expensive to cover with decent internet compared to more densely populated wealthy nations in areas like Europe and Asia.
Sometimes I feel like people who complain about shitty internet connection in rural areas or military bases or the bottom of the ocean or whatever should maybe reconsider the idea that all the newest technology should be available to them. After all, a cell phone is pointless in remote areas without coverage. I'm not saying people who don't have access to decent internet should remain entirely without games, there's plenty of solutions for that and they aren't all going away in the near future, until broadband truly is a legal right everywhere. But I do think it's the future, and it has to start somewhere. I guess Microsoft just jumped the gun.