The only one to blame for not explaining it proper is MS, they have been clueless about their message. We still havn't heard anything substantial about the "always online" issuse yet, other than the "it won't require internet but you need internet" part, but I'm sure its all a big conspiracy created by the media.
Edit: What happens if you sell your game to Gamestop without deauthenticating it from your account? I guess Gamestop will have to run every game before buying it.
I don't think its only consumers that are confused, my mom asked an employee at their local eletronic store what this new Wii U thing was. He said it was an upgraded Wii, so she was kinda surprised when I told her it was a completely new console.
@chavtheworld: First party games are games being made by (MS/Sony/Nintendo) owned studios e.g. Halo or Uncharted, second party games are games that are published by one of the big 3 but made by an "independent" studio e.g. Gears of War or Rachet and Clank.
Seriously though, I think its too early to tell what will happen because of the spec differences.
It will be about developer tools and support. Indie complaints aside, MS is known for having pretty good dev tools. Sony's track record besides internal studios is not so good. And many speculate that this xbox is running a windows kernel with layering, porting PC games back and forth should be easier than ever.
Ever since the PS3, Sony have tried to make their platforms much easier to develop for, and after quite a few developers have mentioned that the Vita is super easy to delevop for, I don't think Xbox will have the advantage when it comes to dev tools anymore.
I will stick with my "PC/Sony console" combo, so PS4. Also I just read that indies wouldn't be allowed to self publish on Xbox One just like the 360, what are MS thinking? Are they actually trying to make their machine look unappealing?
Your ass sounds so sore over something that doesn't matter that it makes my ass sore. These people want the device to be about games, so they want to hear about games. They don't value the multimedia stuff for it.
Is it so bad that people who only care about the video game part of it are upset that the video game part of it was completely inconsequential to the entire conference? No detailed hardware specifications (which matters to the people who play video games over the other people who would use the Xbox), the games they showed are a bunch of "No shit Sherlock" or "This isn't even telling me anything other than you are just making a video game."
Now I need to go find a way to massage my ass before I get one of those things that make you bleed when you shit. Prostates, I think they call them.
This issue is that Microsoft advertised this as a hardware reveal, and they even stated that they are saving the games for E3 where it will be more appropriate. You can't blame Microsoft for gamers getting upset because they decided to ignore what was said about there not being any games at a hardware reveal.
For a hardware reveal they sure didn't talk much about the actual hardware (5 BILLION transistors), instead we learned how awesome EAs sports games are and mocaping dogs.