I don’t know what to think about this. The console will be on the market for 5+ years, so you would think that it would be future proofed?
But then I guess it’s about an economy of scale, saving a few hundred bucks off the build cost allows MS to sell new boxes for the same price as current models, give or take.
Consoles however are always subsidised, the profit is in the sale of software.
It’s going to be interesting to see what Sony present with the PS4, but from everything I’ve read, it will be quite similar to the Xbox one specs.
At console reveal time I don’t get to excited, and don’t plan about picking one up… let’s see how that changes closer to launch 🙂