Hate to interrupt the Microsoft-Hate circle jerk you all have going on... But really, outside of the interwebs, people are and will be buying the hell out of the XB1. 1) It has Halo 2) Let's face it, most people have a reliable, fast internet connection, so 24 hour check ins are not a big deal. 3) Most people don't care about privacy issues that the built-in Kinect will create. The only thing that I think will really help Sony in the mainstream market is price. It's a better machine for less. But people acting like the XB1 will be a flop are delusional. Thirteen year olds don't care about the issues that everyone online are angry about.