I never said you or anyone else just want a games console to play games and that they don't have other devices for doing the other things. The point sill stands, the XB1 can in fact do a lot more than the PS1 and PS2, the fact that someone may or may not want it to don't change that it ca. The XB1 also has a far more complicated OS, try booting up the XB1 OS on the PS1 and PS2 and see what happens, if anything. Not trying to ruffle any feathers but that was just a bit of a silly comparison.
Why can't they make a version that only plays games?
That's all I want. I suspect that's all a good chunk of people want.
If I had an xbox or a ps4, they would spend 99.99999999999% of the time offline, because the only time I want to game on a console, is when I want to game offline.
You know that's actually one of the reason I loved my original Xbox, was basically a PC dedicated to gaming, very simple bare bone OS that took no resources, it was like here, just play! On the other hand I do like some of the functionality the consoles have now, for example I don't have to get an extra dvd/blu ray player, can do all media streaming with it rather than have a different device to do it. I think from Sony/MS point of view it's to help consumers justify dropping the cash on it.
I dunno, I already had those players. That's like, did anyone really use the PS1 to play music CD's?
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