It's the same thing with the PS4. Couldn't watch anything without the update. I didn't know that until I moved and couldn't hook up my Internet for a week. Had no cable either. Current gen's different than it used to be.
You couldn't watch anything, but you still can play games. Isn't that why you buy a console for right? to play games!
Btw I just really surprised Microsoft hasn't sorted this out. I mean they managed to make XBone works without Kinect but they still can't make their damn console to play games without an update! Unbelievable!
For someone who frequents GameFAQS (I'll make the assumption that you keep up with gaming news), how did you not know it needed the day one update? --- GT: xFrostxPhoenix | PSN: xFrostxPhoenix GSU Comp Sci C/O 2015 | XB1;360;PS4;N64;SNES