there are plenty of people who have pointed out that we are back to the same policies of the late 90's....Not to mention, the PS4 conference back in February....not to many people cared about seeing ANOTHER killzone. Looked pretty and shiny, then once the gameplay started, lots of people thought..."hmm this is the same darn thing we've seen countless times over"
There's no reason to continue the spec race. They're equally good enough, and that's it. You want to say the PS4 is better, big whoop, they still both suck hardware wise, so even the PS4 is still grasping for straws. Now, unlike a PC that already dominates the hardware space, the Xbox One was going to offer us a unique enriched experience. It's not JUST a gaming machine. Neither consoles are. They're media centers. Gaming...being a form of media.
Argument of old consoles "all they can do is just gaming, PC's are better because they can do so much more"
Argument of new consoles "consoles are only meant for gaming, all these new features just water down their gaming abilities"
Well, during those dry months where there are no new games worthwhile to purchase, I'll be sure to take advantage of all the nongaming features that the Xbox One provides. Currently, I use my 360 for roughly 10% gaming and 90% system video player/netflix/youtube/ESPN.
A console that's only good for gaming is a product that isn't applicable to millions upon millions upon millions of potential consumers. Add these features, then all of a sudden, nearly every demographic has a reason/usefulness for the console.