EXACTLY! If they would have announced at E3 that they were dropping the DRM and all that stuff along with releasing a $400 Kinectless SKU: we would have known they are making these changes to make money AND because it is clearly what their consumers want.
But instead they acted arragant as hell and dropped it once they realized the launch ratio would have been 6:1 in favor of PS4.
In all honesty I think they should have just made the DRM worth it and stuck with it at this point. Now they look like they really don't know what they are doing. The damage has already been done. It will only be outsold 3:1 instead of dead on arrival...
i doubt it will be outsold 3:1 (atleast in the USA) but the image of the xbox 1 certainly isnt a good one. a lot of people have associated a bad imagine with the console and that might affect the outlook of consumers on it in the future, im surpised MS acted so fast, its honestly a smart move to act so fast. if they just announced no DRM at e3 and all those exclusives they would have won by a land slide, but sony didnt even bother to announce everything. they just announced one new exclusive (the order 1886).
how on earth would they have made the DRM worth it?
Well look at it this way:
-In the US the PS4 is seemingly shipping 3x the consoles at launch anyways so it isn't up to MS if it will outsell it by that much since PS4's are almost all sold out already.
-The PS4 is surely going to launch at least a week ahead of the Xbox One to further undercut it. (Call it conjecture but they will to counter DRM)
-The Xbox's TV features won't work outside of the US so Europe is even more Sony's land.
-Sony dominates Asia already and now they are launching a full year in that country (Or close) ahead of the Xbox One while being stronger, Costing far less, having more games (In that region), and not completely making a fool of themselves.
Thus I expect Sony to eat most of MS's European market, 50%+ of MS's Asian market (Since it is already so small), and 50%+ of MS's US market. That should easily lead to a first year ratio of 3:1. I could be wrong, but you have to admit I have some valid points and MS's posion is REALLY bad right now.
Side Note: How do they make DRM worth it? By explaining it better, not being as arragant, making the DRM only apply if your game is installed, and allowing game sharing if you accept DRM. Still not great, but now they just look like they have no clue what they are doing...