I disagree. Broadband has become continually cheaper per byte sent since the late 80's... Also, over 75% of the population in North America lives in large cities where broadband is readily available. Add to that, the availability of low cost satellite or high speed cellular access within the next 5-10 years and the accessibility will be there for everyone.
Think outside the box. These companies wouldn't invest in something they didn't think was going to become common place. Their shareholders would not allow it.
like the Sony shareholders wouldn't allow them to sell a console at a $200+ loss and the Microsoft shareholders wouldn't allow them to lose $5.5 billion with the xbox brand? Broad band is readily available in big cities, like the 2 megabit (megabit, not megabyte) connection that I have in a decently sized city? Which is the only thing that is reasonably priced and is based off of cell phone tech. It isn't nearly fast enough to stream movies, let alone short videos from game trailers or something. To get internet even close to fast enough I have to pay $60 a month for a shared cable line. so if someone on my block also has it and is streaming a movie, we are both screwed. These companies aren't willing to make the big investments to upgrade internet enough to make it viable to stream any kind of movies. Maybe Microsoft has been spending to much time on the east coast where there is a big enough population where these companies would get their investment back by upgrading their lines, because I sure know that they aren't doing it out west where I live.