Actually the connect does keep you moving pretty good, it's way better than just sitting on a couch.Quote:
It also includes additional hardware. The kinect was ~$150 to add to the 360 and it sold quite well. In fact you can buy it now for Windows at about ~$150.
Apparently its a feature people like. My 7 year old loves the damn thing, personally it drives me nuts. But if the youth market like it, it will sell especially if it gives parents the illusion that their kids are getting exercise while playing video games.
I highly doubt there will be a perceptible difference. The key thing here is the Xbox is running at a better point on the efficiency curve for the architecture they could certainly turn up the clock speed if they wanted to. What it looks like to me is that they are being very serious about heat management this generation. To me this is a good thing because it means a much more reliable system.
I go back and forth on the PC gaming vs Console gaming. I think I enjoy the simplicity of just slapping in a disc and playing. I just don't have the time to play much anymore and if I am on the computer I end up doing other crap. I am also much more of a causal gamer these days and will go a few months at a time without touching a game. Then a will get something I am excited about and play the crap out of it for 1-3 weeks and back to a dry spell.