Well here's an interesting little tidbit to distract from the mundaneness of the who's selling more consoles tales: Microsoft seriously considered ditching the Xbox One's optical drive as late as 6 months ago.
Long after its initial reveal and the poop storm of ill-will that followed the E3 announcements, the company took a long, hard look at making its new console download-only.
"There was a real discussion about whether we should have an optical disc drive in Xbox One or if we could get away with a purely disc-less console, but when you start looking at bandwidth and game size, it does create issues," Microsoft studios chief Phil Spencer told OXM.
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If folks thought that backlash over DRM was bad, imagine the response if Microsoft had completely removed the option to buy and play physical discs? Thankfully calmer heads prevailed.
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