Losing around 2 billion a year? More BS, 2 billion a year since they started would put the Xbox division 24 billion in the red and we all know it ain't that far into the Red.
you just make all this crap up in your head really don't you.
Why else do you think they stuffed all the hardware together?
Why argue about M$ finances even with gaming divisions taking a loss(that M$ can afford) they are in no way as bad off as Sony who losses money every year, didn't profit off of ps3 until last gen was almost over, sell off parts of the company, and expected to loose over 1bil this year even with PS4 selling like hotcakes. This is turning out to be a good gen for Sony but, the last place you want back a company like M$ is in a corner, because they have the money to screw consumers and scratch the one after 3-5 years if they want to, then come out with a powerful more expensive console that Sony just can't afford, just how conglomerates think Profit>>Beach House>>Consumer.
But as a student studying for development I do believe in software optimization if you don't then go look at the Apple vs Android war, every android tablet and phone specs run circles around Apple products but Apple products always come out on top in benchmarks and perform just as good if not better than android devices. I'm an android guy for life but I can't deny that my wife's dual core 1.3ghz 1gb ram iPhone 5 is just a smooth and responsive as my 2.2ghz quad core 2gb ram LG G2 if not smoother. Nobody on this site believes in software optimization.
Xbox one will never be a powerful as PS4 hardware wise but like I keep saying Sony still has features to add to PS that could make it take a hit to performance, developers are already talking about using that extra "50%" of gpu power for compute which would make it just about even with xbox in the graphics area, take away that extra gpu power the PS4 has and the fact that Xbox has more ram available to devs we may not hit 1080p native but I'll take high texture quality and physics over 1080p any day which, ironically is the reason I finally bought a PS3 last gen Uncharted @720p>>>Gears of War @1080p EVERYTIME. Both consoles will get better optimized but I wouldn't bet on Sony developers being smarter than M$ developers just for the fact that M$ gets to work with everybody in the industry even competing companies so they get ideas from all over while Sony developing is mostly in house.
On a side note my outdated A8+6670 can still play games on medium settings that rival the PS4 and Xbox1. BF3 on my PC looks better than BF4 imo, I have a feeling after this upgrade I may be done with consoles.