I live in Malaysia and I own a x360 and PS3. I have to say that I bought my x360 in 2008 and my PS3 in 2010. Now I have to say that there's a lot of people here in Malaysia who owns a x360 but don't play online some never even play online. With this new way of rules by Microsoft I'm happy to say that no one here in Malaysia is going to buy a Xbox1. I don't know why Microsoft did not learn from other mistakes like Sim City which needed you to play online and can't play offline. Also Diablo 3 which needed you to be online in order to play the game. You can't play the game offline. Now people just think about it, this is a game and it made offline to be a disadvantage and already are getting a tons of rage from fans. Imagine doing it on console. In my country I don't even think that the numbers of Xbox1 sold is going to go over 100. I understand that microsoft is doing this to fight back piracy. But they are doing it the wrong way. They are using a double edge attack where in the process they do beat piracy but also hurt themselves, worst case scenario they killed themselves in the process. I totally want to play Dead Rising 3, Titanfall and Forza 5. But i hardly go online, only once a month. Yeah I know it sucks. I want to get a high speed internet but maybe not right now. Also every games being sold digitally is also another way of screwing up. I don't even want to talk about used games on the xbox. All I can say about Sony is that they just killed another console in the console war racking up the kill to 2. With the previous victim the Dreamcast.
Now that is out of the way, I want to say that Microsoft will be a no show at E3 next year. Since they are going to be closing down their business after 3 to 4 months of the Xbox1 being sold to the public. After that they will finally realize that everything is too late. Hell I should even be in the board room when decisions like this are being made. I have predicted a lot of companies closing down in my country and I'm always 100% correct. Never was I wrong. Now I'm saying that Microsoft (Xbox1) will be closing down :) Seriously as someone who learns about business, Microsoft strategy is going the wrong way.