$499 makes me wait and see. It's not a surprising price, and it's not stupidly high at $599 or above. But it's not so cheap as to be a no brainer, at $299. I have to wait and see how the PS4 is priced, compare the controllers, etc.
EDIT: I see the PS4 is $100 cheaper at $399. It's a world gone made. I may have to rethink my distaste of the PS controller.
I remain unconcerned about the 'always connected'. My house is. The Tivos have to phone home regularly. My iPads must talk to Facebook daily. Regular finances need online bank access. Maybe there's a detail I'm missing, but I've got a persistent internet connection and an Xbox that connects routinely will be of no notice.
Likewise privacy paranoia about the Kinect camera. The ISP already has direct access to every email, every google search, all bank transactions; that's far scarier than a camera that can watch me watching Revolution.
The thing that annoys me is a a monthly surcharge for online gaming access. I don't pay for Xbox Live. I don't plan to pay for whatever it is for the One. I have a Tivo. I have an iPhone. But I held out. I'll continue to resist double paying for products as much as I can.
Edited by DaveF, June 12 2013 - 07:28 PM.