If on some small chance the console did launch at the $400-$500 dollar price tag, the XBox would be dead soon as it hit the market. It wouldn\'t start selling units, until after a massive price drop and then it would be to late for MS.
MS knows this. Which is in my opinion, why they are going to charge for extra stuff. Like the remote. They can get some more money, without saying its the hardware price. People don\'t mind this (most don\'t). They\'ll figure its a "must have" (which it is, if you want DVD playback on the thing). And they\'ll pay for it.
I figure the console will launch at a $300 price tag, just as the PS2. That is the magic price right now. You can charge that and people won\'t *****. Go over that and people get upset.
The whole point, that I was making is. MS fans shouldn\'t have to pay for a function built in the system. They should have the option to use the standard controller to use the DVD functions.
Its typical MS.