Blog by: George Thomas and Ron Ledgard
Choose to view the next version of the Xbox – Xbox One – as a mere game console at your own peril. For those who hold that opinion, there is the slight risk of being left behind in this era of ever-changing technology.
The Digital Era’s version of the veg-o-matic offers everything for everyone – gaming, a blu-ray player (still the best way to watch hi-def movies), streaming and live TV.
But the Xbox One also sets up a unique battle for home dominance. Microsoft and Sony - via the upcoming Playstation4 – plan to own America’s living rooms and sports – especially football – will hold a key spot in doing so.
Witness what the NFL is doing with the Xbox. The country’s most popular league and sport will partner with Microsoft to create original football-based content for the Xbox One. Given the popularity of fantasy sports – fantasy football in particular – it’s a shrewd move on the part of folks in Redmond, Wash.