The PS3's outlook to gaming was barebones compared to the 360 from the start, and the trend is continuing. It has been Xbox's goal for a long time to become an all-in-one console, I can only presume people's immediate reactions to these glimpses of insight towards the Xbox One to be a lack of pursued interest over the past generations. This is evidenced by the 360 receiving Netflix and Hulu well before its competitors, as well many exclusive contracts with ESPN that allowed live streaming of assorted sports events - this was all years and years ago. I remember speculation when the first Xbox was out that the 360 was going to offer DVR like capability. It's really nothing new for the company, the dreams are simply just now being fully realized (to everyone's chagrin).
I have been gaming since I can remember. I don't see the problem with a company looking to add as much utility to a device as possible without sacrificing anything at all - the costs are reported to be the same as the PS4's, as are the systems power output. It's weird to me, to be honest. Perhaps xenophobic or something.
The Playstation 2 outsold the Xbox 3:1 in the first generation of their competition. The current generation has them selling at a ratio of 1:1, undoubtedly because of the Wii's domination over the cultural market. I cannot wait to see how this next set of sales plays out, because I do not feel the WiiU has captured the interest of the market as its predecessor has.