My biggest disappointment with the X1 is the availability / pricing of digital games codes. Anyone else with me on this?
If MS wants to succeed it MUST relinquish some control over the sale of digital game codes for its system. For example, I can get the PS4 digital game code for Lego Marvel Super Heroes for $50 on Amazon, but I'm stuck spending $60 through MS. Nobody likes to feel like they're a sucker every time they purchase a new game.
I want to play more games on my X1, but the value proposition simply isn't there. I understand that maybe as early adopters of the more expensive system we're expected to pay more, but the current state of affairs is not going to lead to success for the X1. If I have to pay more to play the same game on the X1, then my X1 is soon going to be gathering dust instead of playing games.
Another example is with Tomb Raider. I was really looking forward to playing Tomb Raider on X1 when it comes out later this month, but I recently decided instead to buy the game code for $8 on Amazon's current winter sale. I just can't justify paying $60 for something that I can play today for $8.