Its less than 5 months after the launch of the next gen consoles and Sony got off to a great start leaving Microsoft stood in their dust wondering what went wrong. Lets be honest the Xbox One from the start has had a bad rap due to a lot of bad decisions. Microsoft were stabbing around offering a bells and whistles Next Gen console with features like 'Always On' where you would need to be connected to live at all times, it was going to prevent game sharing, it has a TV menu, apps behind a Gold subscription pay wall, Kinect that was needed for the core functions of the Xbox One, and the one thing all these extras have in common? They have all been reversed, including the need for a Kinect in the latest U-turn made by the giant corporation in a bid to try and save the already struggling games console. I am an Xbox fan and still have an Xbox One, but I can see that MS really got it wrong this time, there is so much wrong with the Xbox One that I cant see it ever catching up to the PS4. Yes, Microsoft are pumping out regular updates to rectify the flawed user interface, and a lot of the issues have already been patched up, like the friends list, recent players list, battery indicator, all things that should of been done way before launch that makes me feel the Xbox One wasn't built predominantly with gaming in mind. Most of the focus appears to have been on Kinect integration, TV menu and other thrills and spills rather than building a games console first and then bringing out the additional flowery bits and bobs! Lets be honest here, Sony got it right by keeping it simple first and then building off of the main platform with a streaming device for backwards compatibility and coming soon Virtual reality. So why didn't MS do the same? Just build an awesome games console that was made for playing games and then add the rest as optional extras after the launch? Did they assume that after the Xbox 360s success against the PS3 that it would be a given their next gen consoles would just fly off the shelves to a loyal fan base? Who knows but evidently Respawn Entertainments games Titanfall hasn't saved the failing console which has forced the company to now sell Xbox One bundles without the Kinect to compete with the lower priced PS4. Microsoft is planning to make the Xbox One operating system easier to use with controllers so expect yet another new update soon which will probably weight in around 2-3 GB taking up yet more valuable limited Hard drive space! On the plus side there may actually be some performance gains from not having the Kinect as the 10 per cent time-sliced reservation on the GPU for system processing can hopefully be freed up. Now that there is a cheaper option without Kinect would you consider buying an Xbox One?