Well, people haven't spent as much this year on other stuff (for a multitude of compounded reasons) and this has led to a very unpredictable value-shift for consumers. As for the "S" model sales numbers...this has done nothing but prove MS wrong, as, they could have NOT created the "S" in response to Sony's "Digital Edition" and; made a lot of cash. This was a difficult call for them, and I do commend the effort to release the "S" as a knee-jerk reaction to Sony - but they could have made more cash by focusing themselves, and; created a more dedicated perception in the eyes of potential customers, instead of (very clearly) making potential customers with a lot of doubts over the direction MS is going to go. Doesn't the "S" look a little bit too similar to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, that came out in May last year? Other than the design of the XBSX - I think MS got the specifications right this time around, other than NOT using full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1; which is really what they should have done with the XB1. The XB1...jeez that was a bad choice for them, with SIX variants (not even counting the varaints with different HDD's in them!)...which is the major problem for potential customers as mentioned, as it shows a lack of dedication and focus. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition got it the worst though, as it was discontinued 14 months after it was released (July this year). So yeah, I just think they should have committed themselves to one design and one version, with no tap-dancing around the technology for no good reason (as proven by the sales numbers). Their sales numbers are good - and that's the problem!