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The Most Important Features For A Game Console

Fanboi banner waving aside, wouldn't it be useful to draw up a list of capabilities/features of a gaming machine (console), and then put that list into a hierarchy that would help inform consumers as to what system would best meet their needs.  Of course, everyone is going to have their own priorities, but there are some features that are objectively more important. 
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  1. 1

    Machine My Friends Are Playing On

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    Game Independent Voice Chat Supporting 8+ People

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  3. 3

    Exclusives (Making Console's Library Unique)

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  4. 4

    Controller

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  5. 5

    Control of Personal Data

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  6. 6

    World Wide Dedicated Servers

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  7. 7

    Framerate

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  8. 8

    Resolution (e.g., 720p, 1080p Etc.)

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  9. 9

    Mods, Total Conversions, Community Content

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  10. 10

    Price

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  11. 11

    DL/Streaming TV

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  12. 12

    DL/Streaming Movies

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  13. 13

    Fire Sales (e.g., Humble Bundles)

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  14. 14

    DL/Streaming Sports

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  15. 15

    Basic Web Surfing

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  16. 16

    Indie Support Video games created by individuals or small teams generally without video game publisher financial support. Indie games often focus on innovation and rely on digital ...

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  17. 17

    Free-To-Play Games

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  18. 18

    Access to Personal Music Library

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  19. 19

    Control of Equipment (modification/upgrade/hackable)

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  20. 20

    Social Networking and E-mail

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  21. 21

    Productivity Suite (word Processing Etc.)

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