There will be better deals, but I doubt $149 outright will ever be the price; Another month or two you'll have $250 bundles making the console essentially $149. To most consumers the "Phat" x1 is a better buy : How many want to buy $30 4k movies? Care about a cosmetic size decrease?
To be fair, the advantages are a bit greater than you state. By "cosmetic size decrease," we're talking about a 40% decrease in size, in addition to the elimination of the huge external power brick, so that can save a lot of space. In addition to 4k BD playback (which makes it competitive in pricing to most current stand-alone players, it can also do 4k streaming, and supports HDR (I'm not familiar with the feature, but apparently it's something that affects contrast and makes video and games look better). It can upscale games to 4k as well. Supposedly, the increased hardware can slightly improve performance on games with uncapped framerates and such.
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