Earlier in the year, Microsoft took the wraps off Xbox Live Primetime, a series of "game shows" for Xbox Live that would take advantage of the console's new dashboard and avatars. It was supposed to launch on November 19, along with the rest of the "New Xbox Experience". Well, it's not. Microsoft have just announced that Primetime is being held back until Spring 2009, so as "to ensure a smooth launch of the system's new user interface". Can't really say that's much of a personal disappointment, though it does make you wonder if Microsoft are having a little trouble ironing the kinks out of the new dash ahead of its release. Microsoft Xbox: Not Ready For Primetime [Forbes]
Yeah, this is disappointing. While most gamers wouldn't consider this a big deal (like we won't be busy enough in November ...), it was a GREAT idea for casuals that was very unique in this console landscape.
Yeah, its still coming but during this HEATED console war for meager holiday dollars, this could've been an attractive bullet point to casual consumers already drawn by to the new prices of the 360.