Microsoft Xbox One
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: 7UV-00005
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- Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $499.00 - $749.99
- Reviewed by: Jeff Bakalar
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 11/19/2013
- Updated on:03/11/2014
- Released on: 11/22/2013
The good: Microsoft's Xbox One integrates live TV in an innovative fashion and can control your cable or satellite cable box, TV, and receiver. Most games present noticeably improved graphics over those on the Xbox 360. The One has a slightly better roster of exclusive games compared with the PS4's. Titanfall available with new Xbox Ones at no charge (as of March 11).
The bad: It costs $100 more than the PS4, and the additional Xbox Live Gold membership fee is required to use nearly every cool feature. The live TV integration is fraught with frustrations: Kinect voice commands don't always work, the new dashboard is more confusing than it needs to be, and the system lacks full DVR integration. PS4 generally delivers slightly better graphics and performance on cross-platform games so far.
The bottom line: Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
the best console !!
by Rafaelbarbosa1 on January 16, 2014
Pros: the best console
Cons: the best console
Great system for true gamer or lover of entertainment.
by nflhomeboy86 on December 31, 2013
Pros: Graphics are revolutionary
Controller overall has a better layout
Snap feature allows multitasking
Can watch TV through Xbox
Cons: Looks ugly
Controller bumpers are loud
Recording Feature doesn't always work with voice
Summary: I'm not one to be obsessed with anything, but man can this thing do it all. I find myself using my Xbox one for everything because that is what ...
Summary: I'm not one to be obsessed with anything, but man can this thing do it all. I find myself using my Xbox one for everything because that is what it was built for. I play video games with great graphics, watch TV (Football usually) even while playing a game, and using Xbox fitness to get in shape while having fun. That's generally speaking; now let's get into more detail.
[Downloading] So the first thing right off the bat that you will notice is having to download many things including the update, apps, and video games to the hard drive. Luckily my internet speed is above average and I was able to download the update within 8 minutes, but the game downloads take closer to 25 minutes due to size. Fortunately the Xbox allows you to start playing once the game is half way done downloading, but not all features are ready by that point. Considering that you will not be downloading multitudes of games at once except for the very first time, it is not too much of a hassle. You can explore other features of the Xbox while you wait. 4.5/5
[Graphics] Whoa whoa.. whoa.. whoa.... whoa.... Louis this ain't my Batman cup.Alright but seriously, the graphics have blown my mind into a million little pixels of mixtures of RGB colors that create a satisfying sensation in my brain that increase my levels of serotonin. In translation, THESE GRAPHICS ARE FREAKING AWESOME! I currently own Madden, FIFA, and Battlefield. Battlefield showed an amazing difference in graphics that left my jaw dropping to the floor. The details in every inch, the vivid and accurate colors, the mass destruction, all brought the battlefield to life. Given that Battlefield is along with the very first Xbox one games, the road ahead is very long and the capabilities the Xbox has is sometimes hard to believe what is possible in the future. There is not much difference between the graphics of PS4 and Xbox one so that should not make you choose one or the other. But compared to the last generation, this is a huge improvement that is worth the money just for the graphics. 4.9/5
[Features] Well this is where the Xbox goes passed the PS4. Some things like Netflix and Amazon video are still there, it is the things like the ability to Skype, watch cable TV, do Xbox Fitness, and watch NFL games, and using snap, that really had me go towards the Xbox. There is almost no lag when watching TV through the Xbox which is something that was very well done. But the main feature that I find the most helpful is Xbox Fitness. There are not as many workouts as I had hoped but I think as time goes on they will continue to integrate more videos to work with the Fitness app. I was very surprised with how well the kinect was able to register my body movements. It was very fun how they would set a multiplier for doing to the move correctly and setting challenges in order to get achievements. This really makes exercising fun, which is something I REALLY need. The snap feature was also one of my favorites. I am able to play video games while another family member can be watching some TV, kind of like a PIP. A lot can be done with the Xbox, and I'm expecting many more apps to come out. 4.7/5
[Controller] Xbox 360 had the best controller by far. There was nothing better that I could ask for. Guess what, it got better. Xbox has been making a big deal out of the D-pad. It is true that it functions much better, but it wasn't worth making such a big deal about. The Bumpers on the controller are a little bit annoying. They take some getting used to because they are positioned slightly differently and make a very loud and annoying sound. The thumbsticks are smaller which is somewhat better and also have the edges a little tighter which keeps it from tearing like it did on my 360 controller. The positioning of the home button is much better in that it doesn't get in the way of the buttons. When my Dad plays, he might hit the center of the 360 button in the middle of the game, but this controller helps avoid that from happening. Overall it is similar to the 360 controller and I believe it is easy to get use to the new layout within a day or two. 4.6/5
[Design] Now this is an ugly ass Xbox, but that was kind of expected now wasn't it. The upside to this is that we will not have to go through the horrible red ring of death. It is capable of keeping cool and will not overheat even if on for 24 hours straight for every day, I would know. I'm sure within 2 or 3 years we will have a redesigned Xbox that is smaller, just like how the Xbox slim was released. Another upside is that the Xbox is very quiet which is quite surprising given the size and consumption of it. But until then, just be content with the fact that there is no more red ring. 3.5/5 (The 3.5 is mostly due to the upsides)
[Xbox, Record That] Well the Xbox is constantly recording the last 5 minutes of gameplay so you can easily record anything, either automatically or with a voice command. Unfortunately I have been having trouble with the voice command so I have been stuck having to do it manually. Sharing videos with friends is very easy thanks to this. Hopefully people will reduce the uploads of there uninteresting videos and keep it restricted to only the ones worth watching. 3.9/5
[Movies] Finally a blu-ray player, I have been wanting this for many years. Although I already had one in my living room, I could really use one in my basement. Sometimes you just want to watch a movie by yourself without being disturbed or by disturbing others, this is why this came in handy. Now that I get almost all my movies either streaming or Blu-ray, the Xbox is my number 1 movie player. It is true that you have to download an app to play the blu-ray, but it's free and easy. 5/5
[Kinect] Well, well, well, so you add a Kinect Microsoft and you bump up the cost 100 bucks more than the PS4?... NO PROBLEM! I am not disappointed at all. The Kinect is amazing; 10 times better than the old kinect. I can say anything and the kinect will do it with ease. Also, almost all games have at least some kinect functionality. Battlefield lets you turn your head in order to turn your head in battlefield when in a vehicle which is really cool. FIFA allows subs to be made just by saying it which is also cool. As time goes on, I feel that the kinect will be more and more useful in these games. In the end, this is a great addition to the Xbox. 4.6/5
[Overall] With everything the Xbox has to offer, there is no other thing I would rather have. I give it a 4.46/5 for now, but I think I will rank it higher as time goes by. It has been great for everything, mainly gaming with revolutionary graphics. And remember, it can only get better from here.
Good with the potential to be great.
by sarfdawg on December 17, 2013
Pros: TV integration, gaming graphics power
Cons: Still in need of a few updates and some patience
Summary: Potentially, this has the ability to be a game changer.
As of right now, it is clear that MS wants to nose its way into your living room, and it ...
Summary: Potentially, this has the ability to be a game changer.
As of right now, it is clear that MS wants to nose its way into your living room, and it wants to step right in between the path of your DirecTV/cable box and and your TV...literally. I'll get more into that shortly...
The box itself is not entirely different than the Xbox consoles of the past. Kind of big, kind of bulky, but it's really not that big of a deal. Yes, there is a power brick, but again, I'm not going to let that keep me from buying a console. The console, when on, makes no sound what so ever. I've been very impressed with the length of time it takes to turn itself on and my other components. The IR blaster generally does what it's supposed to do - turn on the Xbox One along with the Kinect, the TV, the Onkyo receiver, and the DirecTV DVR. You enter the model numbers for your components when you first set up your console, and you shouldn't have to do it again. "Xbox On" and "Xbox Turn off" do the job for all of your components.
The item that has been making all the news has been the live TV integration. This aspect is the most impressive and maddening all at the same time. It is very cool to be able to have your friends come over, and you just use your voice to say, "Xbox volume up," "Xbox watch ESPN," "Xbox Turn Off," etc., it have your guests' jaws drop. It's also maddening that you can give some of the same commands and occasionally just get ignored, at which point, your wife just shakes her head and wonders aloud, "what's so great about this again?" It's also mildly frustrating that some channels like "ESPN U" and "Disney Junior" cannot be accessed by voice; so that means that your DirecTV/Cable remote cannot go that far away. Let the record indicate that I just found out last night after having had this for since "Day One" that the d-pad on the controller can be used to go channel up or channel down. That certainly lessens the need for the DirecTV/Cable remote to be around at all times. The "Xbox One Guide" is a glorified alternative to your existing on-screen guide. I don't know exactly yet how to use my voice to tell it to tune to a particular channel from the guide, but the page up/page down commands work very well through the "One Guide."
A second question I had about TV integration was going to be the picture quality when passing through the Xbox One. It turns out that it looks really good, and 99% of the time, it's flawless. The only time I notice anything amiss is when I'm paying attention to the "ESPN Bottom Line" - the scroll bar at the bottom of any ESPN channel. Every once in a blue moon I notice a little judder effect on the text as it scrolls. It's still very readable, and after a few seconds, it corrects itself, but it's occasionally noticeable. The actual TV content is excellent in terms of picture quality. One tip for you if you have a cable/satellite box that allows you to alter your resolution from 720p to 1080i or vice versa, then go ahead a pick one that you think is best and avoid a "native" mode at all costs. (Personally, I like 1080i the most between the two, but your opinion may vary). The reason I say that is because the Xbox takes a few seconds to go from one resolution to the other, and it's noticeably longer than it is when the signal is going directly from cable/satellite box to TV. The good news is that the signal, regardless of the resolution you choose, is getting upconverted to 1080p anyway. For the record 3D signals do not pass through from the DirecTV DVR through the Xbox and to the TV. The TV will now give you the "Your TV does not support 3D" message if you pass through the Xbox. Either have a second HDMI connection directly from your cable/satellite box to your TV, or give Microsoft some time to correct this issue. We never use 3D, much like most of America; so I suspect this will not impact you at all.
One negative that does affect me slightly is that, at this moment, Dolby 5.1/7.1 is not supported output via optical cable, only DTS. I have HDMI connected, and Dolby 5.1/7.1 is supported via HDMI, but my audio receiver is slightly older, and it only passes through the video signal, not audio, thus my having to use optical. Many of you will not have to worry about this at all, but my rear speakers go unused in regular TV watching for 7.1. There is supposed to be an Xbox update coming soon that will address this issue. If your HDMI carries both audio and video for you, then you can ignore this paragraph. If you rely on optical, then know that audio during gameplay is 7.1 (stunningly good, by the way), but TV watching is DTS (soon to be updated/upgraded).
The Kinect sensor is really cool as far as I can tell in gameplay. The only games I have are Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, NBA 2k14, and Forza 5. I don't have any full-blown motion games that really take advantage of being able to detect your movements. In gameplay, the only real tests I've given the Kinect have been to audible in Madden (very accurate), holler "throw grenade" in Battlefield (excellent), and use profanity in NBA 2K14 (which appropriately gets you T'd up!). I do know the Kinect camera is very clear, and it does a pretty good job of picking up people in the room and associating their gamer pic with them. I get the customary "Hi, Sarfdawg" every time it sees me.
On to the reason you bought this...the actual gameplay...
Graphically, it is noticeably improved over the Xbox 360 for Battlefield, Forza, and NBA 2k14. If fact, those three games are stunningly good. The attention to detail on all of those games is remarkable, particularly in Forza and NBA 2K14. I think Battlefield was already amazing on the 360 version because it was made at the tail end of the life cycle for the 360 and on the front end of the Xbox One life cycle.
This doesn't have a whole lot to do with the Xbox One console itself, but EA should be embarrassed by the Madden product they produced for the Xbox One. I had the 360 version of Madden and traded up to get the Xbox One version, and to say that it's a direct port from the 360 version would be an insult to the 360 version. Many of the cool things about the 360 version were mysteriously left out of the Xbox One version, particularly the pregame intro videos that were on the 360. Beyond that, the best thing that can be said about the Xbox One Madden is that it's the only football game going on Xbox One. I presume that subsequent year's versions will be better as EA figures out how to utilize the graphical power of the Xbox One. Forza and NBA 2K14 need to be automatic purchases as they are clearly made for this console and show off it's power. I'm not even a big NBA fan, and I strongly recommend it just for showing off the console itself.
If you owned the 360 version from its inception (2005 or 2006, I can't remember), then you know the games got much better as its life cycle got longer. I suspect that a year, two years from now, the games on the Xbox One will be out of this world. I'm not at all a PC gamer, so you folks may just snicker at that comment. But, for me as an occasional console gamer, I think the Xbox One has its best days in front of them for a long while.
Microsoft has promised many updates to fix some of the issues that are cropping up, and I have no reason to doubt them. They made good on many of the issues that plagued the 360, and they have not been passed on to the Xbox One. As minor as the issues are on the Xbox One, I have no reason to believe that they won't address them as they did on the Xbox 360. I've read Cnet and others say that you should wait to get the Xbox One and the PS4 for that matter. I'm not entirely sure why you should punish yourself and wait. The updates are all streamed down through the internet, and there is no talk of improving hardware in future iterations at all. If you want one now, get one. Be patient and enjoy it for what it is. You will enjoy it straight out of the box, and I feel certain you can rest assured this will only get better.
If I think of anything else that would be pertinent, I will update as we go. Feel free to ask questions as you wish. Hopefully, you have found this helpful. Merry Christmas, all.
by Copenhagun on December 17, 2013
Pros: Interface design: Hands down the better of the two new consoles.
Voice Commands via Kinect:
Launch Titles: Has an overall better selection of games than the PS4.
Cons: The interface still has some bugs to work out, but even at this stage it's hands down better than the PS4's by far.
Summary: I own both the XBone and PS4 and honestly, I have not booted up my PS4 SINCE I received my XBox One on launch day. The XBone, a new nickname ...
Summary: I own both the XBone and PS4 and honestly, I have not booted up my PS4 SINCE I received my XBox One on launch day. The XBone, a new nickname for the system that seems to be catching on, does EVERYTHING. There really is no need to turn on my PS4, because the only game I had owned, I traded in for an XBone game. I believe the future is bright for the console, thanks to Azure.
Great overall gaming/entertainment package
by doyoueven on December 16, 2013
Pros: - Amazing gaming graphics
- Voice commands
- TV Integration
- Tons of features
Cons: - Design
- You have to buy xbox live gold to use certain apps like Netflix
Summary: - Design 5/10
- Performance 9/10
- Kinect 7/10
- Features 10/10
- Value - 8/10
Summary: - Design 5/10
- Performance 9/10
- Kinect 7/10
- Features 10/10
- Value - 8/10
Great system, had no problems with it so far!
by TheBatman1016 on December 14, 2013
Pros: Kinect works perfectly, gameplay is great, graphics couldn't be better, and Contrary to what everyone else is saying the voice commands are spot on. You can also play blue-ray which is a really cool feature.
Cons: The only con really is that a you need xbox live for many things.
Summary: Amazing system over all. Great for gaming, watching tv, fantasy football, you name it. The voice controls add another experience to gaming that i never though possible. Compared to the ...
Summary: Amazing system over all. Great for gaming, watching tv, fantasy football, you name it. The voice controls add another experience to gaming that i never though possible. Compared to the Ps4 the price is cheaper if you think about it. You pay an extra $100 for the kinect. For the ps4, to buy all the eyesores separate such as ps4 "Move" for all you players, it would cost upwards of $700. So great system, you should definitely buy if you like gaming or just having a great entertainment experience!
Homerun for Xbox, could have been grand slam!
by geedup6 on December 13, 2013
Pros: Television interaction
Cools very efficiently
Graphics are amazing
Kinect finally works!
Auto TV power on
Snap multi tasking
Cons: Game catalog at launch is kinda weak.
Apps marketplace very weak compared to Xbox 360, many apps missing.
Interface not as simple as 360 but still much better than PS3.
Bigger price tag
Controller does not come with rechargeable battery.
Summary: This console is a beautiful mixture of great hardware mixed with cutting edge software. With going over the list of superior capabilities of this machine it is insane to think ...
Summary: This console is a beautiful mixture of great hardware mixed with cutting edge software. With going over the list of superior capabilities of this machine it is insane to think that the PS4 has almost the exact same hardware. I really hope that Sony is paying their engineers much less than Microsoft is, because if they aren't, they are getting ripped off . It's pretty much like anything you can do I can do better, plus a whole bunch of other stuff! Now I was one of the psychotic anti-Microsoft maniacs that wanted to take Microsoft down after unveiling their DRM restrictions. With that said the DRM restrictions have been completely dropped and you don't need to be connected to the internet at all. Now keeping that in mind, if Microsoft would have kept some of their original plans this console would be a must have for every living room. With as many features that this console has, the addition of some of those movie and game sharing features would have really put the machine into the Stratosphere. As of right now I am glad they dropped them but would like to see some of that come back in at some point, which I'm sure it will. As of right now, very happy with my purchase over all the friends that I know that bought the PS3 1/2, which is pretty much what the PS4 is, a PS3 with better graphics.
The entertainment hub of my living room!
by deluged86 on December 13, 2013
Pros: Speed, graphics, TV integration such as snapping the TV in the corner while you game, DVR, blu-ray, Xbox Live, kinect voice commands, social media and other app (NFL, etc) integration, runs cooler than 360, installs games for quicker loading...
Cons: Voice commands do not work very well with background noise. One has to be very specific with the commands which can be challenging if you forget exactly how to say the command. I've gotten better with it but the kinect needs fine tuning.
Summary: I am extremely pleased with the Xbox One. At first I thought there was no chance I would want to watch TV through the Xbox... now I rarely use my ...
Summary: I am extremely pleased with the Xbox One. At first I thought there was no chance I would want to watch TV through the Xbox... now I rarely use my TV remote. I used to be a big gamer but with age and added responsibilities I've become a casual gamer. This console is perfect because it not only caters towards gamers but also those who look for a media hub. I think Xbox Live is a marginal price to pay for a time tested proven superior subscription than the competition has to offer. Savvy shoppers can get live for $30 or less per year which is less than most people pay per month for caffeine. Game recording, apps, and more make the Xbox One a key player in the next generation console war. A+ system from a very happy customer!
Integration!!! TV, Gaming and Video
by Calibur24 on December 10, 2013
Pros: Voice Command, TV Integration, Snap, Quick app switching / multi-tasking, auto-login based on walking into the room, Controller comfort haptic feedback, 5.1/7.1 and DTS dedicated sound output options.
Cons: Win 8 navigation layout, no battery indicator for controller, lack of voice command for DVD menus, voice command in loud environments, lack of ability to play music or video via network drive.
Summary: Overall the concept of Xbox One is a 10 out of 5... Yes, its that good and that influential for the living room. Execution although is tough and Microsoft is ...
Summary: Overall the concept of Xbox One is a 10 out of 5... Yes, its that good and that influential for the living room. Execution although is tough and Microsoft is figuring that out. With that said I still think this system is worth the purchase and my 4.5 star rating. First the negatives. What I have found and for what I use the system for my top 3 nitpicks are: Win 8 Navigation and layout, Lack of the ability to play music and Videos that I have stored on a NAS (network storage drive), and lack of voice command in DVD/Blu-Ray menus.
I can't stand the Win 8 Layout. This may be because I'm used to Xbox 360's and I'm rather partial to it. With so many tiles and blocks its a pain to navigate with either voice, hand gestures (Kinect), and the controller. And to boot, I'm mad there are no more avatars making it more difficult to know which friends are online at that moment.
As of right now, I haven't found a way to navigate into a DVD without having to pick up the controller. Pausing, stoping and playing are rather easy commands but starting the movie from its menu is the proplem. The app doesnt seem to standard navigation commands. Selection intergration similar to netflix would be perfect.
Lastly, Xbox360 can do it and Windows 8 PC's can do it so why cant the Xbox One access my Network Storage Drive?? The only reason my 360 is still hooked up is because of this. I play music, workout videos and music videos from my NAS through my 360. This is a must have for me before I fully make the next gen switch. Please note ALL OF THESE can be fixed via software updates. So even though these are not there now, they can be and for that the system gets that last half of a star.
I don't have any issues that would require a hardware change. Frankly the hardware specs of the generation of gaming systems don't concern me much. What bothers me more is the fact that I have to install every game onto the hard drive before I can play it. I'm from the generation of instant gratification. Making us wait is a pain in the... Others have issues with voice command not always working. Yes, I agree but in a quiet environment I rarely have to repeat myself and when I do it's only once, maybe twice. On the flip side, in a louder environment (multiple people in the room, other conversations and laughter), you are better off picking up the controller and navigating that way. Waving and using Kinect gestures is a waste of time and I don't recommend it. If anything, Kinect gestures are the only dull spot for "The One".
On to the good... Or above average in some cases.
Let's start with Voice activation and commands. Yes, its not 100%, it's not google now or Siri but its damn good (can I day 'damn' on here?). Walking into the room saying "Xbox On" and having the little white Xbox symbol light up, makes me as giddy as a school girl who's year long crush just asked if he should sit next to her. I can then leave the room to get a sandwich or walk the dog or take off my coat cause I just walked in the house. Unfortunately I don't have a smart TV so it isn't activated by the xbox but this is a feature that is there for those who do have a tv that can receive the command from the xbox. Just saying "Xbox" will bring up a list of command cheat sheet and a list of command suggestions. If you don't know what to say this menu will help. Yes, you have to say "Xbox Play Call of Duty Ghost" instead of what might be more natural "Xbox Play Ghost". This can be annoying for games like "Forza Motorsport 5", I'd much rather say "Forza" or "Forza 5". So far I have found that Netflix is the best app to utilize the voice commands. It's up to developers to use it but the framework is there and its potential is huge.
TV, Video game, internet and App integration. If there is one reason to get the One, its not because its a next Gen gaming system. It's because it's a gaming system and then some. As of right now the "and then some" part is running the roost. 360 started it but the One advances it with TV in, Voice Command, Snap and Multitasking. On 360, if you hit the home button while in a game you are backed out to the main menu and the game shut off. Now hit the home button your game continues while you navigate the home page. You can even enter another app (not another game) and keep your same spot when you return to the game. Watching TV lags ever so slightly when multi-tasking but catches up quickly. The integration with my cable box, Insight/TWC Motorola box, is great. I have used the voice command to change channels but I still find it easier and natural to use the cable box remote. Using the xbox one guide is slow but its layout, in my opinion is great if not flawless. Snap feature is neat if the app supports it and provides useful info. Better concept on a PC than your TV though. Bottom line combining all of these features together is tough and when done correctly it is fantastic. Microsoft is on the right foot.
What you haven't heard me talk about is gaming... Wait isn't this a gaming system FIRST and foremost. YES. it is but right now you are not buying either system for its games. With the limited selection of games that are out its hard to really get a good feel on how gaming and the likes will shake out. BUT the games I have are FORZA 5, Call of Duty Ghost and the free version of Killer Instinct. The first 2 are as expected in graphics "STUNNING", "FANTASTIC", "MOVIE-ESQUE", "STUNNING" (ohh I said that already). Forza is a must have for the graphics alone but the game play is phenomenal as well. By far my favorite of the 3. COD, good but the challenge here is from the development side not the system. With all the platforms they had to develop for I don't blame them but this missed the mark for me. In some ways I like the 360 version better. BTW the copy of Ghost that I have are Digital Downloads. Not sure a disc copy is better or worse just wanted to put that out there. With that said the graphics are great and the game run buttery smooth. So I don't think hardware is the issue. KI is just plain old Ultra Combo fun. Colors are great even though the characters are over the top in their details. NO human is ripped like Jago.
Lastly, what you need to play the games. Controller, fantastic. Feedback in the triggers are startling at first but now when I pick up my 360 controller and it feels like something is missing then I shoot enemies or spin the tires. I didn't think they could make that controller better but they did. Headset, pain... pain that it is proprietary and not wireless. Kinect, where have you been all my life. Personally I don't care that the camera is staring at me all the time. If it makes my gaming and entertainment life easier then bring it on. If Microsoft abuses this trust its on them, the system as a concept is perfect. Plus my life isn't that interesting for me really to care. The system, BEAST. Similarly to the OG Xbox. The console itself is rather big and heavy. I don't plan on moving it often so to be honest it could be the size of a VW Beetle and it wouldn't matter. BUT with there being no actual buttons or a CD tray there are very few moving parts and that should help.
To sum all of this up. XBOX One well worth the purchase and for me worth waiting the 6 hours in line. Sorry for any grammatical or spelling errors, I'm not being graded, Xbox is. I give the system 9 out of 10... 4.5 out of 5 if you must.
by jjzoya on December 7, 2013
Pros: tv integration, exclusive titles (ryse, forza dead rising quantam outbreak, halo 5 sunset over drive,titanfall, killer instinct) quick UI
Cons: Kinect Is buggy but can see the direction and hopeful updates can clear some buggy voice recognition
Summary: overall I am pleased with the console and enjoy every moment of it. I have my cable box connected from VERIZON FIOS and yea sometimes I do have to repeat ...
Summary: overall I am pleased with the console and enjoy every moment of it. I have my cable box connected from VERIZON FIOS and yea sometimes I do have to repeat myself but overall I am happy with it... it does turn off/on all my connected devices including tv, xbox and cable box. so with that, I do leave the xbox on just about all day and have not heard any noise from it nor it getting blazing hot. im excited for whats to come especially with the azure cloud computing!!another fanboy review that again probably doesn't have the console... why review something if you haven't even experienced it... oh yeah FANBOY TROLL
Updated on Dec 7, 2013
- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: 7UV-00005
- Bottom Line: Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
- Type Game console
- Internal Memory 500 GB
- Media Type Blu-ray
- RAM 8 GB
- Type Xbox One Controller - Wireless