Xbox One Console – Standard Edition
The original XBox was released in North America on November 14, 2001. Its successor, the XBox 360 was released in 2005 and has sold over 77.2 million consoles worldwide as of April 18, 2013. Now 8 years later ( just like its competitor, Sony’s PS4), Microsoft has given us the XBox One. Sony released the PS4 one full week (November 15, 2013) before Microsoft’s XBox One.
The new XBox one reminds me of a tablet because of the various things that can be done with the console. On the XBox, sports, music, movies, and live TV come together in one place. You can watch TV or Skype chat wile you play games. Best of all, the system is match-making behind the scenes (SmartMatch). Using a new reputation system, Microsoft is better able to match you up with players.
Here are some great features of the XBox One:
- The Day One console includes a commemorative controller, token code to unlock an exclusive Day One achievement, and premium packaging at no additional cost
- Advanced matching through SmartMatch
- XBox Live Gold Membership allows you to play online anywhere. You can even an log into a friend’s Xbox One and access all your downloadable games, preferences, and apps.
- Upgrading from XBox 360? Don’t worry. You can bring your Xbox Live Gamertag and Gamerscore with you to Xbox One
- Kinect is included with every Xbox One. Completely re-engineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive with unparalleled voice, vision and motion technology
- Chat with friends on Skype with your XBox Live Gold Membership
- Turn XBox One or Kinect on or off using voice commands
- Advanced Privacy Controls
- The product does not come with the converter.
What’s in the Box
- Xbox One Console
- Kinect Sensor for Xbox One
- Wireless Controller
- Chat Headset
- HDMI cable
- Power Supply
How much is the XBox One?
How much is the XBox One? The official release price for the Microsoft XBox One console is $499.99 in the US. Here is the cost in the major markets:
US customers get it good while the European and UK buyers are at a disadvantage. At the current rate of exchange, £429 is US$670.10. UK buyers will therefore pay about US$170 more for each console! Likewise, as of today, European Union XBox One buyers will pay $120 more than if it was bought in the US.
For other major markets not on the chart, Canada will pay t$600 and New Zealand, NZ$750.