Xbox One: The Facts
Thinking about buying a gaming system for a loved one this holiday season? This year there are three brand new next generation consoles to choose from and selecting just one could be a bit overwhelming. Allow me to shed some light on one of these new machines: the XBOX ONE.
Kinect 2 bundled Blu Ray/DVD drive Game DVR: you can save game data & video to the console 500GB Hard Drive for data storage USB 3.0 Wi-Fi and Ethernet enabled
New Controller: looks much like Xbox 360 controller with these key enhancements:
Trigger Rumble Motors Battery pack is flush with the controller D-Pad is plus shaped
RAM: 8GB DDR3 + 32MB eSRAM embedded memory Flash memory: 8GB CPU: 8 Core AMD Frequency: 1.75 GHz GPU Clock Speed: 853 MHz
Free Unlimited Cloud Storage Gamertags will be ported from Xbox 360 accounts including achievements, avatar, and gamer score Potentially multitasking: the ability to pause in game, browse apps, and then return to your game Games download onto the console and are connected to your account Remote play your games from any Xbox One console when you sign in. Up to 10 family members can have accounts savedto the Xbox one Kinect is more sensitive and can recognize different individuals, loading their accounts automatically. Integrated Kinect voice and motion control into operation & navigation of the Xbox One Developers may be able to modify the game experience over time, adding new achievements or updates
Retail price of the base system with Kinect & one controller: $500 Internet required for day one initial patch NOT Backwards compatible with Xbox360 games: you will not be able to play Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One NOT compatible with Xbox Live arcade purchases from the Xbox 360 Used Xbox One games will be playable
Retail Games Exclusive to the Xbox One:
Zoo Tycoon Zumba Fitness: World Party Ryse: Son of Rome NBA Live 14 Fighter Within Forza Motorsport 5 Dead Rising 3
Retail Games Available for Both Xbox One and 360
Skylanders: Swap Force Need for Speed: Rivals LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Madden NFL 25 NBA 2K14 Just Dance 2014 FIFA 14 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Battlefield 4 Call of Duty: Ghosts
Stay tuned for more blog posts featuring the other next generation consoles: Playstation 4 and Wii U.