Xbox One unboxed

Microsoft unwraps Day One Edition featuring 853mhz GPU; chat headset, 4K HDMI cable included with all units.

Microsoft today posted an unboxing video for the Xbox One, three months before the next-generation console arrives on store shelves this November.

The console shown in the video is one of the first production units, Microsoft said, adding that fewer than 20 exist in the world. The system features the new 853mhz GPU announced last week.

The unboxing video, available below, is for a Day One Edition of the system, including a special Day One package, a uniquely branded controller with chrome D-pad, and a Day One digital achievement.

As was previously announced, the Xbox One itself sports a 500GB hard drive, slot load Blu-ray drive, IR blaster port, HDMI input and output connectors, a S/PDIF interface, three USB 3.0 ports, wired and wireless network support, and a Kensington Security Slot.

Microsoft also discussed the Xbox One's new chat headset. Previously, it was announced that it would not be included with the standard system. However, this has now changed and every unit will include a headset.

The chat headset offers "3x the sampling rate of the Xbox 360," Microsoft said. It is also described as "super lightweight"--weighing in at 44 grams. The headset also features a padded earpiece that can be worn on the left or right year, as well as a rotating mic.

Xbox One director of product planning Albert Penello added that the HDMI cable included with the system is a Category 2 HDMI cable and is rated for 1080p, 3D, and 4K. As for the system's built-in wireless, it is A/B/G/N and supports dual-band 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies, compared to the Xbox 360's single-band A/B/G/N at 2.4ghz.

The Xbox One launches in November for $499/€499/£429.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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MAS_LUDICREN
MAS_LUDICREN

Can't wait for Day One which is 11/27/13 (per Amazon.com)!

senjutsu
senjutsu

I can't seem to understand why xbox consoles are so big. They should be slimmer since they have the power supply outside the box, in a big brick... Frankly, the PS4 is a thousand times better looking. Not that it matter that much on which one you buy, the xbox still looks like a VCR machine. It's big and bulky, and they still have that power brick... Don't they have engineers? 

BonoBoy
BonoBoy

i'll probably buy one within the first year but the design sucks...my last vcr was smaller


jark888
jark888

Why does power adapter have to be that big?

AoEKiller
AoEKiller

Lol, take a look at this oversized blackbox and adapter; there is no way I can travel with this to my friend's house.

liangchen
liangchen

That's so exciting .I can't wait.

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GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

I'll be honest, this is impressive, and I'll definitely be picking up an Xbox One at some point, but I've already preordered the PS4 for day 1.

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

...Ok why do all those Xbox One stories go on top of the news for a long time (and mostly the positive ones) and now and then a negative PS4 story...is Microsoft paying gamespot extra?

pip3dream
pip3dream

I'm just trying to decide which should go on top.. xbox one, or the ps4?  FRankly, thay seem quite stackable, which i do not begrudge them.  perhaps they considered how there systems would stack on each other in any of events.  most likely i will go LASERDISC, VCR, XBOX UNO, PS$$4 stack.  AND MAYBE A RECORD PLAYER BITCH I DUNNO

Asus4000
Asus4000

Which is better Value Xbox One or PS4 Europe Asia, Japan Australia will have better sales the xbox one, xbox one will sell out in the United States, I have a PS3 and will be playing FIFA 14 and PES 14 until the release of PS4 if I decide to get a PS4 if not I may a couple of years, they should it backwards compbatible with your old ps3 games if not I will keep my ps3 console.

Asus4000
Asus4000

I have one thing to say you know the Vita you have to use a Skype app to make phone calls it would be great if you could use the vita 3g as an actual phone as an update.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I'll get a xbox1, and I'm gonna sit it right next to my ps4. I bet they won't hate each other as much as these rabid fanboys hope they will.

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

The real question here is why did Xbox 360 go to black when they were originally white, and now XBone is black?

skyman_1981
skyman_1981

Its sad when everyone condemns Xbox one.  Microsoft went in to listen to the developers that are closing every day due to lack of funds.  Pretty soon all we will see is big studios and no more variety.  So Microsoft listening to the stupid consumer still set on past ways, like Sony is still clutches on to disc tech and more game companies are going to close their doors in bankruptcy.  To he comment, why not just make a game everyone like, is like saying why not have world peace...

karnage27
karnage27

I would love to bludgeon that mans head in with the Microsoft brick .

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I am glad that Microsoft has continued the tradition of including a sticker. The original Xbox and Xbox 360 had included a sticker with the official Xbox and Xbox 360 logos. So Xbox One will continue the tradition. My favorite throw in. Even if it is useless. Plus this time Microsoft has had an on boxing before launch, throwing in a basic headset is a smart move since many people cannot be arsed buying one.

buying1999
buying1999

The GPU is not new. It's the same pitiful GPU with a software clock update. Still no even in the same class as the might PS4's GPU.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

I wonder how many months before they release an upgraded version with 600GBs of HDD, smaller size and other perks, and then a couple of months later another one with 700GBs...

Evil__Homer
Evil__Homer

Atleast Microsoft showing something and keeping us up to date.

Sony actually going to show us the system soon or they just going to keep trying to one up Microsoft with vapor ?? Everytime Microsoft annouces something new Sony just says the Ps4 better... well ???  Show us then why it's so much better.

Hopefully Sony can deliver or the Ps4 will be like my Ps3 - an awesome BluRay player with Demon Souls and Dragons Crown.

Both Ps4 and Xbox One pre ordered here.

Rickystickyman
Rickystickyman

@senjutsu Doesn't the Xbone have a lot more memory and more power than the PS4? Along with a lot of more features?

senjutsu
senjutsu

@AoEKiller You can simply use the sharing function.. oh wait, they backtracked that as well. Maybe later?

BradPoynor
BradPoynor

@GodOfSyn you got time to change that over to the XBOX. I would, if I were you. The X is gonna be what  the Cool people are playing

senjutsu
senjutsu

@godzillavskong Got PS3 and X360, but I'm not sure this time. I'll start with PS4, and see later if I should get an Xbox One too. 

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@godzillavskong Yeah, my PS3 and X360 don't seem to mind being right next to each other.  I doubt the PS4 and X1 will, either.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@cyclonebw Both the PS4 and X1 will be offered as white consoles within 3 years.  Probably coupled with a "slight redesign" and price drop.

That's what they did this time around.

senjutsu
senjutsu

@skyman_1981 Stupid consumers? So... you think the people that buy the stuff shouldn't be listened to? lol. You know, it's those people that actually pays for ALL THAT IS RELATED TO GAMING IN THE WORLD. Unless devs buy their own games and pay their own salary by themselves... lol. You don't seem to understand the basis of logic...

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

@karnage27 I would prefer using the massive Kinect 2.0. That way it can record me as I do it and everyone can watch :)

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

Oh and just 3 USB ports. Guess that means 3 wired controllers, although I'm not even sure if X1 will even support split-screen.

omgmike23
omgmike23

@Evil__Homer you sound like an idiot. There's tons of videos of the playstation 4....just go look for them.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Holy-Rapture I bet you are one of the guys who threw a bubblegum away and just kept the sticker which came with it lool

senjutsu
senjutsu

@BradPoynor @GodOfSyn Cool people do sports... Still, the xbox is not getting my attention too. I play adult games like GT or Quantic Dream games, not Halo/Forza stuff. Maybe later, when the console will have good exclusives. I bought the x360 only for two games (by Mistwalker studio), and didn't regret it (the games were awesome). But I never bought any other games than those two. I bought about 80 PS3 games, I suppose I'm sold on the PS4.

senjutsu
senjutsu

@BradPoynor @Damnation_6 LOL, yeah.... I suppose that's why I bought 80+ PS3 games and only two X360 games. Not that I regret buying an xbox, the two games were really good, but frankly, the xbox exclusives are rarely good. Unless you are a kid and likes motion gaming...

Dragonreiter231
Dragonreiter231

@PixelAddict @godzillavskong both of your comments just made my day lol, but i wish that people can just get along with each other. i can be considered a sony fanboy, but i don't mind about Xbox One and PS 4

senjutsu
senjutsu

@Lex_Luthor_XLII @buying1999 How? The PS3 have the best games (at least the best ratings), and the most beautiful exclusives. Like The Last of Us, or Beyond Two Souls, as examples. Just check the gamespot rating of MGS4, lol. I've never seen any xbox title getting a perfect score... ever, even if you consider all xbox consoles.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@PrpleTrtleBuBum Support splitscreen? Wow lol
Thats entirely up to the devs.
And about the size of the HDD...any different to other console makers?

senjutsu
senjutsu

@Lex_Luthor_XLII PS3 games looked better. And it's not the same this gen. Both PS4 and XBO have the same architecture. The games will look the same, since they will use the same exact code. The only difference? PS4 will be a bit better. Still, I suppose they won't use that power on multiplatform games, only on exclusives. I kinda like the idea that my exclusives will look better anyway. 

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

@Lex_Luthor_XLII 

Too bad.  Must not have seen a ps3 exclusive then.

Lex_Luthor_XLII
Lex_Luthor_XLII

No, games looking the same or better on the 360. Try and stay on topic in the future.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@sladakrobot If the console doesn't recognize multiple controllers there's nothing the devs can do, Microsoft can say what their own studios can do and they seem to be encouraging "Less players on one console, more people buying consoles, more money"

Years back these people took pride in their 4 controller ports and support for it. Now they're just talking "Your controller", "Your online friends"