Microsoft Xbox One

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The Xbox One is the successor to Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console. It features an eight-core x86 CPU with more than 5 billion transistors, 8GB of system memory and a 500GB hard drive. The system includes a Blu-ray drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI In/Out and USB 3.0. Every Xbox One ships with a Kinect and with this generation Microsoft is pushing to become a de facto TV companion going beyond gaming.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

The Xbox One is trying some very cool new things, and it's launching alongside some very fun games. But there are so many rough edges, and the software feels incomplete. Do you need to have an Xbox One?

By TechRadar on 80

The Xbox One is a brilliant console, and with a few more updates and games it could become a must-buy for media-savvy gamers.

By PCAdvisor on 80

Xbox One is an imposing new entry to the range of digital entertainment gadgets and offers a glimpse of the future. While implementation leaves a lot to be desired at this early stage, many of the performance issues are likely to be software based and fixable via updates further down the line. If your aspirations are greater than traditional gaming, Xbox One might just be worth believing in.

By GameSpot on

Tthe Xbox One offers a valuable next-gen experience if you value television watching as much as gaming. Unfortunately, the Xbox One is designed around that unique feature set, ultimately forcing gaming-focused consumers to make compromises if they decide to make the leap.

By PCMag on 90

Microsoft didn't just make a new game system with the Xbox One, it made a comprehensive gaming and home-entertainment hub you can control with your voice. Be prepared to pay a lot for all of these features, but it's money well spent.

By TrustedReviews on 80

Buying Xbox One is a gamble – and an expensive one at that – but it feels like the console of the future, and if Microsoft can deliver on its promises that gamble will pay off.

By Engadget on

For broader success beyond just the early adopter's living room, the NFL crowd must buy in to Microsoft's $500 box. But will they? That remains to be seen. What's there so far is a very competent game box with an expensive camera and only a few exclusive games differentiating it from the competition.

By Mashable on

Even though all the pieces haven't fallen into place at launch, the Xbox One is the console that will bridge the entertainment and gaming gap best this generation.

By The Verge on 78

The Xbox One is here for a decade. If Microsoft can deliver on all its promises in that time, it will have built a console truly worthy of Input One - but that's a big if.

By Polygon on 80

The Xbox One is an impressive marriage of software and hardware that raises the bar in terms of what we expect from a living-room machine. Looking forward more than it looks back, the Xbox One feels like it's from the future.

By Time on

If it’s successful - and I’m not saying it will be; ask me again in four or five years - it has the potential to change everything about TV and streaming media and the living room as we've known it for decades.

By TechCrunch on 70

Would I recommend buying the Xbox One? If you already have a 360 and aren't absolutely dying for any of the launch titles, I would say hold off for now. Give developers a bit of time to figure out the console’s inner workings. Let the must-have titles get made. If your 360 is on its last leg or you skipped the last generation, however, it’s a solid buy as is.

By Joystiq on

Online games are well implemented too, and if that's what you're here for the rest may seem less valuable - an important matter when the product costs $500 and an Xbox Live subscription. Five bucks more if you count a Galaxy Quest rental.

By TheTelegraph on 80

That initial wave of content, while certainly capable enough, doesn’t yet have the power to make the console a must-have, especially considering the chunky price tag. Currently an unessential luxury, then, but one with a bright future.

By RollingStone on 80

Most of those decisions have been reversed, thankfully, and what we're left with is a solid next-generation console that unifies your gaming, movie and television watching under one voice-controlled roof. Now, let's see which platform gets the best games.

By Ars Technica on 70

Buy it if there are exclusives that appeal to you, not for the bells and whistles. Otherwise, save $100 and get a PS4.

By Gizmodo on

So wait, yes. But while you do, go ahead and start clearing out plenty of space underneath your television.

By ShackNews on 75

Is Xbox One $100 better than PS4? Is it worth paying an extra $60 a year for? Being able to scan QR codes is nice, being able to connect live TV into the system is novel, and using voice as a universal remote is fun--but how much is that worth to you?

By BoingBoing on 80

And if you're waiting for validation on a decision you've already made: go buy it already. The Xbox One is fine. You'll be happy with it. Eventually.

By PopularScience on 80

Regardless, though, the most important part of a system is still games. And it remains to be seen which console will make the biggest leaps in that field. You can wait to find out.