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Microsoft announced its next generation console, the Xbox One, in May 2013, following on the heels of PlayStation 4 news and the Wii U release.

The Xbox One is aiming to be an all-in-one entertainment device that can merge live TV with online gaming. For example, in a special deal with the National Football League, Xbox is able to make watching games interactive by, for example, updating fantasy scores live and bragging about it to online friends. It would also offer access to viewing player stats and watching highlight reels.

In another exclusive deal, between Microsoft and Call of Duty manufacturer Activision, Xbox One owners will have access to Call of Duty content before anybody else.

In addition, the Xbox One will have the ability to play Blu-ray discs, a feature that Sony offered on PlayStation 3. The Xbox One comes with an upgraded Kinect bar that boasts better voice recognition and motion sensors. The operating system is also upgraded and appears with a Windows 8-type of style.

Microsoft said the Xbox One will require a 24-hour Internet connection to allow for the necessary daily updates. In addition, Microsoft has stated the Xbox One will place restrictions on used games and game sharing among friends.

Microsoft expects to roll out the Xbox One ahead of the holiday season, but many stores have it available for preorders.

Prices For Microsoft Xbox One

(Prices as of 07/9/2013)
Xbox One - Day One Edition Source
(Preorders only)  
$499MSRP
$499Microsoft
$500Amazon
$500Best Buy
$500Target

Additional Costs:

Specifications:

Processor8-core x86 processpr
RAM8GB RAM
Media TypeCD, DVD, Blu-ray, Xbox One games
Disk Capacity500GB
Online ContentXbox Live ($50-$60 a year)
ColorsBlack
Other FeaturesBlu-ray player
Streaming movies: Netflix, HBO Go
Web browser
Warranty

For manufacturer information about this product, go to Microsoft.

Best-Selling Games

1. Call of Duty: Ghosts$60
2. Forza Motorsport 5: Day One Edition$60
3. Dead Rising 3: Day One Edition$60
4. Battlefield 4$60
5. Ryse: Son of Rome: Day One Edition$60
(List as of 07/8/2013) Source: Amazon

Best-Selling Accessories

1. Xbox One controller$60
2. Turtle Beach Ear Force XO 7 headphones$160
3. Turtle Beach Ear Force XO 4 headphones$100
(List as of 07/8/2013) Source: Amazon

What People Are Saying:

The Xbox One is not yet available for review.