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Microsoft unboxes an Xbox One, reveals included headset

Redmond finally shows off Day One console
Thu Aug 08 2013, 15:42

GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has shown off its Xbox One console in an unboxing video.

You probably could have guessed this, but it is unboxed by longtime Microsoft Xbox blogger Major Nelson.

First off, we are impressed that the console comes with a headset., There was talk that this would not be the case, but the proof is in the box, and Nelson pulled one out.

The box is black and Nelson is straight into it. "We are going to break into this right now," he says.

First out of the box is the Kinect system, then comes the headset, then a HDMI cable. There follow the console's connectors and then finally the console itself.

Nelson says the console is "liquid black" and has a Blu-ray player as well as HMDI inputs and outputs along with HD audio outputs, and supports dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi frequencies.

The HDMI cable, also black, is "4K capable", and plays HD 1080P and 3D video and games, while the redesigned controller will "change the way you game". Nelson said that users will be able to conduct HD 1080P Skype video chats, so remember to wash your dressing gown.

Nelson shows off a Day One console that offers a range of early adopter treats, including some exclusive digital content and a sticker. He does say however that the standard, more comfortable new headset will be in both standard and Day One boxes.

"In the video, we are unveiling the Xbox One Day One edition - which includes a special Day One package, specially branded Day One 2013 controller with chrome D-pad, and a Day One digital achievement. This will be available in limited quantities," said Microsoft.

"The Xbox One console is state of the art - a 500GB hard drive, slot load Blu-ray drive, IR blaster port, HDMI input and output connectors, a S/PDIF interface, new Kinect sensor port, three USB 3.0 Super Speed ports, Wired and Wireless network support and a Kensington Security Slot."

The console should cost you around £500 when it goes on sale. That is expected to be before Christmas. µ


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