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Xbox One Launches, Battling for Console Supremacy
Xbox One Launches, Battling for Console Supremacy

By Seth Fitzgerald
November 22, 2013 9:40PM

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The game console wars are heating up again with the Nov. 22 release of Microsoft's Xbox One. Though pricier than Sony's PS4, the Xbox brings more to the table, including potential to replace multiple entertainment devices with just one. Indeed, Microsoft says it sold more than 1 million Xbox One consoles worldwide within the first 24 hours.
 



Living rooms are a mess, with most people having to deal with at least two or three devices in order for them to watch TV, play games, and stream content. Well, now that Microsoft has released its Xbox One, it may be able to takeover the living room by replacing all of those devices with just one.

Unlike the PlayStation 4 (PS4) from Sony, Microsoft spent a lot of time developing the One into a system that would be good for the living room as a whole, and not just for games. Although this move annoyed some hardcore video game fans, it may pay off in the end for Microsoft.

Nov. 22 Launch

Apple product launch lines are sometimes as bad as Black Friday shopping, and in this case, for Microsoft's Xbox One, many of the store lines have been equally as long. With game consoles only coming out every 5-7 years -- and this generation may stick around even longer -- gamers bought up all of the available pre-orders within a few days after they became available.

Those pre-orders went out in June and to many people, they marked the beginning of the long-awaited next generation of console gaming. Finally, after months of anticipation, customers were able to pick up their pre-orders and experience the system for themselves.

With the Nov. 22 retail launch, which began at midnight in 13 markets worldwide, Microsoft says it sold more than 1 million Xbox One consoles within the first 24 hours. While quite impressive, Sony says it also sold more than 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles with the first 24 hours of its launch last week.

Compared to the PS4's retail price of $400, the Xbox One is somewhat pricier, at $500. With that price tag however, the Xbox One offers tons of features not found on Sony's PS4, and it automatically ships with the Kinect voice and motion-sensing input device, which is now used to control the system, as well.

Early reviews have noted that the Xbox's focus on the Kinect is promising, but as of now, the Kinect's hardware and software do have some issues. For voice control, unless you speak clearly and are in a room with no echoes or other sources of noise, it may be difficult to solely operate your Xbox One without a controller. Since the Kinect's integration with the One is such a big selling point for the console, those issues could be fairly problematic. (continued...)

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