Xbox One Price and Deals

The Xbox One Console

Xbox One Price

Xbox One Console

The next generation of the Xbox console is among us and a few of the main questions will be; what is the Xbox One price? What are the specifications? Is it worth getting? Will the Xbox One play Xbox 360 games?  All these questions will be answered in this article.

The Xbox One is released on the 22 November 2013 in the USA and other countries worldwide such as Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Currently there is a Standard Edition console and an Xbox One Day One Edition console.

The standard edition includes:

  • Xbox One console
  • Kinect Sensor
  • Power supply
  • HDMI cable
  • Wireless controller
  • Chat headset

The Day One edition contains the same items apart from having a commemorative controller instead of a standard one and a unlock code for a Day One achievement. This will also have the guarantee of it being available on the day of release.

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Why you should you buy an Xbox One Console

The new Xbox One is at the forefront of video gaming. You get to play the best and most advanced games; switch seamlessly from a game to a TV program. You get a great multiplayer experience with better matchmaking, a new reputation system that tries to keep out annoying players and you no longer have to wait in lobbies for other players to join the game.

You get a faster experience with the system being ‘always ready’. There will be no waiting for the machine to start up and logon to Xbox Live and you will be able to resume where you last left off. Greater processing power means games; updates and apps can run in the background while you are doing something else on the console. The new console is also a lot quieter than the 360.

The new Kinect sensor has been upgraded to have a wider field of view so you don’t need as much space to use it compared to the original device. It will also be able to identify people as they walk into the room and then bring up their favorite thing whether that is a game or a TV show.

Xbox One Games

There are some great exclusive games that you can only play on Xbox. There is Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: son of Rome, Quantum Break, Killer Instinct and Halo Xbox One.

Other popular titles will include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Titanfall, Fifa 14, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Thief.

Xbox One Specifications

The Xbox One has an 8-Core AMD CPU, a 500GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM.  It will play Blu-ray, DVD’s and CD’s.  It can connect to the internet wirelessly or with a wired connection and has three USB3 ports.

It has a maximum display resolution of 3840 X 2160 (4K) and has 7.1 surround sound.

This will make the One console eight times more powerful than the Xbox 360 and will have almost unlimited processing power with the integration of the Cloud.

Xbox One Price

So how much does the new Xbox One cost? In the USA the price is around $499 and for the UK it will be around £429.

Xbox One Deals

As with any new console, price deals are hard to come by. The best deal you could probably get would be to go for an Xbox One bundle package. This is where you could get an extra game and another controller and an Xbox Live subscription. This would normally be cheaper than buying them separately but would usually be only worthwhile if you needed the Xbox live subscription and the extra controller.

Can you play Xbox 360 Games on an Xbox One?

At the moment the new Xbox One console will not play Xbox 360 games but with the potential of Cloud computing that could change. The other downside is that although you can play games offline, it is said that you get the most out of the console by always being connected online. The latter may not affect too many Xbox gamers as most will play multiplayer games a lot of the time.

Conclusion

This is a great new console system that combines video gaming with other entertainment options that can be personalized to you. Don’t be put off with the Xbox
One price as with the use of the Cloud it will enable updates and changes like never before and this console could last you a long time to come.

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