Microsoft Xbox One – Price, Availability, Games, Specs and everything you need to know

Alex Bezeau October 18, 2013 11

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Welcome Xbox fans and consumers. If you have been looking out for a post that covers almost anything and everything about the Microsoft Xbox One, they you should be happy to know that you have finally hit the jackpot!

The next generation of gaming consoles will be defined by the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4. Both these consoles have been officially announced, but none of them are available in the market till date. But if you are planning to buy the Microsoft Xbox One gaming console, then we have all the details and information for you under one roof.

MICROSOFT XBOX ONE

xbox one inside the box
We are sure that a majority of you must already be knowing what the Xbox One is, but this is for those who do not know much about it. Microsoft says that the Xbox One console has been ‘ built by gamers, for gamers.’ A very catchy statement, but equally important. And simply put, Microsoft says that the ‘ Xbox One is simply the best gaming console we’ve ever made.’

The Xbox One is the successor to the Microsoft Xbox 360 and was previously being referred to as the Xbox 720. But Microsoft officially unveiled the new console and gave out its name – Xbox One. This new console will take your gaming experience to a whole new level. With graphics as crisp and clear as they can get and games as real as possible, be ready for an experience you have never had before, unless you own a time machine or have built one in your garage.

1. RELEASE DATE
If you are reading this post, then you most probably have been waiting for the Xbox One. The good news is, we have a release date and you will have to wait just over a month. Microsoft Xbox One is expected to go on sale from the 22nd of November.
A number of online sellers as well as retail stores near you will be offering the Microsoft Xbox One from day one. Many of them are in the process of taking pre-orders, so if you have your money ready, you can start check out the offers.

2. INSIDE THE BOX
If you are planning to get your hands on the Xbox One, then it is very important for you to know about all the things you are going to get. This will help you choose, and will also help you identify the accessories that you will want to buy (or have to buy) separately.

Standard Microsoft Xbox One

  • Xbox One Console
  • Kinect Sensor
  • Xbox One Controller
  • HDMI Cable
  • Xbox One Chat Headset

3. XBOX ONE GAMES!!!
Yes, this is the segment that you all must be really excited about. And you definitely must be, because this is the reason why we buy gaming consoles – to play some of the best games on planet Earth. By the way, if you do not already know, during the official unveiling of the Xbox One, Microsoft announced that there would be a number of cool games available for the new platform. But more importantly, the company also said that the console would be getting a number of exclusive titles (another reason to buy the Xbox One).

So without any further waiting, here are the games that you can get your hands on right on day one. There are many more to come, but these are the games that will be waiting to welcome you in stores and on the Internet.

XBOX ONE BLOCKBUSTER EXCLUSIVES
These are the games that you will only be able to play on the Xbox One. So as the title suggests, they are exclusive to this particular platform. And to help you out, we have the complete list for you right here. Go ahead, check it out.

Forza Motorsport 5
Forza Motorsport, the highest rated racing series of the past ten years, defines the new generation of automotive entertainment on Xbox One.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Xbox One immerses you in the chaos and brutality of Roman battle, sending you on a perilous campaign to save the Roman Empire.

Kinect Sports Rivals
Kinect Sports Rivals brings online sports competition to a world made possible only with Xbox One. It’s You vs. the World.

Dead Rising 3
Anything and everything is a weapon in Dead Rising 3. Explore, scavenge and fight to survive in a world overrun with zombies.

Halo for Xbox One
Halo is coming exclusively to Xbox One. Your Journey Begins on Xbox One in 2014.

Killer Instinct
After almost two decades, the popular franchise returns with the characters and combos that revolutionized fighting games.

Quantum Break
Master time to survive the present… and save the future.

Sunset Overdrive
Enter the world of Sunset Overdrive. An open world with no rules, just riot.

XBOX ONE FEATURED GAMES
Along with the exclusive games, here is a list of games that will interest you. A majority of them are popular titles that you must already be familiar with, so check out the list now.

Call of Duty: Ghosts
The next generation of the franchise, delivering an all-new gameplay experience and story, powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine.

Titanfall
The advanced warfare of tomorrow gives you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and agile, heavily armored Titan.

Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4™ is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory.

Destiny
From the creators of Halo® and the publisher of Call of Duty® comes Destiny™, the next evolution of entertainment.

FIFA 14
FIFA 14 plays the way great matches are contested with build up through midfield, tension throughout the match, and incredible finishing.

Madden NFL 25
Unlock the power, precision, and creativity of the NFL ball-carrier. Unleash 30 new moves and string together devastating combos with the all-new precision modifier in Madden NFL 25.

Watch Dogs
In Watch Dogs, you are Aiden Pearce, a former thug that’s able to hack into anything and turn Chicago into your ultimate weapon!

Project: Spark
Experience an open-world digital canvas that enables anyone to build, play, and share whatever they can imagine.

Zoo Tycoon
The wildly popular “Zoo Tycoon” series gets fully reimagined and is set to crank up the excitement of building the ultimate zoo.

‘CHECK THEM OUT’ GAMES
Well, the above title has been made up by us, Microsoft did not come up with it. So even though you must have finished checking out all the exclusive and featured games, the list of games for the Xbox One does not end there. So from this long list, we have chosen some of the coolest games that we think you should check out. And be sure to thank us later, when you have fun playing them.

Final Fantasy XV
Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades are cast into the fray when Niflheim armed forces launch a devastating assault upon their homeland.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The core concept is “Realistic Espionage Action in an Open World Environment”. The vast open world environment enhances the thrill and freedom of stealth.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
The Minecraft console experience expands further than ever before on Xbox One. Your world is your imagination.

Need For Speed Rivals
Welcome to Redview County, where a street-racing rivalry between cops and racers never stops as both sides compete in an all-out war.

Plants vs. Zombies – Garden Warfare
The ultimate battle for brainz. Blast plants and zombies in a mine-blowing PvZ world with Co-op and Multiplayer action.

Wolfenstein
Intense, cinematic and rendered in stunning detail. Wolfenstein sends players across Europe on a mission to bring down the Nazi war machine.

4. XBOX LIVE GOLD MEMBERSHIP

xbox one gold membership
Attention all Xbox fans and consumers, we have something really interesting and special for you. The Microsoft Store is offering you the opportunity to sign up for a special membership called as ‘Day One Xbox Live Gold membership.’

This ‘Gold Membership’ will last for 12 months and will give you access to a lot of special and unique features and gameplays. For instance, you will be able to play ‘Killer Instinct: Round One’ with the exclusive Shadow Jago character. Other features include multiplayer gaming, premier entertainment, and Skype. And if you have signed up for this special membership, then anyone in your home will be able to access Xbox Live Gold benefits on your Xbox One.

So now if we have your interest, you can reserve your Gold Membership from the Microsoft Store or Amazon. Simply follow the link given below.
Gold Membership from Amazon

5. XBOX ONE IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES
With every great Xbox One comes great Xbox One accessories. Of course, you will have to buy them separately but it’s not compulsory. Nonetheless, we are sure that you would want to enhance your gaming experience and get the best out of your gaming console. So we have a list of accessories that might interest you.

So if you are really looking forward to having a great experience, then be sure to check out our list of important accessories.

XBOX ONE WIRELESS CONTROLLER

xbox one controller
The standard Xbox One package comes with a single controller. So if you want to play multiplayer games with your friends and family, then you will definitely be needing some extra controllers. You will be happy to know that the new controllers have ‘redesigned thumbsticks and an all new D-pad.’

XBOX ONE CHAT HEADSET

xbox one headset
This is a must have for Xbox gamers who are online all the time. There is always a need to stay in touch with your friends and keep talking when you play. And what better way would there be than to use the Xbox One chat headset? And the best part about this headset is that you can ‘ adjust the mute and volume settings without taking your hands off the controller.’

XBOX ONE PLAY & CHARGE KIT

xbox one charge
With the new Xbox One Play and Charge Kit, you will be able to play for hours without having to stop for a recharge. This kit allows you to recharge your controller while you play and even afterwards when the console is on standby. The battery capacity has also been improved and there is no need to change batteries every now and then.

6. PRE-ORDER INFORMATION
A number of online retailers will be offering the Microsoft Xbox One. You can find out the details about these offers, for example, from Amazon. We will be back when we have all the details and will let you know about the best offers.

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11 Comments »

  1. marc  October 19, 2013 at 12:10 am - Reply

    watch dogs and destiny are not exclusives but good article.

  2. marc  October 19, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

    oh i see along with the excusive titles are those games my bad

  3. rogue  October 19, 2013 at 1:04 am - Reply

    oh man.. plants vs zombies??
    totally looking forward to it !!

    • Xavier Kade
      Xavier Ke  October 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Yeah that one is really cool, heard it’s a third person shooting and supports multi-player – a must try!

  4. Bloodthirst  October 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    No mention of Kinect in this article , Really? This article definitely does not live up to it’s title!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Xavier Kade
      Xavier Ke  October 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Bloodthirst, thank you for pointing that out. We’re working on another review specifically for that part, so please stay tuned for it. Thanks!

    • rogue  October 21, 2013 at 1:13 am - Reply

      ya i agree.. kinect should have been included..
      but actually.. i like the idea given by xavier,
      a kinect specific review would be awesome
      havent seen that a lot
      but all in all a great post (except for kinect)

  5. Azeem Shaikh  October 21, 2013 at 1:42 am - Reply

    lol.. bloodthirst..
    thanks for the comment man
    i read the post -> got excited -> told my friend -> and until i read your comment i didnt even notice that kinect was missing!
    tell us about the kinect plz amazing ALEX!

  6. romuye  October 21, 2013 at 2:58 am - Reply

    xbox one is good.. but what about the ps4 alex??
    how about being fare any letting us know about sony also

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