The Xbox One from Microsoft is due to arrive in November and is sure to be a must have toy this Christmas, if you have not got your pre-orders in you may need to wait till closer to Christmas to see if you can grab one directly from the shelf or in the following waves of additional stock. Retail price for the standard edition is $499 US/(£429 UK) USA Link UK Link
The new Xbox One will go head to head against the Sony PS4 in another battle of the next generation consoles which is also being released at the same time.
The Xbox is powered by a massive 8 core x86 processor, 8GB of memory, and 500GB of disc space to store and download plenty of media.
An 8-core x86 processor lets you instantly switch between a game and your entertainment apps with ease. Blu-ray drive is included this time round, they must admit that Blu-ray adoption is wide now so it is good to see they are conceding that the ability to playback through the Xbox is possible now.
They say they have merged a bespoke state-of-the-art gaming system operating system and linked it with Windows so you can run a host of apps and TV alongside game play, without any problem due to the spec of the memory,processor etc – This would be very cool and truly multi-tasking gaming media system, I like the idea of playing a game whilst chatting or monitoring something else via split screen modes.
Xbox live has been given a revamp and the good news is one account for both Xbox 360 and One, no need for multiple profiles.
Kinect has been upgraded so it can track multiple people and recognise them this will allow for far more control and immersion in games and for work out and sport games.