After a good eight-year run the Xbox 360 is stepping down from the throne as Microsoft’s top gaming console to make way for the all-new Xbox One. The Xbox One has been released and is now taking over living rooms worldwide.
Gamer Edwin Calzedia, law enforcement, was as impatient as ever to get his hands on one.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment for months now,” said Calzedia. “People say the Ps4 is better but I think the Xbox One is the console of the future and the new Kinect really displays that.”
The Xbox One is Microsoft’s way of attaching itself to everything consumers do in their living rooms. It’s a gaming machine, a set top box, a cable box and a computer all round into one $499 device.
The new Kinect comes with every Xbox One console and its new camera and microphone are huge upgrades to the previous versions. It’s not needed for the console to work but it’s meant to make the console experience better with its face recognition sign-in and voice commands.
The Xbox One is built much like a PlayStation 4 with an 8 Core AMD Jaguar CPU, 8 gigs of RAM and a 500 Gigabyte hard drive.
With the new system comes a new controller and it’s almost identical to the previous Xbox 360 controller. The new Xbox One controller takes on the old saying, “If it isn’t broken don’t fix it.” The most noticeable changes can be on through the new D-pad and vibrating bumpers.
Gamer Nick Nguyen, Dance, doesn’t feel the need to purchase a new console right away.
“Both consoles barely came out and I’m already hearing about all the problems with them,” said Nguyen. “I get that it’s a system launch and these things are expected, but I would just rather not deal with them and wait it out.”
According to the Xbox website, Los Angeles Xbox fans were invited to make history at Milk Studios where fans counted down to the midnight release of the entertainment system. The first 500 people to purchase an Xbox One system or game were invited to enjoy an exclusive Deadmau5 concert.
“Today we invite millions of Xbox fans around the world to join us for the launch of Xbox One, beginning on Nov. 21 as we count down the final hours to the launch of Xbox One,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, in a press release. “Xbox One will be the biggest launch in the history of Xbox and we can’t wait to celebrate with our fans.”