Xbox One is a video game console developed and marketed by Microsoft. It was announced on May 21, 2013, it is the successor to the Xbox 360 and is the third console in the Xbox family. It is part of the eighth generation of video game consoles. Microsoft and various publications have classified the device as an “all-in-one entertainment system”, making it a competitor to other home media devices such as the Apple TV and the Google TV platforms. It has the connectivity with Wi-Fi IEEE802.11n, Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 in/out, 3XUSB 3.0, S/PDIF out, IR-out and Kinect port. It is the competitor of Play Satation4 by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. It is very light weight approximately 7lbs (pound). It is the predecessor of Xbox 360. It is promoted to:
- Youtube video
- Store Display
- Printed Ads
Services & Key Feature of Xbox One
Xbox one is needed to satisfy the need of many television watchers not only gamers as many people see it. The main key features and services of XBOX ONE on that base Microsoft and other publications classified it “all-in-one entertainment system”, are listed below:
- Live television programming from an existing set-top box, split-screen multitasking of applications, and improved second screen support.
- Uses Blu-Ray Disk and Multitasking.
- A newly upgraded Kinect motion-sensing peripheral, previously an optional attachment for the Xbox 360.
- Skype client for video conferencing, user recognition and tracking, and the ability to use voice commands and gestures to navigate the console’s user interface.
- New gaming functionality (introducing 3D, hard-core game) includes an expanded Xbox Live service.
- Supports 4K resolution (3840×2160) (2160p) video output and 7.1 surround sound.
- Improved Kinect functionality.
- Hands-free and 3D experience.
- Supports HDMI 1.4 for both input and output.
- Cloud computing.
- The ability to automatically record and share video highlights from gameplay
- Support for live streaming gameplay online.
- The console can monitor its internal temperature and adjust accordingly to prevent overheating.
Accessories of Xbox One
Here is the list of some of accessories of Xbox One.
- KontrolFreek FPS Phantom.
- Wireless Controller + Play & Charge Kit.
- Stereo Headset, Special Edition Armed Forces Stereo Headset, Chat Headset, Stereo Headset Adapter.
- Media Remote.
- Wireless Adapter for Windows.
- Play & Charge Kit.
- Many third part accessories including racing wheels, headsets, gaming surround bar and controller.
- “Blood Spatter” Xbox One Custom Controller.
- PDP Afterglow Karga.
- Xbox One Kinect Sensor.
Price of Xbox One
It is directly sold at Microsoft’s websites. Microsoft plans to make most profit of the games they sell.
- The price of basic console packages is $499.00 plus tax.
- Microsoft’s profit per unit is $28.00 per unit.
But indirectly XBOX is available at many well-known retailers of Microsoft such as Target, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop.
Price Xbox One in Pakistan
If you anyone want to buy it direct then according to the Price mentioned on the official website of Xbox One, the rate of Xbox One 500 GB with Kinect is $499 that is almost Rs.52, 000. But if you want to buy it online from shopping store of Pakistan or tech markets in Pakistan then it cost almost Rs.56, 000. This is the same price as charged by the recommended retailers of Microsoft.