Microsoft Xbox One
Type Console Developer Microsoft
Release Date 2013-Nov-22 Region(s) Worldwide
Initial Price $499 USD Games Released 21 at launch (18 disc, 3 digital)
     by Marriott_Guy
As frequent visitors are aware, we typically detail the history of a particular console in this FACTS section.  With the Xbox One just being released on November 22, 2013, we need some time to craft this article.  Also, I plan on purchasing a Xbox One in the near future to be able to provide direct, hands-on feedback.  For now, all other sections have been completed so please check them out for interesting information on the games, models and specs.  The following are some images of the Xbox One as shown at E3.

     Officially licensed releases
Like its predecessors, there are sure to be many variations of the Xbox One console.  From a technical standpoint, all three versions that were released at launch are the same.  There are some subtle differences between each, some more noteworthy than others.

Microsoft Xbox One - Standard Edition
In addition to the obligatory power cords and user manual, the Xbox One base model includes the new Kinect sensor, one wireless controller (includes 2 AA batteries), a Chat headset and HDMI cable.  The distinctive lime-green packaging is consistent with previous releases, though this time taking the predominant role in the carton. 

Microsoft Xbox One - Day One Edition
This version was limited, as the name applies, to launch day purchases (or preorders).  Technically this is the same as the standard Xbox One system, but has unique packaging and a few other goodies.  The system comes with a special controller with "Day One 2013" stenciled into the front of the controller.  There is also an achievement that is available, which is accessible through the included card containing an QR code - enter/scan the code, presto - you get the chievo.  The console itself is identical to the unit listed above.

Microsoft Xbox One - "I Made This" Launch Team 2013 Edition
Special white Xbox One system with light grey highlights awarded to full time associates of the Interactive Entertainment Business division at Microsoft (exact number unknown). The console features "I Made This" and "Launch Team 2013" on the front of the system along with a matching two-tone controller.  The included Kinect sensor is surprisingly the same as those included with the standard edition (black).  Pretty cool nonetheless.

Microsoft Xbox One - Titanfall Limited Edition
Specially designed Xbox One console given to the team at Respawn Entertainment, developer of the game.  Pretty cool IMHO, though that controller is a bit busy for my tastes.  Images courtesy of

Microsoft Xbox One - Bundles
The first bundle to appear for the Xbox One was the Titanfall version. This will be the first among many sure to come for the Xbox One.
     Non-licensed hardware releases
No clones have been released for this system.
     Interesting facts on software for this system
Software for the Microsoft Xbox One is distributed on Blu-ray disc and digital downloadable formats.  Backwards compatibility is not currently supported for either the original Xbox or Xbox 360 game libraries.  The lime-green packaging is once again utilized, but this time in the compact Blu-ray disc casing as well as in the DVD expanded housing.  The launch featured 21 total titles, 18 being released being optical disc (Blu-ray) and three exclusive digital releases.

Titles have mandatory installs (vary in size) to the included hard disc drive with the disc being required for play.  Thankfully, Microsoft did not pursue their initial plan to restrict used game play on their system after receiving considerable backlash from both media and gamers alike.

Launch Game Compilation

Xbox One Launch Titles

     Captured in-game images
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4 Call of Duty: Ghosts
Dead Rising 3
Fighter Within
Forza Motorsport 5
Just Dance 2014
Killer Instinct
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Madden NFL 25
NBA 2K14
NBA Live 14
Need for Speed: Rivals
Powerstar Golf
Ryse: Son of Rome
Xbox Fitness

     First and third party system emulators
No emulators have been released for this system.
     For the hardware enthusiasts out there - all the detail you\we love.
Processor Type  Processor Speed  Other Processor Information RAM \ Video RAM
Custom AMD 8 core APU 1.75 GHz AMD Radeon GCN (853 MHZ, embedded inside APU) 8 GB DDR3 + 32 MB eSRAM
Screen Resolution Color Palette Polygons \ Sprites Audio
 720p, 1080p, 2160P (4K UHDTV) 32-bit Unknown 7.1 Surround Sound
Media Format Media Capacity Games Released Other Supported Formats
Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive, Digital Download Up to 50 GB 21 at launch (18 disc, 3 digital) Blu-ray, DVD, CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, Various Photo File Formats
Internal Storage External \ Removable Storage Game Controllers Other Game \ Peripheral Devices
500 GB Internal HDD USB FLASH Drive, Cloud Storage, External hard drive (future upgrade) 12 buttons, 2 analog sticks, 2 analog triggers, digital D-pad Keyboard, camera, webcam, Kinect, headset, etc.
Controller Ports Network Ports Other Ports Audio \ Video
1-8 (wireless - infrared), 1-3 (wired, via USB) Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n(2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Gigabit Ethernet USB 3.0 (3), Kinect Port, SPDIF (optical audio output), HDMI 1.4
Power Supply - External Other Outputs  Other Details \ Notes
100-110V, 220-240V or and 100-240V HDMI Pass-Thru, IR Out (for use with IR Blasters) Xbox SmartGlass compatible, Custom Microsoft Xbox OS, Streaming video, In-game DVR, Voice\Gesture control (with Kinect peripheral)
Microsoft Xbox One and Kinect Sensor Product Guide (PDF) - 0.31 MB
Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Command Guide (PDF) - 0.12 MB

     Peripherals, Promotions, Commercials, Brochures, Etc.
Microsoft Xbox One Launch Television Commercials

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