Microsoft just announced the XBOX360 successor Xbox ONE. 8 years after the initial launch of Microsoft’s second console, the new console will compete in the gaming market against Sony’s Playstation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U.

The eight-generation console will be available “later this year”. Prices were not mentioned during the conference. Launch titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Forza 5 and a range of EA Sports games such as FIFA 14 and NFL 14.

Xbox ONE Specs

  • Octa-core AMD 1.6 ghz (That’s 8 cores!)
  • 8GB Ram
  • 50 GB Capacity
  • Blu-Ray Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Native 64bit architecture

 

Xbox ONE Features

  • Kinect 2 included (1080p, 30 fps)
  • New innovated Xbox ONE controller
  • Voice and gesture controlled
  • Widescreen HD Skype integration
  • Snap-Mode lets you use two apps such as TV and internet browsing simultaneously
  • All-in-One Media Center connected to all media devices
  • Xbox ONE guide to see TV listings
  • Instant switching between TV, music, internet browsing and (obviously) gaming
  • Smart Glass integration
  • Xbox ONE Live will use dedicated servers
  • Data will be stored in the cloud

 

Xbox ONE – The Multimedia Platform

Coming with a Blu-Ray drive as well as apps for Netflix and Hulu, the Xbox ONE is a great multimedia streaming platform. The console is also able to stream live TV. Xbox One also cooperates with the NFL to offer a stadium-like experience.

 

Which Console Will Win The Battle?

With the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox ONE coming later this year, which console will win the battle? We have to see the price of the console and exclusive games before we can really make this decision. The new Xbox ONE looks great, but price will play an important role for most buyers.

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