The Xbox One is a video game console developed and marketed by Microsoft. It was announced on May 21, 2013 and is the successor to the Xbox 360 and is the third console in the Xbox family. The Xbox One was released across North America, several European markets, Australia, and New Zealand on November 22, 2013. It is also be the first Xbox game console to be released in China, specifically in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone.

The console has many new features and changes, including Kinect 2.0 and a newly designed controller. The console's introductory price was $499.99 / €499.99 / £429.99. A bundle not including the Kinect was released on June 9, 2014 for $399/£349/€399.

At E3 2015, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would support backward compatibility, allowing Xbox 360 games to run from both hard-drive and disc. This feature was set to be available at the end of 2015. There are now more than 200 titles available in this program.

As of 2017, the Xbox One has been discontinued and succeeded by newer models.


CPU Custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8 core APU


Memory 8GB RAM (3GB dedicated to system)
Graphics 853 MHz AMD Radeon GCN architecture
Input HDMI (IN/OUT) and USB 3.0
Camera Kinect 2.0 (1080p)

New Feautures and Changes

Recording/Streaming Gameplay: Users will be able to record gameplay to upload to YouTube and will also be able to use Xbox partner, Twitch TV to stream live gameplay with commentary.

Xbox Smartglass : (Now known as just "Xbox" or the Xbox app.) The smartglass app that is avalible on Windows phones, iOS devices and Android has been improved and can be used as a second screen to enhance gameplay.

Xbox LIVE : The maximum friends will be increased from 100 to 1000 and will have an unlimited amount followers.


Xbox One (November 2013)

This is the original model of the Xbox One. It originally came bundled with the one controller and the new Kinect, but as time went on Microsoft stopped including the Kinect in bundles.

Xbox One S (August 2016)

The Xbox One S was the second model of the Xbox One. Differences to the original Xbox One include: 4k Ultra HD streaming support, the console is 40% smaller and one of the USB ports has been relocated to the front of the console.

Xbox One X (November 2017)

The Xbox One X is the newest and most powerful model of the Xbox One. This model supports 4K Ultra HD gameplay and is not only the most powerful Xbox, but is the most powerful console in the world.


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