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Xbox One Day One Edition Unboxed Ahead of Release

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Check out what you get when you buy an Xbox One.

Microsoft gave us our first glimpse of the Xbox One back in May, and showed the device off again in more detail at E3. However, we won't actually see the console in stores until sometime in November. Microsoft hasn't offered a precise release date, but the company plans for the next generation of Xbox to hit the shops before the holidays. Until then, Redmond needs to keep people interested and talking about the console. This week, we've been treated to a glimpse of the Xbox One in all its retail packaged glory.

Xbox One Unboxing

Microsoft's Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, stars in an unboxing video that was posted by Microsoft this morning. The video shows off all of the different components users can expect when purchasing an Xbox One. The unit in question is actually the limited edition Xbox One Day One console, which comes with special Day One packaging, a specially branded DAY ONE 2013 controller with chrome D-pad, and a Day One digital achievement. This commemorative bundle is for those that reserve their units ahead of time and is mostly sold out at this point.

Microsoft has also changed its mind about the chat headset, which will now be included with all Xbox One units. The company is also now including the chat headset, which it previously said customers would have to buy separately. Inside the box you'll find the console, a 4K HDMI cable, power supply, Xbox One controller, the Kinect sensor, and, of course, the headset. If you've purchased the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, the batteries will recharge via the micro USB cable (generic rechargables won't, unfortunately).

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    hakesterman , August 8, 2013 12:16 PM
    They will probably be the only ones unboxing it, everyone else will be unboxing a real gaming machine called the PS4.
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    Parsian , August 8, 2013 12:21 PM
    They literally designed (aesthetic wise) the box to go with your Home Theatre and Cable box gears...
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    expl0itfinder , August 8, 2013 12:49 PM
    Thanks, but I'll stick to PC.
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    aoneone , August 8, 2013 12:53 PM
    @hakesterman Heh heh.. good one!
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    Dmitrij Nazarenko , August 8, 2013 1:09 PM
    hakesterman, you mean PC, right?
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    marthisdil , August 8, 2013 1:16 PM
    @ hakesterman , August 8, 2013 12:16 PM
    They will probably be the only ones unboxing it, everyone else will be unboxing a real gaming machine called the PS4.
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    You can have your crappy Sony piece of equipment with that crappy Cinavia stuff baked in.
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    Avus , August 8, 2013 1:25 PM
    So the Xbox 180 does another 180.... this time on headset...
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    g00fysmiley , August 8, 2013 1:51 PM
    still need xbox live gold for netflix and any multiplayer content... ahh then no
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    g00fysmiley , August 8, 2013 2:02 PM
    still need xbox live gold for netflix and any multiplayer content... ahh then no
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    Mike Friesen , August 8, 2013 2:14 PM
    The xbox one and ps4 will be extremely similar in performance, or so says John Cormack (In whom I trust.) However, the xbone relies on the cloud heavily, especially in their big showcase games, so I'd rather have the ps4, and get the same performance, and not rely on internet, and save a hundred bucks.

    That is, if I didn't already have a gaming PC that doesn't require you to pay for the use of YOUR OWN FREAKING INTERNET... Sorry, that financial scheme really gets to me.
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    Someone Somewhere , August 8, 2013 2:32 PM
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    Microsoft has also changed its mind about the chat headset, which will now be included with all Xbox One units. The company is also now including the chat headset, which it previously said customers would have to buy separately

    Redundant much?

    I'll stick with a PC...
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    robochump , August 8, 2013 2:33 PM
    Im waiting until XBox and PS4 have been on the market for a few months before considering buying. I still like the motion controlled games so XBox looks good but internet requires xbox live may be a deal breaker.
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    hakesterman , August 8, 2013 3:01 PM
    @marthisdil I'll take that crappy Sony piece of equipment with that crappy Cinavia stuff over an underpowered, over priced, over hyped, cheaply made, game lacking peice a shit Xb1 any day of the week.
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    back_by_demand , August 8, 2013 3:06 PM
    Mike Friesen, similar performance is 'sans cloud' so once you add the boost that cloud will give it will outperform the PS4 significantly. I will keep using my PC though because cloud boosted AI for Steam games can't be far behind.
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    soldier44 , August 8, 2013 4:11 PM
    My GTX 780 classified is laughing at the so called next gen consoles right now bahhahaa. 2560 x 1600 res ftw.
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    weatherdude , August 8, 2013 5:07 PM
    @marthisdil @hakesterman Cinavia is required by the Blu-ray specification to be in all Blu-ray players since 2012. Sony added it to the PS3 back in 2010 with system software version 3.10. What this means is that both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will include that content protection system from day one so any arguments based on that point is moot.

    What I'm disappointed in with Microsoft's design choice is that they decided to use a touch power button again. It has little functional advantage over a mechanical button and is highly prone to accidental shutoff, something I've seen a lot with touch sensitive buttons. I'd also prefer an internal power supply which would make the console easier to store and transport. Odd, considering how much larger the Xbox One is compared to the PS4. Maybe the PS4 will have an external power supply as well.
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    fatboytyler , August 8, 2013 6:57 PM
    Why is there still a power brick? Its big, loud, and noisy. And honestly, this thing won't ever be able to play at 4K resolutions. Movies? Yea sure, but not games. $500 package will never play at 4K...
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    prankstare , August 8, 2013 7:09 PM
    Microsoft = marketing bs / don't be fooled by them.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1761420/microsoft-official-xbone-unboxing-video.html
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    GoldenI , August 8, 2013 7:23 PM
    I used to like consoles, but then I took a gaming PC to the knee.

    wait, wat?
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    otacon72 , August 8, 2013 8:26 PM
    You fan boys are a joke...unless you're have an AMD computer, some form of useless Linux, Android anything and a PS3-4 you slam everything else. Rather pathetic... When IllumiRoom goes live the PS4 will fade away...
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