Xbox One Units Now On Display in Microsoft Stores

You've seen the photos, the videos, the teardowns, now you just want to see the console itself. In person. With your own two eyes. Unfortunately, the Xbox One isn't launching for several more months. However, you can still go visit your future console in the Microsoft store.


Mashable reports that as part of its marketing campaign, Microsoft has placed Xbox One units in Microsoft retail stores around the United States. Provided you want to look with your eyes and not with your hands (it's inside a glass case), you're free to drool over the display units for the next three months. Microsoft hasn't mentioned anything about turning these consoles on at any point, but we imagine you'll be able to try them out for real closer to the release date.

Announced in May and fully revealed at E3 in June, the Xbox One will cost $499. For that price, customers will get the system, one controller, a chat headset, Kinect, a free 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold (for new members only). Additional controllers will have to be purchased separately. Microsoft will also offer a limited-edition commemorative bundle for those that reserve their units ahead of time. This will guarantee you can get the Xbox One on launch day and will feature "premium" black packaging, a limited edition Xbox One Day One , and a commemorative Day One Achievement. There's also bonus content for those that reserve Ryse: Sons of Rome, Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, or Dead Rising 3. Check out Major Nelson's unboxing of the Day One Edition below:

Xbox One Unboxing

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  • belardo
    Yawwwwn. Reminds me of my first VCR from 1984 - (Google images) mitsubishi-electric timeline 1986 VCR nz (Should be the very first image). Except it was $400 and was cooler looking, it actually was the 80s and it didn't overheat.

    Oh yeah... are there Microsoft stores in the USA?

    The XBone is a boring unimaginative product from a boring unimaginative company that is managed by boring unimaginative people.
  • eklipz330
    ^^^sony must give it to your backside real good.

    seriously, what is with this mindless company loyalty/hate? people continue to do it, even though it is possibly the dumbest thing you can waste your time on. they changed their policies on used games, and it still has an amazing feature set. you've never operated one, yet it overheats? based on what knowledge?

    and yes, there are microsoft stores in the US.
  • back_by_demand
    Belardo, stop beating around the bush, there's no need to hide behind innuendo and hyperbole, just come out and say what you really think about Microsoft because honestly, I think you are holding back