Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. The perfect balance of power and performance, Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level. Stunning realism. Advanced AI that adapts to the way you play. And a new generation of multiplayer that is both smarter and faster. Xbox One is simply the best gaming console we’ve ever made.As real as real life.Immerse yourself in cinematic worlds that look
like real life, with characters that feel more human. Advanced AI technology and the processing power
of Xbox One make game worlds come alive. And thanks to the power of the cloud, what you do in
a game can stay that way persistently. Xbox One’s unique architecture allows creators to build realistic,
cinematic experiences of the highest fidelity possibleYour games keep playing,even when you’re not. Just because you’re not playing doesn’t mean your games have to stop. With Living Games technology and the power of the cloud, game worlds can be persistent. So the things you do in a game will stay that way. Plus your games stay in sync with the real world, which means the latest stats can be automatically fed into your sports games. Advanced AI even allows your friends to play against your shadow when you’re not available. With Xbox One, the game never stops.Unlock a new generation of achievements.Xbox One’s all new achievements system has richer detail and spans across your games and experiences, which means achievements are no longer confined to a single game. And you can earn achievements in more ways since new ones can be added dynamically at any time. Our new achievements portal not only keeps track of what you earned, but how you earned it, so it’s more personal than ever. It even lets you compare your achievements with your friends. Share your legacy and achieve greatness with Xbox One.Find the perfect match.Introducing Smart Match, Xbox One’s revolutionary multiplayer matchmaking system.
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And thanks to the power of the cloud, your favorite matches are always running behind the scenes, so you can quickly find the people you like to play with most.Show off your best moves.Why let that once-in-a-lifetime goal go unnoticed? With Game DVR, it’s easy to capture your greatest game moments. Xbox One keeps a rolling record of your most recent gameplay, so you can go back and share replays with your friends on social networks and Xbox Live. And if you want to see what your friends have been up to, check out replays of their best moves, too.
Online Retailers List Xbox One and PS4 Pre-OrdersIt may be time to get a second job.
by Andrew Goldfarb May 30, 2013
Retailers have begun to list prices for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, possibly suggesting the price range we can expect when both consoles are released later this year.
It’s not uncommon for sites to use placeholder prices in order to accept pre-orders, but the timing suggests that retailers are preparing for Sony and Microsoft to announce official price points at E3 next month. For now, none of the following prices are confirmed.
Amazon’s UK site lists £599.99 (roughly $912) for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, separate from the €599.99 (roughly $781) price point on Amazon Germany (though, as seen below, that site previously had a price of €999.99 - roughly $1300). Meanwhile, Zavvi lists both consoles at £399.99
Again, these prices are simply to allow retailers’ systems to accept pre-orders, and a message on Amazon notes “there are no official prices announced for Xbox One products. The price stated above is a placeholder. With our Pre-order Price Guarantee, you can order now and if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lowest price.”
It’s also worth noting that previous rumors suggested that Microsoft may offer two price points for Xbox One, including a subsidized $299 model that would carry a $15 monthly fee. That rumor suggested a $499 price for the additional model.
Interestingly, price points for next-gen games also have yet to be announced, and listings on Amazon US and Amazon.de list game prices at $99.99 and €99.99, respectively. Again, these are simply placeholders, but may indicate that games will be more expensive on next-gen consoles.
We’ve reached out to various publishers as well as both Sony and Microsoft about pricing and will update with any comment we receive. It’s a safe bet to expect more information at each company’s E3 2013 press conference on Monday, June 10th.
Be sure to check out more information on the Xbox One Wiki: