Xbox One Console
If you buy an Xbox One, get this version.
Is the Kinect 2.0 really worth an additional $100? Definitely not. If you plan on purchasing a Xbox One you should wait till June and buy this version. The kinect is mostly a novelty item, past voice controls the kinect doesn't do much. There are no good games to use with the kinect because as much as the kinect was improved, the motion controls are still very wonky. Another reason I have a personal hate for the kinect was because of a glitch with face recognition that caused me to lose ALL my save data for a Xbox One game Killer Instinct. I highly recommend the Xbox One without Kinect, and if you are going to get any Next-Gen console I recommend that you buy a Xbox One instead of a PS4. I have had the benefit of trying both consoles and its games and would have to recommend the Xbox One as most PS4 exclusive games are boring and bland.
A step back from the Xbox 360
When the Xbox One was released back in 2013, I initially had no intention on buying it. It was expensive, the games didn't look interesting, the list goes on and on. However, they began releasing games I wanted exclusively on next-gen systems. Last Christmas I caved in and bought one, prepared for the next-gen experience. It didn't deliver on it's promises. The biggest problem I have with the system is it's requirement to download every game you play, and the games have massive download sizes of up to 60 Gigabytes. That is absurd. Also, Microsoft claims that the Xbox One has 500 Gigabytes of storage. That is false. Without any games on my system downloaded, 17% of my storage was already taken up. How is this possible? Well, it turns out that the User Interface takes up 136 Gigabytes. That's false advertising right there. Also, the user interface that is running on the Xbox One is Windows 8, and it's the most confusing, backwards main menu screen I have ever dealt with. I am very disappointed in this system, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. If you want to get a next-gen system, get the PS4. It has better hardware, more memory, and is the better system. Please Note: I AM NOT A PLAYSTATION FANBOY.
Very poor console
I would not recommend this console. The controller is ok...but it still runs on AA batteries. The 360 controller had a much better design. The Xbox One is so slow especially when downloading games. The PS4 is a much better choice. Or you should buy an Xbox 360 (unless you already have it, then buy the PS4). The Xbox One is a terrible console. Games freeze all the time...and honestly the 360 was much better. Microsoft could have done so much better.
this is a good move from Microsoft they should have offered this at launch a system with Kinect and without to really be competitive this is why I am waiting cause I really don't care bout the Kinect I have friends who bought the 499 bundle that don't even use it so kudos to Microsoft for finally listening
Buy a ps4, this is a piece of junk. I wrote a review on it weeks ago but it gets worse and worse every time I play it. Heck, the alienware alpha is a better buy than this V.C.R.
My internet went out the other day for about 3 hours, couldn't play anything on my Xbox because it requires you to sign in to xbox live in order to play your games.
HELLO! My game is installed and the disk is in the drive, just let me play my game!
Really great all around system
I've had this system since day one and I love it. It has some really great exclusives and even more coming. Like Halo Master Chief Collection, Forza horizon 2, Sunset overdrive, Quantum break and many more. Also With the 10% power there freeing up for devs to make better games. It will be an even better system. The controller is really nice a big improvement over the 360. Plus getting 2 free games a months with gold is a perk. Overall me and now my wife are very pleased with the Xbox One.
This is a great product everyone should own
The Xbox One is such a great system for any gamer to own. What I like that they did, was basically keep the controller the same. Obviously it has differences from the Xbox 360 controller, but overall it is basically the same feel. The graphics on this console are absolutely incredible. I am a big fan of sports games, and playing them on this console gives a feel as though you are actually watching the game instead of just playing. Even on other games such as call of Duty, the faces on people are so life like it is just crazy. Now, play station obviously offers the same thing when it comes to graphics, but the Xbox one has many more useful and fun abilities. I think my favorite feature about the Xbox one over the play station 4 is the voice command control. Being able to control your system with nothing but your voice makes you feel godly. It is so nice just lying in bed and not having to have a controller in order to pick a movie or television show on Netflix. Another cool feature I found about the xbox one while messing around with it was the fact you can watch your cable network while playing xbox. Xbox one also allows you to skype which is pretty cool as well. Overall this Is a pretty sweet gaming system that I think every gamer or anyone in general should own
Xbox one is a total lemon
My biggest complaint is that there are a lot of missing features from Xbox360 like being able to message from the quick menu.But the most annoying thing about the xbox 1 is the simple yet very stupid interface which sometimes doesn't know if you want to turn it off keep playing or use another app.Not even the price makes up for this lousy product.Unless you are fan of halo there no reason why you shouldn't buy a PS4
A little too late..
To wait this long after the release of there system... to finally remove the kinect that not everyone wants, and finally dropping the price down to compete with sony.. It's too little too late. Everything they are doing is to outright compete with what sony has already been doing. Fact of the matter is the ps4, is hardware wise the stronger of the two systems. A game console doesn't need all of the bells and whistles that microsoft put into there console. I don't buy a console to watch tv on it I buy one to play the games I want to play. Reducing the price and removing the kinect is not enough for me to buy there console.
If they were serious about reducing the price they would of priced this updated model to be cheaper then the ps4. Regardless of there software the hardware is not as good. So why would I pay the same for an inferior product?
My PS4 still win's .....
I love the controller on the Xbox One. Besides the top bumper buttons are a little weirder and tighter then the 360 was I think. And certain games you can see more details in dark sense's in the PS4. Because it has a better video card in the PS4. Xbox interface is cool. But you have to invest a little time in learning it. PS4 in more strait forward and easier to pick up. Hard Drive on the Xbox fills up a lot quicker then the PS4. But you can hook a external Hard Drive up to the Xbox One. It takes a long time to install games. But it all so has USB 3.0 ports. PS4 you have to open it up and install a internal Hard Drive. PS4 camera is nice and slim and small on the top of my HDTV. Xbox is unnecessary. Why Xbox is taking features out and letting game developers use more resources on games. But I still love my Xbox.