Xbox One: News and Announcements


Microsoft has finally shown us its hand with the Xbox One, the next generation of console designed to go head to head with Sony’s PlayStation 4. The stakes are high, and the winner could have a spot reserved in anywhere from 50 to 100 million households around the world over the next five to ten years. Whoever takes the lead in the looming eighth generation of consoles will do more than just have the top gaming system around though, it will also help to redefine how we consume entertainment.

Check back with us all day for news and analysis as we separate the facts from fiction, as Microsoft defines its next generation.

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