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Xbox One Released

The new console from Microsoft has been launched across the globe, which means many places other than America get their hands on the console before the Sony PlayStation’s. The first person in the world to get their hands on the Xbox One was a New Zealander, with New Zealand being the first country to sell them (due to time differences). Queues were seen across 13 countries whilst people were waiting to get their hands on the new console.

In the UK a pop-up GAME store in Trocadero saw fans brave the cold weather until midnight. Leicester Square played host to a gaming land, filled with Roman Legions from Ryse: Son of Rome and zombies from Dead Rising 3. There was also Premiership footballer Andros Townsend there competing against fans on FIFA 14 and the Stig made an appearance as he drove through the crowds in a McLaren supercar from Forza Motorsport 5. Plus they even bagged Plan B and Katy B to perform at the extravaganza. With all this fanfare, the PlayStation has a lot to live up to when they launch in the UK next week.

The Xbox one is more expensive than the Sony PlayStation, its bundled with the Kinect Sensor, you don’t have an option of purchasing the console without this now as it’s integral to the use of the Xbox One which is priced at £429.99. What you get:

  • • Xbox One System (Black)
  • • Xbox One Wireless Controller
  • • Kinect Sensor
  • • HDMI Cable
  • • Headset

Like the PlayStation4 there are a number of launch day titles available for the Xbox One; Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome which are all exclusive to the console. Then you can also get your hands on; FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.

There have been a couple of issues surfacing with the Xbox one, nothing compared to the Sony PlayStation and many which can be fixed by Microsoft with updates and patches no doubt. However as it’s still early we don’t know what issues may yet hold, however initial reports look like it should be okay.

Many online retailers have sold out of the console, with some pre orders not shipping until before Christmas, and some well after. Other orders show you may not be able to get the console until March if you are looking to order one now. Microsoft did state it was the biggest pre-order rush they had seen, exceeding orders for the 360. So only time will tell if it will be as popular and whether Sony or Microsoft will win.