This was kind of a last-minute decision, but I was able to get a hold of a day one Xbox One last night. A couple days ago, I was a little bummed that I wasn’t taking part of the whole next-gen console wars, seeing as how I am part of the PC master race. The Playstation 4 had already been released, and while it looks great and has amazing features, I just never got into Sony exclusives, like Infamous and Killzone. I did a little more research on Xbox One launch games and saw how amazing Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5 look, so I decided I needed to get an Xbox One at launch. However, nowhere online had them for preorder. I asked around some local Gamestops, and the one I used to work at agreed to hold one and sell it to me at 10 minutes to close last night as long as the person who preordered it didn’t pick it up. So, I was able to buy the Xbox One along with Dead Rising 3 and we traded in Battlefield 4 on Xbox 360 and got it on Xbox One for $10. If you want to do that at Gamestop, you have to be a PowerUp Rewards member and use a code that you got in your email.
This is how it looks all boxed up and on my coffee table. The packaging is so much nicer on the Xbox One than it was on the Xbox 360. There’s even a handle on top because it’s such a heavy system.
When you first open it, this is what you see. The Kinect is on top. The cords and accessories are in the cardboard part and the console is on the very bottom.
I think this is a really nice controller and it’s really cool how it says “Day One 2013” on it.
I set up my Xbox One right under the TV with the Kinect on top. This is the first set up screen. Setting up the console didn’t take very long. There’s a short update and an introduction video. The rest of the consoles are PS3 on top shelf, Dreamcast, PS2, and first gen Sega Genesis in middle, N64, a Xbox 360 fight stick, and Super Nintendo on bottom.
And here are the two games I bought. I already played a few hours of Dead Rising 3. Battlefield 4 is more for my boyfriend, but I would like to try the campaign.
So far, I really like my Xbox One. I chose it over the Playstation 4 just because I’m more familiar with Microsoft exclusive games and I had a Xbox 360 longer than I ever had a PS3, so I’m not as familiar with the Sony exclusives. I really would like to get a PS4 eventually, though.