Microsoft's Xbox One Facts

Microsoft's Xbox One Facts
Microsoft's Xbox One is a video game console that was released in November 2013, to be the successor to the Xbox 360. The Xbox One was announced in May of 2013, and is labeled an eighth generation video game console. The main competitors of the Xbox One are Nintendo's Wii U and Sony's PlayStation 4. When the Xbox One was released it was only released to 13 markets - the remaining 8 markets were delayed until 2014 due to issues with voice recognition in those markets. The follow up to the Xbox One was the Xbox One S, released in August 2016.
Interesting Microsoft's Xbox One Facts:
The Xbox One is unique because it offers voice recognition making it possible for users to tell the console to turn on or turn to TV, and many other commands.
The Xbox One has a built in Kinect, making it possible to control the with hand gestures.
The Kinect in the Xbox One is capable of using face identification to recognize different people.
The Kinect in the Xbox One is capable of seeing players in the dark and can see 6 people, unlike the old Kinect that could only see 2 people.
The Kinect in Xbox One is capable of identifying the person holding the controller, detecting a person's emotional state such as happy or sad, and detecting a person's heart rate.
Xbox One has an improved Skype version, which is also made by Microsoft. It is possible to Skype with the Xbox One even when gaming or watching TV.
The Xbox One runs off over 300,000 servers. This is equal to more than the number of servers used in the entire world back in 1999.
Gamers can record games and share them with the Xbox One with the Gamer DVR feature.
The Xbox One is able to download updates and install them automatically, saving time when a user wants to play and doesn't want to have to wait for updates to install as soon as they turn on the unit.
Microsoft pushes the buttons on new controllers 2 million times to test their durability. This is considered to be equal to about 7 years of play during typical use.
Microsoft's robot arm used to test the controller mimics and angry gamer to test its durability.
When trying to redesign the Xbox 360 controller for the Xbox One, Microsoft had more than 200 prototypes created.
With the Xbox One it is possible to have a split screen - which means one person can be watching a movie while another is gaming.
Xbox One can pair a gamer with another gamer of similar language, age, skill, and even how the gamer plays.
The Xbox One is playable offline but the console needs to connect to the internet at least every 24 hours or it won't function.
When the Xbox One was released on November 22, 2013 one million consoles were sold within the first day.
By December 11th, 2013 there had been 2 million units sold. By January 6, 2014, 3 million had sold.


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