The Xbox 360 is an exceptional console. Even our non-gamer, cat-loving marketing lady has an Xbox 360 so she can relive her teen years playing Monkey Island Special Edition.
Today, Sony announced the specs of their new games console – the Xbox One – but were a little cloudy about a release date. We don’t expect them to throw out all the candy at once, so more details at E3 in July should be forthcoming.
Xbox One Specs
Never mind about witty little comments for the moment. Here are the specs for the new Xbox One in the form of a nice list.
- 8GB DDR3 RAM
- 500GB harddrive
- X64 8-core AMD CPU
- USB3.0 ports
- Blu-ray drive
- 803.11n Wi-Fi plus Wi-Fi Direct for connectivity between devices
- HDMI-out AND HDMI-in (included for TV viewing i.e. interfacing with your digibox, essentially meaning you only have to use the one device)
- Built-in Xbox Kinect V2 (just say “console on” to turn on the Xbox from any state)
- New controller (which is really the old one with a bunch of great improvements)
- Game disc will be Blu-ray and only made to be used once. After you’ve installed the game it will be linked to your Xbox Live account. Xbox Live has also been updated to add more than 280,00 new servers.
- Games – The first to hit the new Xbox will be new offerings from FIFA and COD. You can read more about what will be on offer here.