Xbox One: Day One Edition


Release Date: 23rd November 2016
Retail Price (UK): £429
Kinect Sensor: Yes
Internal HDD: 500GB

Xbox One: Day One Edition includes:

  • 500GB Xbox One in Liquid Black
  • Xbox One wireless controller with ‘Day One 2013’ message
  • Xbox One wired mono chat headset
  • Kinect 2.0 Sensor
  • Xbox One power supply
  • 2m HDMI cable
  • 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial
  • Some territories also included either FIFA 2014, Madden 14, Forza Motorsport 5 or Dead Rising 3 digital game download

The Xbox One: Day One Edition, as the name suggests, was an exclusive batch of consoles created to celebrate the launch of Microsoft’s latest system.  While these consoles were initially believed to be a pre-order exclusive, Microsoft made large quantities available for retailers to sell on launch day.

Each Day One Edition console comes with a exclusive Xbox One controller with ‘DAY ONE 2013’ printed across the centre below the Xbox home button.  The packaging for these consoles also featured a sleek black box with a glossy Xbox logo embossed across the front.

Other than the two features mentioned above, the Xbox One: Day One Edition consoles were cosmetically and functionally identical to regular Xbox One consoles.  The console itself comes with the new Kinect 2.0 sensor that could be used to quickly sign into accounts, play motion based games, make Skype calls and control your Xbox console with voice and hand gestures.

The Xbox One came equipped with a six speed Blue-Ray drive that could read both movies and games stored on the media, as well as standard DVD discs.  It also had an additional HDMI input that would allow you to connect a Satellite or Cable box to your console.  With your set top box attached, you could receive game invites and notifications while watching television, and quickly jump into a game, all without needing to switch input on your HDTV.

It was clear that Microsoft designed the Xbox One console as a media hub, a decision that was criticised after their unveiling a in May 2013 where they concentrated heavily on these features rather than the games coming to the console.     

Main Processor:
8 Core AMD ‘Jaguar’ Acceleration Processor (APU)
1.75GHz x86-64 Instruction Set

Graphics Processor:
AMD Radeon Based GPU at 800MHz (up to 853MHz without Kinect functions)
12 Computer Cores, 768 Shader Cores, estimated 1.35 teraflops

Memory:
8GB DDR3 RAM (68.3GB/s bandwidth)

Storage:
500GB Internal Hard Drive (Non-Replaceable)
6x Blue-Ray/DVD Optical Reader

Connectivity:
3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 1.4 Out, 1x HDMI In, Optical Audio, Gigabit Ethernet, Dual-Band WiFi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Kinect Sensor:
Kinect 2.0 Sensor with RBG Camera, Infrared Camera and Integrated Microphone Array

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