With the Xbox One approaching in three months time, Microsoft have uploaded an unboxing video of the Xbox One, detailing what is included with the next-gen console.
In the video, Larry Hryb (aka. Major Nelson) of Xbox runs through what comes with the Xbox One, and points out all the extras for those who pre-ordered the Day One Edition (notably the special edition controller and redeemable codes for your Xbox Live account). Microsoft have also listed the specifics of what is included via Xbox Wire:
1. In the video, we are unveiling the Xbox One Day One edition – which includes a special Day One package, specially branded DAY ONE 2013 controller with chrome D-pad, and a Day One digital achievement. This will be available in limited quantities.
2. The Xbox One console, Kinect sensor – even the HDMI cable and the power supply – have a “liquid black” finish, with a focus on a consistent 16:9 design ratio across all components. This attention to detail was intentional and a great example of how every component in the box was especially designed for Xbox One. You can hear more about our attention to design details from our design team here.
3. The Xbox One console is state of the art – a 500GB hard drive, slot load Blu-ray drive, IR blaster port, HDMI input and output connectors, a S/PDIF interface, new Kinect sensor port, three USB 3.0 Super Speed ports, Wired and Wireless network support and a Kensington Security Slot. Of course, what’s most important is what the console can do – if you haven’t checked out the latest product details on Xbox.com, you should.
4. The all new Kinect has improved gesture and voice control, 1080p color HD camera for video with Skype and a greater field of view. On-board sensors improve fidelity of the depth-sensing and low-light visibility, along with a four microphone array and IR blasting capability.
5. The Xbox One controller offers over 40 design improvements, including a redesigned D-pad for accuracy, redesigned thumb sticks for better grip and control, new menu and view buttons, redesigned triggers and bumpers for accuracy and comfort, as well as exclusive impulse triggers for haptic feedback.
6. The new integrated battery compartment on the Xbox One controller blends seamlessly into the back, offering better comfort. You can play wirelessly with standard AA or rechargeable AA batteries, or via the standard micro USB port for wired gameplay. The micro USB cable will charge the batteries if you are using the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit (it will not charge generic rechargeable AA batteries).
7. The chat on Xbox One offers 3x the sampling rate of the Xbox 360. The quality of the Xbox One Chat Headset speaker and microphone have been upgraded to take advantage of the much improved audio quality. It’s also super lightweight-only 44g-with a padded earpiece that can be worn on either your left or right ear, and a bendable, rotating mic boom. You can control mute and volume without taking your hands off the controller.
8. Of course, a HDMI cable, a power supply and a Quick Start Guide are included as well.
The HDMI cable supplied will be 4K capable. In addition to this, it looks as if a headset will be added after all with the Xbox One. Kotaku have received confirmation from Microsoft that all Xbox One bundles will come with a headset, regardless of whether you pre-ordered a Day One Edition or not.
We’re always thinking about what’s next for the platform, and adding the Chat Headset is something we’ve been discussing internally for some time. We heard from gamers that a headset was an important part of the gaming experience, so we decided to include the Xbox One Headset in the Xbox One bundle.
Xbox One is set to release in Australia in November.