Our friends over at Tom's Guide have already posted a full hands-on with the Xbox One, but Microsoft also has its own version of a hands-on, which went live today. The company posted an Xbox One demo to its Xbox YouTube channel early this morning. The demo is 12 minutes long and features Microsoft's Yusuf Medhi and Marc Whitten. The two go through everything from signing in with Kinect, which automatically recognizes you when you walk into the room, to GameDVR and Skype. Check the demo below:
Under the hood, the Xbox One packs an eight-core custom AMD CPU clocked to 1.75 GHz, a GPU clocked to 853 MHz, 8 GB of DDR3 (plus 32 MB of eSRAM embedded memory), a 500 GB HDD (with unlimited cloud storage), Blu-Ray/DVD, USB 3.0, WiFi, and HDMI in/out.
The Xbox One will cost $499 when it is released later this month. For that price, customers will get the system, one controller, a chat headset, Kinect, and a free 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold (for new members only). Additional controllers will have to be purchased separately. Microsoft also offered a limited-edition commemorative bundle for those who reserved their units ahead of time, but these are all sold out already. The Day One bundle guarantees you get the Xbox One on launch day and features a "premium" black packaging, a limited edition Xbox One Day One controller, and a commemorative Day One Achievement. There's also bonus content for those who reserve Ryse: Sons of Rome, Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, or Dead Rising 3.