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Microsoft Xbox One

Microsoft Xbox One

from  $289.99+
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

In the two and a half years since the Xbox One first came out, it’s become a fundamentally better product, thanks to last year’s Windows 10 update which made the UI faster and easier to use. That said, the console is still saddled with various quirks it’s had since day one.

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Pros
  • Windows 10 makes the console more responsive and easier to navigate
  • Most backward-compatible Xbox 360 games run well on Xbox One
  • Now costs less than the PlayStation 4
Cons
  • Kinect voice commands still don’t work reliably
  • Navigating the console remains sluggish compared to the PS4
  • Still missing features from the Xbox 360 like system-wide game defaults

Reviews

78
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 36

81
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 97
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Specs

Key Specs

Game format
Optical, Downloadable
Online features
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
Drive capacity
5001
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
Yes
Video outputs
HDMI
Backward compatible
No
Game format
Online features
Drive capacity
Controller type
Motion controls
Video outputs
Backward compatible
Optical, Downloadable
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
5001
Wired, Wireless
Yes
HDMI
No

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

60
sjunk2012
Don't buy an xbox one if you only play games on your console and don't have...read more
90
marcham93
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
crypticphildz
Had if for three days and I couldn't be happier about my purchase! Highly recommended!read more
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