Microsoft Introduces Xbox One
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:23 PM EDT
Microsoft’s Xbox has been the top-selling game console for more than two years with more than 77 million consoles sold. Now, after eight years on the market, it’s getting a refresh.
During an announcement at Microsoft headquarters in Washington, Xbox One was revealed and it offers a lot more than video games.
Xbox One is designed to be an all in one system, the entertainment hub for every living room. The new device interacts with a television and responds to voice and gesture commands.
With a single voice command, you can change channels or switch back and forth between live TV, listening to music, watching a movie or browsing the Internet.
But the company says video gaming is still the head of the console.
The device will have 8 gigabytes of memory, a Blue Ray drive, an updated controller and a new-generation Kinect sensor with better motion and voice detection.
Xbox One is expected to go on sale later this year. No word on how it will cost.