The price includes the Xbox One console (which has a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi), the new Kinect, an Xbox One Wireless Controller and a 14-day free trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.
Here’s a roundup of the news coming out of the event:
My Seattle Times colleague, Brier Dudley, writes about Microsoft’s press event this morning, in which the company also disclosed the roster of games that will be available when the Xbox One launches.
Here’s The Verge talking about how digital purchases on Xbox One will use real currency instead of Microsoft Points.
Here’s Engadget’s roundup of details on Xbox One hardware, software services and games.
Xbox One is Microsoft’s long-awaited successor to its Xbox 360 gaming console. It marks another step in the company’s goal of making the Xbox a living room entertainment center, not just a gaming console, and also another step forward in Microsoft’s evolution into a devices-and-services company.