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Microsoft reveal new console

MICROSOFT has revealed the Xbox One, its successor to the Xbox 360 and rival to the Sony PlayStation 4.

The next console from Bill Gates firm is voice activated and recognises the faces of different people and their distinct preferences.

It features a revamped Kinect system, a new controller and a revised dashboard where you can shift between live TV and internet browsing with voice commands.

The base of the Xbox One console is a sleek black design, with silver detailing on it and features a Blu-Ray drive and a 500GB hard disk.

The Xbox One will be launched around the world later this year. Microsoft did not announce pricing or an exact date.

Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Enter­ta­inment Business at Microsoft, said: "This system is built to amaze from day one and improve as the generation goes on."


The console will go head to head with the PS4 to battle for living room supremacy, which was unveiled at an event held in New York in February.


Gamers will be able to record clips of them playing and then at the press of a button share their best moments with friends.

Microsoft's first venture into the video game business came with the first Xbox released in 2001.


The console was a relative success, but was clearly dwarfed in sales figures by the PlayStation 2 - the market leader at the time.

Their next console, the Xbox 360, was released in 2005 and has sold a staggering 77 million units worldwide.

The console's online gaming service, Xbox Live, is used by 46 million people worldwide.


“Rumors say the new Xbox will be out  in November, so that’s Christmas sorted” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.




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