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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, but BEWARE of purchasing the Protection

    Posted
    dplinde
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am not the gamer in the family, just the purchaser and problem solver, but please do read on. According to my son and his friends the Xbox has been just ok, but has always been lacking something. He/they can all do more at other friends’ homes who also have an Xbox One. All his friends can and could get Live and we couldn't. I spoke to Xbox early on and they informed me I "should" be able to get Live automatically...but didn't and don't. I have just chalked I it up to us not being smart enough to figure out how to turn it on. It has been extremely frustrating for my son...and me...because my knowledge is only as good as what the XBox/Microsoft people are telling me and troubleshooting for me. I was told we didn't need Gold to play, but it does improve the games over Live...but Live is non-existent on our unit since it doesn’t come on automatically and we don’t know how to turn it on. Most people told us this doesn't make sense, since the Kinect should connect automatically. After a lot of persuasion on the behalf of my son we got Gold. We could hear the people we were playing with, but they couldn't hear us. People tried to help us and came over and said it was "weird"…concerning our Kinect. I called the XBox folks again today and they tried to troubleshoot it. Come to find out we have a dud Kinect system and didn't know it...that's right, no function. No wonder we couldn't get on Live…but this is the same troubleshooting we had done before…go figure. Now we have to send it to Microsoft to be fixed or exchanged. Quite the bummer...I wouldn't have purchased the Gold right now if I knew this bump in the road was upon us. On the other hand, we wouldn't have known the issue existed unless we did get the Gold. OK...so Microsoft sent me a link to fill out to register the item and send it in with a free label...great! But in the meantime, I had purchased the Geek Squad protection for this bundle. So, why can't I just take the Kinect to Best Buy right? I called them, come to find out the protection on the bundle is NOT for nor does it cover the Kinect. I have been shopping at Best Buy for better than 30 years and have never ran into an issue like this. I bought this when I was an Elite Plus member, not that it makes a difference, but I feel I could have gotten a better deal/price elsewhere. I was pretty devoted to Best Buy at the time though and wanted to keep up my Plus status…now that doesn’t matter since the perks have changed…and now this. I am disappointed to say the least that I can’t just run my Kinect over there and swap it out. I thought that is what I paid for. In short, I guess once we get a decent Kinect from Microsoft we’ll have a different opinion, hopefully, of the Xbox. For now it’s just an ok unit. I’d say we’d recommend it since we are now aware of the things it “can do” and that we hope to be able to do too. But for the first time in all my years of purchasing from Best Buy…I caution you to purchasing the protection plan since Microsoft seems to already have an amazing customer service plan in place (for the first year anyway). AND REMEMBER…the Kinect is not covered by Best Buy. I assumed it and I’m sure I’m not the first and won’t be the last. All I can do is put it here for you to read.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too many issues

    Posted
    ForceX
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bit on the deal in early November that BB was running where you got an extra $50 towards an Xbox One by trading in a Xbox360 or PS3, effectively getting $150 for your trade. I did this even after researching the Xbone and finding a lot of negative feedback, but the deal was too good to pass up. Well, I was severely disappointed and returned this console, here's just a few reasons why: - Game installs are horribly slow. In some cases it will be many hours before you can actually play a game. - The system freezes. It's recommended to wait 20-30 minutes because there are cases where people brick the console if they are unable to power down properly and restart. - The redesigned controller is a mess. The sticks wear out easily and sends a signal that you are moving them even when you aren't touching them. Also, Microsoft makes you shell out more money for a charge kit, unless you want to keep shelling out for AA batteries. - The immense size of the console and external power supply is more inconvenient than I realized it would be. Not something you want to fit into a tidy storage unit. - The graphics aren't worthy of a next-gen console or the price it costs. If Xbone apologists say they can't notice the difference when this console tops out at 900p vs. the PS4 at 1080p, then why not just stick with X360 running at 720p? - Xbox Live online service used to be the best, but it has really fallen off and had problems recently. This is relevant because it's pretty much required to pay for this service if you have an Xbone. But the Xbox forums have been filled with complaints by users that can't even get online to play. These are the issues I found unacceptable. There are a lot of other bugs and problems, some of which Microsoft has addressed with updates. The AC game Unity that's included is a bug-riddled mess, but that is not Microsoft's fault. Still, buyers should know this. Microsoft had a huge corporate downsizing which affected the Xbox division and they have appeared a bit disorganized for a while now. There have been a number of claims the Xbone was rushed to market and even after a year, my experience would confirm that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very very good, could be great

    Posted
    DallasGuy26
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    I have had the original Xbox, Xbox 360 (2006), Xbox 360 Slim (2011). I really loved my 360s. I traded in my last 360 and my games to Best Buy for additional credit toward purchasing an Xbox One. Being an ELITE PLUS Member, I had 45 days to take back the Xbox One. I had a little hesitation. I felt like I might take it back due to some sort of disappointment. I didn't even get the replacement plan, something I always do. Xbox One O.S. The OS is similar to the 360, but it's different enough to be different. I know I'm old school, but I miss the hard copy instruction manual or a full compensatory manual online for the OS because I was somewhat at a loss while maneuvering and exiting out of apps and games. It wasn't hard. I just like to know how things work right from the start. Updates and Assassin's Creed: Unity Downloads I have AT&T Uverse, but it took forever to download and install OS updates. 3 plus hours to download and another 39 minutes to install. The included game or should I say license code and not disc, Assassin's Creed: Unity (50 GB), took a full day (24 hrs) to download the game! Wait as in wait 45 minutes more for a full install. I will never buy Blockbuster games (i.e. Call of Duty, Halo 5, Batman Arkham Knight, etc.) thru the Xbox Marketplace because I just don't want to wait for the download. I would but I think I would need a gigabit internet connection. Physical discs all the way!!!! Console Performance The Xbox One is a great improvement over the 360. The console is not a sleek, but who cares! I want to see great graphics, good frame rates, and little to no bugs. That is very much the case! The Blu Ray drive is whisper quiet for games and movies. I have only encountered 3 glitches with games and the OS restarted the games automatically with out any additional problems. I have never had to restart the console due to a game glitch. Game Controller It feels similar to the 360, but lighter. Build quality is good and the force feedback is better than the 360. The size of the controller is perfect. What would I change More storage-1 TB on all consoles not just special editions. Faster storage, not a 5400 RPM drive. Either a 7200 RPM drive or a Hybrid 7200 RPM drive. Bottom Line Would I do it again? Yes, I would. After all the speed bumps (long game downloads and OS updates) I was very pleasantly surprised with the performance of the Xbox One. I just wish I had more time to play on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like Xbox One, but hard drive isn't big enough

    Posted
    XboxOneLover
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    I traded in my Xbox 360 and I bought the Xbox One. The graphics on the Xbox One are amazing! The new interface on the Xbox One is much harder to get used to, however, since it is similar to Windows 8. I would caution everyone about needing more hard drive space soon after purchase. Even if you buy the retail disc for a game, it installs on the hard drive. Many games have huge installs (like 50GB) and then big update files. It won't take long before I have to buy an external hard drive, because I will run out of space. Also, for anyone who has slow internet or an internet data cap, if you buy a console bundle like I did that came with free games that you only get an online code for (no physical disc), I found a quick way to install them. Through searching the Internet I learned that you can borrow someone's physical disc or borrow it from a local library, turn your internet off, install the game from the disc, and then turn your internet back on. When you remove the disc to play the game, it will ask you if you own the game, and you can put in the online code for the game that came with your console. That way you don't have to download a huge install file. I tried this with Black Flag, which came with my console, and it worked. It saved me days of downloading the file. This only works if you have an online code for the game; you cannot play the game after you remove the disc if you don't have the code.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Next-Gen console that gets better every month

    Posted
    Intercamino
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    The battle between PS4 and Xbox One has really been heating up over the past few months, to the benefit of the gaming community. As each console seeks to one-up the other, gamers reap the rewards of the competition. This was the main reason why I decided it was time to purchase an Xbox One. And, my goodness was that the right choice. I love my Xbox One and feel that it was a fantastic value for the price. Gaming on the Xbox One is fantastic. Games run smoothly, have great graphics, and there is a wide selection of games. When it comes to gaming, both the Xbox One and the PS4 are fairly similar. The hardware specs of each console have been shown to be about the same, meaning that both will likely have similar graphics and performance throughout their lifetimes. Where the Xbox One differentiates itself is the large number of apps and features that the console has outside of gaming. The Xbox One has dozens of apps that let you stream TV or music, chat with friends, record game clips, and more. Notable apps include Skype, Netflix, Pandora, and OneDrive. I have found the OneDrive app particularly useful. OneDrive is Microsoft's Dropbox competitor. As an Office 365 subscriber, I get one terabyte of space in OneDrive. This has allowed me to upload all of my music and movies to OneDrive so I can watch and listen to it all on my Xbox One. The thing that has most impressed me about the Xbox One is Microsoft's dedication to improving the console. Microsoft releases an update to the console every month that adds features to the console. These features are suggested to Microsoft through a voting system that Xbox Live members can use, so the features are almost always useful and relevant. Overall, I would recommend the Xbox One to anyone considering a next-gen console. The console is easy to use, has great features, and is getting even better than it already is every month. This all makes the Xbox One a great value, and makes all of my friends who purchased PS4s green with envy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A lot of bang for you buck

    Posted
    xxJollyxx

    For only $350, you get a next gen console with 2 games. A very good deal considering the console normally goes for $400 without the Kinect. I opted to go without the Kinect because ever since Microsoft no longer requires it for the One, you know that support will drop, making it more of a luxury and a gimmick honestly. Most of my friends don't even use it. I've owned a PS4 as well, and one thing that I love about the Xbox One is the build quality and the attention to detail. Everything feels very solid and the console itself seems over-engineered to ensure it wont overheat. Also, the materials seem to be of a higher quality than the PS4. I've had a PS4, and the shiny part on it would scratch even when wiping it with a microfiber towel. The PS4 overall just felt very cheaply made, which is understandable considering it's price. Everyone about the One just feels more premium, even the packaging. When it comes to graphics, everyone knows the PS4 is more powerful, but honestly, after owning both, I can't see a difference unless you took them side by side and analyzed with a magnifying glass. The difference in visuals is even narrower than last gen. It's not something that should factor into your decision between the two. The things that DO matter are the exclusives, the UI, and the network. Both PS4 and Xbox One seem to have great exclusives, but the PS4 has a very clean UI which is very easy to navigate. The Xbox One Menu is a nightmare to me and doesn't make much sense. It's like a console version of Windows 8. But the network on the One is far superior to the PS4 network, and I find that gaming on the Xbox online has far less issues. At the end of the day, just pick what most of your friends have. In my case, that's the Xbox One. PS.... previously and avid Sony gamer last gen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entertainment system

    Posted
    cpro48609
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    While my son and others insisted that I get a PS4 which according to them was better for hard core gamers, I went with my gut and upgraded my Xbox 360 to an Xbox One. I am by no means a hard core gamer anyway. Having the unit be a central part of my entertainment system was a must. I was able to remove my Roku player and my BluRay player since the Xbox One had both of those features. One HUGE added (and unexpected) bonus came in the form of Dolby surround with my existing stereo. I have an old school Denon AVR-3802 which sounds FANTASTIC! The problem is it was just before HDMI came out. If I replaced the unit with a newer one with HDMI and wanted the 'same audio quality' I would have to pay thousands. Most high-end sound guys said they would gladly use that unit over a cheaper unit just to get HDMI. But the problem was I had an Optical cable adapter with my 360 so games would be in surround, but my Roku didn't have it. The blu ray did but I had to swap the cable around quite a bit. The Xbox One has a built in Optical output that goes right to my receiver. So now Netflix, Amazon, DVD's, Games etc, basically everything I can pipe through my receiver to get Dolby Surround. So I have 2 less pieces of hardware in my setup AND I now have Dolby Surround with everything! Other than that the games look fantastic obviously. Controllers are great too. Some people talk about it being big and ugly, but its half the size of my receiver and its black so it just looks like any other high tech box. Not bad at all. I was expecting it to be abnormally big after reading some reviews but thats not the case. It may be smaller than the PS4 but its a 'normal' size piece of equipment in any setup. It's been a great purchase and if I could start over I would get the exact same thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Console

    Posted
    David
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    Xbox 1 is a good console. I moved over from PS world to Xbox and have mixed feelings. Xbox has great games. It's controller is great as well. I do, however, have an issue with the interface. It's quite confusing. Microsoft tried to make this close to the Windows 8 interface and it just doesn't work very well. I get lost all the time and feel like it takes extra steps to get where you want to get to. PS4, on the other hand, kept its simple interface with side to side drop down menus for more user-friendly browsing. The Console also seems to consume lots of energy and expel lots of heat. My small apartment energy bill increased with the use of the console although I used it less than my other consoles. Given the size of the console, it is just unreal that the power block is so huge and geats up so much it needs its own fan. Just space-wise, it's definitely a downside. The real reason for the 4 star review is for the XboxLive service that you must have for online gaming. Paying for it is inevitable in any console now so that's not the issue. The issue is that it often does not allow me to join online matches within games when joining in a party with friends. It will say that it's not compatible or kick one of the members of your party out. The NAT is fine and connection is great. It works well when it's just 1 person joining a multiplayer game but once you have a party joining, it won't work. This happens with more than just one game. Evolve is one of the most annoying because it already takes forever to find and start a match so at times, it takes 30mins to 1 hr to even start a match with a party. Not fun. Overall, good console with great game line ups but interface complexities and multiplayer network faults.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad. Just bad!

    Posted
    ponderingtom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've had them all. NES, Wii, Atari, X-Box, X-Box 360, PlayStation. This XBox One is by far, the worst gaming console purchase I've ever made. Here's a short list of the frustrations: 1) Both Forza and Horizon 2 took over 24 hours to "update" after putting the disc in. I don't have the greatest Internet connection, but that shouldn't really matter. I should be able to at least play the game while the updates download. 2) I tell it I want to use a passkey always. No password. I manage my passwords through LastPass so I don't know them without looking on my phone or a browser. XBox One doesn't remember this setting and makes me enter my password occasionally. It seems to be mostly on reboots... which, with this thing, is often. 3) Party mode... I only got this console because my son across the country has this one. We are both into the driving simulator games so we like to connect and play. Getting a party started and things connected is about as pleasant as having teeth pulled. It works sometimes. And he's an expert on this thing and has had the XBox One since it came out and he still has troubles with it. 4) Freezing games. I have a Live account, and I added my daughter who does not. I let her play my games and if the game is not completely stopped, it will freeze when it realizes a different account is signed in. It's supposed to automatically restart. I also have gotten into the habit of quitting the games before shutting down the console. I shouldn't have to do this, but the chances are good that the console will freeze up on restart if I don't. Bottom line: I should have taken this piece of junk back the day I bought it. When the games work, they are spectacular. It's just getting the games started that is so frustrating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    XBOX ONE IS AMAZING!!

    Posted
    projoker
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    There are now several Xbox One bundles to choose from over the holidays, and this Assassin's Creed bundle is one of the better options in my opinion. But just in case another one will be a better match for you, here is a comparison with holiday price drops: Xbox One, no Kinect: $349 - Barebones, nothing extra, not a great deal, don't get this one. Xbox One with Kinect: $449 - Same as above, but includes Kinect. No other bonuses, don't get this bundle. Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle, no Kinect: $349 - This includes both Assassin's Creed black flag (digital version), which is playable immediately after download, and Assassin's Creed Unity, which you can pre-download, but it is not playable until release date, which is still 1-2 weeks away. As you can see, this is the same price as the barebones XBO, but includes 2 free games, making it a pretty sweet deal if you don't care about the Kinect. Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle, with Kinect: $449 - Same as other AC bundle above, but also includes Kinect. It also includes a free Kinect game: Dance Central Spotlight. The Kinect sells separately alone for $149 MSRP, so this is an *extremely* good bundle. The standard MSRP prices would put this value at $399 console + $149 Kinect + $30 AC Black Flag + $60 AC Unity + $20 Dance Central Spotlight = about $650 total. Even if you believe the separate prices are kind of inflated, or they go down further over time, still a great deal. Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle: $349 - This bundle does not include a Kinect, but includes the new Sunset Overdrive game for the same price as the barebones bundle. But what makes this one stand out is that both the console and controller are white, which is pretty coo

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this system, two small annoyances

    Posted
    Nerdy89
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not much I can put in here that you haven't read elsewhere on the internet. However, be prepared for you internet usage to spike the day you start using this. Anytime it is on, it uses a noticeable amount of bandwidth on your internet....even more when playing games. My average usage is 128 GB a month. After one week with this system (towards the end of the month and the fair point that i downloaded large scale games), my usage was sitting at 250 GB with my ISP. Short point to the above is to be careful if you are with a service provider that charges over 300GB like comcast and you barely stay within those limits as is. Functionally its a great system. 4k gaming is not supported at the time of this review, however the 4k video output is just what you'd expect in terms of quality. The system DOES come with a 4k cable in box (version 1.4 so only 4k at 24fps is supported, but good enough for most - will need to get a 2.0 cable to support 60fps at whatever time xbox is updated to be able to output this). One thing I wish i knew BEFORE I started buying games.....there is a downside to each of the two methods you can buy games: 1) digital download - awesome that you don't have to get up and put a disc in to play BUT the download is tied to YOUR MICROSOFT ACCOUNT and NON-TRANSFERRABLE so if you ever choose to sell it, you can't send the games with it unless you sell the account too. 2) good ol' game disc - great that you can sell it with the unit if you ever choose, BUT you HALF TO PUT THE DISC IN TO PLAY even after the mandatory installation to play it You would effectively have to buy the game twice to get the best of both worlds....this (and bandwidth usage) is why the 4 instead of 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good system

    Posted
    KBranyon
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    I got this system mostly for my fiance. He loved/loves his XBox 360 and was really excited to get the XBox One. He primarily uses it for video games, obviously, but he was a bit upset with the huge amount of time to install and then update a game the first time. We expected some install time, but just to install GTA V he had to leave the disc in and the console running overnight before it finished installing and updating. Assassin's Creed took almost twice as long. Our internet speeds are about 30 Mbps which is excellent for home internet, so the amount of down time for install was disappointing. Also, he only has 4 games loaded on the console and it is already over half full in its memory. I really expected more than that from the newest of the new console. Aside from gaming things, the menu is a bit odd and has a learning curve. It is more similar to Windows 8 in my opinion than any console I've yet seen. It is learnable though obviously, but really should have been intuitive for someone who has had XBox since he was a young teenager. It has nice features, like being able to quick launch the game and system itself, but still it is a steep learning curve and the data issues would be truly miserable if someone had a typical home internet speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product but could be better.

    Posted
    USER54
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    First thing first this package came with a game that isn't that good that may be the reason for bundling it in the first place. As for the Xbox itself it seems pretty bulky. I understand that it is meant to become the core of your entertainment center but that doesn't mean it needs to be so big. I must admit though it's pretty stylish. One of my first concerns when opening the box and setting up the system was the realization that the controller still doesn't come with a rechargeable battery pack. I feel like this was the least Microsoft could do when designing a $400 game system. Although this can be handled by simply ordering one from overseas for 5 bucks Microsoft should provide these instead of two Duracell batteries. Next thing is that it makes it kinda hard to control the tv. It was advertised that this system would allow you to control everything from the controller but you really can't. I can't even change channels win mine and I have a simple Comcast hd box. Finally I think one thing that got to me was the fact that when I purchased the Xbox it came with a setting that meant it would stay on 24/7 hummin and heating up. I quickly turned this off as it drains electricity and it will eventually over heat. There is some good though. You can use apps like Netflix, Hulu and a whole bunch of otherpps. And Xbox live gives some pretty good free games but if your a gamer like me this won't suffice for long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Fans of the Assassins Creed Franchise

    Posted
    Moclov303
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    Love the games that were included with the Console. Objectively the best games ever created, using historical and cultural accounts/events to engage the player in a time period that can only be observed in museums and or textbooks. Do not like the console itself. Console is much larger than the xbox 360. Console continues to make humming sounds/noises when turned off (even if it is off for hours, it will continue to make sounds at random) which is questionable for power usage/privacy reasons. takes way too long to download a game even when the disc is in the player. After a game is uploaded from the hardcopy, it must be in the console to play. this is a major inconvenience when you are trying to play a game on your console while downloading another. Also, if purchased as the bundle, there are no hard copies for the games (dont know how i should feel about this, ripped off? dont understand why you would need a hard copy for something you uploaded, but not for one you downloaded). Another example is not being able to play my 360 games with the One. Why on earth would i have to pay for the same game more than once when the consoles should be compatible with each other? THIS IS RIDICULOUS! If i had been aware of all of these issues prior to my purchase, I would not have purchased the One. I would instead get a new hard drive for the 360 and be much happier. Not pleased with the console with regards to past models, random sounds when inactive, and compatibility. Thanks Microsoft

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Requires very HIGH speed internet

    Posted
    theSWO
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    I bought the Xbox for myself while serving overseas. I received the Xbox with no issues but when I opened it I found the games required to be downloaded... the LEGO Batman came with a disk but required a mandatory update before being able to play. I was hoping that games with a physical disk would be able to be played with no problems but I was wrong. Assassins Creed is two separate downloads one is 50Gb and the other is 25Gb while LEGO Batman, though smaller, required a 150Mb download. I have internet and knew the games needed to be downloaded but I was expecting a 5Gb or less download. I also bought Halo MCC and found I needed to download yet another 18Gb of data even though it had a disk. So In total, with the Xbox update, I am looking at around 100Gb of data that needs to be downloaded. With my internet speed I might be able to play the Xbox in about 2 weeks if the internet says active and the multiple power outages doesn't fry the Xbox first. So far I am not impressed with Xbox. I currently have a large heat generating paperweight that needs to be reset once a day to continue downloading the games because the internet connection is not fast enough. Also the Xbox does not download one game at a time. If the system decides to turn off because the internet is too slow when restarted it will start on a different game. So I now have 4 games at 20% where if it stuck with just one game I could at least be playing a smaller download game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good system at a good price

    Posted
    Wowgirl38
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My husband and myself are long time gamers. We started back in Nintendo days and have moved up with every system since. We even met in video games! :) I purchased this bundle for him for Christmas, the deal I got was very hard to pass up. After we got his we ended up adding to my nephews Christmas money so I could get him one as well. So far we all love it and my husband and I fight over using it. The system is very easy to get used too and we love many of the features. So far it doesn't seem to have any glitches(though we got it way after release, so most have probably been fixed). However, the console does get VERY hot. It is best placed away from other components in a place where it can get lots of air flow. I also suggest once you find the settings menu, that you "pin" it by pressing the start button while on its icon. Until we did this it was annoying to try to find the settings menu. I also LOVE the Xbox "Home" feature, this has allowed us to not renew my gold membership. Would also be great for a family with multiple children, you will not need to purchase multiple Xbox Gold subscriptions! The biggest downside is the lack of games available. While my husband and nephew have tons to choose from, I have only found a few that fit my tastes, but more are coming out later this year that I am interested in, so hopefully the few I am interested in now hold me over. Overall I am very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming system

    Posted
    James
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    I owned the original Xbox gaming console and an Xbox 360 console. The graphics on Xbox One are exceptional! There really did not seem to be much difference in the graphics between Xbox and Xbox 360. The improvement in graphics on Xbox One versus Xbox 360, however, is absolutely astounding! You have to see it to believe it! I was able to log in to Xbox live and my profile and achievements from Xbox 360 transferred over seamlessly. It was quick and super easy to set up Xbox One console. It is great a CD/DVD tray does not eject on the Xbox One. The ejecting CD/DVD tray on my Xbox 360 completely broke (won't open), which is why I decided to buy an Xbox One. After using it for a little over a week, I noticed two downsides to Xbox One. First, it is NOT backwards compatible. I have 15 Xbox 360 games I cannot play on Xbox One, which is frustrating and ridiculous and not cool Microsoft! Secondly, the hard drive space on Xbox One is only 500 MB, which only suffices for 6 to 8 games. I will buy and connect an external 3.0 USB hard drive as the memory is so small on Xbox One. Overall, however, I love Xbox One. The improvement in the design of the console and in the gaming graphics is spectacular and makes it well worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    Posted
    NICK4LIFE

    Please, everyone viewing this, do yourself a favor and just buy the ps4. Xbox One has been the absolute WORST gaming experience I have ever had in my life. It's like they don't even want you to play video games on this console. I have on of the best internet connections, and updates are taking more than 4 HOURS LONG. For example... here is what recently happened to me: Turned on my xbox, because I wanted to play Far Cry 4. I was told that I couldn't sign online until I updated my console. I tried to avoid updating, but Far Cry said it is unplayable without being online. The Update for the console took 4 hours long and than restarted. Right after that, Far Cry needed to be updated. It has been stuck on 77% for three hours. It has been almost 8 hours and I'm still not playing my game. With the PS4, updates take seconds, and you're playing your game. Not only did I give up on trying to do the one thing this console is supposed to let me do, but I wasted a lot of money paying for a slow system. Even when games work, they have frozen on me. They take up too much power. It looks like a console from the 60's. I was never so happy to sell this thing. I moved on to a real gaming system. Microsoft is trying way too hard to make xbox one a family friendly console and they are failing miserably. DO NOT BUY THIS CONSOLE!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    May need to update.

    Posted
    OldGamernewXBoxer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It is very difficult to review this product. It was given as a "family" Christmas present. It was easy to setup and get connected to my home entertainment system. Unfortunately I have only been able to load one game and one app since getting it installed because the XBox website has been having issues. It seams that even when you have disc with a game on it, the very first thing that has to happen is an update needs to be downloaded before playing the game. Just Dance took an hour to download before we could run it. Then after playing 1 round the console hung up and had to be reset. Since then we keep getting a message that the XBox Live website is having issues please be patient. A 6 and 8 year old only have so much patience, thanks Microsoft. I was able to download an app to play DVDs and Blu-Rays. Again I had to downloaded an app to play movies as it is not loaded out of the box, nothing is. I can watch videos with it and it works well for that, but so did my $100 Blu-Ray player. Be prepared to wait every time you want to try a new feature because you will have to download something to make it work, and right now nothing can download. I will have to download for the next month and the come back and update my review, unless of coarse I get so fed up with waiting for Microsoft to fix their website that I return this XBox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Console For Everyone.

    Posted
    Jakejm79
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Have to say how amazing the Xbox One is both with its dashboard layout which makes it extremely helpful to organize the many features of the console from video to music to games. I did have one annoyance though when I got my console is that when I started it up I got an error message and had to go online to get a patch update onto my flash drive to resolve the issue but after that all is fine. The console found my wi-fi and connected easily and am downloading my two free games also pretty easy to signup your Xbox 360 profile onto the Xbox One profile without a hitch. The Xbox One controller feels definitely superior to the Xbox 360 controller with it's RB/LB/RT/LT buttons and control sticks which are slightly smaller then the 360 controllers as well as the Dpad. Console physical specs are pretty good the topside venting fan is large pretty much half the top and you have a slide/push in disc player for the games rather then the former 360 push tray disc reader.Played a few games and the console is definitely quieter then the 360 as well as it was hard to tell if it was on or not unless you looked at the illuminated Xbox One touch power on/off icon. This console has shown that Microsoft has definitely listened to their customers and fans and released the console they wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend