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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Family Bundle

    Posted
    cxm249
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    We've been holding off on upgrading from the 360 until all the bugs had been worked out of the first gen units. Plus, as Microsoft gets closer to de-supporting 360 game development, we finally decided to pull the trigger. I'm a researcher...almost OCD about it...before I make a purchase. Given you get three games, core unit with controller, and Kinect, this is a great deal. That being said, if you don't have younger kids, consider yourself a "gamer", or don't care to dabble with "hands free" technology the Kinect provides, this isn't the bundle for you. For my family, it's perfect. That being said, yes...it doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Not an issue for us, since I had to get two more controllers for the boys anyway. Some may also wonder about the small 500GB hard drive. This was a major concern for me also, knowing how large games are and that ALL games are now installed and played from the hard drive, even if you purchase a disc. The disc is only used to validate you own it, otherwise, the game runs completely off the hard drive. However, after reading numerous discussions on the topic, it's still actually better to get a 500GB unit and add an external drive for additional storage. Reason being that the internal SATA bus is still slower than the external USB 3.0. So, since it's the holidays, a 2TB Seagate Backup Slim can be had for $60-$70. I've have a couple of those drives, so was comfortable getting one to expand the system. It works fantastic, and we now have a 2.5TB system $20 more #if you subtract $100 for the Kinect#. So, long story short, if you took a base 1TB system #including one of the bundled games#, add the cost of a 1TB-2TB, add two Kinect games, and add the Kinect, you'll be well over the amount we paid for everything. The kids love the Kinect games #but will probably get old fast if you don't have kiddos to keep YOU engaged# and the sensor functionality is proving to be interesting as I slowly explore different capabilities and think about how much I want to integrate in the overall home theater. One more side note...many people have made comments about the Kinect and younger kids...content and sensor sensitivity wise. Content wise, games are not for the extremely young and typically need at least very basic reading skills. My 6 year old is just starting to read and is getting the hang of it in the games...it's actually getting him to read a little more! As for the sensor calibration, my first calibration was using me as the focal point. When I did that, it had a hard time picking up the 6 year old. Plus, I had adjusted the sensor a bit moving things around. So, I decided to use him to calibrate the next time. Since then, we haven't had issues with the sensor following hand movements, etc. Keep this in mind as a potential solution if you're also having trouble with little ones. Definitely well worth the money...and hope it lasts as long as the 360. For those dinging the One for lack of 360 compatibility...they should have known that up front if they researched before buying. However, Microsoft is really starting to push the backward compatibility since it's rollout last month, releasing 360 freebie games to One, expanding the list, etc. Trust me...we have a lot of 360 games and would like to eliminate the 360 altogether...but will just keep dual systems for now. The phase out pace seems reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming + Entertainment System

    Posted
    venkatx5
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    Received the unit few days back. Everything works perfect. Here the Pros & Cons. Pros + Kinect : Easy to control XBox and TV with voice. The Dance / Fitness games are fun. Practicing Fantasia (got from Library) / Lets Dance 2014 (bought from BBuy). + Hi-Fi Games : Games are so refined and next level in Graphics/FX. Trying to Play F1 2015. It takes time for newbies. Have to try the Top Rated Games (Halo 5, Just Cause, Gears of War, Tomb Raider). Am too a Beginner. + Smart TV Apps : If you have Non-Smart TV then this will make your TV Smart (NetFlix, HBO Go, you name it.). + One Drive : I have lot of media on my One Drive. XBox fetches the content with my live id. Watching Photos with controller is awesome. Especially Zoom and Pan the images via RT, LT. + Blu-Ray : XBox can play Bluray discs. Need to install Bluray app. It's Free. + Free Games : Xbox has couple of free games on App store. I really like "Airmech Arena". It's online only game. But very good to play. + Design: The console design/Matte finish is great. Has plenty of vents for air flow. Fits well on my TV stand. + 360 games : MS released patch to play old 360 Games on XBox one. At present it has couple of games. Expecting MS will release more by 2016. + Motion Feedback : MS fixed rotors inside Game controller for players to feel motion feedback. It's fun when playing Race Games like F1, NFS. Cons - Time to setup : It took more than 20 minutes to setup for the first time. It downloads over 2 GB firmware update for XBox, Kinect and Controller. - Controller pair : At first the controller didn't get pair and xbox light was blinking for sometime. Then I searched for solution on google. Had to press the pair button on XBox console (on side above USB Port) and press Pair button on front side of controller. If you are familiar with XBox then it's not an issue. - Power Brick : Not sure why the Power brick is really designed like Brick. It's so heavy and huge. Does it have internal fan to cool the circuits? :) - Cables : The XBox Power cable and Kinect cable are so thick. For me, it's bit difficult to fit/hide in my TV stand. It's not big deal for many. Overall I like it very much and recommend to those who looking for Gaming + Media Center console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Overall Deal

    Posted
    KV14
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    I purchased this Xbox bundle because it included the Kinect, which I wanted for the voice features. The voice feature allows you to tell the Xbox to turn on and activate all your devices like TV, receiver, etc. Also, you can tell it to turn off everything with a few words. My favorite feature is flipping between games and live TV because I have my HTPC (Note: Comcast, Direct TV and others work as well) connect into the HDMI input. If you plan on purchasing the Kinect this is one of cheapest combination. With the 1TB consoles you would pay $399.99 for the console with game, but pay $99.99 (on sale) for the Kinect, which puts you at $499.99. Buying this bundle allow you to just need to purchase the game, which you would save $40.00. Beware: my only negative is Best Buy did not put the proper description on this bundle. It only includes the standard (non-revised) controller. The typo error is on Best Buy, but the older controller is on Microsoft. Not sure specifically why they choose to put the old controller in the box. Going to assume they had a larger left over inventory. The actual console wasn't that old though, so I know its not a lot of left over old Kinect bundle packs with new boxes. My Xbox One console was made June of this year. If you plan on getting another controller I wouldn't worry about the controller issue because you can get the new ones with the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The secondary non-revised controller can be given to a friend while playing MP. Also, a controller review I read said they make some adjustments to how the buttons feel. I would have gave 5 starts if it included the revised Xbox One controller, but overall the bundle is a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's an Xbox. A game console and that's it.

    Posted
    SkepticalGamer
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    It's an Xbox. It won't make pancakes or help you fly. You will not feel your world change. At least not immediately. I have a 360 and the Xbox One. I have to admit, the graphics are noticeably better on the One. The controller is more or less the same. The Kinect, however is way much better than 360's. I've tired Skyping and playing Kinect sports, I must say...I was really impressed. I hardly use the voice commands, because it's easier to just use the controller to get the job done and the commands haven't been too helpful. I had to google the kinect commands to know which one I wanted to use...Yeah, that's very easy to use. I remember when Xbox One first came out and the voice commands were advertised, I think they kind of over sold it. It's not that great and especially if you speak English with an accent (my Indian friend had to repeat any command a lot of times for it to work). You still need a disc to play games (like with 360), even though it's already installed. Weird? I haven't tried playing 360 games on Xbox One, but from what I hear and have seen. It's err...dunno if I want to do that. I'll just keep my 360 for now. Summary Get it; if you want an upgrade to 360. However if you are deciding between PS4 and One, sorry mate, can't help you. The graphics are better and the Xbox One's Kinect is much better then 360's. The games are fun but it's a console not an ice cream maker. The games are only as good as they are made. If you have being saving up for one, wait and buy when there's a deal. It will get you in trouble, your neighbors will be mad about the noise and people you love will say you are becoming anti-social but you will love the small world it creates while it lasts. Try to take a break every two hours. It helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Family System

    Posted
    2110
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    We recently purchased the XBox One with Kinect bundle as a family system. I haven't owned a gaming system in over 10 years and decided on the XBox One. My wife wanted a blue ray player and I wanted to get back into gaming as a way to keep in touch with my siblings who play online games. The online gaming has changed immensely since I last played and had issues with constantly being disconnected but that's no longer the case. My six year old daughter loves the voice operation ability which makes it easy for her to navigate to certain Disney channels (besides what 6 year old doesn't love telling others what to do) and the fact that the Kinnect recognizes her when she walks into the room and tells her "Hi". The system takes some getting use to but after investing a little time with the XBox One you learn the layout. I also like that when you use the voice commands to turn the XBox on/off you can set it to also turn on all connecting devices. The only problem I've had with the XBox is it not recognizing the wireless controllers or being able to connect them to the system. To fix the problem I have to shut the system down, unplug the XBox, and restart it. After that it recognizes the controllers. By the way, Yes, the controllers are updated. If it weren't for this issue I would rate it five stars. Great system I'M impressed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kids love it, but too complicated to set up

    Posted
    DVDDude
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    I'm not a gamer but got this is a Christmas gift for the kids. Read the reviews that you need to update all the hardware and software ahead of time to have it ready for the kids to play with. Did that. Took a few hours, but not too complicated. What I failed to realize that in addition to the master account you also needed to set up individual accounts for each of the kids to be able to save their games and have the appropriate age appropriate controls in place. It took a couple hours of research online before I figured out how to do this (can't anyone provide a small manual anymore?), and another 1.5 hours to get it all done. Ultimately the kids love it, but it was way too complicated to set up. I can't imagine how someone without some decent computer skills can get more than one player set up with any sort of age appropriate limits. All in all I probably spent close to 5 hours getting everything set up and debugged. Microsoft needs to find a way to make this much, much simpler.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good System Bad Delivery Experience

    Posted
    Merce
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this bundle package as a christmas gift for my son... UPS made 2 delivery attempts, I then called to pick up my package at a store near me inwhich they indicated that I hade 5 Business days to retrieve my package... next day after work I went with photo id & delivery notice in hand & was told that my package had been returned to sender & there was nothing bestbuy or ups could do about it... they suggested that I cough up another 434.00 if I wanted to receive the system by christmas & wait 2-3 weeks to get refunded.... or go drive an hour (nearest store with stock) away to yet again fork out 434.00, i had an out of body experience & was livid but had to think rationally...I called online number and a service rep Shawn saved my son's christmas & had the package routed back to me at no additional cost, it arrived days before xmas & my family love the system, I even get pleasure out of playing game central, needless to say, the system ended up out shining the troubles

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Initially Excited, but that's faded quickly.

    Posted
    Halo4life33
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    First of all, I'm loyal to Xbox, owning the first since the release date on 11/15/01! This holiday bundle and a few gift cards convinced me it was time to upgrade my Xbox 360. I never considered not purchasing the Kinect with it, but now I'm questioning the value of it. After hooking the system up, I had nothing to play since every game required an update or download. I spent a few days just setting up the system. Since then I've played it only a few hours and find my self still playing Halo 4 on the 360. Now I'm disappointed the price has dropped another $50 since Christmas 2015. I say all of this just to say I would STILL purchase this system over a PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never buy from Best Buy again!

    Posted
    Unhappy
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    Didn't work out of the box. No biggie, went to exchange at local store. Then the hassles started. First they didn't have the exact same bundle so they tried to up sell my son who had taken it back. When that didn't work they told him that he had to have the card that it was purchased with to get a refund. Otherwise only a store credit. I proceeded to drive the 30 minutes to the local store where they promptly refunded my money without the card. They then lied when I asked them why I had to come down with the card and they blamed it on the "computer". This is note the first time I have had hassles at Best Buy. Never again will I shop at there. Their Customer service sucks!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional

    Posted
    Dustin
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    We are a "Xbox Family" which is important to explain in this day/age of Playstation versus Xbox. Before deciding if there was a need to upgrade from our 360 to Xbox One, I did a TON of research. That said, it did not prepare me for the sometimes overwhelming experience with our new Xbox One. This thing literally says Hello to each family member as they enter the room. Ok, big deal, right? Except that is a big deal when it comes to who is using the console and what they are setup to be allowed to do (E games versus Mature games). There are a ton of other things I like about the Xbox One, but that made my wife very happy (happy wife, happy life).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox or ps4, this review won't help you

    Posted
    Powerline500
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    I picked the Xbox for the Halo platform, plus I like what Xbox is doing with games with gold. This machine is not the blazing fast processor that I thought it was going to be, and downloading games is a pain. But what it does, it does well. I highly recommend getting the Kinect bundle, it is fund for kids and adults and when I walk in the room, the Xbox says hello to me. Take that ps4. My kid like it until he got grounded for putting the Xbox remote through the 60" flat screen... After that the Xbox didn't turn on for a while. Not sure if he will ever play it again, but I am enjoying it... Even on a little tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Shame it's a PC

    Posted
    MacUser
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    Unfortunately the whole Xbox experience is clunky and frustrating. Yes it does great things, but it sure makes you jump through hoops to get there! Christmas Day and Santa came through with the best present ever! One snag, you cannot use it until all the updates are done! Want to play a movie, you have to wait to download another App for that. How about a game? More waiting! Not the greatest hit out of the box. Surely at least preloading it with a DVD/BluRay player and the bundled games would create a better experience! The Turkey was delayed and dinner was really late because of this!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a game system

    Posted
    TexMace
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    I'm not a gamer, this was a gift for our son and he likes it. I did have to do all of the setup though. connecting to the TV was simple. Getting all of the account stuff setup and trying to figure out the parental controls but still allow our son to be able to play games was frustrating. Even looking online for setup of parental controls was not what I'd consider very clarifying (maybe I wasn't looking in the right places or using right search terms but it shouldn't be that hard). If instructions in this area could be beefed up, that would be awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Tool for all Ages

    Posted
    Krish
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    I bought this for my kids 12 and 7. They are very happy with this bundle. I plugged it in and went through the initial set up in around 10 minutes. The user interface is very nice and simple to use once you get going. Kinnect is pretty awesome. We played Kinnect Sports Rivals without any hiccups. Xbox Fitness with Kinect is cool too. I passed this off as a big 'meh' before i tried it, but the Kinect tracking and point system actually makes working-out a game as much as it can be. All in all very much satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good deal for the price

    Posted
    Mickey
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    It is a great bundle for the price. My only issue is it takes a long time to download games. I started off using wifi, after a full day the first game was only at 25%, after plugging it into the modem, things went much faster. I am disappointed it took 3 days to get this system set-up with the games. Fortunately, I have a lot of patience, if you are a gamer or have children that want to start playing right away, be ready to be frustrated.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    Asdzaan
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    New to gaming, and not interested in racing or fighting games. So I picked a bundle with the Kinect. Very happy that I did. The games that use the Kinect are a hoot. Have not had any issues with the system. It was easy to set up and configure. I've had questions for Xbox support, and they have been just great to work with. My only complaint after about a month is that the system is not a speedster! It does take awhile for games to load. Other than that, I'm perfectly happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System and Kinect

    Posted
    Dave
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    I loved the Xbox 360 but knew it was time for an upgrade, the xbox one has great graphics and I love that the system had a deal with the kinect. I was also able to buy multiple games at a good price as i bought a gamers club membership. The xbox one system works great and i was able to set up everything in a matter of minutes. I also run the system in another room as my tv is located on top of a fireplace so i can confirm that the controller works through the wall with no lag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It a new awesome experience

    Posted
    occacionalgamer
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    SO COMING FROM PS3 TO XBOX ONE WAS A HARD DECISION. I HAVE BEEN A PLAYSTATION PLAYER SINCE PLAYSTATION 1 AND EVENTHOUGH I PLAYED XBOX, XBOX360, I WASN'T A BIG FAN. NOW I LOVE MY XBOX ONE BECUASE IT IS NOT JUST A GAME CONSOLE - IT IS AN ENTRETAIMENT HUB. I LOVE THE VOICE ACTIVATED FEATURED AND THE NAVIGATION TAB. THE ONLY CON- I HAVE IT'S THE SLOW TURNING-ON PROCESS. IKNOW THERE IS WAY TO MAKE THINGS FAST BUT I'M STILL LEARNING. I WILL RECOMMENDED FOR A FAMILY CONSOLE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    can't play 360 games

    Posted
    Happy
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    This was a Christmas gift for my boys. They have wanted to upgrade to the One since our 360 stopped working in the summer. Unfortunately, I didn't do my homework very well. None of our Xbox 360 games can be played on the Xbox One. So, now we are spending tons of money replacing the games. It used to be that when you upgraded your systems, you could still play your old games... guess they make more $ this way. That being said, they system is amazing, & they LOVE it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice game console but hard to use

    Posted
    Zeus
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    I haven't used a game console since the Nintendo and Wii so I guess I didn't know what to expect but this console is pretty complicated to use and navigate. There are a lot of passwords and updating and at times I just wish it was a plain old game console where you put in a game and play it. Clearly the thing has a lot of capabilities and I need to learn how to use them. I know it will be great but it's going to take me some time to get comfortable with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend