Xbox One is Microsoft’s eighth-generation game console, developed as the successor to Xbox 360 and released in 2013. The console built on the success of the 360 mainly in the social aspects of console gaming and has ruled the eSports scene in many different games, selling more than 20 million units.
The console was manufactured by Flextronics and Foxconn with a custom-built 8-core APU with 2 quad-core Jaguar modules by AMD, running at 1.75 GHz. With 8 GB DDR3 memory and AMD Radeon GNC running at 853 GHz and more recently 914 MHz with Xbox One S. While the available resolutions were up to 1080p, the console allows 4K video playback, as well as HDR10 high-dynamic-range color with the redesigned Xbox One S, released in August 2016.
Major Games and eSports
Microsoft’s Xbox has been a brand utilizing the social aspects to gaming and Xbox One has continued down the path with many games exclusively holding eSports events with it. The console has also seen blockbuster series exclusively published for it, such as Halo series, Forza, Gears of War, Titanfall, Killer Instinct and many more. While sharing titles such as EA Sports FIFA series, NHL, and brands such as NBA 2K, Mortal Kombat X, Rocket League and Rainbow Six series, Xbox provides an ultimate gaming experience.
Xbox One has seen very positively received, with positive reviews in regards to its reliability, controller design and battery life, as well as getting rid of many reported issues with 360. Microsoft also provided a number of updates since its release and has continuously worked on improving the console with regard to user feedback which is a huge factor to its sales and prevalence, resulting with Xbox One S and the announced "Project Scorpio" hardware revision, scheduled for release in 2017.