Microsoft has announced the Xbox One next-generation console which will go on sale later this year.
The next-generation console was shown with a new Kinect sensor and a redesigned gamepad.
In Microsoft’s last financial year the firm’s Entertainment and Devices Division accounted for $9.6bn (£6.3bn) worth of sales. That represents about 13% of its total revenue for the period.
Jia Wu from consultants Strategy Analytics said “Microsoft is strong in business software and the enterprise cloud business, but its consumer businesses are facing tremendous challenges: PCs are declining rapidly and Windows Phone handsets have only a fraction of the market shares of rivals,”
The ability to watch live TV with the selection of channel controlled by voice has added by Microsoft.
“This is also the unique one which Microsoft has that can differentiate itself from Apple, Google and other large tech companies.”
The Xbox One Microsoft add a Blu-ray drive and Skype functionality to its console, introduce vibrating feedback into its gamepad’s triggers, and improve the Kinect camera’s sensor to 1080p high definition resolution.
Kinect would be good for analysing body movements, It will more accurately allowing users to control games characters and navigate other entertainment options.
New tools allow users to record and edit game play so we can easily upload clips to the web.
Hardware and specifications
The Xbox One runs on an x86, 8-core CPU with 8 GB DDR3 RAM with 500 GB internal storage, a Blu-ray drive and USB 3.0 connectivity. No specifics were given on the system’s GPU, DirectX 11.1 graphics. The system will also place a new, advanced version of the Kinect sensor with a 1080p HD RGB camera and a 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor.