Xbox One unboxing video: every console to ship with a headset

Microsoft has reversed its decision not to bundle a headset with every Xbox One console. The company had previously stressed the ability of Kinect, which will come as standard with every Xbox One, to isolate voices from background noise, positioning it as an all-in-one solution for video and audio chatting.

Today's announcement was made by Xbox Live’s director of programming, Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb, in the first official unboxing video of the console, which you can watch above. The video shows what you’ll get if you pick up one of the limited edition ‘Day One’ units. In addition to the console itself, the package contains Kinect, a branded controller, a headset, a 4K rated HDMI cable, power supply and a code for a Day One digital achievement.

Microsoft has also launched a new series of promotional videos offering a close-up look at Xbox One peripherals including the controller, play and charge kit and headset, which you can check out below. The company has confirmed that Xbox One will be available in 21 markets this November. The Xbox One price has been set at £430/$500.


  • pusur - August 9, 2013 2:32 a.m.

    I still think that Microsoft have fucked with that announcement they loft tons of fans, and i don`t think there are so many people that are interested in the xbox left
  • GOD - August 8, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    Thank you Xbox one for reminding me that not every current gen console came with wireless capabilities and that a giant power brick is a thing still used for consoles.....
  • GenderBender_9000 - August 8, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    Wait, wait, wait. Hold on a sec. Did he just say it comes with a sticker?!! DAY ONE PURCHASE!
  • chavbuster1 - August 8, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    Sweet...shame about Kinect though.
  • Z-man427 - August 8, 2013 9:49 a.m.

    Did I see what I thought I saw at the end of the video? He turned it on, but through some trickery, it seems it was t plugged in. Does this have a rechargable battery in it? Still not getting one, but that does seem strange.
  • semitope - August 8, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    just imagine if sony had kept most of their advantages secret. Xbox One would be completely different at launch from what it will be now. They'd not have known to change certain things
  • FoxdenRacing - August 8, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    They still would've made some changes; they responded not just to Sony, but also to pre-order numbers that didn't come anywhere near projections.
  • Dueck - August 8, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    First they drop the awful DRM, then they decide to throw in the headset. Now I hear they've improved the D-pad?! Thanks, MS. You have ears, not just a mouth, after all.
  • Talvari - August 8, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    Just gimme a bundle without kinect and maybe i'll get one sometime in 2014 :|
  • Doctalen - August 8, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    Looks like Microsoft finally realized how stupid they were before E3. While all of these reversals are a good thing overall, both for gamers and anyone buying it, I've lost faith in the Xbone One-Eighty. Everything is supposedly dandy and happy but I don't trust Microsoft at the moment.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - August 8, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    Not too shabby. Still don't think I'll get one (for now anyways; always end up getting one-of-each foreach gen), but at least most of MS backtracking has arguably been helpful for gamers. Still, thats an included headset for each 'Day one' systerm? Does that mean every other sku won't?
  • TanookiMan - August 8, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    Looks like all versions come with a packed in headset. 3:08
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - August 8, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    Ah, ok good. Not able to view video at the moment, so was wondering if it addressed that.
  • KN1GHTMARE - August 8, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    Major Nelson says in the video that its for Day One along with all other skus
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - August 8, 2013 8:45 a.m.


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