The first Xbox One retail box is pictured off the assembly line

Last week, Microsoft's head of Xbox Live programming Larry "Hryb" Nelson posted up images of the first shipment boxes of the Xbox One console that are coming off the assembly line well ahead of its November 22nd launch date. Late on Friday, Hryb posted up another Xbox One "first" image, this time of the very first Xbox One retail box that has come off the console's assembly line.

The image was uploaded to the Major Nelson Twitter account, with Hryb adding that this very box will be heading to the Tokyo Game Show early next week to show to the press corps. This is a regular edition green colored retail box, by the way, and not the "Day One" edition that has a black color.

In related news, the latest edition of the Major Nelson podcast has Hryb chatting briefly with Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer, who said that their internal beta testers of the Xbox One are getting access to more games, including the new version of Zoo Tycoon. The podcast also hinted at something special that Microsoft is planning to announce that's Xbox One related sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Source: Major Nelson on Twitter | Image via Microsoft

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I can't believe it's green. We just got done talking about how awesome the packaging mock-ups were, and now it's green.

Day One editions can go suck a nut, back in black I say! (I know I'm just being childish, but damn I wanted the black box)

Actually, I do. I know it's still not a big deal for many so I know I'm definitely in the minority here. That's why I said I know I'm being ridiculous hahah.

I actually keep them for use. It's like keeping regular cardboard boxes, except mine are a lot more fun. Also great for Christmas pranks lol! (Yes, I got you an N64!)

That box is very green. I wonder how the PS4 and Xbox One compare in power consumption and environmental aspects like recycling and toxic materials used.

Enron said,
That box is very green. I wonder how the PS4 and Xbox One compare in power consumption and environmental aspects like recycling and toxic materials used.

do you really wonder that?

MikeChipshop said,
Should have used the black box as the normal box. It's much nicer.

I agree but I see the need for the Day One edition to be different. Anyways, big green box jumps out at you compared to big black box IMO.

They sure are relying on PR/word of mouth, Green box with arbitrary black boxes and a controller on it. Must be nice to market something with only a photo of itself.

srbeen said,
They sure are relying on PR/word of mouth, Green box with arbitrary black boxes and a controller on it. Must be nice to market something with only a photo of itself.

Err... plus massive logo and product name, not to mention all the information around the sides and back.

srbeen said,
They sure are relying on PR/word of mouth, Green box with arbitrary black boxes and a controller on it. Must be nice to market something with only a photo of itself.

Last time they had a bunch of Asian girls "playing" the xbox, unfortunately the xbox wasn't plugged in!