Xbox One launches in NZ, rest of the world to follow soon

It’s been years in the making and months since us mortals first laid eyes on it, but Microsoft’s Xbox One console is finally here. Kiwis are celebrating, with the first official launch happening right now in New Zealand where it’s already the 22nd of November.

Folks have been lining-up to get to try a new console and see Microsoft’s demos for the last 7 hours and for most people this is the first chance to see an Xbox One up in real life.

The event is a big showcase for Microsoft’s new platform with users getting to try the Xbox One for themselves. At this New Zealand launch there are more than 40 Xbox Ones that the public can play on, with regular launch titles such as Forza making an appearance and possibly, a good first impression for potential customers.

Similar events are planned all around the world for the next 24 hours and we’ll be bringing you highlights and news all throughout so be sure to stick around.

Source: Geeksphere.tv

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gaburko said,

I am sure MSFT will come to their senses and fix those issues (no DVR? Really? no ability to stream my FLAC library..again - REALLY? and all sorts of stupid things like this which will get sortet out eventually)

hehe annoyed they won't cater to a tiny minority who use flac. You'll be a long time waiting if that's your need.

SledgeNZ said,

hehe annoyed they won't cater to a tiny minority who use flac. You'll be a long time waiting if that's your need.


This is just one small example. Little by little and it becomes big quickly. Little minority needing a DVR solution, little minority needing FLAC, little minority that will be annoyed being requested to pay for GOLD to simply use skype and explorer.
Its just work in progress and my point is it will either eventually be ironed out or it will simply not conquer the living room as its really a "beta" thing in that area right now.

The_Decryptor said,
I'm picking mine up in 12 hours because I'm old enough to not have to go to a midnight launch

I'm not the early adopter type, but I do like going to midnight releases. Pick up a game you've been waiting for with friends, go out and pick up a pizza/food, drinks, and have a get together.

Much more fun than picking up a game by myself to go home by myself to play with my- err, to play by myself**

Keep waiting. The Azure cloud isn't going to fall over when a comparatively small number of Xbox One units download a 500MB update.

bobsled said,
Keep waiting. The Azure cloud isn't going to fall over when a comparatively small number of Xbox One units download a 500MB update.

looks like we didnt need to wait even that long...store.xbox.com, xbox.com are down. So you were saying?

Picked up mine over two hours ago at the midnight launch. It's now set up tidily and updated.

First new console. Always been a PC gamer and I have three Titans currently, yet I still felt like venturing into the console world for a change, and to be able to play console exclusives if I liked the title enough.

First impressions: awesome, even down to the packaging and Day One edition contents. To me it just screams 'quality' on everything I've unbowed so far. Even the Day One Xbox Live metal case, with metal insert!

No issues of course. This looks to be a very nice piece of kit so far and looking forward to exploring it over the next few days.

If I had the money... I'd get it at launch but as it stands, it'll be an xmas gift for the family at the earliest. Looking forward to seeing how well the launch goes.

Those who got one already, any physical issues, ie. wobbling, creaking, funky smells, etc? How are the noise/heat levels?

My unit and Kinect are fine. The console fan spins up when gaming but is very quiet when sitting on the dashboard or running other apps.

Think I'll pass, just got the Xbox 360 E about 2 weeks ago. Thats good enough for now.

At least its got the kinect port. I've still got the 60 GB Xbox. Which is now in a box.

To save me spending $150 NZ for a 320 GB hdd, (I dont need a hdd that big, 60 was enough), I ripped it out of the 60 GB Xbox. And put it in the E.

Couldnt see where to edit the above. Should have added. maybe if it was cheaper I would have purchased one ($749 is a bit steep IMO).

In regards to editing, there's a hidden 'Pencil' icon to the left of the 'Quote' link when you over over the area with your cursor.

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