Xbox One on display (under glass) at Microsoft's retail stores

If you have been wondering just what the Xbox One game console looks like up close, but haven't been able to go to events like E3 or this week's Gamescom show in Germany, you now have a chance to see one if you happen to live near a Microsoft Store location.

In a new YouTube video, Microsoft has announced that an Xbox One hardware unit, along with its controller and the Kinect sensor, will be on display at its many Microsoft Stores. While it's not stated in the video itself, it looks like Microsoft Stores will get a non-functioning version of the console, encased in a glass cage.

Still, if you want to see what the hardware looks like in the real world, instead of in videos or picture, this is better than nothing. We have emailed Microsoft to get clarification on if this is indeed a non working version of the Xbox One and if it will be shown in the full Microsoft Store locations or also in the smaller specialty shops.

We suspect that a few weeks before the Xbox One is actually released, there will be functioning demo units of the console in Microsoft Stores, as well as other retail locations like GameStop, Walmart and Target.

Source: Microsoft on YouTube

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Can't wait to get mine. Going to put it on eBay for $1000 since it likely will have limited quanities. /S

I have a pre-order, but considering if it is going to be worth keeping. I am simply not impressed with the One just yet. MS removing the locks is good, but I only play 2 games mostly on my 360 and the One may not be worth its $500 cost for me.

dead.cell said,
If you're unsure, just buy it, flip it, then buy it again when it actually has something you want.
I may just do that. Before I bought the 360, I hadn't owned a console in a long time. My last consoles were the original PlayStation and the N64. I bought the 360 because i had planned to use it for a media center device. But when I saw I wasn't going to be able to get my full library of movies and mp3's on it unless I burned them or copy them a FAT32 drive and then copy again, I was totally ****ed. I mean I can't even wirelessly transfer my media and that sucks too. So I bought a few games. I have about 10, but I only play Blur and once in a while NFS HP.

I am bored with console gaming. I got into PC gaming an WoW for a while an AOE. Most of Xbox games are all war games. For all we know, when we play COD, we could be logging into a real war and killing real people somewhere...lol /S

TechieXP said,
I may just do that. Before I bought the 360, I hadn't owned a console in a long time. My last consoles were the original PlayStation and the N64. I bought the 360 because i had planned to use it for a media center device. But when I saw I wasn't going to be able to get my full library of movies and mp3's on it unless I burned them or copy them a FAT32 drive and then copy again, I was totally ****ed. I mean I can't even wirelessly transfer my media and that sucks too. So I bought a few games. I have about 10, but I only play Blur and once in a while NFS HP.

I am bored with console gaming. I got into PC gaming an WoW for a while an AOE. Most of Xbox games are all war games. For all we know, when we play COD, we could be logging into a real war and killing real people somewhere...lol /S

You can use Plex and connect that way to watch your movies.

Dinggus said,

You can use Plex and connect that way to watch your movies.

Since MS is pushing the One to be a media center appliance vs what the PS4 is just a console, they need to make it easier for me to transfer my media too it.

I mean the Xbox is simply a limited PC. I am sure MS could easily add support for easy media transfer. I have a huge drive on my 360 and I have used only 2 or 3GB.

TechieXP said,
Since MS is pushing the One to be a media center appliance vs what the PS4 is just a console, they need to make it easier for me to transfer my media too it.

I mean the Xbox is simply a limited PC. I am sure MS could easily add support for easy media transfer. I have a huge drive on my 360 and I have used only 2 or 3GB.

Maybe it's just me, but having Plex on my iMac I can stream at any devices in my house. Simple to me.