According to Microsoft, the Xbox One was supposed to release on the 23rd of August 2016 in Europe. However, it seems like someone has already got their hands on the console in Norway where he unboxes his console on camera.
The console the video uploader has is the 2TB variant of the Xbox One which seems to have a small footprint which is exactly what Microsft has promised at E3 claiming the Xbox One S to be 40% smaller than the original Xbox One. The video uploader, by the name of Krister Kallekleiv, has shown off all you get in the box and a visual tour of all around the console itself, nothing mind-blowing but that that was pretty much expected.
However, it seems like the Xbox One S may not be able to run 4k content out of the box as @Kubo76 mentioned in his tweet who also is found to be a lucky owner of an Xbox One S
— Russian76 (@kurbo76) 27 July 2016
Talking to the owner of the Xbox One S, he told us
“There was no option for 4K. We had to do about a 4.5 gig update when it first powered on. We checked the display settings and it said 1080p. We changed HDMI cables and changed HDMI ports on the tv and nothing fixed the issue. Still won’t do 4K.”
“Maybe a “Day-One” update on August 2nd when it’s supposed to come out.”
Additionally, he even tried 4k BluRay discs. Well, he is disappointed, he says:
Bought a 4K DVD of Deadpool and tried to play it and got an error code 0x91d70001. The Xbox One S won’t play the 4K movie. Microsoft is dropping the ball on this one.
It’ll be exciting to see how the Xbox One S runs games at HDR and run 4k content. This’ll just make the Xbox One S more living room friendly. It’s an exciting future! Now that we’ve seen this, now all eyes towards Scorpio
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