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Xbox One Launch Day Buyer's Guide: Games, Gear, And More

Posted on Friday, November 22 @ 00:01:00 PST by GR_Staff


Can I upgrade the 500GB hard drive?

Nope. Sorry!

Will it support an external HDD?

External hard drives won't be supported at launch.

Can Xbox One play Xbox 360 games?

No. Xbox One will not support disc-based or downloadable Xbox 360 games.

Can I use an Xbox 360 controller with Xbox One?


Can I watch Blu-ray and DVD movies on the system?

Yes! Now that Microsoft has embraced Blu-ray, the system's drive will be able to play both DVD and Blu-ray discs.

How about CDs?

Yup. Xbox One is DLNA compatible and will play MP3s and CDs.

Is there a day one update for the system?

Yup, and you'll need to download it if you plan on doing basically anything on the console.

Will I be able to play games offline?

Yes. Unless of course you want to play a game online. Then, you'll obviously need to be connected to the internet.

Can I buy, sell, or trade used games?


How many friends can I have on Xbox Live?

Up to 1,000. Plus, you'll be able to follow an unlimited number of people, Twitter style.

Does the console require an "always on" internet connection?


Do I need the Kinect plugged in at all times?

Nope. Unless you want to take advantage of the motion-tracking camera, you don't need to have it plugged in at all.

How many controllers does Xbox One support at one time?

The console supports the use of eight controllers simultaneously.

Does the console come with a headset?

Yes, a headset is packed in with the console.

Do I have to pay to play online multiplayer?

Yup. Just like Xbox 360, you'll need a Gold subscription to play online.

Can Xbox One stream and share content like PS4?

Yup. The console will record gameplay and allow you to broadcast live footage over Twitch.

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