The Xbox One is set up and rolling

So early this morning, I got up and ran out to nab my Xbox One and get it set up. I waited until the younger two kids were gone for school (the oldest already knew it was coming and takes classes online from home, so there was really no getting around her on that one as I save the big 'reveal' for the household on Thanksgiving next Thursday morning.


This qualifies as a 'Day One Edition' - which really does not mean a whole lot. My controller has that text on it, and I had a QR code I could hold up in front of the Kinect to give me the related achievement. The system comes with the console, the controller, some cables, the Kinect and headphones.

The first thing I noticed is that this is a bigger system than the PlayStation 4. You could feel the extra heft when carrying the box out of the store. It has a look that is half-gloss and half-grate. Two black systems with a mixed aesthetic - kind of an amusing comparison my oldest and I made between the Xbox One and PS4 right away.

Setup was actually quite easy. There was just a bit more tinkering with the XB1 versus the PS4 because of the Kinect cable and the external power source, which has a plug and the brick you are chaining together. Right away you have a mandatory update to the console, which only took a few minutes. Kudos to Microsoft for their server infrastructure holding up so well on day one. I had no problems transferring my account, downloading a game (Lococycle), and more. The network seems to be holding strong.

My wife and daughter have been playing Zumba World Fitness while I write this up. I plan to get a full review up on the console later today at Digitally Downloaded, so keep an eye out for that if you are interested. I should have plenty more PS4 and XB1 stuff going up on both sites over the next two weeks. Any questions for me? Ask away below and I'll do my best to try and answer them. Thanks!
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