Everything has been said and done now. Microsoft’s hotly anticipated next generation gaming console has finally been revealed to the public, though the company is yet to confirm exactly when it will release the Xbox One. For now, it is believed that the release will take place around the holiday season. Major retailers are currently accepting pre-orders for the Xbox One. The console will ship with one controller, which is obviously not going to be enough for a vast majority of customers. Microsoft has priced the new controllers for Xbox One at $60.

If customers opt for the Play and Charge kit, which comes with a battery that integrates in the controller and a cable that charges it during gameplay or on standby, they will have to part with $74.99 for one controller. The Xbox One Chat Headset will cost $24.99. The console itself has been priced at $499.99 whereas its nearest competitor, Sony’s PlayStation 4, is priced at just $399. It is only after the release will we be able to gauge if Sony’s generous price cut will affect Xbox One sales. For now, both consoles seem to be raking in a respectable number of pre-orders.

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