Xbox One hits store shelves and becomes available online Friday, with fans participating in global launch celebrations, watching a live broadcast on Spike TV and lining up at retail stores to be among the first to grab an Xbox One.
The new-generation games and entertainment system from Microsoft Corp. brings games, live TV, Skype, sports, fitness, music and more to one single device at the center of the living room, all available at the command of your voice, powered by Kinect and Bing.
Xbox One is available now in 13 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Austria.
“We have the best community of gamers around the world, and this was on full display last night,” said Marc Whitten, chief product officer, Xbox.
“The launch of Xbox One is truly Day One. Today is the beginning of the future of entertainment, and we could not be more proud to deliver Xbox One to fans around the world.”
Xbox One sells for $499.99 in the U.S. For the latest on Xbox One availability in your market, you can visit Xbox.com.
In the picture above: Fans celebrate the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One outside of the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Thursday, November 21, 2013.