The successor to the Xbox 360, Xbox One is a video game console from Microsoft that marks Microsoft’s entry in to the eight generation of video games consoles, known colloquially as next gen consoles. It is the third console realised by Microsoft in the Xbox family and competes directly with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U.
Microsoft have presented the Xbox one as an all in one entertainment system, aiming to compete with Google TV and Apple TV. To achieve the aim of being viewed as a full entertainment system, the Xbox one offers the ability to overlay live television programming from an existing set top box and have split screen for applications to allow multitasking.
Xbox One also sees a expanded Xbox Live service, improved Kinect functionality, the ability to record and share video highlights of your gameplay and full support for live streamed gameplay online. Xbox One is also the first Xbox console to be released in China.