Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup,ban...

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  1. Rick

    Rick Moderator

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    Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild -- thanks to Target's apparently leaky pre-order system -- we're finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with the console, and while not everything is available two weeks before the official launch, there are some things that we haven't seen before. He's timed the bootup at 17 seconds to get to the dashboard, and the update that downloaded during setup measured at 500MB. The listings for games on the Xbox Live Marketplace reveal some hefty downloads in store for next-gen -- interestingly NBA 2K14 is 43GB while EA's Madden and FIFA are 12GB and 8GB, respectively. Other notables include Forza 5 at 31GB, Dead Rising 3 at 19GB and Call of Duty: Ghosts 39GB.

    Update: We've contacted Microsoft about the nature of the ban but have not received a response yet, however over at Sony, president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida responded to a question on Twitter indicating his company would not ban anyone who got online early with a PS4.

    Update 2: Microsoft's Major Nelson has reached out to Moonlight Swami on Twitter saying he'll "get this sorted out" but so far there's no word on a change in the status of his console.

    Update 3: A Microsoft spokesperson tells Engadget that the Xbox One consoles some consumers received by accident well ahead of launch on November 22nd cannot access Xbox Live until closer to launch. The statement says: "Due to a retail partner's system issue, a very small number of Xbox One consoles were shipped to consumers before the November 22 street date. We're pleased to see the initial response to Xbox One has been so positive, but given we are still putting the finishing touches on our games, UI and online services, as well as confidential partner and media agreements, these consoles units will be restricted from connecting to Xbox Live until closer to our launch date."

    Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup -- then banned (update 3)

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  2. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    From what ive read on-line he has basically answered all the questions Microsoft never addressed. Needless to say i'm quite looking forward to the new Xbox.

    I do however think its harsh he got banned, even if it is only until the console is "officially released".

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