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Microsoft Touts Xbox One As All-In-1 Entertainment

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Too soon to tell if this is innovative or overkill…

Originally posted on CBS Seattle:

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one.

The company unveiled the Xbox One, a next-generation entertainment console that promises to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year.

Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s president of interactive entertainment business, said the company has spent the past four years working on the “all-in-one home entertainment system.”

The console was demonstrated Tuesday at Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., headquarters using voice control to seamlessly switch back and forth between watching live TV, listening to music, watching a movie, browsing the Internet, as well as simultaneously running apps.

Microsoft executives touted the Xbox One as a replacement for the set-top box from your cable provider. It has its own guide and you can change channels by voice command.

Senior Vice President Yusuf Mehdi demonstrated how the console switched quickly between channels…

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