While Sony got a one-week head start and sold 1 million PlayStation 4s in 24 hours at launch, the next-generation battle is clearly just beginning. Microsoft (Fortune 500) and , Sony ( are both expected to sell 3 million consoles by the end of the year, according to Wedbush Securities video game analyst Michael Pachter. The real clash will occur next year when there's more supply, and Microsoft serves up exclusive tentpole games like 343 Industries' Halo 5, Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall and Lionhead Studios' Fable Legends. )
Microsoft's Xbox One costs $500 (compared to $400 for the PS4), but that includes a second-generation Kinect device that has been integrated into both entertainment and gaming experiences. Having the Kinect installed in every box will give developers more incentive to take advantage of the voice and motion control capabilities of the device, which can now recognize individual family members through facial and voice recognition and deliver custom content to each user. There are some cool next-gen Minority Report functions that Xbox One opens up. Microsoft is clearly marketing a full entertainment experience to consumers, delivering a one-stop console that can connect to your cable or satellite box for a unique cross-platform offering.
Microsoft designed the Xbox One for games, first and foremost, and here are 10 great titles to jump into the next generation of gaming.