Engadget's Darren Murph praised the Xbox One's "retro" aesthetics and Blu-ray capability but criticised the console's inability to play games from earlier models.
I love the almost-retro boxy look of the #Xbox One. Not sure I love its inability to play 360 games, though. Inclusion of Blu-ray rules.
"Microsoft's next-generation console is quite an ambitious product, promising to unifying absolutely everything you do in the living room," wrote Hunter Skipworth for pocket-lint.com.
Gizmodo's Kyle Wagner was impressed by the voice-activated channel and input switching.
"This will work via a HDMI pass-through, so this won’t replace your set-top box — rather, it reduces the number of controllers you have to use, and the input switching you have to do on your TV," he wrote.
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