It’s been almost one year since the Xbox One launched in the United States, and Saturday, November 22nd marks the official date. The unit has had a great success tale since its launch, and had many updates to its software, and on Wednesday came out with prizes to celebrate it.
Microsoft is celebrating the Xbox One’s first anniversary in the 13 original markets that it launched in initially. The company is sending marketing emails to users, and showing off how successful the next-generation console has become. But, highlights also come with prizes too.
Xbox One One Year Highlights
With the Xbox One, the overall total community Gamerscore earned is more than 11 billion, and that is a truly staggering score. Additionally, Microsoft released a total that shows than fans have spent more than 2 billion hours playing games on the Xbox One. This is a huge number considering the initial launch and its success.
Microsoft stated that the four most popular achievements unlocked include: Forza Motorsports 5: Welcome To Forza Motorsport, Titanfall: Build Yourself, Destiny: Ship Rite, and Call of Duty Ghosts: Spatial Awareness. These follow the consoles biggest games, and show that action and sports games are the biggest sellers.
Gifts For Fans
Microsoft is giving gifts away for its fans starting November 21st as well. Everyone will get a year one gamer picture, new Xbox One backgrounds, a Year One background image for social media use, a free rental of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, and a free rental of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods”.
Microsoft is also giving away items to its Xbox One fans in random drawings. These gifts are very exciting and are being done in random order. They include a Xbox One Limited Edition Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, an Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle, various hats, watches, gift backs, and various game incentives to enjoy gameplay unlocks and more. All of these various items will be chosen at random, and awarded via email redemption.
The Xbox One is one and Microsoft is celebrating. It’s giving away great prizes, so hopefully you win one too.