Updated May. 22, 2013 at 6:26 a.m.

Premium Lock It's live! Microsoft rolls out new XBox One console

Published: 2013-05-21 13:46:00
Updated: 2013-05-22 06:26:51

Photographers crowd for close-up of new Xbox Members of the media take photos and shoot video at the unveiling for Microsoft Corp.'s first new Xbox in almost eight years in Redmond, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The player, called Xbox One, is set to go on sale later this year and will use voice commands and motion sensing to recognize users and let them switch seamlessly between games, live TV and Skype video calling. Photographer: Ron Wurzer/Bloomberg Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

Microsoft, the top seller in U.S. consoles for more than two years, will face fresh competition from Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4, scheduled for release near year-end, and Nintendo Co.'s Wii-U, introduced last November. It also must fend off a larger threat: companies including Apple, Facebook, Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. offering an array of entertainment services, software and products....

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