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Xbox One Day One Update To Take "15-20 Mins For Most Users"

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Matt Gardner
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Marc Whitten, Microsoft, Xbox One

Xbox One Day One Update To Take "15-20 Mins For Most Users"

The Xbox One will require a Day One update straight out of the box when you fire it up for the first time, but Microsoft are attempting to play down the size of the thing.

"We are optimizing Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible," said Marc Whitten in an AMA with IGN. "While we’re still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users."

That seems a little bit vague to us, particularly given the highly variable internet speeds around the world, could MS have just given us a file size number?

Elsewhere, Whitten suggested that Microsoft will look to update and improve the Xbone's dashboard once or twice a year as they did with that of the Xbox 360 -- "Yes. Like we have done with Xbox 360, we will continue to learn from what customers want and love to iterate on the best dashboard experience." -- and he also reiterated that "neither the [Xbox One] or [its]software have any region locks".

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DivideByZero  Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:19

"That seems a little bit vague to us"

What, this no-news announcement seems a bit vague?! You surprised about this?

Tomorrows MS headline.
Xbox One will have a multifunction button on the front, not only will you be able to power on the Xbox One, but you will be able to use the same button to power it off.

X10  Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:25

Also, for shame Editorial team, what has happened to your spelling and grammar checking?
I know this is the internet and no-one knows how to spell properly anymore, but come on.

R0FL LoLC0pt3r!!

Late  Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:38

Pick up xb1 at about midnight.
Twenty minutes drive home.
Twenty minutes unboxing.
Twenty minutes system update.
Sixty minute Forza download (no idea - that's a complete guess!)

I'm not actually going to get much playing done that night.

DesG  Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:41

Whitten suggested that Microsoft will look to update and improve the Xbone's dashboard once or twice a year as they did with that of the Xbox 360


Interesting definition of improve!

X10  Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:47

Whitten suggested that Microsoft will look to update and improve the Xbone's dashboard once or twice a year as they did with that of the Xbox 360


Interesting definition of improve!


It's mass media and marketing's subversive action to change the way we use words and their meaning. Soon they'll be telling you that the word "Great" describes the Xbox dashboard.

Anarchist  Oct. 1, 2013 at 18:27

Shhh fanboys.

JoeDark64  Oct. 1, 2013 at 19:22

To be fair to MS during the X360 lifespan patches were pretty small and quickly applied. Without wanting to sound like a fanboy the PS3 patches were embarrassing. GT5 was unplayable for 2 days from launch.

The reality of being an early adopter is you will always take a little bit of pain but I think most customers are somewhat prepared for that. The same thing happened with Diablo 3 (think that took me an hour and a half to get on from the log-in servers getting smashed and every WOW expansion was a chore for the first week). At least MS are trying to put some PR out there that there may be some downtime from initially getting the machine connected.

Of course if it becomes a complete farce as was seen with the SimCity Online launch then I reserve my right to still complain!

Tsung  Oct. 2, 2013 at 08:39

It's just Microsoft keeping XB1 in the news. They have no idea how long it will take users to update the console. I have friends who live in the countryside who's internet is embarrassingly slow. Now unless they are supplying the update on a CD I suspect their update time will be hours rather than minutes.

Basically this is more Microsoft non-news.. Nothing to see here.

Anarchist  Oct. 2, 2013 at 09:09

It's just Microsoft keeping XB1 in the news. They have no idea how long it will take users to update the console. I have friends who live in the countryside who's internet is embarrassingly slow. Now unless they are supplying the update on a CD I suspect their update time will be hours rather than minutes.

Basically this is more Microsoft non-news.. Nothing to see here.


Is it crap.

When the Wii U was released, that needed a day one update. Everyone went wild, calling it silly, wondered why it was necessary, etc.

MS preempt this by telling us in plenty of time that it will need a day one update, that it will take a little time, and people (I say people, not sure the usual baying rabid Sony activists count as that sometimes) pounce on them again. When they were just making us aware of an issue that thousands of Nintendo users raised issues with.

Give over, it's getting so tiring seeing you do it now. I certain that if MS announced they were donating an xbox one to every orphanage in the country, you would still whine about it. We get it, you don't like MS. But do yourselves a favour and stop cheapening your opinions with this nonsense,

Anarchist  Oct. 2, 2013 at 09:29

Besides, do any of you even know what an AMA is?

Microsoft haven't put any news out. Somebody asked Marc Whitten a question. He answered them. IGN took it upon themselves to publish it. Others reproduced it based upon whether the information is interesting or not.

Now get down from your silly little bandwagons.

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