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Popular Mechanics names Xbox One as one of the 10 Breakthrough Products of 2013


This years marks the launch of two powerful consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Popular Mechanics is celebrating this fact, although only naming one, as the revolutionary and evolutionary console.

The Xbox One joins the ranks of the Pebble Watch, the Cub Cadet RZT-S Zero Mower (lawnmower) and the Rust-Oleum Neverwet Liquid Repellent.

Popular Mechanics had this to say about the Xbox One

Some products are evolutionary, others are revolutionary. The Xbox One is both. The most notable improvement is the new Kinect sensor, which is integral to the operation of the console. It can see in total darkness, track the fine movements of your hands and muscles, and even sense your heartbeat. Gamers may have taken issue with the Xbox One's price ($500) and paywall restrictions (some features require a $50 per year subscription), but technologically it's a huge upgrade from its predecessor. The platform is so advanced that developers have barely begun to grasp all its possibilities.

It seems like they didn't fully do their research on the console, as the Kinect is no longer "integral to the operation of the console."

What do you guys think, is Popular Mechanics crazy for not including the PS4?

[Popular Mechanics]

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