It looks like in spite of some analysts expecting the PlayStation 4 to be the star this holiday season, Xbox One is still getting some love from Popular Mechanics.
In its list “Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2013,” Popular Mechanics features the Xbox One among what they describe as the most “innovative and transformative products.”
It states: “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.”
The Xbox One will release alongside the PlayStation 4 in just a few short weeks, where the International Data Corporation predicts Sony’s console will outside its competitor, due to the lower price point (among other factors).
Source: Popular Mechanics