After many months of speculation, rumours, expert predications and every other article in between, the time of the next-generation console is upon us. The Xbox Series X landed on our doorstep just the other day. While most of us enjoy the anticipation of any delivery when the call comes in at the gate, this one was special. Here’s some of our experience unboxing the Xbox Series X.
As is the norm for mail delivered packages, you’re presented with a plain brown, cardboard box. Unassuming to say the least. You wouldn’t hazard a guess as to its contents.
As you can imagine, I was eager to cut open the taping and get a glimpse of what lies beneath. Once the taping has been removed, the box opens upwards. Immediately you’re presented with all the branding, logos and the likes. That said, it’s quite sleek and minimalist. The insides of the box, too, extends the branding, presented prints resembling the vents atop the Xbox Series X.
The outer box falls away quite neatly and easily as you’re presented with the actual box. As with the outer packaging, the inner also opens upward. In amongst the Styrofoam padding, the Xbox Series X is housed in the middle, wrapped in paper, with the words “Power Your Dreams” printed on the outer cardboard wrapping.
Peeling away the wrapping and you’re finally able to get your hands on the console. The rectangular prism frame, or Cuboid for its scientific term, has a very squared finish. The console measures 151x151x301mm in dimensions. It also weighs 4.45KG, which takes you by surprise as you lift it out from its housing.
In the back end of the box, the rest of the contents are packed away neatly in its own box. In terms of the full contents of the box, you’re presented with five hardware components.
The list includes:
- Xbox Series X
- Xbox wireless controller
- HDMI cable
- AC power cable
- Two AA batteries
As with the previous-generation, Xbox One, the Xbox Series X can be placed both horizontally and vertically. The console offers two different approaches to achieve this.
To display it vertically, there’s a round, base with rubberised edges. When presented horizontally, there are four rubber feet.
In terms of the wireless controller, there has been many a debate among fans as to whether Microsoft had made any changes to the design. It may be subtle and not appreciated from the images, but there are plenty of tweaks on the surface.
There is a new D-pad, textured grip and triggers and even a dedicated share button. In terms of the shape, at a glance, Microsoft has continued with the much-loved design.
Throughout all the elements of the unboxing, the black and green theme is strong. While there is some white thrown into the mix, this is left almost exclusively for the text.
The Xbox Series X box makes the unboxing experience both easy and minimalistic while keeping it fun at the same time. It’s not often you’re left with glee simply by means of unpackaging contents.