Microsoft's Major Nelson has posted an Xbox One unboxing video that's sure to get eager gamers drooling.
Tearing open the inviting black box reveals:
A 4K-capable HDMI cable (ooooooh)
A special chrome D-Pad edition Xbox One controller with 'Day One 2013' stamped on it
A mono-chat headset with inline mic and audio controls
A (mercifully smaller) power brick
Another little treat for Xbox fans is that the Xbox One logo on the front is actually a touch-sensitive power button, firing up the control at the slightest caress. Nice.
Freeing the beast
Its set us up nicely for Gamescom which kicks off on 21 August. We're still waiting on an actual launch date in November though, so in the meantime we'll just have to keep the unboxing video on loop and make do with our imaginations.
Read our in-depth Xbox One vs PS4 comparison and check out our Xbox One vs PS4 controller showdown for all you need to know about the next generation of gaming, and feel free to peruse our list of Xbox One and PS4 titles for even more gaming goodness.