On the eve of the launch of Sony’s new PlayStation 4 and just a week away from the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One games console. Microsoft have demonstrated how quickly their Xbox One games console will boot into action after owners voice the command “Xbox On”.
As you might already know the new Xbox One can supply it with Microsoft’s next-generation Kinect 2.0 motion and voice control unit, enabling users to use gestures as well as voice commands to control their Xbox One console to load games, movies or even to shut down or start up.
The new Sony PlayStation 4 console also includes support for voice commands but at the moment they are very limited and will not allow you to turn your PlayStation 4 console on from standby. However you can turn your PlayStation 4 console off using a voice command when required.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has published a quick video to the Instagram service showing that the new Xbox One console with Kinect will boot up faster than you can find your controller.
The Xbox One games console will also offer full 7.1 surround sound support and launches on November 22nd 2013 and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia.