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One of the most exciting things about a new tech product is the process of unboxing, and thanks to sites like YouTube, we can get a taster of that feeling through the scores of videos detailing the wonderful process of opening up a brand new gadget. In the case of the Xbox One, we needn’t wait for the release, for Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, better known to most as Major Nelson, has just released a clip showing his very own unboxing video of the forthcoming Microsoft console. You can check the video out right after the jump!

I’ve often said that Major Nelson arguably has one of the best jobs in the world, and unboxing an unreleased gaming console before most have even seen it in the flesh certainly does little to refute that point. He takes it from the top, pulling out firstly the new Kinect sensor, controller, the 4K-rated HDMI cable bundled as standard, as well as the console itself.

Xbox One retail box

Hryb then takes a close look at the console, featuring that two-tone black finish we’ve now accustomed ourselves to. Many have argued that it looks too much like a set-top box, and while we’d agree with that notion to some point, it’s almost certainly the best looking "set-top box" we’ve ever laid our eyes on. The slot-loading Blu-ray drive means that if you decided to go with the 360 over the PS3, you’ll no longer need your standalone BD player, and although the Xbox One is still quite rotund, its powerful innards more than justify its bulk.

Xbox One unboxing

One of the noticeable things about the Xbox One is the sheer number of ports. There’s the power socket, HDMI in and out, optical audio, three USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet and an IR blaster port.

The video is only three minutes long, but is pretty drool-worthy, and if you’ve been waiting patiently to check out the unboxing of the Xbox One, well, here it is:

Oh, and by the way, if you wish to take a closer look at some of the Xbox One’s official accessories, Microsoft also released a bunch of teaser videos, which you can check out in the link which we’ve added at the foot of this post.

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