Can the Xbox One rise above Microsoft's PR blunders?

The Xbox One is finally hitting our shores but the console has had a rocky introduction thanks to a series of public mishaps.

As we reach the tail end of a seven-year-long video game console generation, the demand for shiny new toys is palpable. Luckily for consumers, both Microsoft and Sony will deliver this holiday season, with the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 going head-to-head, launching just one week apart.

This tight window has accentuated the rivalry between the two companies. The differences in the actual hardware are reportedly pretty slim, but the public relations circus during the countdown to launch has been fun to watch.

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