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This is NOT a review on the console. The Xbox One has far surpassed my expectations at being a fantastic console. It is sleek, looks great in the living room, performs very well, the games looks brilliant in 4K and it is virtually silent.
The low rating is due to the way the supplier shipped the Xbox. It was posted in nothing more than the box the Xbox comes in straight off the shelf in a store... how anyone could think this is acceptable is quite frankly beyond me. This opens the Xbox up to a ton of risk during transport, plus I do not want strangers knowing what expensive electronics I have in my house. The box, which I always keep, was damaged around the corners and had posting labels plastered all over it. I hope it doesn’t develop a fault in the near future!
I recently bought a small ice cube mold worth less than a pound which arrived in a huge cardboard box... yet a nearly £400 Xbox shipped in nothing... madness!