In one of the best game-related puns we’ve seen for a long time, Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Onesie. It’s the company’s first dabble in the world of fashion design, timed to coincide with the release of the Xbox One S console in 500GB and 1TB versions today.
Yes, this is real. It’s been designed after talking at length with a number of Australian film, tv, gaming and sports fans, and is now claimed to be the “perfect loungewear attire”. Some of the entertainment enthusiast specifics include:
- Enlarged pockets to fit your Xbox Controller and Media Remotes
- Arm pouch to offer quick and easy access to your mobile phone
- Roll-able legs and arms to cater for all temperatures and seasons
- Forearm grips to prevent slipping on those ‘edge of your seat’ moments
- Extra-large hood to accommodate headsets for the ultimate gaming sessions
- Customised Gamertag embroidery
One of the things the Xbox Onesie has been designed for specifically is, of course, lounging – and streaming entertainment. According to Microsoft, four in five Australians (84%) are streaming up to 10 hours of entertainment each week. 1,000 Aussies were questioned about their streaming habits, and the trends might surprise you:
- The most streamed TV show is not Game of Thrones (15%)! It’s actually The Big Bang Theory (20%)
- Game of Thrones also came second in the favourite film or tv character stakes, with both Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow losing out to James Bond
- The most popular gaming franchises are less surprising: Grand Theft Auto (18%), FIFA (14%), and Tomb Raider (14%)
- And while she might not be your favourite franchise, Lara Croft tops the list of most popular gaming characters, with Sonic the Hedgehog in second and Halo’s Master Chief in third
- 23% of Aussies spend their leisure time watching sports!
- Nearly two-thirds of us (63%) watch Australian sport – 30% enjoy Aussie Rules (AFL), 20% prefer NRL, and 13% watch cricket
- Global heavyweight sports like NBA and English Premier League see just 6% each
…and then there’s the new console. The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One, and comes complete with the new Xbox One Wireless controller. The new console features 4K Ultra HD support for both streaming services and Blu-ray playback, and promises to be the perfect high-fidelity home entertainment device.
It’s available right now with 500GB, 1TB or 2TB of storage – check with your local retailer to see what’s around.