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The original Xbox One console with its controller.

The Xbox One is a video game console released by Microsoft and is the successor to the Xbox 360. It was released in November 2013 as part of the 8th generation of consoles, competing against Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U. While there have been only two Sonic games announced for the system, there has been Sonic video games previously released for the Xbox 360 that are also compatible with the Xbox One.


  • RAM: 8GB DDR3, clock: 2133 MHz, bandwidth: 68.26 GB/s + 32MB eSRAM
  • CPU: 8 Core AMD custom CPU, frequency: 1.75 GHz
  • GPU: Clock Speed: 853 MHz
  • Storage: 500 GB/1TB/2TB internal Hard Drive (depending on the model), support external hard drive
  • Optimal resolution: 1080p for games, 4K for Blu-ray disks videos
  • Motion control: Kinect 2
  • Optical drive: Blu-Ray/DVD

Backwards compatibility

The Xbox One was not backwards compatible with either the original Xbox or the Xbox 360 console at launch. However, during its E3 press conference on June 15, 2015, Microsoft announced plans to introduce Xbox 360 backward compatibility using the software method on the Xbox One. Supported Xbox 360 games are supposed to run within a software emulator provided by the updated system software, implementing both the hardware and software of the Xbox 360. Xbox One recording and broadcasting features are supported along with Xbox 360 multiplayer, achievements and cloud save access.[1]

Unlike Xbox 360's emulation of the original Xbox, games do not have to be specifically patched but need to be repackaged in the Xbox One format.[2][3][4] Users' digitally-purchased games will automatically appear in their library for download once available. Games on physical media will not be executed directly from disc; inserting the disc will initiate a download of a repackaged version. On the ninth of November 2015, Microsoft has announced 104 titles from Xbox 360 coming to Xbox One along with some of Sonic's titles, but except Sonic the Fighters, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I and Episode II which became backward compatible afterward.[5][6]

Upcoming games

XBOX Store


  • Back in E3 of 2015, when Microsoft announced the Xbox One, Sonic Adventure 2 was browsed quickly on the screen for the public, suggesting that it was going to appear on the backward compatibility list.[9] However, the Xbox One has not being officially confirmed to be backward compatible with Sonic Adventure 2 as of yet.


  1. Xbox One back compatibility supports Xbox 360 DLC. Retrieved on June 23, 2015.
  2. Microsoft built an Xbox 360 emulator to make games run on the Xbox One. Vox Media (June 15, 2015). Retrieved on June 15, 2015.
  3. Skrebels, Joe (June 17, 2015). Xbox One's backwards compatibility works because it's tricking your 360 games. GamesRadar. Retrieved on June 20, 2015.
  4. Sayed, Rashid (June 17, 2015). Microsoft Compares Sony's Exclusive Line-up With Theirs, Comments On Backwards Compatability [sic] & More. GamingBolt. Retrieved on June 20, 2015.
  5. 9 SEGA Titles Coming To Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. tssznews. Retrieved on 9 July 2016.
  6. Andrea Gil (13 April 2016). Sonic the fighters, now backwards compatible at Xbox ONE. TSSZ News. Retrieved on 9 July 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 All the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games. gamespot. Retrieved on 9 July 2016.
  8. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is Now Backwards Compatible with Xbox One. sonicstadium. Retrieved on 6 October 2016.

External links

  • Xbox One at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia