JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's been a long time coming, seven years to be exact. That's how long avid gamer Stephen Boll has been waiting for the XBOX ONE.
He said he lives for this: standing out in the elements for 12 hours just to get his hands on the hot commodity.
"It had the Kinect thing, which is really cool. It tracks your face, your movement, you can Skype with people. It's a lot of fun," said Boll.
To him, it's Black Friday, just a week early. Microsoft is exactly one week behind Sony's PlayStation 4 release. When that hit store shelves, we're told it sold out in three minutes at Best Buy's St. Johns Town Center location. Employees expect nothing less this time around.
"It's been seven years since we had a new system like this, and for both of them to come out within a week of each other is really exciting," said Lauren Dupree, sales manager at Best Buy.
The big draw? The XBOX ONE is being touted as a full entertainment system. It has an eight-core processor, which is double what the XBOX 360 had, not to mention the voice recognition.
"You can say, 'XBOX tune to the discovery channel,' and it will just go," said Jonathan Adashek, general manager at Microsoft.
Some say it's not worth the $500 price tag because it's not backward compatible, which means all your old games won't work and you'll have to shell out more cash for new ones. Boll said that's not a problem.
"I don't want it to be the last thing. I want it to be something new," he said.