I’ve got to be honest, when I started writing about technology, I never imagined writing a post about onesies. Thanks to Xbox I am. The company wants to make you uber comfortable while gaming on the couch, watching movies, or generally enjoying the indoors. The new Xbox Onesies are not your regular onesie, with a functional side that actually makes plenty of sense for the hardcore fan.
Of course the onesies are branded with the Xbox logos, but they also the team at Xbox Australia have made sure the limited edition Xbox Onesie includes:
- 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 (my favourite part)
As someone who spends dozens of hours in the chair review games, comfort is certainly high on the priority list. While trackies and a hoodie gets the job done, its a long way short of the fashion opportunity that is a personalised Xbox Onesie.
Pricing and availability
Unfortunately Xbox haven’t provided any detail on how we can actually buy these onsies and how much they’ll cost. I’ve reached out for these details and when the info comes in, I’ll update this post.
Xbox Australia are running a competition where you can get your very own #XboxOneSie. They’re giving away just 15 of them and say they’re worth a pretty premium $200RRP. Head over to their Facebook page to enter.
The timing of the Xbox Onesies is a little late, given we’re on the tail end of winter in Australia, but at this point, the now fashion designing Xbox Aus team should start planning for a summer version in time for Australia day.
The release of the Onesies are on the back on new research that confirms what we all knew, Aussies love their entertainment, increasing to 4/5 Australians (84 %) streaming up to 10 hours of entertainment each week.
More than 1,000 Australians were surveyed to celebrate the launch of the new Xbox One S console, and showed The Big Bang Theory as the most streamed television show (20%), beating Game of Thrones (15%) and MasterChef (15 %). James Bond, took out the favourite film / TV character award.
When it comes to gaming, Grand Theft Auto proved the most popular at 18%, followed by Tomb Raider and FIFA (tied at 14 per cent each).
About the new Xbox One S console
With High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 4K Ultra HD support for both Blu-ray and streaming services (including Netflix), the new Xbox One S is the most advanced Xbox ever and the perfect high-fidelity home entertainment device. Available from today with 500GB, 1TB or 2TB of storage, the Xbox One S is 40 per cent smaller than the Xbox One and comes complete with the new Xbox Wireless controller.
The new Xbox One S starts at A$399, if you haven’t got one yet, head to the Microsoft Store and for more information. When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft promoted its dual purpose of gaming and entertainment as one of its big advantages and in 2016 that’s certainly being delivered on. Xbox One owners get to choose from streaming services including Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Play, ABC iView, Ten Play, PLUS7, Twitch and YouTube.