Microsoft released details of a premium “Day One” edition of the Xbox One and its E3 press conference. On the Amazon listing for the console, it’s noted that, “Xbox One – Day One Console includes a limited edition controller, token code to unlock Day One achievement, premium packaging, and decal.” There will also be exclusive DLC available for select games, including the following.
Ryse: Son of Rome – Exclusive multiplayer map and sword with bonus attributes.
Forza Motorsport 5 – Access to four cars tuned to the top of their class.
Kinect Sports Rivals – Exclusive sporting equipment that separates your Champion from the rest of the world.
Dead Rising 3 – Exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene Tribute Packs with bonus attributes.
The premium edition will be available to those who reserve the console at “specific major retailers.” It’s going to be available in limited quantities, so the only way to guarantee it is by reserving one. Perhaps the most interesting element of this is that the addition of a Day One achievement means that Xbox One will now have system-level rewards available. The fact that these are no longer tied to games opens the floodgates of a myriad of strange opportunities for Achievement-hunters.