Microsoft: Xbox One Day One Patch Will Take 15 – 20 Minutes to Apply

Speaking to IGN Microsoft corporate vice president Marc Whitten said that the Day One update to the Xbox One console (the mandatory update you'll have to install before you can start using the shiny new next-generation console system) will take 15 – 20 minutes to download and install. The patch makes it so that the system can function both online and offline, but first you'll have to connect the system to a Microsoft server online so it can be patched.

"We are optimizing Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible," Whitten said. "While we're still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users."

Microsoft did not say how big the update is, but it will likely take up some extra space on that 500 GB Hard Drive…

Source: Polygon

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    IanC says:

    I decided to skip the Xbone after the DRM thing. Even taking it (and the always on Kinect) away, hasnt changed my mind.

    Will get a PS4 in due course. Most likely when Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out.

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    Zen says:

    Plus you could opt to play while it downloaded in the background…but in a persons defense Nintendo could have been MUCH clearer about that feature lol.  People waited because they (me included) thought we had to wait for it to download first.  Probably why it now clearly says so with this and I believe the last update too.

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    Huh, first I've heard of system errors and server-side connection issues with the Wii U's Day One update.  I guess it had to happen to someone.

    Also, I think it's important to point out that the Wii U's Day One update was never a requirement and moving your Wii data over was not part of the Day One update.


    Andrew Eisen

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    jedidethfreak says:

    It was supposed to take an hour for the Wii U Day One patch – ended up taking me almost 20, between system errors and server-side connection issues.

    Oh, well – at least it won't require two TV's to set it up initially, like with my Wii U (since the Wii U doesn't automatically detect how you're connected to a TV, and mine wasn't set to HDMI, I had to use my bedroom TV for inital setup, then move the Wii U to the living room).

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    IanC says:

    15 – 20 minutes… I bet it will take a lot longer on day one. Or not, since MS lost a fair few sales after the DRM fiasco, and most of them arent going back.

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    GrimCW says:

    They stated that months ago when they backed down on the always online DRM they had originally planned. By the time they backed down the systems were already in production.

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    Daniel Lazzari Jr says:

    "The patch makes it so that the system can function both online and offline"

    I wonder if that means the console can't be used out of the box without an online connection…

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