If you’re reading this before buying someone a new Xbox or you already have and are ready to wrap it up, stop! I highly recommend setting it up first, completing most of the recommendations above before you give the shiny new console to your intended recipient—especially if that recipient is a kid who might want to. play games rather than flip through menus and wait for updates to install. So at the very least, update the console and install a few games so they can open it up, plug it in, and start playing right away!
A new console is a great gift, but an even better gift is a new console filled with games already set up and ready to play.
After you’ve hooked up your Xbox, installed some cool new games, updated your controller, and sorted out your TV settings, it’s time to stop reading this article and play some video games. Well, unless you want to dig into the reviews first, as I assume some readers might have some more tips and tricks of their own. Either way, enjoy your new Xbox!