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The Xbox One is an Emmy-Winning Console

by Eric Frederiksen | January 15, 2015January 15, 2015 5:30 pm PST


If you want a game console that can play games, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both do a pretty good job. If you want an Emmy Award-winning console, though, there’s really only one choice.

Last Thursday, the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards took place in Las Vegas as part of CES 2015.

Microsoft will receive an Emmy Award for Television Enhancement Devices, thanks to the Xbox One’s industry-leading television-on-demand and media center capabilities. Microsoft is in good company with the likes of fellow award recipients Apple, Roku, Sony, and TiVo – and we’re proud to be awarded this honor by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

It’s easy to imagine next year’s ceremony including an award for Sony’s PlayStation Vue service or maybe even Dish’s Sling TV service.

For now, Sony will have to settle for the Lifetime Achievement Award the organization presented to Kaz Hirai for his role with Sony Music early on and, more importantly, his “successful stewardship of Sony’s PlayStation business and his integration and innovation across all of Sony’s consumer electronics and services.” I wonder if he prefers to call it a Lifetime Trophy Award.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...