It's certainly no secret that Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently unveiled Xbox One made waves in technology circles, both good and bad. There's also no question that Microsoft desperately needs to find ways into where the future of computing is going, especially as its recently launched Windows 8 platform has yet to drive the kind of sales volume Redmond had hoped for. What we see today in the software giant is a company very much in transition, and its latest console is clearly intended to play an integral part in that future. So putting it all together, how big a game-changer can the new device be for Microsoft? Watch the following video to find out, as Brendan Byrnes talks with Fool contributor Andrew Tonner.

Fool contributor Andrew Tonner owns shares of Apple. Follow Andrew and all his writing on Twitter: @AndrewTonner.

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