While Sony Made a PlayStation 4 Apartment, Microsoft Created a Whole Xbox One Warehouse in France

on October 13, 2013 2:16 PM

A couple days ago I reported about the Apartment 4 created by Sony France to showcase the PS4, but could Microsoft do any less? As a matter of fact no. As part of the Area One worldwide tour, they created a whole Xbox One-themed warehouse in Paris to showcase the Xbox One.

The Area One was built in the Halle Freyssinet, which used to be an old railways warehouse in Paris, and while While the Xbox One event maybe lacks the posh luxury of the PS4 one, it sure makes it up with size, counting a space 300 meters (almost 990 feet) long and 57 meters (187 feet) wide, summing up to 18,000 square meters (193,750 square feet).

All that empty space was nicely filled with green light (could the green light be missing?) and demo stations as you can see in the pictures below, courtesy of twitter users Xbox FRbabtou dla streetCyrilMarie-LaureCiné Flow, ‏Alexis BCharles PerrotBernard Le PGMAdrien Zirka MiGamerz ViiRuS (that shared the “swag” offered, in the form of a year of Xbox Live. There was also a pen, I guess… I’m sure many cared about that one), SnakeXAlex DanvyHarryLafrancCyrilGuillaumeEppeMister MoreauFuriaaS3Mathieu AmiotFlorian GradelerbaptisteBurn Controllers FRTristan Crawlers. You can also check out the official trailer of the event from Microsoft France and a video of the VIP party by YouTube user Nekst.

So, where would you rather be? Area One or Apartment 4? Sheer size or posh luxury?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.