As discovered in this Polygon article, Microsoft believe that the Xbox One can and should be claimed as a business expense. In this post, Microsoft write that the features included with the Xbox One, such as video conferencing, cloud storage and apps make the console perfect for businesses. Here’s a quote from the post:
What is being positioned as an excellent entertainment device can be just as enticing for you and your small business. In fact, it’s entirely justifiable to make the Xbox One a business expense. The Xbox One, priced at $499, is an affordable option for small business owners, as there are many features built into the console that could help it rival even the most modest of video conferencing and networking platforms.
While some of these features would no doubt be helpful for any business, we can’t help but think that there are much more cost-effective, justifiable options. Like computers. That they already own.
Who knows, maybe employers would like the idea of leaving an always-on camera and microphone in their offices.