The Xbox One S offers a sleek, compact, and 4K Blu-ray-capable alternative to the original Xbox One, which has now been discontinued, and with multiple bundles sporting a variety of storage capacities and packed-in games, the Xbox One S is great option for anyone looking to pick up an Xbox system for the first time. At just $280 for the standard 500GB version with a game, it’s also one of the most affordable consoles on the market today.Should you go all out and purchase the 2TB version of the console, or stick with your tried-and-true Xbox One? With the native 4K-capable, ultra-powerful Xbox One X console launching at the end of 2017, the answer to that question really depends on your eagerness to adopt the latest-and-greatest tech. Below, we take a look at how the newest console from Microsoft competes with its predecessor, the original Xbox One, in terms of specs. After all, a side-by-side juxtaposition could be enough to sway you one way or another Xbox … [Read more...] about The Xbox One S is here, so is it time to ditch your original Xbox One?
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Microsoft has stopped selling the original version of the Xbox One online, suggesting the manufacturer may be preparing to phase out production of the four-year-old version of the console. If you take a look at the Microsoft Store, you’ll be able to find refurbished Xbox One consoles, but no new models. In the U.K., the console is listed as “out of stock.” Microsoft discontinued production of the Xbox One just a few months prior, according to Kotaku U.K., so this move has been a long time coming.The apparent decision to pull the original model comes almost a year after Microsoft introduced the Xbox One S, a slimmer version of the console with slightly more processing power and a built-in 4K Blu-Ray Player. The Xbox One S launched at the console’s baseline $300 price point, effectively replacing the original hardware as the “standard” model. It also comes ahead of the launch of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s answer to the PlayStation 4 … [Read more...] about Microsoft isn’t selling the original Xbox One anymore
Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off the Xbox 360, unveiling it via a special aired on MTV around the world. The new console features a sleek new design, a detachable hard drive and more than a teraflop of processing power, and is set for release in Australia in early 2006.While there's no official word on price yet, plenty of of other details have been released, including: All of the specs behind the cool white exterior What games we can expect for the 360 Read our local First Take on the new Xbox 360 Elegant compared to the current-gen Xbox, the console's exterior was co-created by two high-end industrial design firms in Osaka, Japan, and San Francisco. Like the PlayStation 2, the device can either lay flat or stand on its side. But while it will come in a white-silver colour, its appearance will also be customisable, courtesy of a detachable faceplate. The console's dashboard will also be customisable, as will the pop-up guide described by Microsoft corporate vice … [Read more...] about Xbox 360 unveiled, and it’s coming next year
The products are out, the reviews are in, so we now ask, who's the winner?Well, here at CNET, the answer today is the PlayStation 4, though not by much. Both products received 3.5 stars from our reviewer Jeff Bakalar. However, the PS4 received the higher overall score, beating the Xbox One 7.5 to 7.0 in our expanded ratings system (if you didn't know we had an expanded ratings system, roll your cursor over the stars and you'll see what I mean). That 3.5 stars is a pretty good score -- and we think both systems have a lot of commendable features and strong specs -- but it also reflects a feeling around the office that there isn't a tremendous urgency to run out and buy either console in their current unfinished states. Still, we didn't arbitrarily award the PS4 an edge in the ratings. We had our reasons and for those of you who don't have the time -- or the attention span -- to read through a couple of very long reviews, here's a more condensed version of why the PS4 ended up with the … [Read more...] about PS4 vs. Xbox One: Round 1 to Sony
It finally has a name.For a full year, we've known the system only by its codename -- Project Scorpio. And we know some specs. Now it's being called the Xbox One X. The device, which will cost $499, will be released November 7. (UK and Australian pricing wasn't announced, but that converts to about £400 or AU$650.) The older Xbox One S, meanwhile, has had its price reduced to $249.Microsoft says the new Xbox One X won't just be the most technically capable device but also the physically smallest as well.Microsoft is also planning to make some games from its original Xbox games available to play on the Xbox One, though the company didn't say when. It began making games from 2005's Xbox 360 available in 2015. The company said that more than half of Xbox One owners have played one of the hundreds of Xbox 360 games on their device so far.Microsoft also announced a slate of more than a dozen games, including crowd favorites like the upcoming Assassin's Creed game from … [Read more...] about Microsoft E3 2017: Xbox One X, Cuphead, Minecraft and more
In the time we live in, trash talk between rival companies is rarely flamboyant, and usually sprinkled in to larger more broad statements with a never-ending amount of polite jargon. But every once in a while, you see rivals take the gloves off and go for the jugular. Such is the case with Sony and Microsoft as of late.Right now, in terms of global hardware sales, Microsoft's Xbox 360 is number two, and the PlayStation 3 from Sony is sitting in third (with the Nintendo Wii a very distant number one). Per usual, the companies that are not king of the hill constantly try to spin whatever success they are having. In this day and age, that means Microsoft and Sony are distancing themselves from Nintendo with a lot of "they aren't really our competition" talk, while telling the world why they are superior to each other. As previously stated, this usually boils down to sales figures in different regions, which console has the hottest exclusive software, etc. But now and again, a cat fight … [Read more...] about Xbox 360 vs. PS3: The Smacktalk Continues
The Xbox One S is the definitive version of Microsoft's game console, featuring a gorgeously slim design, HDR gaming capabilities, and 4K Blu-ray and streaming support. But the older, chunkier Xbox One is far from obsolete; it plays the same great library of Xbox One games, works better with Kinect and can be found for $50 less than the One S. So, which Xbox One is right for you — at least until Project Scorpio comes out? That all depends on your needs. Specs: Xbox One vs. Xbox One S Xbox One Xbox One S Starting Price $249 $299 Size and Weight 13.1 x 10.5 x 3.25 inches, 7 pounds 11.6 x 9.1 x 2.5 inches, 6.4 pounds Game Library All Xbox One games All Xbox One games Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Yes Yes HDR Gaming No … [Read more...] about Xbox One vs. Xbox One S: Which Should You Buy?
Our first, most striking impression of the Xbox One X: Damn this thing is tiny.It’s Microsoft’s smallest console ever, even more diminutive than the sleek Xbox One S. That’s all the more impressive when you consider that the Xbox One X is also the most powerful gaming console ever, capable of delivering smooth 60 frames per second gaming experiences at 4K resolution in some games, like Forza Motorsport 7. The original Xbox One and PlayStation 4 struggled to hit 60fps in games at 1080p! Don’t expect the Xbox One X to hit 4K/60 in every game, though 4K/30 should likely be an achievable goal across the board.Speaking of Forza, check out the video above for our hands-on impressions of the game, as well as Ashen and the Xbox One X itself. And if you want to learn even more about Microsoft’s latest, greatest console, be sure to read PCWorld’s Xbox One X launch coverage, or our deep-dive into the Xbox One X’s tech specs, which compares … [Read more...] about Hands-on: Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a tiny console with big 4K gaming potential
While Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro struggles to hit 4K resolution in many games, Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox is shaping up to be an utter beast of a console.On Thursday, Microsoft revealed the hardware specifications for its Xbox “Project Scorpio” console via Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry—some of the most demanding technical reviewers around. Significant upgrades abound in all areas, and AMD’s managed to achieve borderline wondrous results with Scorpio’s new APU.Project Scorpio’s graphics capabilities immediately leap out here. While the original Xbox One utilized a mere 12 Radeon graphics cores clocked at a woefully slow 853MHz, Project Scorpio squeezes in 40 Radeon cores clocked at a whopping 1,172MHz. To put that in proper perspective, AMD’s Radeon RX 480 contains 36 cores that hum along between 1,120MHz and 1,266MHz. It’s like AMD and Microsoft crammed an entire $200 graphics card into Scorpio.The new Xbox console exists to … [Read more...] about Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed: Microsoft’s next console is a Radeon-infused monster
Xbox One X.That’s the official name Microsoft has given to Project Scorpio, the upcoming 4K-ready cousin to the Xbox One. It will, in Microsoft’s words, be “the most powerful console ever.”That was Microsoft’s main message during the console’s reveal at E3 2017, repeatedly emphasizing the Xbox One X’s advantages over the competing PlayStation 4 Pro (without ever mentioning its rival console by name, of course). And it sure is a powerful console. Read on for details on Xbox One X pricing, availability, specs, noteworthy features, and compatible games.Editor’s note: This article is constantly updated as new info comes out. It was last updated September 20, 2017 with information about standard edition Xbox One X preorders and “enhanced” games.During its E3 press conference, Microsoft touted a “worldwide” release on November 7 for the Xbox One X, but the company has so far listed prices in only five currencies: … [Read more...] about Xbox One X: Everything you need to know about this powerful gaming console