Xbox One X not bad at $499
I am going to get crucified, but whatever! So the Xbox One Scorpio is now called the Xbox One X, so get ready for the X1X short form which is dope sounding already. Now the kicker here was the reveal of the price range that was like pulling teeth for the reveal. The tagline is the XBOX ONE X, “The Most Powerful Console Ever Made!” I gave a side eye too but let’s take a look at those specs.
Xbox One X
Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance
11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 inches, the “smallest Xbox ever”
4K/HDR Blu-ray drive
PlayStation 4 Pro
2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU
Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance
12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 inches
Both systems will support 4k no duh and both will have HDR support. I do agree with Lady Arsenic that the Xbox One S should have been the launch system, but companies tend to rush things. I am not going to pretend that I know everything about these systems like most people that just read the manual. Most of us know the deal once we play the game how does it run, are the framerates good and can the developers make their games to match the specs of the system, which most don’t. So far from the Xbox conference was top notch and showed off a lot of games and that’s what I wanted. Let’s check out Anthem which was fully shown at the Xbox Conference last night.
What I want to truly touch base on is the complaints about the systems price. Being that I have had almost every game system and built my own computers, there is really nothing for you to complain about if you are a smart consumer. I am not going to assume here, but I am pretty sure most of you have an Xbox One or an Xbox One S. Now keep your mind off the idea of $499 price tag and consider the deals that will come out during the time of the release. You know that trade in values will go up to benefit the purchase of a new Xbox One X. (Yes I used to work at GameStop and I got let go because I helped out customers too much.) I deal with a lot of superficial or a bit pompous gamers out there show turn their nose and dismiss things too easily.
First things to consider that you do have time. I could understand if the announcement was a month away and during that time you will have things to do and holidays to get ready for. It is June people, so that is enough time for you to save a hundred here and there until the November.
Lay off the high sodium, quit the crying and just think for a moment of how possible it is to obtain this system. If you don’t care for the system then, hush because some of you sound mad right now for whatever reason.
The end result is that Xbox took its time to show something intriguing by introducing true backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 digital and physical copies. The big kicker is now going back to OG Xbox supporting physical and digital copies with them starting with a fan favorite of Crimson Skies. I literally opened up my old library of OG Xbox titles and saw Def Jam Fight for NY and I hope to the gaming gods you will let me play that game!
So, with all that being said I am quite impressed with what Xbox showed us for the Xbox One X. I shall be there this fall trading in my system to lower the cost and use the promotions that will be available with the added reason to pick up a 4K television. There is enough time gamers, so stop being salty and wipe those tears. – Beast Out –