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Xbox One S versus Xbox One

  • Published at 04:29 pm August 23rd, 2016
Xbox One S versus Xbox One
That is the case with the new Xbox One S. We try to break things down for you Xbox fans, so you aren’t left wondering if it’s actually worth investing in a new gaming console from Microsoft.

Xbox One

  • $249 USD

  • 10 ¾” x 13” x 3 ¼

  • Plays all Xbox One games

  • Plays backward compatible Xbox 360 Games

  • Does not have HDR video streaming

  • Does not have HDR video gameplay

  • Not 4K Blu-Ray supported

  • Kinect compatibility

  • Does not function vertically

  • Includes controller

  • Does not have integrated IR blaster

  • Hard drive sizes: 500GB and 1TB

Xbox One S

  • $299 - $399 USD

  • 9” x 11 ½” x 2 ½”

  • Plays all Xbox One games

  • Plays backward compatible Xbox 360 Games

  • HDR video streaming

  • HDR video gameplay (with select titles)

  • 4K Blu-Ray supported

  • Kinect compatibility (requires an adapter)

  • Functions vertically

  • Includes controller (slightly revised)

  • Integrated IR blaster

  • Hard drive sizes: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB

Okay maybe that wasn’t as easy as simple as we claimed. Don’t blame it on us; companies like Microsoft will do that to you, unsurprisingly. The truth is if you’re still rocking the original Xbox One, you really aren’t missing out on anything else. The slightly boosted specs may not be all that important for the average gamer. Sure, it’s very pretty to look at. In fact, it’s the best design Microsoft has developed for their gaming console. As for the new upgraded characteristics, the majority of gamers really won’t bite at the chance of getting the latest version.

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The upgrades themselves can only garner gamers and tech lovers who always want to be in the forefront of technology. Is it worth the upgrade? Not really. If you want to splurge or money is no object, then dive right in. It’s a fantastic console, there is no doubting that, but making the jump now is unnecessary. Regardless of the comparison there is fun to be had on both consoles. As far as we’re concerned, this is a win/win for Xbox fans.