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QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

by Parm Mann on 13 November 2020, 16:31

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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High-profile tech launches just keep on coming. It has been a busy couple of months, and this week gamers across the globe have had their first taste of next-generation games consoles.

Microsoft's Xbox Series S and Series X are officially here, and though stock is proving hard to come by, we're seeing plenty of social media activity from those who successfully pre-ordered. If you've had a chance to plug it in and get onboard the next-gen hype train, we want to know: what are your first impressions of Xbox Series S/X? Share your thoughts using the comments facility below.



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I was very lucky to pick a Series X up. Only started looking just over a week when my wife unexpectedly agreed I could get one. So far very impressed by quick resume and lack of loading screens in many games but I've not had a chance to try a Series X enhanced title. For me it a big upgrade on the One S. It was also a tie up between new GPU and the series X. Took the series X as I'm a big game pass user and figured it was a good way of being able to squeeze in gaming with the quick start up times. Looking forward to more games with Series X enhancements so I can really see what its about but I can see the long term appeal.
I haven't managed to get one, mainly because I haven't tried to.

My first impression is “probably too expensive (not interested in S) for my tastes”. My second and third impressions are to wait for the launch dust to settle, and for PS5, and after initial hullabaloo has died down, then think about whether I want one enough to pay what they'll cost.

My fourth impression is that as I'm planning a new PC, just to adapt the spec on that and stick to PC gaming, which so far I prefer anyway. My Xbox 360 is probably one of my more underused bits of kit, most of my gaming having been on PC. I'm not convinced the Series X (or PS5) are going to change that preference, but I'll think about it.
Saracen999
My first impression is “probably too expensive (not interested in S) for my tastes”. My second and third impressions are to wait for the launch dust to settle, and for PS5, and after initial hullabaloo has died down, then think about whether I want one enough to pay what they'll cost.

My fourth impression is that as I'm planning a new PC, just to adapt the spec on that and stick to PC gaming, which so far I prefer anyway. My Xbox 360 is probably one of my more underused bits of kit, most of my gaming having been on PC. I'm not convinced the Series X (or PS5) are going to change that preference, but I'll think about it.
So more like ‘thoughts’ than ‘impressions’? ;)
My impression of it leads me to think there is no advantage getting one over a gaming PC, considering Game Pass brings most of the games over anyway, and I can already use a controller if I want one.
My son got the S, megafast loading speeds, improved graphics obviously, areas must larger for example NBA2K or whatever it is, the series s/x version the city is 4 times the size.

I think the s was a fair price and pretty good overall.