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Submitted by DiRtY 930d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One proves itself at Comic-Con

Microsoft has a lot to prove with its new console. After announcing controversial decisions such as making the Xbox One always online and not allowing it to play used games (the company later backpedaled on those plans), as well as a steep price ($499 versus the PS4’s $399) and a confusing name (it’s not the first Xbox), fans need something to convince them to get excited for Microsoft’s next generation. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

iamnsuperman  +   930d ago
"The console is a bit smaller than the Xbox 360, but just as sleek."

I thought it was bigger. Everyone else says it is bigger
Snookies12  +   930d ago
It does kinda look bigger from what I can tell. Though I haven't seen it in person, so I honestly can't say for sure...
abzdine  +   930d ago
Yes it is much bigger, even bigger than original xbox and PS3 Fat. Now tell me about smaller than 360.
This writer smells BS miles away.
Foxgod  +   930d ago
IMHO its wider then the 360, but thinner, because of this it may feel smaller to some.
Ausbo  +   930d ago
xbox is bigger than the original ps3, but it isn't thicker.
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crxss  +   930d ago
saw it at e3 and sdcc, it's bigger
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minimur12  +   930d ago
I just have a feeling that they are future proofing themselves money wise, so they can release like4/5 iterations of slim versions
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Freedomland  +   930d ago
It is even bigger than original ps3.
mewhy32  +   930d ago
I'm not sure how a QTE game and 1980's VCR styling helps the xbone to "prove itself".
JokesOnYou  +   930d ago
@iamnsuperman, guessing he meant a bit "thinner" than the 360.

@Freedomland, Actually its not bigger than the ps3 as your link/pic suggests.

Its actually smaller in total area than the original ps3. Funny the size didn't seem to be a big deal then.
cl1983  +   930d ago
Its smaller then the orig and elite, but just slightly larger then the slim. We're talking centimeters and millimeters.
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imt558  +   930d ago
No, XO is not smaller than 360. Don't be so naive. Who is author of this article, anyway?

Look the size of this :
iamnsuperman  +   930d ago

More importantly who is the idiot is taking a picture of the One with a macbook in that picture.
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TechnicianTed  +   930d ago
That's not just any macbook superman. That particular macbook has the soul of the departed friend of the guy holding it, which was infused into the macbook at a voodoo ceremony in Haiti last year.

The poor guy was a keen gamer, and the guy holding him is just showing him the new Xbox. Which was a rare treat for a guy who now lives in a macbook.
imt558  +   930d ago
OK, i see some disagree votes! Why, u don't believe that XO is so big? Look the size of that thing:


C'mon, more disagree votes!!!:)
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Godmars290  +   930d ago | Helpful
Here's an actual size pic:
ThanatosDMC  +   930d ago
Wow, it's bigger than my fatty PS3. That's big. The fatty was bigger than the old 360.
TechnicianTed  +   930d ago
It's not bigger than the fatty though, based on that image the Xbox One area works out to be a total of 274.4cm while the ps3 fatty works out to have an area of 318.5cm.
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abzdine  +   930d ago
they managed to make it bigger than Xbox original. i understand better where the aweful name Xbox One comes from.

I remember the original one being dead on arrival in Japan because it was too big for the japanese houses, now it's getting much worse and they just prove that they haven't learnt anything these past years.

Cerny said that the bigger the console the more it heats. Now given the RROD disaster i can feel the story will repeat itself

EDIT: xbox fanboy butt hurt and disagreeing? oh well...
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from the beach  +   930d ago
Seems unlikely it would be bigger than the original PS3.

Need official dimensions.
Ausbo  +   930d ago

Cerny is god isn't he.

Did he also tell you everything was gonna be ok when he gave it to you in the butt?
abzdine  +   930d ago

Cerny is a console architect and when an architect says that the bigger the box is because of the heating it should be true and history shows that.

Now if you have counter example to this with good arguments bring it on, otherwise keep your mouth shut when you have nothing to say next time :)
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mwjw696  +   930d ago

You're an idiot, the smaller the box the less air flow, it has nothing to do with the size of the box itself. The xbox is using a very large fan type cooling. Lots of vents also.

The PS4 on the other hand has not been seen from the inside (far as I know) but it should be using the same cooling system as last time.

So no the "box size" has nothing to do with the heat generated. It is the internal components, and more space is better.
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abzdine  +   930d ago

So you are more knowledgable than the PS4 lead architect if i get it correct?
I dont understand why you spend your time on this website with all the idiots you dont belong here i'm telling you.
corvusmd  +   930d ago
The XB1 is a decent size, not too big not too small really...thanks for that comparison pic, it helped a lot. I am actually more surprised at how small the PS4 is...with all the next gen hardware inside both consoles...isn't the PS4 worried about overheating? XB1 has a TON of vents, but I barely see any on PS4 and it's tight packed....maybe they have a ton of really powerful fans in there
minimur12  +   930d ago
I only just realised how small the slim PS2 was, boy they did a good job on compacting it.

Makes me wonder what the PS4 slim'll look like
MWong  +   930d ago
Wow, I didn't think the XBone was that big. I mean I new it was bigger than the PS4, but not by that much. I heard the XBone has 1 large fan in it maybe that is why it's such a big console. But we have to also remember it has that large power brick.

@ corvusmd

Well usually new tech makes the packaging smaller. It's probably only 4-5 major components inside; Blu-ray drive, HDD, motherboard (contains CPU, GPU & memory), power source and fan.

Perfect gaming console example, PS2 to the PS2 Slim. Same hardware just compacted in a smaller box.

@ minimur12

I don't know how the PS4 could get any slimmer.
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avengers1978  +   930d ago
The XB1 is even bigger than I thought...
Does half of it literally house the cloud, but serious question is there a large external power brick with XB1 like the 360's?
strifeblade  +   930d ago

You are being naive. So you are telling me that the fan in the xbox one which takes up 40% of the system is adding heat to the system? so if they put an even bigger fan which makes the box even bigger will end up adding more... heat? See how stupid you sound? So you are telling me the laws of heat do not apply because mark cerny says so?

So lets compare. when the x1 was built bigger this inturn spread the parts= when the parts are spread heat is also spread and thus less wear and tear on the system because the heat is no longer focused in a concentrated area. The x1 has a power brick which means the heat from that is allocated to the outside of the system. the large fan is better than ps4 small fan- you know why? ; large fan runs quieter, spins slower and cools a larger area more efficiently.

Now the ps4 is smaller and has its power brick inside the system. This inturn adds a lot more heat to a smaller and concentrated area. The ps4 has a better graphics card than x1 and as a result will run hotter. The ps4 has a small fan which means it will need to spin much faster to cool the system. As a result will be more noisier. The big thing here is that the psu is crammed inside the system where x1 has the power brick. This adds unnecessary heat and wear and tear on the ps4 components making it a less durable system than the x1. Dont get me wrong im sure it is durable but defently not as durable as the x1. x1 went above and beyond what is required to keep the system cool in order to make sure never to experience another rrod fiasco.

x1 may be bigger but it is in fact more durable because the psu is outside the system, internal parts are spread and houses large cooling system.

Ps4 may be smaller but it compromised the longevity of its parts by putting the psu inside, parts are crammed into a tigher area and thus increases the heat- and the cooling systen is smaller and will run louder as a result.

Please abzdine try to be more intelligent with your comment. If you have something better to say than because "mark cerny says so" then be my guest.
Tatsuya  +   930d ago
I smell BS article, it's definitely supremely bigger. As proven below:
JackStraw  +   930d ago
that shows that it's taller. not necessarily "bigger", as it's clearly thinner than the 360.
JackStraw  +   930d ago
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Urusernamesucks  +   930d ago
I cant Believe you guys made an entire thread of Comments arguing about the size. This is dumb cmon guys
Blaze929  +   930d ago
n4g for ya...where any positive news about microsoft must be debated and proven
nix  +   930d ago
it's probably because in the article it says Xbox one is smaller than 360.. that's what the uproar is about.
Thomper  +   930d ago
sad isn't it.....
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   930d ago
@ Urusernamesucks
That's what she
talisker  +   930d ago
It is bigger. The autor of this article is a liar.
Manic2014  +   930d ago
The console's thickness is slimmer than the 360 but it is slightly bigger in size.
Funantic1  +   930d ago
The Xbox One is the same length as the original PS3.
nick309  +   930d ago
It weights 3.2 kg , the first 360 weight was 3.6 kg .if you guys wanna compare it to a ps3 its the same weight as the slim ps3 model. It just looks huge but it isnt actually that heavy.
Thegamer41  +   930d ago
No one cares about the weight, you wont be carrying it on your back when you are gaming.

The problem is finding a good spot for the over sized console under your TV, especially if you have limited space in your room (not to mention how ugly it looks).
southernbanana  +   930d ago
Now matter what the Xbox can't do anything right on N4G. Glad I pre-ordered both......
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medman  +   930d ago
"The console is a bit smaller than the Xbox 360, but just as sleek." What more b.s. do you need to hear to let you know this article is complete and utter rubbish?
strifeblade  +   930d ago
a good thing it is bigger because it allows for a larger fan- quieter system, (since the fan does not need to spin as fast, and overall better airflow to keep the system cool and increase durabilty and longevity of the component parts. Also the power brick is on the outside which reduces heat in the system.

Ps4 may be smaller, and as a result the fan is smaller- which needs to spin faster to keep the airflow and as a result may be louder. Ps4's graphic card is also better than x1 and as a result will run hotter. There is no power brick so the psu is inside the system and adds unnecessary heat inside the system. either it will make the fan spin faster to get rid of the extra heat- or unnecessary wear and tear will hurt ps4 components which will overall reduce the longevity of the system.

Overall xbox one may be bigger and bulkier but it looks like they made the system rrod proof and the system looks very well more durable than ps4. Ps4 at the cost of being sleek and cost efficient slightly compromised the durability of the system compared to x1.
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medman  +   929d ago
strifeblade is straining every fiber of his/her being trying to convince himself/herself that microsofts lack of engineering prowess is somehow comparable to Sony's solid history of reliability. Wow.
strifeblade  +   929d ago
Straining every fiber? hardly. I analyzed it from a logical perspective. at the end of the day the low power cpu and x86 architecture will keep the consoles cool but if you are going to say which is built to last longer? its the x1 for the reasons i stated above. However both are built better than both the 360 and ps3 but the x1 is more efficient when it comes to handling heat. i am sorry if i hurt your fanboy pride but if you have something informative to say than go ahead otherwise keep your weak comments to yourself. You only make yourself look foolish.

You dont like what i had to say and lack the intelligence to confront me properly? click the disagree and move along.
medman  +   928d ago
Again strifeblade, you're intellectually challenged and present your faulty conjecture as fact. Hilarious. Data was just released when the PS4 got fcc approval that the PS4 will run significantly cooler than the PS3, which wasn't itself very prone to the ylod when compared to the 360's red ring failure rate. Cooler. The 360 had an external brick, so why did it fail so much? Your logic, or lack thereof, is appalling. Where is your data for the Xbox One and how hot it will run? Exactamundo. You have none. Only guesses and your head in the cloudz. Enjoy being lost. You must be used to it.
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Anon1974  +   930d ago
"Ryse: Son of Rome...the action feels a bit stilted and scripted."

So it's not just me then. I thought this when they showed off the demo at E3. There was an awkwardness about the characters as they lurched around in combat, a clunkiness about how they switched from one character animation to the other before suddenly moving unnaturally to the next objective. Quite frankly, I thought the whole thing looked like ass and I haven't been able to figure out yet how anyone was impressed by what this game had to show. I was far more impressed by the Dead Rising 3 demo.

Not much of an article here. The author seems to have liked the controller and the look of the console which he sums up in one paragraph, then bashes the game being shown off. I was hoping for a little more from someone that went hands on with the console. This is hardly an article at all. He seemed much more impressed with his coverage of the PS4 at Comic-con, and certainly had a lot more to say. That article hasn't been approved yet due to some formatting issues.
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Urusernamesucks  +   930d ago
"a bit.." Yet you make such a big deal out of it.
HammadTheBeast  +   930d ago
I like your user name.
Anon1974  +   930d ago
He said a bit. Not me. I think it looks terrible compared to the gameplay we saw from Titanfall and Dead Rising 3. So while he pointed it the game action was "a bit" stilted and scripted, I've got eyes in my head and can tell he's being kind. Just watch the gameplay again.

Jump into the video at 5:10 and watch the guy play. Watch the unnatural way the character moves from fight to fight. Watch how the combat moves from maneuvers too quick and jerky to even see to slow, quick time events. Watch how "stilted" as the author put it, the transitions from combat to movement are. It's hard to watch and I couldn't imagine how odd that would be to play.

Like I said, Dead Rising 3 seemed like a far better Xbox One title. I wouldn't touch Ryse with a ten foot pole-arm. The game seems pretty to look at but that gameplay looks dreadful. There's far better Xbox One titles we've seen already.

Edit: It's not letting me embed the video for some reason, so here's the link. Judge for yourself. The game looks great, until the player takes over.
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thetruthx1  +   930d ago
Ryse looks amazing and the gameplay looks good. If you guys love the game where a guy swings long glowing chains and no enemy can reach him and also has qte's (God of War) you can and should appreciate the combat of Ryse
Anon1974  +   929d ago
But you see, that's the problem. I do like God of War. That's why Ryse looks so disappointing. God of War has a fluidity to it's animations, a flow to the gameplay as Kratos transitions from movement to his various attacks. That's clearly missing from Ryse where, based on the demo they're showing, the character lurches from movement to attack, then attacks quickly only to have every single attack suddenly and jarringly slow into some quick time event...every blasted time...and then snapping back into some other unnatural looking animation. There's no flow to this combat and as such it simply doesn't look good. It's like a clone of god of war that looks like brad pitt but moves like Frankenstein's Monster. Again, I posted the link to the video above. Watch it yourself and tell me I'm wrong. Hopefully this is still an early demo or something and they're ironing this out currently, but in it's current form, I wouldn't buy this.
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Bolts  +   930d ago
The fact that its bigger or smaller is pointless. In two years both consoles will be smaller.
Jury  +   930d ago
So the console I buy at launch will reduce in size when smaller models are released? Tech is amazing!
Urusernamesucks  +   930d ago
That Didn't bother people who bought a fat ps3, didnt it?

You wont be buying it in the first place.
meatysausage  +   930d ago
deposited on the PS4 already, but really thinking hard about getting the ONE as well. Spose it will be hard paying for both since in Aus PS4 is $550 and Xbox is $600, but anyway.

Only thing im concerned about is microsoft not having more exclusives down the line, I really want them to have as many as sony. Any news on potential news on this at gamescon?
green  +   930d ago
Microsoft could support the X1 with exclusives but in the other hand they may not but the truth is that nobody knows the future. After all, early xbox adopters were told that we were stupid for buying a 360 because come 2009 e3, Microsoft will announce its successor and drop support of the X1 like they did the original Xbox. Well, xbox will be 8 years old when its successor I will hit the market effectively making it one of the longest serving consoles in history before it was updated.

Bottom line is that just get what you feel more comfortable with and the one you feel will be more suited to you. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with either one.
DeadlyFire  +   930d ago
You could always get the PS4 now wait a year or so watching Xbox One to see how Microsoft sets up exclusives. A later buy in to the generation has benefits. Earlier games cost less, and console could have a price drop at some point.
corvusmd  +   930d ago
That's true being that he already has a PS4 pre-ordered, but just to be fair, his same concerns can go both ways
meatysausage  +   930d ago
Well that is the plan, still definately getting the playstation but wanting to experience what xbox has as well. I know sometime soon I will just give into temptation but I hope both have some great stuff coming out which I am sure of
BallsEye  +   930d ago
If it needs to be big to keep quiet and not overheat then let it be bigger. I don't see why this size is a problem. My pc i 5x as big as XO and I don't cry about it.
theWB27  +   930d ago
Because they need any and all ammunition to keep justifying their other console purchase.
DiRtY  +   930d ago

IMO even the first and fat PS3 was the best looking one. And as long as the design looks good, like it is the case for the Xbox One, I don't care about the dimensions at all.
hazardman  +   930d ago
Yeah the original PS3 my favorite by far with that piano black. I actually miss wipe the dust off it!
HammadTheBeast  +   930d ago
Because it's only big to incorporatre the "TV" side of things.
corvusmd  +   930d ago
Actually all that is, is an HDMI input and connection to the OS...that doesn't take up much space at's mostly for fans/space/and vents
AyKKon  +   930d ago
So it has come to this. Comparing sizes uh? Everything seems to come down to the size. Sigh...
Kingthrash360  +   930d ago
Ive read that the xb1 had crashing problems at comic con...anyone else hear this or is it bad info?
theWB27  +   930d ago
Must've been bad info. I followed pretty closely and a Google search turned up nothing at all. Provide a link to where you read's the internet I know you didn't lose it.
Kingthrash360  +   930d ago
its on n4g pending list titled "Xbox One Has Brief Down Time at Comic Con 2013 Was Misinformation Plot to blame?"
never said I believed it I was just asking if anyone heard and can provide more info.
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theWB27  +   930d ago
The guy who wrote that piece has been on a MS thrashing role today. He wrote that as an opinion piece without any facts other than some Sony reps told him and people in line. Then goes on to say that the systems were down because they were performing updates.

He has some other articles floating around here. People have pretty much been calling him out. No one else but him reported this and you can't find anyone else saying this....
Kingthrash360  +   930d ago
Clarence  +   930d ago
Not one Xbox 360 was not sleek or slim. The Xbox 1 is much bigger than the 360.
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memots  +   930d ago
My Schwartz is bigger than yours.
super_cuddles  +   930d ago
Ps4 sold out, got my one, time for some fun in the sun
DA_SHREDDER  +   930d ago
christocolus  +   930d ago
Finally more positive light on the xbox one. MS should keep this momentum up.
Thomper  +   930d ago
lets just's bigger than a mouse, but smaller than an elephant
YodaCracker  +   930d ago
Thomper  +   930d ago
JohnCartenper  +   930d ago
I prefer a bigger and bulkier console to overheating problems.

It's not like the PS3/4 are pocketable either, so what's the big deal?

We're not talkin mobile phones jeezz
horndog  +   930d ago
Bigger is better in this case. Got me two and can't wait
DiRtY  +   930d ago
What happened to this article? Can't find it on N4Gs mainpage...?!
Cmk0121  +   930d ago
my only guess is its slimmer but than xbox 360 but bigger in terms of horizontally.
ATi_Elite  +   930d ago
Is that a BetaMax player or the XBOne? LOL
denawayne  +   930d ago
I attended Comic Con yesterday and played Ryse. While I have the Xbox One on pre-order, I can honestly say that Ryse was underwhelming but the controller felt really good. The system itself is slightly bigger but not bulky. I also talked to the PR rep from Crytek. Really nice lady. I asked her if the game could be played entirely using the Kinect. She said no. I also stood in line to play Knack on the PS4. I was a few people away in line to play when my friend called and said we had to go. So I went up to someone playing and just asked if I could hold the controller. It felt pretty good. I think both controllers are winners. By the way, Knack was worse then Ryse. I actually didn't mind not getting a turn on it. Anyone want me to post the pics I got?

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