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Xbox Boss: Xbox One Owners Don't Necessarily Need to Upgrade to Xbox Elite

Should Xbox One owners upgrade to the recently-announced Xbox Elite? According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, it depends on what they want out of their console.

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loopygames1153d ago

"It will be faster, but I don't know it would be fast enough to say that you'd want to go off and spend hundreds of dollars to do that."

I like how upfront and honest that Phil is about this. Any other exec would had hyped up how much of an improvement that SSHD drive is over the regular HDD. I have a 1TB hybrid drive in my PS4 and honestly I wish I had upgraded to a 2TB drive instead of shaving off a few seconds.

freshslicepizza1153d ago

it would be very interesting to see if he would have made an xbox 360 without a hard drive. that did have implications, this system will not.

Eonjay1152d ago

This whole conversations arises out of the consequences of making the Xbox One's internal hard drive closed off to most. If you could swap out the hard drive, why would you need to spend $500 when you could just purchase an SSD?

freshslicepizza1152d ago

@Eonjay
"This whole conversations arises out of the consequences of making the Xbox One's internal hard drive closed off to most. If you could swap out the hard drive, why would you need to spend $500 when you could just purchase an SSD?"

instead of wasting the 500gb hard drive by removing it you could also add an external and still see some gains in speeds that way too. ideally of course would be the option to do both.

avengers19781153d ago

IMO if u have an XB1 you don't need to upgrade to the new console, but if you don't than the new version with a SSD is the way to go. That being said, needs and wants are different things and if you can afford to buy it and want it, then go for it.

I may have to pick this one up next year for Scalebound and Quantum Break.

2pacalypsenow1153d ago

Its Not an SSD it a hubrind , Hybrid drives give very little improvements on most things over regular HDD's

freshslicepizza1153d ago

@2pacalypsenow
"Its Not an SSD it a hubrind , Hybrid drives give very little improvements on most things over regular HDD's"

not true. the most frequently used files will have ssd speeds. this is why microsoft makes the claim it can speed up your games and apps by 20% and the operating system will have speeds of a ssd drive.

ocelot071153d ago

True it is not a SSD. False SSHD does give a decent amount of improvements over HHD. I have a SSHD in my PS4. I shaved off about 20 seconds load time of most games over the standard HDD.

SUCKxITxEZ1152d ago

Its probably a hybrid 7200 rpm mechanical and SSD drive so the OS is stored on the SSD while the games load off the mechanical drive. Considering the normal Xbox one comes with a 5400 rpm mechanical drive that would explain only 20% added performance on games and apps.

Imortus_san1151d ago

Everyone can buy a hibrid disk or better yet a SSD, put it in a external case and use it on the Xbox One.

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Magicite1152d ago

first he should make non-xbox owners upgrade to xbox and then talk about elite.

badz1491152d ago (Edited 1152d ago )

Upgrade to xbox? You mean downgrade? Just kidding

Gwynbleidd1152d ago

Since PS4 and X1 have an SATA II chipset, SSD and SSHD bandwiths are limited to 3 Gbit/s. So you don't gain speed to its full potential.

If you are looking for speed on X1 use an SSD and connect it through USB since USB 3.0 has 5 Gbit/s which uses the SSD to its potential.

Pixelart1152d ago

They will still gain in 4k reads which is anything but being saturated, even on old Sata 2.
Sequential reads will get bottlenecked as you alluded to..but that only affects large files like movies or game installs. The rest are little files that will still benefit from speedy seek times.

Ashunderfire861152d ago

The Halo 5 Xbox One Console bundle is a better value for the same price.

alabtrosMyster1152d ago

It would still be better if they were to let people swap the internal hdd for whatever they wanted instead of forcing them to buy a new machine to get more space (and a bit more speed).

I know about the external hdd option, however, the last thing I want in my livingroom is more wires, flashing lights and noise sources!

Imortus_san1151d ago

Wrong,
USB 3 is faster then the internal Sata 2 connection.
USB 3 is plag and play, it uses 10 times less steps to set up.
USB 3 is more conveniente, more cheap since then have a ton of promos.

Plus you can use the external HDD on any Xbox One, meaning you second console or you friends console, when you go over and use the digital games and profile to play with out downloading everything again.

So Overall External HHD is >>>>>>> then Interanl only.

Imortus_san1151d ago

Wrong,
USB 3 is faster then the internal Sata 2 connection.
USB 3 is plag and play, it uses 10 times less steps to set up.
USB 3 is more conveniente, more cheap since then have a tonn of promos.

Plus you can use the external HDD on any Xbox One, meaning you second console or you friends console, when you go over and use the digital games and profile to play with out downloading everything again.

So Overall External HHD is >>>>>>> then Interanl only.

IraqCombatVet1152d ago (Edited 1152d ago )

I plan on getting the Elite bundle even though I have a Day One Edition Xbox One, PS4 as well as a Wii U and gaming laptop.

What can I say, I love gaming, my wife games, and even my 4 year old daughter games.

I was going to get the Elite Wireless controller anyways so getting the bundle makes more sense.

http://techu4ria.com/xbox-o...

RobLoPR1152d ago

Same here... the controler alone is worth $150 and you can still sell your XB1 regular console (out here in Puerto Rico) for a good $250 - $300 so theres nost of the total cost... just hold on to the kinect wich is not included in this bundle.

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raggy-rocket1153d ago

Agreed. As tempting as these things are (especially custom consoles like the Halo 5 console), you've just gotta resist and stick with what you have and really evaluate how much spending hundreds of dollars on a console you already own will affect your experience.

Of course, if you're in a position to more than comfortably go for these things, they're great to have. I'd love to have the halo 5 console and the Hybrid drive and everything, they just look great and in the Xbox elite, perform a bit better, it's just nice to see Phil acknowledging that it's not always worth the extra money if you currently own a console

Seriously though, for new customers, the Xbox elite bundle is crazy good value and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone thinking of an Xbox one. The customizable controller and 1TB bundled for that price is enviable. Glad they're still full on supporting Xbox atm with all these options in spite of the dwindling market share. Specifically because it reassures fans like me that we'll continue to get all this goodness for the rest of the gen hopefully. Keep it up I say.

lastking951153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

My thoughts exactly, that halo 5 console is extremely tempting but I must resist. The elite controller too, I want them bad but that money can go towards games. If I could upgrade to halo 5 console for $50 I would in a hurry.

Phil keeps it real and in touch with the community that's what makes him cool.

RobLoPR1152d ago

Just get the new one and sell your old one... not @ Gamestop... sell it online

magiciandude1153d ago

I already own an Xbox One and I am still getting the Halo 5 console.

raggy-rocket1153d ago

I am super jealous you can't even comprehend how much I want that console. I'm just mad for Halo and they did a great job on that design.

Paytaa1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

I might just have to work more overtime to get one haha. I've always been one of the biggest Halo fans but due to money I missed out on the Halo 3, Reach and Halo 4 consoles. I want this one to be the one. Halo 5 is going to be special.

alabtrosMyster1152d ago

I find the naming a bit sad, what about the upcoming 2tb model? They'll call it the godly xbox one?

Marketing people have no shame!

raggy-rocket1152d ago

Well the controller is for elite players, and they updated the drive in the console and the storage to make that 'elite' as well. Makes more sense to me than the 360 elites which were just a bit better than normal 360s.

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GoPanthers9991153d ago

Absolutely will not buy this. Already have perfectly good controllers. The hardcore folks are going to kill me in shooters either way.

kbozz711153d ago

^^So much this! Will take more than a super controller to help me win, lol.

maybelovehate1152d ago

hehe, true. I still want that controller though, just for the feel of the thumbsticks and how cool it stays. Sweaty controllers are the worst lol.

rainslacker1152d ago

Skill beats a fancy controller any day. A skilled player on a fancy controller though can be unbeatable...except against other skilled players on a fancy controller.:)

A good controller can remove some frustration though for those who don't spend countless hours with muscle training by playing over and over again.

From what I hear, it's a pretty good controller. Won't make you an expert gamer though.:)

Rookie_Monster1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

Of course not and it is just another option, just the the standalone elite controller, Using your own external HDD, snap, steaming games to your Windows 10 PC with a free upgrade, able to choose either the remaster higher resolution remasted titles like Bioshock or Gears Ultimate or playing with your own X360 games via BC, giving Halo fans the option to choose either the Digital DL version or exchange it for a disc copy of the $250 Halo 5 CE...those are all options and it is good to have options and not be limited.

Again, Phil really does relate to us gamers and another well said comment that makes logical sense from him.

iistuii1152d ago

Remaster or higher resolution remaster ?? What's this, have I missed something ?