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How Microsoft’s Xbox One X is going against the grain

The next generation of Microsoft’s home console launches Nov. 7 and the company says the upgrade very much keeps the diehard gamer in mind.

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chrisx393d ago (Edited 393d ago )

I thought the xbone x is this generation and not next.

freshslicepizza393d ago

It's quite powerful so some assume it is next generation.

Septic393d ago

The POWER of the BEAST! ♏

Nyxus393d ago

It's not meant to be the successor to the XB1 though. Just another member of the 'family'.

WilliamSheridan393d ago

There won't be a true successor to the One. Microsoft has eliminated generations, and will simply produce a faster machine every three years or so, potentially ceasing production of the lowest model when it's no longer viable...

freshslicepizza393d ago (Edited 393d ago )

@WilliamSheridan
"There won't be a true successor to the One. Microsoft has eliminated generations, and will simply produce a faster machine every three years or so, potentially ceasing production of the lowest model when it's no longer viable..."

Agreed. They don't think there is a need anymore for generations where you have to start all over. You can upgrade anytime you want like you do in the PC market while still enjoying all the newest games.

Skillz1215393d ago

No not assume it’s def next gen

BiggerBoss393d ago

@moldybread

now if only Microsoft would start releasing some of those newer games.

Cuphead was good though.

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kevnb393d ago

@seniyah why would a hardcore gamer that wants a more powerful console want an xbox? Hardcore gamers also want the best games and xbox is missing too many of them.

ZeroX9876393d ago

the time will come when a game will get released and you'll have to verify if you have the "specs" to run the game with a console!

It'll be simpler than PC on a sense that you won't have to look at the numbers. At retail, we're facing an upcoming problems with parents not aware that the hardware their kids got doesn't run the new triple AAA games but still runs the indie games/sports games.

For me it's not a problem at all, I've been dealing with building my own PC since the late 90's, but for younger gamers, parents will get pressured to buy the "upgraded hardware" to be able to play the same games as their friends.

LP-Eleven393d ago (Edited 393d ago )

It's a current gen, iterative console. Nothing more. When the PS5 rolls out, you aren't going to see Microsoft put out a marginally more powerful One X. Count on that. They, too, will "jump in" to next gen, no matter how much they claim otherwise.

denawayne393d ago

@LP-Eleven
Xbox One's successor will play all games past and present in the Xbox family. That's where MS is headed. Why do you think BC has been such a point of focus this gen? Imagine 20 years from now, I'll still be able to play all my past games on the newest system. No need to break out my OG Xbox or 360.

freshslicepizza393d ago

@BiggerBoss
"@moldybread
now if only Microsoft would start releasing some of those newer games."

Agreed. They have the hardware and the online, support for backwards compatibility and even some titles using Play Anywhere like Cuphead you mentioned . They need to seriously look into more investment within and creating new titles. Something that seems to be secondary when it should be the main focus.

darthv72393d ago

It's power is relative to next gen but is being reserved for current gen. Until MS decides to change things and "flip the switch" and it becomes next gen with dedicated games to call its own.

bluefox755392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

I don't think anyone assumes that. No one with a brain. Next gen consoles don't release with an obsolete CPU that was nearly obsolete 4 years ago.

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343_Guilty_Spark393d ago

This gen that gen...why does it matter so much to you.

All future Xbox’s will play the same games. All Xbox’s will be BC and FC.

Nobody says next gen PC...dump new CPU and GPU upgrade RAM....it still plays all the same games.

S2Killinit393d ago

Problen w that is that the older consoles have to be dropped off at some point because they wont be supported.

343_Guilty_Spark393d ago

At that point that hardware would be so long in the tooth it wouldn’t matter.

The Xbox One will be 7 years old in 2020. I’m not worried about it being discontinued. I’d be more concerned if I couldn’t play Xbox some games at all.

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denawayne393d ago

@343_Guilty_Spark
It's a lost cause trying to explain to these Sony fanboys something that is easily recognizable but because it's MS, they play dumb. We all know that in the future, all OG Xbox games will play on one Xbox and in order to play anything OG on PS, you'll have to go digging in mommy's basement for your PS1, PS2, PS3, etc.

bluefox755392d ago

You kind of do have PC gens though. Intel just released it's line of 8th gen CPUs, GPUs have generational leaps as well.

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fathertime4464393d ago

Also it's 499 not 599. This article is hardly interesting and it's main points are wrong... so much for fact checking

HyperMouse392d ago

As much as people dont say its next gen here is the definition of next gen " A common label applied to a major upgrade of a hardware or software product".....sounds next gen to me

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XiNatsuDragnel393d ago

Xbox 1 x is next gen or not?

NoPeace_Walker393d ago

Thw specs made it seems next gen compared to all the other consoles on the market but like the PS4 Pro, it plays all the same games of this generation.

Bigpappy393d ago

Well that is how M$ plans to do upgrades going forward. The game on the X will be able to be played on its successor.

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Skillz1215393d ago

Nope next gen sorry try to spin it however u want, this is a next gen console

kevnb393d ago (Edited 393d ago )

its comparable to the pro, about 40% more powerful on paper.

bluefox755392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

No they don't, lol. The leap from last gen to this gen was massive compared to the "leap" from X1 to X!X, much smaller yet is the leap from PS4 Pro to X1X.

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FungLip393d ago

Not until there's an exclusive title for it.

ZeroX9876393d ago (Edited 393d ago )

@XiNatsuDragnel

it's hard to say. before the PS3/X360, the jumps in hardware performances were tremendous. PS1>PS2>PS3 or Nes>Snes>N64>gamecube were big jumps in hardware performance!, but PS3/X360 to PS4/X1 and then to PS4Pro/Xbox OX, the gap just wasn' that big lately.

That's why I wouldn't consider "generation leaps" anymore. Upgrades, sure.

Vizigoth04393d ago

Microsoft has stated they want to eliminate generations. Does anyone classify PC by generation? Maybe possibly by graphics card but no. It seems like even in 4 years if there is an Xbox 2 it may be designed for then current and previous generations to play on it. All it is is hardware upgrade much like a PC.

HyperMouse392d ago

Definition of next gen - A common label applied to a major upgrade of a hardware or software product

dmonee392d ago

Depends as to whether or not MS continues to support the original Xbox 1 down the road. If they eventually abandoned it and only make games on the Xbox one S and the X, then it will be some sort of next gen console

Skillz1215392d ago

Yes it’s next gen ms is trying to spin things like it’s not.

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slavish0393d ago

Lol the smear campaign against x1x on n4g is in full swing. Sorry x1x is coming baby 😂

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Rude-ro393d ago

What smear?
Until Microsoft actually becomes a gaming company, what is there to fear?
A monopoly perhaps.

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Skillz1215392d ago

I think your the one who’s going to be crying after u spent $500 for a system with no games...

Snakefist30392d ago

In 2007 where Xbox fanboys bashing Ps3 and games left and right in N4g!

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Pantz393d ago

Xbox One X is about to blow up those charts, they're effectively obsolete

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Ju392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

Interesting things about those charts.

* pro is expected to outsell the X this holidays. Which doubt it will
* Xbo and Xbo S are separate entities when in fact only one is on the market and their added share exceeds the PS4 Slim, when in fact we know it doesn't do so well.

And then a million false claims from MS, but nothing what we haven't seen before

bluefox755392d ago

Not according to the article it isn't. The research suggests the amount of people interested in buying X1X is nearly identical to the people interested in buying the Pro. This is less impressive when you consider the Pro has been out for a year already.

Ju392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

It is exactly impressive because it's been out for a year. And it's slightly ahead 22% vs 20% or something. Usually new platform releases take the cake. I still believe this will happen. Unless the price is indeed a bigger motivator. I'm just surprised market evaluation puts the Pro ahead

Skillz1215392d ago

Lol with what?lol you have me dying over here

Pantz392d ago

Looks like I can't say. I posted facts about the Xbox One X that were covered in many stories on this very site, yet that post was marked as spam. Guess some of the mods are into console wars. I love my PS4 Pro, but it's a fact that my Xbox One X will play most games better than the Pro will. I'll still be using both for various games though. Shoot I may have said too much again and could get banned for saying facts like this.

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