Review: Xbox One S is a great console with lousy timing

Yahoo Finance: Released on August 2, the Xbox One S comes at an interesting time for Microsoft. The standard Xbox One has been steadily losing to the PS4 in monthly sales, thanks in part to a rough initial launch marred by Microsoft’s political flip-flopping and confusing policies.

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darthv721870d ago

the timing is perfectly fine. It is meant to spark interest and sales and there is no better time than right now. This is the "One" to get for newcomers and existing users that want to have a system with better features.

Unspoken1870d ago

The timing was perfect specifically for the 4K blu ray market.

AngelicIceDiamond1870d ago

If the X1 S timing is lousy then the 360 Slim must of been atrocious, 5 years atrocious in that case.

Kingthrash3601869d ago (Edited 1869d ago )

Timing was lousy becuse a new console was announced same day and will release in a year.
It wasn't the slims timing really, it was the scorpios. They should have announced it at later, like when that had actual games running on it or something other that a few specs. I swear they only did it because they thought the neo was gunna be announced.
If they would have held off until September they would sell more xbox s.

sammarshall1021870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

The timing is great seeing how people can get their 4K fix now for movies and play X1 games or wait next year for the most powerful console the Scorpio with 4K


hiawa231870d ago (Edited 1867d ago )

Timing seems perfect to me. I laugh everytime someone says the S is what the orig should have been, which is hilarious. It was not possible back when the console launched, MS's Xbox team had a different mindset, hell many are not even part of the new team, and the S is progression forward for MS.

This is the same as saying those small compact powerful phones we have now, should have been available years ago, when they were double the size. The S is replacing the orig which MS is phasing out, & I am amazed with the benefits of the new console over the original.

My S not only loads games much faster, uses less power, performs better, looks better, now stands up, it is one of the cheapest 4K players on the market, and the Xbox 360 BC games also perform better, so I am happy as a fiddle, and I plan on also getting the Scorpio, so I plan to continue enjoying the hell out of my S until the end 2017, which is a long time away, and MS should be proud of what they achieved, they should be proud of the turn around they have made this gen as no other video game console maker has worked as hard as they have this gen.

peewee110161870d ago

4k video. Not 4k gaming lol... Big difference

Bobafret1870d ago

It does upscale though, which is something I guess.

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