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Some Journalists Already Have Their Hands On The Real Xbox Series X

Fraser Gilbert of PureXbox writes, "We saw a couple of weeks ago that some influencers had been sent non-working, prototype versions of the Xbox Series X, but this time, a select few journalists have actually got their hands on the real deal.
The likes of IGN and Digital Foundry have received the Xbox Series X, which is actually a "not quite final" preview version of the unit."

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potatoseal28d ago

I wonder if they are paying people to say nice things about it like the FACT that MS did this with the Xbox One launch and were busted.

darthv7227d ago ShowReplies(7)
porkChop27d ago

Do you really think it's so impossible for people to just like the console? It's got powerful hardware, it has a very effective cooling solution, and it has a really different design for a console. It also appears to have high build quality from what I've seen/heard. Maybe people just like it.

sushimama27d ago

That doesn't change the fact the MS had to pay people to say nice things about their other console at launch. I wouldn't put it past them to do it again. They will throw money bags at anything and anyone if they think it will help them.

But I don't think they'll do that again, it was a PR nightmare at the time when they were found out and of course it is very possible people will enjoy the console. I'm sure they will. Xbox series X seems to be a great console.

porkChop27d ago

I know they did undisclosed ads/sponsorships with the Xbox One. I don't dispute that. I just think it's dumb to assume the only way MS could get positive press is by paying for it.

UltraNova27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Pork,

When are you going to understand that people don't have a problem with the console it self but with it's manufacturer?

Anyone who knows their history cannot believe anything MS says until it's proved.

Sushi,

They might not pay sites/people outright but all these first looks and hardware they keep sending everyone is a nice stradegy to buy some goodwill for free...and I'm not throwing shade at MS here, just mentioning the obvious.

dlocsta27d ago

@UltraNova
When will you understand that Sony has told just as many lies as Microsoft? I am not just talking about news stories. I worked for Sony from 200-2003. I have first hand knowledge, not rumor. They are no different. You just refuse to see it.

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FanboySpotter27d ago

Did not think sony fanboys held grudges about things like these. This is sad. Are we talking about something from 2014? A year after an awful launch? Paying people to say nice things after what happened makes the most sense. The new xbox and with every positive thing going on even the bethesda news - they don't need to pay people to say nice things about it.

rakentaja27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

No need to pay them. They use their own money to say good things about the Xbox...
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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Bathyj27d ago

Have THEY seen games running on it?
I mean C'mon, people are going on about transparency but what have we seen?

OMG I just realised as I was typing that microsoft is the most transparent because you can't even see their games. Mind blown.

Zhipp27d ago

While I do find it funny that we've technically seen more footage running on the series S than the series X... Why does it matter so much to you guys?

Viking_mo27d ago

Because this is a company who's been boasting about having the most powerful console yet we've seen nothing run on it. People need to see what they're buying especially their loyal fans

Chris1227d ago

@Viking, wait up, have you actually seen a PS5 plugged in and running games? Until then we have no idea what games have been shown on and right now Sony have been so shady I don't trust anything. They haven't even shown you the chipset and what you're buying yet.

Real Xbox Series X are now in the hands of reviewers and websites so we can expect a lot more, and soon.

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IRetrouk27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

October 5th is when the Japanese youtubers get their hands on the ps5, not sure on the rest of the world, hopefully around the same time.

Chris if you cant trust sony because "shady" how the hell you still trust ms? Serious question.

TheScotsman27d ago

Everything shown that was running on ps5 has been stated it's running on ps5 hardware. Most M$ has been shown and it said running on pc with indicative power to series X, hardly the same thing

Chris1227d ago

@IRetroUK - At the start of this gen MS have been far more transparent than Sony.

So far Sony:
. not declared what tech is being used in their console. Why?
. charging PS5 gamers for Spiderman when they already own it
. making you buy another controller to play couch co-op PS5 games
. haven't shown a real console working, nor supplied any to journalists
. completely duped the fanbase with the whole nextgen only BS
. charged an extra $100 for a disc drive and then produce so few digital; consoles that 99% of buyers have to buy the disc version

This is the arrogant Sony nobody likes, whether people want to admit it or not.

IRetrouk27d ago

"not declared what tech is being used in their console. Why?"

Thats not true, the road to ps5 explained exactly what was in the ps5, what tech they were using, how they came to the decisions they did etc....

"charging PS5 gamers for Spiderman when they already own it"

Like the gears remaster collection? Or the halo collection?.....

"making you buy another controller to play couch co-op PS5 games"

Tech moves forward, if your happy using your old pads, more power to you, I didnt hear no complaining about the 360 pads not working on the one, or the Duke/s not working on 360.....

"haven't shown a real console working, nor supplied any to journalists"

October the 4th for hands on, no console shown yet, but plenty of games shown running on ps5, not pc footage, not bc enhanced footage, not targeted footage....

"completely duped the fanbase with the whole nextgen only BS"

So they have no next gen only games?...you sure about that?
Didnt ms say something about being really proud of halo infinite and how hard the team had worked to get it looking so great?...its only the lighting!!! Raytracing after launch!!!... oh wait its not good enough, let's delay it even though we said nothing was wrong!!....

"charged an extra $100 for a disc drive and then produce so few digital; consoles that 99% of buyers have to buy the disc version"

We just making random crap up now chris? Wheres the arrogance exactly?
Come on Chris, you can do better than this...

Chris1227d ago

@iRetro -

So what version of RDNA is it using? Is the ray-tracing hardware or software? Does it have VRS?. What about ML? Do you know the answers? There are a lot more questions than that too.

Stop deflecting about old gens. My point is that Sony are making the same mistakes that MS made. MS was rightly criticised in the past and this gen seem to be trying to correct them, while Sony are making those same mistakes and nickel and diming their loyal fans. Tech moves forward? lets see how many couch co-op games are released that could easily have been played with a DS4. Stop making excuses as its a shitty practice.

So you're also agreeing we haven't seen a working console yet? Good.

MS were very clear about supporting the One X for a couple of years, please don't suggest Sony didn't deceive in this area. Want me to link to the articles on N4G where Sony fans were triumphant that games like Spiderman MM were true next gen and couldn't be played on PS4?

And how am I making stuff up about the digital console. The supply was virtually non-existent so people had to buy the more expensive machine, the only difference between a cheap part costing less than $20 but charging $100 for it. Pure PR on the price front offering something cheaper and then restricting it to a trickle.

I don't need to do better, this is how Sony are acting right now.

IRetrouk27d ago

"So what version of RDNA is it using? Is the ray-tracing hardware or software? Does it have VRS?. What about ML? Do you know the answers? There are a lot more questions than that too."

So straight for the misterxmedia bull eh?

Rdna 2 confirmed by sony and amd, no fanboy logic is gonna change that, no matter what you or others wish to believe.

Raytracing is the exact same amd solution ms is using, also confirmed by cerny himself, also shown off more on ps5 games than series x so far🤷‍♂️

Vrs was shown on the road to ps5, did you actually watch it? Because most of your answers are there, hint, its the bit where they show a players field of view, and how only whats seen by the player needs to be rendered.

Ml was confirmed in the wired interview by an ea dev who was questioned at the time.

So now that I've answered them, whats the other questions? Oh and if you need receipts, just ask, I have them ready to go.

"Stop deflecting about old gens. My point is that Sony are making the same mistakes that MS made. MS was rightly criticised in the past and this gen seem to be trying to correct them, while Sony are making those same mistakes and nickel and diming their loyal fans. Tech moves forward? lets see how many couch co-op games are released that could easily have been played with a DS4. Stop making excuses as its a shitty practice."

Old gens?, gears and halo collection released this gen, regardless of when the games originally got made🤦‍♂️

Sony are not making the same mistakes as ms at all, you want them to be, but thats not the case.

Yes tech does indeed move forward, unless your an xbox controller, then, you just add a copy n paste button, sorry I ment share button...stop defending shitty practices🤣

"So you're also agreeing we haven't seen a working console yet? Good."

Yep, but have we seen any working xbox x yet either? We have seen dev kits being used, with the dummy x next to them, What about next gen games? Seen any of them running on the x yet? Pc yeah, series x no...enhanced one games yes, next gen games no.

"MS were very clear about supporting the One X for a couple of years, please don't suggest Sony didn't deceive in this area. Want me to link to the articles on N4G where Sony fans were triumphant that games like Spiderman MM were true next gen and couldn't be played on PS4?"

Do they or do they not have next gen only games? We all know the answer here...
They also said they would support the ps4 for years to come, they are doing both...

"And how am I making stuff up about the digital console. The supply was virtually non-existent so people had to buy the more expensive machine, the only difference between a cheap part costing less than $20 but charging $100 for it. Pure PR on the price front offering something cheaper and then restricting it to a trickle."

So you know the breakdown of all the preorders? You have the preorder totals for both ps5s? The prices for the drives? No, well then your talking crap.

You wanna talk about overcharging, what about ms ssd? Slow for a gen 3 card, getting charged for a gen 4, ya can't make this up man🤣 you can literally buy a card thats over a gig faster than the xbox for half the price of theirs.

I don't need to do better, this is how Sony are acting right now.

Not really, and you do, but you do you cowboy.

Chris1227d ago

@Iretro look at you picking up snippets around the internet. You know why? Because Sony hasn't told you.

As for MS selling a Gen 3 SSD read it and cry:

Seagate - 1TB Game Drive for Xbox Series X and Series S External Custom PCI Express Gen4 x2 (NVMe) Solid State Drive

I'll bookmark this and we can chat again once we have some actual facts.

IRetrouk27d ago

And look at you pretending you had an argument or made any valid points🤣 i said Microsoft were charging gen 4 prices for gen 3 speeds, and not even the top end(3.5 vs 2.4) keep up dear.

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FourCoOpPOP227d ago

The Xbox Series X is an amazing console, I can't wait to see the gameplay.

Extermin8or3_27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

"Amazing console". Can't wait to see gameplay". How the hell do you know its an amazing console if you haven't seen much or any footage of it performing its primary purpose-playing games??!

aconnellan27d ago

On paper = amazing

It’s yet to be seen whether that translates to real-world performance, which is where “can’t wait to see the gameplay” comes from

FanboySpotter27d ago

@Extermin8or3_ Let's not catch you saying that about ps5 when ps5 has not shown much either.

Deathdeliverer27d ago

Show me the UI and I’m good. Say what you want but I REALLY hope they cut down on some of the clutter of the Xbox UI this time. The Xbox one at launch to now went from a mess of menu mazes to just busy cluttered screens. I am a less is more guy. I organize everything that will let me so I can only see what I want to see at any given time. My preorder is in and I’ll be there day one so one way or another, I hope it’s good, clean, and simple. Like the 360 blades to an extent.

SyntheticForm27d ago

It's likely the same as the updated UI on Xbox consoles now.

--Onilink--27d ago

It is, though I think there is another update coming later down the line, so probably the SX/SS will ship with the updated UI (though the One consoles are also getting it)

Im pretty sure they even showed screenshots of it, possibly a video

rlow127d ago

Pretty cool. I wouldn't be surprised if Ryan from IGN has already been playing with it.

shabz66627d ago

yeah looking forward to unlocked this week

RaidenBlack27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

The Youtubers are using it. DF, IGN ... maybe Gamespot
But what can they show, is under MS guidelines.

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