Xbox Series X and Series S

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Xbox Series X and Series S

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Power Your Dreams.
Developer: Microsoft
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Predecessor: Xbox One
Competitors: Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 5
Generation: Ninth generation


The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are consoles developed by Microsoft and released on November 10, 2020. They are successors to the Xbox One and Microsoft's entry in the ninth generation of console gaming.

Why They Rock

  1. The new controller is almost identical to the Xbox One's, and adds a share button, uses USB-C for charging, and is backwards compatible with the Xbox One. The Xbox One controller is also fully compatible with the Series X/S for those that prefer it.
  2. The Series X supports 8K resolution and 120 FPS, and has an 8 core CPU and 12 TFLOP GPU that supports ray-tracing; this makes the Xbox Series X the most powerful console in the ninth generation.
    • The Series S is considerably weaker in terms of graphical power, but it is an understandable sacrifice for a cheaper pricepoint.
  3. Extremely fast loading times thanks to the new SSD, especially on previous gen Xbox games. This is also helped by the Xbox Velocity Architecture, which significantly reduces loading times on games optimized for Series X|S.
  4. Very quiet cooling system. (Tip: If you have to put the Series X on its side, leave a good amount of space for each of the 3 vents, especially for the green one on top.
  5. Quick Resume, a new feature that allows players to switch between multiple games and apps at once without having to close them. Originally, you could just have 1 game and 1 app on at a time.
  6. It's backwards compatible with 39 original Xbox games, 568 Xbox 360 games, and almost every Xbox One game.
    • With the RetroArch emulator, you can also run games for other systems, e.g. PlayStation 2.
  7. The Series X|S has a program called Smart Delivery, which is a program that allows games from the Xbox One to be upgraded to the Series X|S versions at no additional charge.
    • It was confirmed that every first party Xbox Games Studio title will be supporting Smart Delivery, and Microsoft has allowed third parties to use the Smart Delivery technology. (Ubisoft and CD Projekt being two of the companies supporting Smart Delivery).
  8. The budget-oriented Series S is perfect those who don't mind not using discs. (Though this could be a problem for those who have lots of on disc Xbox One games and a limited budget.)

Bad Qualities

  1. Disappointing launch game lineup with a lack of system seller exclusives. However, this is mitigated with the amount of backwards compatible titles on offer.
  2. The Kinect and any games that use it aren't compatible. This is probably due to the fact that the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, killed the Kinect add-on when he took control of the Xbox brand.
  3. The storage expansion cards are pretty expensive, costing almost as much as the Xbox Series S itself.
  4. 512 GB of storage is way too small and limited for the digital only Series S, especially considering the huge file size of most current-gen Xbox games, thus requiring the player to purchase a storage expansion card to expand the memory.
  5. Due to the Xbox Velocity Architecture, Series X|S games cannot be played on traditional external hard drives. They must be installed on the consoles' SSDs or the Seagate expansion card. To be fair, existing Xbox One games along with 360 games can still be played with external hard drives.
  6. Just like the PS5, the Series X and S have a huge scalping problem, with double the MSRP being a common price on Ebay and Amazon. However, because of that, Sony temporarily shut down production of the PS5 while Microsoft keeps cranking out the Series X and S.

Trivia

  • A few weeks before the official launch of the Series X and Series S, Microsoft released three fully-functioning refrigerators designed off the Series X, based off of the joke that the Series X looked a lot like a refrigerator.
    • The first fridge was given to the rapper Snoop Dogg, who is an avid Xbox gamer.
    • The second fridge was given to the YouTuber iJustine.
    • The third fridge was given away via a Twitter contest.
  • Much like the Xbox One S and X, the Series X|S has several Easter eggs placed around the console. For instance, 'Hello from Seattle' is written on one of the bases for the consoles, and a Master Chief logo is etched on their motherboards.

Comments


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HawkeyeSolo

3 months ago
Score -66
Shot through the heart and you're to blame, Series X|S HAS NO GAMES!
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AlvaroNovaes-BR

3 months ago
Score 7
Hug him and you're loved, Xbox Series X/S will have games.
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Ivan97Miraheze

3 months ago
Score 7
Don Backwards Compatible sends his regards.
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Glitchedblood

3 months ago
Score 16
is this the most downvoted Miraheze comment?
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Grammar guy

3 months ago
Score 5
Maybe, but we would need a lot more dislikes to set it in stone.
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Grammar guy

3 months ago
Score 3
Looks like 10 shit stains upvoted this retard. We're definitely gonna need more.
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GRAND-DUCHY

2 months ago
Score 5
Ouch, why did you do this...
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Asdfh

2 months ago
Score 4
@GlitchedBlood nah, the most downvoted comment is a comment advertising a witch doctor on the now closed atrocious youtubers wiki i think
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Grammar guy

2 months ago
Score 0
Do you know which article it was? I might be able to find it on the Wayback Machine.
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Asdfh

2 months ago
Score 1
@Grammar guy It is the page about morgz
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HawkeyeSolo

2 months ago
Score 6
Fucking lord, this was a joke.
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HawkeyeSolo

2 months ago
Score 4
This comment was based on the "PS3 has no games" meme.
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Grammar guy

2 months ago
Score 3
Took you long enough to say so. Don't delete your comment just yet, because I thing you just broke a record.
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Mr. Dready

2 months ago
Score 8
Unoriginal since it copies the lyrics from You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi.
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JaguarByte Productions

one month ago
Score 2
Damn, -46 score? Gotta make it -47, don't delete this
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Glitchedblood

one month ago
Score 2
it was -50 but it's -48 now
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Grammar guy

one month ago
Score 2
@ivan97Miraheze It took me 2 months to get that joke lol
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GAMRKNIGHT352

20 days ago
Score 1
I've been playing a lot of Gears 5 and Halo: MCC on mine, don't know what you're talking about
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Misha dorofeev

3 days ago
Score 0
I won't be buying it anyway unless FH5 comes
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Gametoon

19 hours 42 minutes ago
Score 0
Why is THIS the most downvoted comment in Miraheze. I thought it was actually a decent joke due to the low amount of games at launch. Also, Mr. Dready, it's called a parody.
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AgentLocke

3 months ago
Score 7
Just your generic sony pony saying xbox has no games
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Haken Browning

2 months ago
Score -2
And where's the lie?
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Xian Pu

2 months ago
Score 4
It might not have a large amount of exclusives - though technically the PS5 doesn't either, as most of its games still have PS4 version - but the Series X/S has plenty of games in general.
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KalloFox34

2 months ago
Score 2
It's funny because neither one has games!
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AkihitoZero5454

3 months ago
Score 1
I don't know why its design looks like a refrigerator lol!
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Ivan97Miraheze

2 months ago
Score 3

Funny thing is, they actually made a full-sized fridge that resembles the console itself.

To me, the Series X kinda looks like a tower desktop PC.
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ShrekSafeCheesecake III

2 months ago
Score 4
“Power Your Memes”
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JDM4678

one month ago
Score 0
Haha, if only I had that fridge, Microsoft really recognizes its memes
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
Score 1
"I gotta be the marble!" - SpongeBob SquarePants
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AlvaroNovaes-BR

one month ago
Score 2
I loved the Quick Resume feature, because you don't have to lose your progress while checking all the collectibles on your downloaded map with your phone discharged.
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ChocolateHamburger

one month ago
Score 2
In BQ #2 why does it say that the kinect is gone isnt it a good thing?
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 2
The Kinect has a cult following.

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