Xbox One S
On August 2 2016 Microsoft released its Xbox One S which it said to have been an upgrade of the previous Xbox one. Bringing in features such as 4k streaming on apps like Netflix, slimming down from its predecessor by 40% and finally one of the best features in my opinion. Which many fans of Xbox delighted with was the elimination of the power brick that Xbox has been known for in all previous consoles.
The Xbox One S has backwards compatibility on select Xbox 360 titles. So there’s no worries about games purchased in the past, you’ll still be able to experience all your old games and have a blast!
A list of current backwards compatible titles: click here
Prices for the Xbox One S can range from $300 dollars to $450 depending on the bundle you decide to purchase. I will include a link of the all known bundles and make sure to check regularly since Microsoft updates their bundle offers every couple month.
- 4k Video streaming
- 40% smaller console
- Up to 2tb of storage
Project Scorpio is Microsoft’s latest gaming console that is said to outperform all previous consoles currently out on market. Not much is known as of right now except for the specs provided on the Microsoft website and that we are looking at a release during the Holidays later on in the year.
- 4k gaming
- 6 Teraflops of power
- 320GB/s bandwidth
- 8 CUP Cores
While there is no mention of a definite price range for the new console. Xbox’s head Phil spencer in an interview with AusGamers commented on the Scorpio’s price range:
“I want Scorpio to be at a console price-point,” he said. “I’m not trying to go and compete with a high-end rig.
“And because we’re building one spec, we’re able to look at the balance between all the components and make sure that it’s something we really hit that matters to consumers and gamers.”
Should I wait for project Scorpio?
Since we are looking at a 2017 Holiday release date we can expect a minimum of 8 months before release. This will hopefully give us time for more information to surface and help you make your decision. Ultimately it all comes on to what your personal preference is and whether or not you want to spend the money for a new console and then consider Project Scorpio in the future.