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    QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    I was very lucky to pick a Series X up. Only started looking just over a week when my wife unexpectedly agreed I could get one. So far very impressed by quick resume and lack of loading screens in many games but I've not had a chance to try a Series X enhanced title. For me it a big upgrade on the One S. It was also a tie up between new GPU and the series X. Took the series X as I'm a big game pass user and figured it was a good way of being able to squeeze in gaming with the quick start up times. Looking forward to more games with Series X enhancements so I can really see what its about but I can see the long term appeal.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    I haven't managed to get one, mainly because I haven't tried to.

    My first impression is "probably too expensive (not interested in S) for my tastes". My second and third impressions are to wait for the launch dust to settle, and for PS5, and after initial hullabaloo has died down, then think about whether I want one enough to pay what they'll cost.

    My fourth impression is that as I'm planning a new PC, just to adapt the spec on that and stick to PC gaming, which so far I prefer anyway. My Xbox 360 is probably one of my more underused bits of kit, most of my gaming having been on PC. I'm not convinced the Series X (or PS5) are going to change that preference, but I'll think about it.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    My first impression is "probably too expensive (not interested in S) for my tastes". My second and third impressions are to wait for the launch dust to settle, and for PS5, and after initial hullabaloo has died down, then think about whether I want one enough to pay what they'll cost.

    My fourth impression is that as I'm planning a new PC, just to adapt the spec on that and stick to PC gaming, which so far I prefer anyway. My Xbox 360 is probably one of my more underused bits of kit, most of my gaming having been on PC. I'm not convinced the Series X (or PS5) are going to change that preference, but I'll think about it.
    So more like 'thoughts' than 'impressions'?

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    My impression of it leads me to think there is no advantage getting one over a gaming PC, considering Game Pass brings most of the games over anyway, and I can already use a controller if I want one.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    My son got the S, megafast loading speeds, improved graphics obviously, areas must larger for example NBA2K or whatever it is, the series s/x version the city is 4 times the size.

    I think the s was a fair price and pretty good overall.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    Whereas it leads me to think there's no rush to upgrade my gaming PC, because I can't get near it for the price. So I'm on a Series X and a Haswell i5 with GTX 970 until Zen 3 and 3080 become available and scalp-free.

    Other thought - there's nothing yet to show value over the One X it's replacing. The quicker load times are really nice to have, mind.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    So more like 'thoughts' than 'impressions'?
    Impressions from spec's, reviews and comments. It's my impressions of what's involved.
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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    You get alot of superb and well tuned hardware with both the new XBOX and PS5... so a good impresssion.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    I’m really enjoying mine it’s packed full of technology for £450 and it is literally silent. The user interface is blazing quick and all the games I’ve played so far look incredible. Shame halo wasn’t ready for launch but looking forward to it, gamepass is incredible value, just like Netflix is.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    I haven't bought one, but from everything that had been said before it launched, I got the impression that there won't really be any exclusives to Xbox, but that they'll be on PC too, so for anyone with a good PC (and I'm sure mine more than qualifies for that) can play them on there anyway.

    PS5 I'm considering the possibility of getting at some point (if I do, I don't expect it to be any time soon), mainly due to some of the PS4 exclusives that still haven't come to PC and seemingly aren't likely to but are supposed to be good, and possible PS5 exclusives that could stay there too.

    I know I've seen it mentioned somewhere that was talk of moving a few PS4 games over to PC, but how serious enough they are and how many (and what) games they could be will remain to be seen.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    got an x, It does the job.
    Pretty fast load times but i have had a few times when games just freeze and ihave to quit it (ui still works), or the controller stops responding and only returns after i yank the batteries out

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    Erm, I don't have any impressions as these things don't interest me!

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    Bit odd to post that then?
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    My deep-seated hope is being realised - I'm seeing a lot of support for the XSX over the PS5! And the series S is definitely gonna make Sony's life harder in the long run... I'm very glad Microsoft are still in this. No hate on Sony, I just don't want to see the console space become a monopoly.

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    Re: QOTW: First impressions of Xbox Series S/X?

    After playing since launch day, I am very impressed, games look a hell of a lot better and run at far higher and more stable frame rates.

    Playing Watch dogs legions is like looking at a different game on the series x compared to the one s.

    Loading times are much quicker too as expected, having the series x load a borderlands 3 map with a one s (both in the same lobby) was insane to see.

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