Xbox One X Launches Worldwide This Week

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Microsoft made a risky bet Tuesday when it launched the brand new Xbox One X - a $500, superpowered gaming console that far outpaces its competitors on specs. For those that want a cheaper alternative, you can always pick up an Xbox One S for around $200 or wait it out for special holiday bundles. As a reminder, you'll have update your Xbox One games to enjoy all the graphical enhancements available for the new console, and you'll see that downloading 4K assets for games such as Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4 (both are approximately 100GB downloads without the 4K updates) will quickly fill the internal 1TB hard drive of your new console. The Xbox One X is now available now for purchase and it already has a nice library, more games are going to be receiving patches that allow them to take full advantage of the advanced hardware.

Caleb McLaughlin seen at World's Most Powerful Console Xbox One X Worldwide Launch at the Fifth Ave.

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But nearly everything else about the console is exactly the same as its much more affordable counterpart, the Xbox One S, which also rings in at half the price: $250. But it looks like that'll change in future years, as Microsoft's Phil Spencer has confirmed the consolemaker plans to ramp up game production by acquiring or adding several new first-party developers to its Microsoft Studios stable. With 4K gameplay, improved frame rates, and faster loading times, the Xbox One X is certainly a tempting console but, as Xbox head Phil Spencer said, it's created to appeal more to gaming connoisseurs.

There's a much more subtle nod to Xbox history on the box itself - that is, the packaging for the console - but you might not have caught it.

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