I love the design. I mean the previous xbox is just a black box too. This one at least looks like its going to have really good cooling and i'd imagine pretty powerfull going by the size.
yes interesting agree they should have given it a distinct name rather than series
what console do you want an xbox series
do you have your tv on a corner cabinet ? if so theyll be plenty of space behind your tv or even put a small corner shelf behind the tvyes true names not a game changer i just think other choices would have been better more memorable and less confusing.
The size is a problem for me though i cant get it under the tv
Timmy has been a little sh it anyway so he can play his minecraft on the OG XboxI think the name will cause confusion on less clued up parents and poor Timmy is'nt going to be happy opening an Xbox One X instead of an Xbox Series X next Christmas.
Won't make much difference will it provided the large vent on top is kept well clear. For now I'm thinking mine will be placed up right as ms have designed it to beIs it going to cool better standing as a tower compared to lying on its side? That will define where I put it.
The Xbox One I believe has been more reliable then the PS4, its not know to have any more then the usual level of faults that’s for sure, the Xbox 360 days are long gone so I wouldn’t worry about reliability.Microsoft need to concentrate on build quality. Past consoles have been plagued with hardware issues.
Let's see how they market this. I remember when the Xbox One was first unveiled and it was marketed as the "entertainment centre of your home." I remember thinking it's gonna be a jack of all trades, controlling your skytv and whatever else, but a mediocre games console. Sony focused on the gaming aspect only. The rest is history.
Microsoft didn't name the 360 as Xbox 2, the Xbox One as Xbox 3 and won't name the Xbox Series X as Xbox 4. One of the reasons for this is purely basic marketing. If they started numerically naming the consoles, they will always be one behind the naming of Sony's PlayStation and when young children pester mummy and daddy for things, 5 will always be better than 4 regardless of anything else.Like I said before, Xbox G4 would be appropriate name because it's the fourth generation of the Xbox console.
Laughable.... Xbox G4 instead of a "pathetic name".... I'd say Xbox G4 would fit that description perfectly. What relevance would that name have for you to suggest it's so much better? Any mention of G4 and the first thing that comes to mind is a political summit not a games console.Why not name it Xbox G4 instead of using a pathetic name for it?
Seems like lessons have not been learned from Xbox One.
This would be great but I think this bombshell would have been dropped now of the X was forwards compatible as the lower console. Main reason being that if they did this it would get the jump on the ps5 a year out. I keep looking at Xbox one's as I ended up getting cheap game pass for a couple of years for pc use and thinking about making more of it, if I knew the X would run the next gen games from day one as the lower powered tier of the next generation I would probably get myself one now and they could take advantage of this year's Christmas sales rush as well as next.Have they said any more about the naming structure moving forward. Didn’t that say it would become clear or reflect the situation or something.
I’m just wondering if maybe, as more is revealed, they will say that the Xbox one x actually fits in at the lower tier of the series x and then they will have a mid and high tier model as well
I do think that maybe come the next reveal, it will be series 1 “insert suitable model name”
What with xcloud and game pass they have a real unique way of releasing games moving forward. All games will work on all series x consoles, but in different ways. So the new halo or the new fable etc would all be realistically playable on the current x maybe using power of xcloud
mentioned before but technically I will not have to buy a single game when I pick up whatever it is that’s in that big black box (a design I like, the original big Black box and duke controller where what got me into console gaming after years of commodore and pc)
what with game pass and again possibly xcloud, amazon will drop it off, I plug it in, it spemds time updating and then boom, my entire library is there to play. I can download what ever I want, maybe even stream it as it downloads.
I do have this feeling that part of further announcements will make all x owners feel warm and special by revealing they are already in the series x infrastructure
Seeing the PS5 is something I'm quite nervous about, it seems to be generally believed the series X is designed for cool and quiet running, nobody knows for sure of course but that seems to be the thinking behind the PC type tower design. So are Sony going to go with a similar design philosophy or take a more traditional approach, I'm not saying Sony should follow MS but I hope the PS5 is designed around its cooling needs without been overly noisy.If i cant get this thing in the tv unit it will have to sit out in the middle of the floor no way the mrs is having that. I will either have to go ps5 or wait for a design revision that makes it smaller
You're forgetting the other option.....bin off the Mrs insteadIf i cant get this thing in the tv unit it will have to sit out in the middle of the floor no way the mrs is having that. I will either have to go ps5 or wait for a design revision that makes it smaller
You talk like the design aspect was solely on the external aesthetic and completely disregard what they are trying to achieve within the unit itself, with regards to significant hardware capability, cooling, noise reduction etc. To simplify it as you have is just ridiculous.Design wise, its not going to fit in my AV Unit which means itll need to sit out and be visible, which is less than ideal. The design itself doesnt appeal to me, I could have picked up a shoe box and whacked an X on it in 5 mins, yet this thing has been in the works for a couple of years....
Name, again doesnt appeal, if the best you can do is "series" then you need to sack someone and get someone else in. PS2,3,4,5 roll easily off the tongue, Xbox Series X doesnt really have the same snappyness...
Having said all that....I've already budgeted £600 for it, and started putting money away.
Its all about the games, it needs to have some huge killer titles and not just Halo number 75 and other random generic crap that have been done to death.
You seem to be forgetting, everything I said was opinion based on my current AV unit and setup (others have similarly said the same thing). Never said "this design is sh*t" I said it wouldnt work for me which was less than ideal. Which is 100% factual. It matters naught to me if the design was a sphere on gold wheels, if it aint going to fit in my unit, its less than ideal no matter how good the internal setup is.You talk like the design aspect was solely on the external aesthetic and completely disregard what they are trying to achieve within the unit itself, with regards to significant hardware capability, cooling, noise reduction etc. To simplify it as you have is just ridiculous.
Names need to stick, its how marketing and such works. People go what do you want for christmas, PS1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc..easy to remember, rolls off the tongue, no dubiaty. Now we have Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X...not exactly the same. Hence my point.As for the name, why do people get so worked up over it?? Anyway it's pretty clear why Micrososft have referenced the unit in series terms, because they will have alternative options. With various options within the same retail space having such a reference will make things far clearer to understand to those less clued up. AMD and Nvidia GPU's have always been referenced in varying "Series" to differentiate options and power levels, this will be no different.
Its not about being innovative, its about making something that the consumer will remember, easily describe to the bread winner, easy to rememer etc. I personally dont think MS have a good naming system, its convoluted, and likely confusing to some.Anyway, when it comes to names...Sony aren't the most innovative are they. But equally, why should they change when it works for them? Ultimately the name is Playstation, the number or name that follows could be referred to as it's series if you want as it just differentiates one from another. It's not really any different...it's just Playstation in it's latest form, as is the Xbox. The difference with Xbox is that it's strongly expected MS will launch from day one with different options, which has never been done before, hence there needs to be a simplified format.