There’s a SKU For Everyone
Since Phil Spencer took over the Xbox ship, things have started to come up Milhouse. Not only does Microsoft Game Studios now boast an additional bunch of high-profile studios such as Obsidian Entertainment pumping out quality games, but the hardware’s been revised, streamlined, and diversified into a few different SKUs.
First, we’ve got the headliner Xbox One X. If you’re looking for the very best console gaming experience, this is where you want to look. It’s the most powerful console on the market right now and is capable of displaying games in 4K, 60 FPS with HDR. That added power also helps cut down loading times, and generally improves how games perform. Oh, and it’s got a 1TB HDD packed in with a UHD 4K Blu-Ray player, which is above and beyond what you’ll find in the PS4.
You’ve then got the Xbox One S. This is the middle-tier SKU that offers a normal blu-ray disc drive, either a 500 GB or 1 TB HDD, and the ability to play all the same games as the One X, just in 1080p rather than 4K.
Finally, you’ve got the all-digital system. This one doesn’t have a disc drive and is for those wanting to just download their games either by purchasing them from the store separately, or by making use of Microsoft’s Game Pass service (more on that in a moment).
The Xbox One X right now comes in at $419 on Amazon, while the normal Xbox One S comes in at $229, and the All-Digital system comes in at $235. Regardless of which one you go for, you’re going to get a bunch of value now. Just look into the systems, figure out which one works out best for you and meets your needs, and go for it.