Counterpoint: Why You Shouldn't Buy or Upgrade to the Xbox One X

Xbox chief Phil Spencer at E3 this year
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Bloomberg

Xbox chief Phil Spencer at E3 this year Credit Bloomberg

However, if you're unsure whether it's worth it to buy (or upgrade to) the Xbox One X right now, there are a few conditions and competing products that are worth considering before you make your decision.

"The Xbox One X is poised to give the company a boost in its ambition to compete more effectively with PS4 Pro in strategically important markets of the USA and UK".

Today we're running down a list of steps a new Xbox One X user should take to create an ideal experience for themselves right out the package. So if you're just looking for a way to play high-res games on the cheap, the PS4 Pro will win out for many of us. We wanted to create the world's most powerful console so that game developers can bring these amazing 4K experiences that they've been building on their PC and have them show up in your living room so you get the higher frame rates, the better textures, better details, higher draw distances.

As well as Microsoft's own Mixer service, which enables you to stream live footage of your gameplay over the internet for others to watch, you can also capture up to five minutes of gameplay through the Game DVR function.

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By selecting the 'Xbox One Enhanced games' option, the console will only display titles that have received an Xbox One X update.

Users can also turn their rooms into a home theatre as the console comes equipped with an inbuilt 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. "Amazon UK shafted me and now my day one pre-order Scorpio is MIA with no idea when it will ge here", read one customer's tweet.

Picked up a standard Xbox One X? In the meantime, I'll try and find out if and when the bundle is likely to re-emerge in the wild. You won't be able to go back and look at 1080 anymore; it's so clear and crisp and vibrant. Nadella wants Microsoft focused on software and services that are powered by the cloud and follow people no matter what device they're using. Like the previously released Xbox One S, the device is able to be positioned in an upward orientation, however, a dedicated stand is recommended for further stability.

It is a significantly beefed up and more powerful Xbox One, so yes, all of your accessories work. But with Xbox One X and its 4K assets, these downloads are even worse: I have at least two games, Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4, that take up over 100 GB of disk space each. Move to the second Xbox and go to Settings - Network - Network transfer, and BANG!

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