- Jan 8, 2014
We have 2. it’s a great little console. happy it exists. they are in the bedrooms btw. On 1080p TVs. The living room has the Series X.
I think the Vita dpad sets a really high standard, so that's certainly quite an endorsement from you. Good to know that MS has been improving the dpad ever since the 360 iteration.Not to mention D pad. This one takes lead over my favourite D pad ever, on Vita. When you push, it has very little travel. What ever travel there is full of tactile feedback and feels like a thunk.
Its been over a week I have been enjoying Series S. Everything from smooth performance to snappy load times to abundance of games via gamepass.
It ticks a lot of boxes for me as well. Apart from being affordable and actually being available for purchase, it slots in my system without causing any disruption.
I am rocking a 1080p monitor in my room with below setup. No need to upgrade display or move around stuff in shelf.
As for graphics, I am coming from Nintendo 3ds/ PS Vita and jump in graphics is pretty amazing. Gears 5 looks stunning.
I have always been a playstation guy. To a point I had a X360 that I played like a playstation console. Never bought gold, didnt touch multiplayer, just played campaigns for all Halo and Gears games available. With gamepass, everything is included. For first time am using it as MS intended Xbox to be. Still too early to tell but so far enjoying the experience.
I am enjoying how responsive analog sticks feel. Is this due to 60 fps in games I tried or are sticks much better now? Cant tell. Aiming and putting crosshair on enemies feel so much satisfying now. Not to mention D pad. This one takes lead over my favourite D pad ever, on Vita. When you push, it has very little travel. What ever travel there is full of tactile feedback and feels like a thunk.
Little warrior is taking a much deserved rest.
MS is even gracious enough to let us know its exact date of birth. I know I will be inviting lucky few to a birthday bash one year later.
I know GAF has a boner to downplay this great little console. This thread is supposed to be a safe sanctuary for fans from any hate commentary. I have a VERY strong opinion about this. Any unduly negative will be seen as existential threats resulting in an inflammation of my amygdala.
Please understand whoever chose this machine knew about its limitations and was ok with them as in my case.
The PS5 digital makes the Series S look bad. For just 100 more you get double the usable storage, double the memory (only 8GB are fast memory on S) and more than double the GPU power. If both were PCs no one would recommend the Series S.
Yeah the XSS would of been more understandable at $199.The PS5 digital makes the Series S look bad. For just 100 more you get double the usable storage, double the memory (only 8GB are fast memory on S) and more than double the GPU power. If both were PCs no one would recommend the Series S.
I considered buying this box a while back ago, for the game Grim dawn.
It's like my favorite game ever, have 1200 hours in it, that's before my pc went blue screen of death.
I would probably of got one of these boxes but unfortunately, grim dawn has still not be released on xbox, waiting for certificates or something, It's been years now, and still no end in sight. It's not coming to ps4 pr ps5.
Saying all that, for 100 bucks more you can get a ps5, none digital,
(if it ever gets in stock) and have you seen the sub for ps now, the games they give you for free, the quality of them, it's crazy.
Personally, i hope this box goes on sale later in the year, at xmas, for around £200 pounds, i would say that would be the perfect price point and i would then pick one up.
It's hard to justify this console at this price point, as, for 100bucks more you get one that stomps all over this.
But if your happy, that's what counts.
He could get one down the line as well and own both. Seems like the demand is mild on XSS so it's not extremely hard to get like PS5 and XSX. For a 1080p monitor it should serve him will in the mean time, and probably give it to a relative if he feels like upgrading to XSX or keeping it with a PS5.
Yeah the XSS would of been more understandable at $199.
We know it will drop in price over time but it should of have been this price out the gate.
$249 with a 1TB ssd would of been a good sell as well.