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Hi everyone, 

I just a got 4K tv and was thinking of upgrading to 4K gaming. I already have a Ps4 and a Switch so I also wanted to complete this generation's console collection as I do every generation. 

I found a deal on BestBuy Canada which includes the Xbox One X and all 5 Gears of War games (Although I already own the first 3) for CA$ 449 (around 338 US) was thinking of buying.

But I am also aware that Scarlett is out next year and it would seems that its much better than the One X. So I should I just go cheap and pick up an all digital X Box One (only $180  - ie 136 US) and wrap up my collection

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!



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siddhartha87 said:

Hi everyone, 

I just a got 4K tv and was thinking of upgrading to 4K gaming. I already have a Ps4 and a Switch so I also wanted to complete this generation's console collection as I do every generation. 

I found a deal on BestBuy Canada which includes the Xbox One X and all 5 Gears of War games (Although I already own the first 3) for CA$ 449 (around 338 US) was thinking of buying.

But I am also aware that Scarlett is out next year and it would seems that its much better than the One X. So I should I just go cheap and pick up an all digital X Box One (only $180  - ie 136 US) and wrap up my collection

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

I would go cheap and get an xbox one x and get xbox game pass. If you're an avid gamer, xbox game pass can save a lot of money for you.



Before getting any Xbox, I'd ask what games are you wanting to play on it? Performance is nice but if there's nothing you want to play, don't spend on. I have one (and love it) but the difference isn't as pronounced as you'd imagine.



mZuzek loves Starfox Adventures

I definitely think going with an X this late in the gen doesn't make a huge amount of sense if spending on gaming is a concern. As you said, the Scarlett is out next year.

As for going with the One SAD, I think the best way to go about this is asking yourself which games you're interested in on the Xbox One. If you can name enough to justify the purchase for yourself, go for it (keeping in mind the cost of the games as well, unless you go GamePass)! If there isn't enough compelling stuff you want to play, best to just wait for next gen. The Switch and PS4 have great support still so you should have no shortage of great stuff to play no matter where you game.



If you buy Scarlett next year or 2021, there's no need to get the X now. If not, better get the X. The regular One S has rather poor performance regarding 2018 and 2019 games. It obviously wouldn't take advantage of your 4k setup. Game Pass comes with ~100 X enhanced games, so keep that in mind.

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Remember, you can always trade-in your Xbox one x to upgrade to scarlet down the road.



Nope, build a PC.



Thanks a lot for your replies everyone.

I mainly want to complete my 8th gen console set to be honest, already have the rest of them including the WiiU.

The games that I really want to play are the Gears of War Games and replay Ninja Gaiden 2 in 4K. Although if i do get an Xbox One I would definitely pick up the GamePass. Dont know if it is reason enough to spend the extra cash. Unless the 4K experience vastly superior to the what I have now.



siddhartha87 said:

But I am also aware that Scarlett is out next year and it would seems that its much better than the One X. So I should I just go cheap and pick up an all digital X Box One (only $180  - ie 136 US) and wrap up my collection

I've been debating a bit as I was writing this post, this is my conclusion.

You would be fine with a base X1. It will give you access to every game in the library. Exclusives are generally well optimized. Gears 5 being one of the most notable in that regard. The OG Xbox and 360 BC is also a great feature.

If you really want to scratch your 4K itch, you want more games to maintain a stable 60 fps and perhaps you want to play multiplats on Xbox, then maybe you should consider a X1X.

Whichever hardware you get I would also suggest Gamepass.



Recently Completed
Gears 5
for X1X (5/5) - Mortal Kombat 11 for X1X (5/5) - Doom 64 for N64 (emulator) (3/5) - Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)

siddhartha87 said:
Thanks a lot for your replies everyone.

I mainly want to complete my 8th gen console set to be honest, already have the rest of them including the WiiU.

The games that I really want to play are the Gears of War Games and replay Ninja Gaiden 2 in 4K. Although if i do get an Xbox One I would definitely pick up the GamePass. Dont know if it is reason enough to spend the extra cash. Unless the 4K experience vastly superior to the what I have now.

I'm starting to think you should get the X1X. Let me put it this way, if you plan on spending maybe a few hundred hours playing on it then maybe the extra cost is justifiable.

Ninja Gaiden 2 and other BC games look fantastic with a resolution boost. Its the only way I would want to replay it right now.

The reality is a resolution upgrade doesn't make games significantly more enjoyable. However, I think you're interested in seeing these games at a higher visual fidelity and often with better performance. It objectively a better way to experience these games, everybody should agree on that.

You might be satisfied with base hardware, it will get the job done. But if you can afford it then get the X1X.



Recently Completed
Gears 5
for X1X (5/5) - Mortal Kombat 11 for X1X (5/5) - Doom 64 for N64 (emulator) (3/5) - Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)