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Get a Series S, because its evident you don't care that much about performance or visual fidelity. Its still going to be a lot more powerful than a Switch successor as well.

For the record, I own both a Series S and X. I enjoy using both but some titles I save for Series X if the visual fidelity and performance disparity is too significant.



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RolStoppable said:

For the record, this is the same guy who not too long ago said that he'll never buy another Nintendo console. Now he's on the brink of never buying a non-Nintendo console again.

Curl has always been flip floppy on that, I remember his disdain for the 3ds merely existing past switch launch. 

Curl maybe get Series S?



 

Shinobi-san said:

Definitly not worth buying the new consoles yet. I currently have a PS5.

There just is not enough next gen experiences to be had on either. I would imagine the Series X is even worse off.

That being said, Gamepass is the real deal, and if you plan to play the full Xbox catalogue in glorious 4k on a Series X for the first time, I would say go ahead!

I think for a lot of people, myself included, feel the new consoles were worth buying already because how it enhances existing games or cross gen games.

Quick resume is a great Xbox feature if I feel like jumping into my progress quickly. Faster loading, more 60 fps experiences either by brute force or patches. Even playing Halo:MCC at a solid 60 fps with split screen is a nice bonus we didn't have until the new consoles launched.

This isn't like previous gens where you just waited for new games on your new console. Improving my backlog is a big deal.



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SKMBlake said:
Shiken said:

If a game you want is not on gamepass, get it on sale.  Between that and the games that are on gamepass, you still save a ton of money.  It is a really simple concept.

And as a primary Switch gamer I can get a damn good idea of what will come to Switch, what MIGHT come to Switch/Switch 2 YEARS later, and what will not come at all.  I got a Series X day 1 and don't regret it.  I will enjoy RE8 for example this year, rather than wait YEARS to see if it will come to Switch 2 at all.

Yeah but game pass games are kinda lame or super old, no point of having a 500$ console to play 6 years old Witcher 3. And game pass costs you 120$ per year, for playing meh games you don't even own, that's a lot of money spend on what doesn't belong to you.

And what's the point of not waiting for game releases ? We have a recent bad example of how bad a game released early can run poorly.

LMAO no dude, gamepass games are not lame.  You must not have been keeping in the loop.  In a two month period, I played over 200 bucks worth of games.  This includes Gears 5 (and Hivebuster DLC), Jedi Fallen Order, Battlefield V, Sea of Thieves, and The Medium.  And there are a number of other games I want to play that I have not gotten to yet.

Seriously saying gamepass games are lame is on the same level of denial people who claims Switch only gets lame games from 3rd parties or Sony only makes interactive movies disguised as games.  But much like they have their opinions, you can have yours (even if it does not line up with the vast majority).

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Considering how long MS is taking in releasing major AAA games, I would wait if I were you. By that time you would be able to get a cheap series S.



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Shiken said:
SKMBlake said:

Yeah but game pass games are kinda lame or super old, no point of having a 500$ console to play 6 years old Witcher 3. And game pass costs you 120$ per year, for playing meh games you don't even own, that's a lot of money spend on what doesn't belong to you.

And what's the point of not waiting for game releases ? We have a recent bad example of how bad a game released early can run poorly.

LMAO no dude, gamepass games are not lame.  You must not have been keeping in the loop.  In a two month period, I played over 200 bucks worth of games.  This includes Gears 5 (and Hivebuster DLC), Jedi Fallen Order, Battlefield V, Sea of Thieves, and The Medium.  And there are a number of other games I want to play that I have not gotten to yet.

Seriously saying gamepass games are lame is on the same level of denial people who claims Switch only gets lame games from 3rd parties or Sony only makes interactive movies disguised as games.  But much like they have their opinions, you can have yours (even if it does not line up with the vast majority).

Well I can list you all of the games of Game Pass and tell exactly why it doesn't interest me



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SKMBlake said:
Shiken said:

LMAO no dude, gamepass games are not lame.  You must not have been keeping in the loop.  In a two month period, I played over 200 bucks worth of games.  This includes Gears 5 (and Hivebuster DLC), Jedi Fallen Order, Battlefield V, Sea of Thieves, and The Medium.  And there are a number of other games I want to play that I have not gotten to yet.

Seriously saying gamepass games are lame is on the same level of denial people who claims Switch only gets lame games from 3rd parties or Sony only makes interactive movies disguised as games.  But much like they have their opinions, you can have yours (even if it does not line up with the vast majority).

Well I can list you all of the games of Game Pass and tell exactly why it doesn't interest me

That's nice, but your lack of interest =/= objectively lame or super old.  And considering the user asking for advice did not have another console to run a lot of those "super old" games on, I would say that gamepass is an easy and cheap way to catch up on what he missed.  Not to mention he has day 1 access to a lot of newer games coming up, as well as a lot of games that are only a year old or less.

In any case, I am sure he can find something to play with an instant library of over 300 games (which you claim to be able to list off your head).



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I'm seeing a bunch of comments about you don't care about visuals if you own a Switch. I don't understand those comments at all. I upgraded to PS4 Pro, entered into the Xbox One family with the X, and purchased a Series X for the sake of better performance and visuals. I bought the Switch for exclusives and for the convenience of taking it with me if I choose to. I care about visuals and performance and my Switch.



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I'd either just go for a PC or a series X.

I really wouldn't at all treat my Switch or it's next system, as being a PC, let alone expecting it to have absolutely everything under the sun. Just go for either of the two mentioned above and you'll be fine.



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DroidKnight said:

I'm seeing a bunch of comments about you don't care about visuals if you own a Switch. I don't understand those comments at all. I upgraded to PS4 Pro, entered into the Xbox One family with the X, and purchased a Series X for the sake of better performance and visuals. I bought the Switch for exclusives and for the convenience of taking it with me if I choose to. I care about visuals and performance and my Switch.

I can't speak for others, but that wasn't exactly the intent of my comment personally. My thinking is that if you are used to Switch tier graphics like Curl is (being an only Switch gamer for awhile), Series S will still be a massive upgrade over Switch graphically speaking while saving you $200 compared to buying Series X. 

That being said, if you're a multiplat gamer and you choose to play multiplat games on Switch instead of Xbox/Playstation/PC, then you probably either don't care about graphics that much, or you just really like the convenience of handheld/hybrid gaming. 

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