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Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X: Is the costly upgrade worth the money?

January 03, 2019 / Steven Petite

Most of us, when we buy a new game console, have certain expectations about how it’s going to improve how we play. We want better graphics, better processing capabilities, bigger and better-looking games. With the 4K-capable Xbox One X, Microsoft wants to convince you that adding more technical firepower under the hood can improve your games, even if it doesn’t open the door to a new library of games.While the Xbox One X is a still an Xbox One, it is heftier, faster, and more powerful under the hood. And now, with the original Xbox One out of production, Microsoft is pushing Xbox fans toward its new hardware.The Xbox One X is the younger sibling of both the original One and the One S, with years worth of extra development and planning behind it. It should, in theory, offer substantial performance and feature improvements over its predecessors. But is it worth buying over its more affordable Xbox One S?