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Imagine you going to your video game store and telling the attendant that you want to get an Xbox One ‘X and the attendant replies, “Do you mean Xbox One ‘S’?” and two of you go back and forth trying to set things straight. At Greatgames4u, we have always wondered, why do those names sound the same? Why does Microsoft have to name their consoles so similar to each other? Why is it that in this generation, Sony and Microsoft have to release 3 variants of the same console?

So many people do not know the difference between these three. That is why at Greatgames4u, we have taken our time to tell you all the differences between the three of them. Now you can walk up to your store and mention the specs of the one you want so the attendant won’t be confused. It will also help you make a choice and determine the one you want.

Xbox One

This was the first of the three to be released. Before release, it got a lot of backlash for the proposed restrictions that Microsoft wanted it to come with. Thank God, they went back on most of those. It comes with a 1.75 GHz AMD processor, 8 Gb GDDR3 RAM, 1.4 Teraflop GPU and 219 Gb/s memory bandwidth. The original Xbox One comes with a 500 Gb storage. It also ships with a Kinect.

Xbox One S

The Xbox One S is an upgrade of the original Xbox One. The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the Xbox One and it doesn’t come with the heavy power pack that came with the Xbox One. The Kinect was not shipped with the Xbox One S. If you buy a Kinect separately for your Xbox One S, you will have to buy Kinect-to-USB adapter from Microsoft. It also comes with a new controller that now supports Bluetooth and has other extra features.

It offers 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray video playback. This means that it is the first of the Xbox One consoles to allow you to stream content in 4K and watch your favorite 4K movies in 4K. You can play your games in 4K but it is an upscaled 4K. It doesn’t support 4K natively.  It also offers HDR support. It basically has the same computing power with the original Xbox One. The Xbox One S has storage options of 500 Gb and 1 Tb.

 Xbox One X

This is the latest of the three. Microsoft announced it as the most powerful console ever. They said that it was 40% more powerful than any other console. It is a little smaller than the Xbox One S. It is the only one that can play games in true 4K resolution. Plus, all those 4K games will be able to run at 60fps making it just as powerful as a lot of PCs.  It comes with an AMD CPU that clocks at 2.3 GHz. It has a 12Gb GDDR5 RAM, a 6 Teraflop GPU with memory bandwidth of 326 GB/s. It even includes a liquid cooling system just like a gaming PC. You can see how much more powerful it is than the other consoles.

There are some who were disappointed that PlayStation was the only console that could play games in virtual reality. We, at Greatgames4u have great news for you. The Xbox One X can support Oculus Rift VR. So, anyone with an Xbox One X console can now enjoy VR games.

This console can help Microsoft in winning the console wars. Playing games at 4k resolution with a framerate of 60 fps and having the ability to use a powerful VR headset like the Oculus Rift is a dream come true for any console fan. What more, the Xbox One X is as powerful as any mid-range PC. A console has never been this powerful. The Xbox One X will ship with 1 Tb of storage.

If you are feeling confused about their order of release, here at Greatgames4u, one of our team members mentioned this awesome way of remembering the naming convention of the consoles. He said, “Just take it from an alphabetical order.” ‘Nothing’ comes before ‘S.’ And letter ‘S’ comes before ‘X.’ So you can take it as Xbox One, then Xbox One S then Xbox One X. The table below will help you to see the differences between them.


Feature Xbox One Xbox One S Xbox One S
Storage 500 Gb 500 Gb or 1 Tb 1 Tb
GPU 1.4 Teraflops 1.4 Teraflops 6 Teraflops
RAM 8 Gb GDDR3 (219 Gb/s) 8 Gb GDDR3 (219 Gb/s) 12 Gb GDDR5 (326 Gb/s) plus 1 Gb
CPU 1.75 GHz 1.75 GHz 2.3 GHz

Which one should you get?

This is the moment of decision for many people. At greatgames4u, we can imagine you holding your breath here. Don’t worry, we won’t lead you astray.

If you have money on you, the Xbox One X is definitely a no brainer. Even you have any of the previous Xbox One consoles, we think you should go for it. If you haven’t got an Xbox One console, now is the moment to get one. The powerful console you have been waiting for is here. But if you don’t want to spend much and you want to get an Xbox One urgently, then you can go for the Xbox One S. But at Greatgames4u, we think you should have some patience and save for an Xbox One X.

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