Are you a professional gamer or you like gaming on big screens? For guys like you, Microsoft has launched a video gaming brand known as Xbox. Except for gaming, you can also enjoy live streaming services through this. Xbox has released four different generations of Xbox's and in this article, I'm going to give detailed information about Xbox.
What is Xbox
Xbox is a gaming console brand, which is developed by Microsoft. In online gaming, this device has gained a lot of popularity with a blink of eyes. Through an Xbox device, you can enjoy gaming in HD or 4K resolutions. You need to connect your Xbox device with your high definition TV set to enhance online gaming fun. You can also enjoy live streaming programs through the Xbox device. So if you love gaming and want to have some real gaming experience, you must go for an Xbox set today.
The newest Xbox
Xbox has released their devices in four different generations, first, second, third and fourth. They have already launched the Xbox series S device in the fourth generation. But there is another Xbox device coming in the late half of 2020, which is named Xbox series X. This device is probably the best gaming device Xbox has ever released. Let's watch out some of the specs of the Xbox series X device below.
Specifications of Xbox series S
8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
1 TB Custom NVME SSD
1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
USB 3.2 External HDD Support
2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Video quality performance
4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Other things you need to know about the Xbox X series
This gaming device comes in simple rectangular shape design. On the front side of the Xbox Series X, there is an illuminated Xbox logo and a disk slot, which will be a relief to those looking to buy physical copies. The top of the console is more interesting. Hiding under a centered top grille is a bright green circle, which appears to me like green LEDs or a painted component.
You can set up your Xbox device vertically or horizontally. And the larger size allows for a single, massive fan that pushes hot air out the top. As a result, the Xbox Series X should be no louder than the Xbox One. Before buying the gamers, always look for the controller equipped in the Xbox set, whether it is comfortable enough or not.
Though the Series X controller looks very similar to the one used in for the Xbox One, there are some minor but significant differences. The biggest update Xbox has made in this addition is adding a share button. The button is located in the new controller; this new button will let Xbox gamers instantly send content to friends with the press of a button.
Cost of Xbox
The cost of Xbox depends on which type of device you are buying. Throughout this long online, big-screen gaming Xbox has released different devices for four different generations. In the previous segment, I have discussed the latest version of the Xbox gaming device. That's the reason why different versions of Xbox's have different prices.
Let’s make a chart containing the price of different Xbox’s.
Xbox ( The first one)
$400 ( without kinect)
& $500 (with kinect)
Xbox One S
Xbox One X
Xbox Series S (still to launch)
Xbox Series X (still to launch)
From the above chart, I think you have a clear idea about the difference in different Xbox devices' prices. You can buy the latest version of Xbox available in the market now, which is Xbox One X, by spending around $500. But for now, you should wait for the most awaited version of this device, Xbox series X, for getting an extra level of online gaming fun.
Types of Xbox: There are mainly four types of Xbox and among them, three types are available in the market, as I have mentioned above with the cost of those Xbox. In this segment, I will suggest you two products that you might love to look at.
Microsoft Xbox One X is an exclusive game consoling set that offers over 100 games to start playing. It comes with one X 1TB console with a wireless controller and supports 4K and ultra HD resolution gaming. Xbox One S is a 1TB all-digital edition console coming with a wireless controller. You can enjoy free disc gaming through this Xbox version.
Except for the Xbox device, you need more things to start having a high-resolution gaming experience. Now let's make a list of required accessories for Xbox.
- Xbox controller: You have set up the whole Xbox and ready for beginning the fun, but you can't! Imagine why you can't? Because you don't have the controller in your hand through which you will run the game on the big screen. The modern Xbox sets are equipped with a wireless controller for providing the best possible gaming experience.
- Somehow, if the controller gets damaged or is not satisfied with the device's performance, you should go for a premium quality game controller. Moreover, having an extra controller will provide your friends or any family members to join the fun.
- Power cable: For setting up the Xbox device, you first need to supply power to the Xbox. Connect the power cable into the Xbox's power cable port and the cable's other side to the power supplying socket.
- Cable for connecting Xbox with your TV: You are mainly buying this Xbox device for having enhanced gaming fun on the big screen. So you need a high definition TV set for this and connect the Xbox with your TV with another cable.
- Batteries for the controller: You need batteries for running the controller and enjoy the gaming. Most of the time, there are two batteries included in the set for the controller. You can also buy batteries from outside for the controller.
- Charger kit: Instead of using batteries in the controller, you can go for a charger kit. You need to charge the controller for e few hours and enjoy more than 24 hours of gaming fun. But in the case of batteries, it seems that the battery sometimes dies after a short time. So you can go for a charger kit to solve this problem.
- Headset: Without quality sound performance, you won't have a realistic gaming experience doesn't matter what kind of device you are playing the game. So a high-quality headset is recommended for the gamin lovers in this regard.
- A carrying case: Well, if you are a lover and often travel to your friends for having fun together, you must have a strong carrying case for carrying the whole Xbox gaming set safe and securely.
How to set up an Xbox device
For setting up an Xbox, you need to follow the steps I'm providing below.
- After unpacking the box, you will find an Xbox, two cable types, and a controller with batteries.
- First, you need to supply power in the Xbox by connecting the power cable from the Xbox's power supply socket.
- Then connect your TV set with the Xbox with the other cable. Remember, your TV set must Support HDMI or 4K for providing you real gaming fun.
- Then put the two batteries into the controller to make it run.
- Then turn on the TV set and select Xbox in the settings; different television sets have different settings.
- Thus you can enjoy high-resolution gaming, as well as live streaming through your Xbox.
It was 15 November 2001 when the first-ever Xbox was launched in the USA. Microsoft started its journey in the field of consoles with the launch of this device. One by one, they launched four types of Xbox’s in four generations and the upcoming Xbox version is known as Xbox series X.
Which is better, Xbox or PS4
I won't give an exact answer to such questions as both these gaming devices have their own specifications and qualities. You have to choose your own, whether you need a PS4 or Xbox. You also finding the price range of ps4.
- Sony launched PS4 in 2013, which is considered as one of the best play stations ever made. Meanwhile, Xbox was first launched in 2001.
- Play stations have launched PS, PS2, PS3 and PS4. At the same time, Xbox has launched Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox one and the upcoming version is Xbox series X.
- PS4 includes Forca horizon 4, gears 5, the witcher 3, wild hunt type games, and Xbox, including the god of war, red dead, redemption 2, dark souls, and 3 type games.
You have probably got the idea of the cost of different Xbox versions and other things to know about Xbox. Thanks for your patience.