......So I caved and bought an Xbox One X

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#1 Edited by navyguy21 (15223 posts) -

Ok, so a few months ago I sold my PS4, Xbox One S and just bought a PS4 Pro.

I figured that having a gaming PC (1080ti with I7 6700K), Xbox One (in general) was pointless.

PS4 has the best exclusives that come consistently and are usually great.

So why buy one?

Honestly, it was Xbox Game Pass and Backward Compatibility that did it.

I know it is blasphemy to say that I enjoy BC games but I do.

What do you guys think? Do you think that BC is a major feature? Does it add value?

Are there any games on Xbox that are not on PC that i should get?

Do you want to hit me?

Any other questions?

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#2 Posted by Creepywelps (2964 posts) -

It's your money, doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

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#3 Edited by Kali-B1rd (2072 posts) -

What backwards compatibility are you benefiting from that wasn't available on your PC?

I mean neither the Xbox 360 nor Xbox One have had many exclusives that were not available on PC.

Struggling to see what you truly gained other than a shiny new device, with little *Unique* purpose.

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#4 Posted by RR360DD (14097 posts) -

Have heard a lot of similar stories, especially after the RDR announcement.

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#5 Posted by nomadic8280 (476 posts) -

You don’t have to justify anything here. I traded my PS4 (not that I hated it) for an OG Xbox One, if you can imagine. And BC was a big factor. Halo, Gears and Forza was another. Got the X without hesitation, amazing value. All these enhanced games (360 included) makes it worth it.

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#6 Posted by navyguy21 (15223 posts) -

@kali-b1rd said:

What backwards compatibility are you benefiting from that wasn't available on your PC?

I mean neither the Xbox 360 nor Xbox One have had many exclusives that were not available on PC.

Struggling to see what you truly gained other than a shiny new device, with little purpose.

Red Dead Redemption, Crackdown, Morrowind (because of controller), Gears series (I own all), Oblivion (controller support).

Honestly, i figure there are tons more to come and I'd love to be able to get rid of my 360 since i own a 4k TV and games look terrible on it.

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#7 Posted by Shewgenja (21213 posts) -

Eh. You were always mostly pro-XBox. Still not sure how BC was a factor if you have a gaming PC, but you do you.

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#8 Posted by navyguy21 (15223 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

Eh. You were always mostly pro-XBox. Still not sure how BC was a factor if you have a gaming PC, but you do you.

What do you mean mostly pro Xbox?

I dont play the System Wars game, maybe you have me confused with another poster?

Why would i sell my xbox for a Pro if i were pro xbox?

Ridiculous nonsense

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#9 Edited by Legend002 (13403 posts) -

BC is not a that much of a selling point especially when its only for a minor selection. However, enhanced BC is a different story. I also have a 1080ti and PS4 Pro and think the One X is worth it. Red Dead 4K only is worth. Just wished they would do the same for Vesperia and MGS3 HD since those aren't 4K in any form.

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#10 Posted by JtoThaMtoThaP (1016 posts) -

I'm going to buy one for my basement in a few months

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#11 Posted by navyguy21 (15223 posts) -

@Legend002 said:

BC is not a that much of a selling point especially not when its only for a minor selection. However, enhanced BC is a different story. I also have a 1080ti and PS4 Pro and think the One X is worth it. Red Dead 4K only is worth. Just wished they would do the same for Vesperia and MGS3 HD since those aren't 4K in any form.

There is a thread over on ResetEra that has a list of games rumored to be coming. All have panned out so far. Ill link when im home but Tales of Vesperia, MGS HD collection, Lost Odyssey, Fable 2, Dragon Age 1 and 2 are on the list. Pretty sure I also saw Blue Dragon and a few more OG Xbox Games.

Thats what sold me

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#12 Posted by Juub1990 (8451 posts) -

I’m tempted to buy the X just for Halo 5 and BC for Halo 3/Reach.

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#13 Posted by JoPython52 (119 posts) -

I just bought a Xbox One X mainly for the UHD blu ray player. But I am pleased with playing my Xbox anywhere games now on my 4K tv versus my 1080p gaming pc with GTX 1070. I’m enjoying all the enhanced third party games too. The X1X was worth the money. I just want more exclusive games, but that is just not going to happen very often.

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#14 Posted by GioVela2010 (5566 posts) -

Good decision, The superior HDR Support over PC is worth it alone

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#15 Posted by MonsieurX (39001 posts) -

@GioVela2010 said:

Good decision, The superior HDR Support over PC is worth it alone

For 5 games, woot

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#16 Posted by DaVillain- (36101 posts) -

Congrats on your Xbox One X purchase Navyguy21. Also, I'll list some of the games I had enjoy when I still own my Xbox One you should pick up and play:

  • Rare Replay-My all time favorite Xbox One game and a must buy if you love Retro gaming such as myself, not on PC so it's Xbox One exclusive.
  • Master Chief Collection-it has just about all the previous Halo games, so it's not on PC.
  • Sunset Overdrive-Didn't like the game due to the humor but I'm sure you'll like it. Better you then me.

As for BC. Depends who you ask, BC really isn't the selling point of the console in my opinion, it's just a nice bonus feature for those who love there Xbox 360 and didn't want to move to next-gen is what it was good for. I still have my 360 hook up for that reason, to play 100% all of the 360 games & XBLA.

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#17 Posted by clone01 (27440 posts) -

Nah, man. buy what you want. I wanna get one, I just don't have the funds to do so right now.

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#18 Edited by Daredevils2k (2011 posts) -

it's your money so congrats. make sure to get RDR

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#19 Posted by Archangel3371 (27601 posts) -

Congrats on your purchase. Yeah I think backwards compatibility is a really important feature especially considering that some of the games are enhanced for the more powerful system with more to be in the future. Considering that digital is so prevalent now on consoles as well as them having their whole ecosystem and all backwards compatibility is going to be more and more important for any system.

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#20 Posted by dagubot (1234 posts) -

Whatever makes you happy man so with that; congratulations. Hope you enjoy it. Always nice to buy a new piece of hardware. I would like to see older Playstation titles get that remaster feature or do what Xbox is doing with BC. Always a good time to take a trip down nostalgia lane.

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#21 Posted by Syn_Valence (1781 posts) -

Yep, keep on playing old outdated games. While the game of the gen is coming out on friday. Gotta love garbage dwelling lems.

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#22 Posted by Xabiss (2505 posts) -

@creepywelps said:

It's your money, doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

This.

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#23 Posted by nomadic8280 (476 posts) -

X1X owner here, and when GoW is released, I’ll do something that might blow your mind.....I’ll buy it, and play it. Because I have a PS4 in my home as well. What a concept.

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#24 Posted by getyeryayasout (12269 posts) -

I was given an X1S recently and have been playing a bunch of Ninja Gaiden Black. Backwards compatibility is definitely a nice bonus. Hopefully Ninja Gaiden 2 shows up on the list soon.

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#25 Posted by Xabiss (2505 posts) -

@creepywelps said:

It's your money, doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

This. If you use it in the manner you say you are. You will get enjoyment out of the system.

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#26 Posted by iambatman7986 (2764 posts) -

I've been contemplating one as well. Game Pass is my reasoning too. Only time will tell, but congrats on the new purchase.

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#27 Posted by BassMan (10040 posts) -

The enhanced BC is definitely cool, but I would not buy an X1X because my PC is better and I own all the old Xbox consoles.

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#28 Posted by xantufrog (11182 posts) -

I think BC is huge. It's one of the best parts of PC... we can play decades of awesome games.

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#29 Edited by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

It’s your money and you‘re free to do what you want with it. For me personally BC isn’t worth it since I still own all my old consoles and a gaming PC. Most of the time I’m playing last gen games, I’m playing the PC versions.

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#30 Posted by Pedro (34039 posts) -

"I don't see the big deal with BC, I prefer to clog up my entertainment system with all my all systems instead of being able to play my old games one." <------ fanboy logic

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#31 Posted by Calvincfb (1002 posts) -

Not worth the price.

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#32 Edited by Livecommander (937 posts) -

Game pass has made the xbone s more attractive than ever. I hope sony copies

Except the all 1st party games included on day 1 aspects. It makes them feel cheap and worthless before they even come out imo

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#33 Edited by Calvincfb (1002 posts) -

@Livecommander: the problems it's not even making them feel cheap but the fact that it makes the games not pay themselves, AAA games nowadays have budgets bigger than movies, how can we have games like zelda or god of war in this model? There's no way.

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#34 Posted by freedomfreak (51147 posts) -

Enjoy it, man.

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#35 Edited by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

@Pedro said:

"I don't see the big deal with BC, I prefer to clog up my entertainment system with all my all systems instead of being able to play my old games one." <------ fanboy logic

"Limited backward compatibility is the greatest thing ever. I like companies to choose for me from an arbitrary list what games I can go back to" <--------- Even dumber fanboy logic

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#36 Edited by GiveMeSomething (1266 posts) -

@Pedro said:

"I don't see the big deal with BC, I prefer to clog up my entertainment system with all my all systems instead of being able to play my old games one." <------ fanboy logic

The average gamer doesnt replay old games over and over in new systems. Nor they wish to play (even if they havent) old games they didnt play when they were released. Point still stands, BC only inflates the console price and is not needed

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#37 Posted by jeezers (2672 posts) -

I play on ps4 and PC but I still have my 360 and over 60 games for it. I'll eventually get an Xbox one x once the price comes down and once I get a 4k tv.

Also GOW looks borring, more excited for spiderman.

BC is great for gamers, if sony had put ps2 ps3 bc I would be praising them as well, but no they just do that crappy stream service.

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#38 Posted by henrythefifth (2254 posts) -

This is what happens when you do not take your pills.

Oh, btw, good story on how you sold your PS4 consoles to get X1X. Nobody is gonna believe it, tho. We are not that stupid, to fall for such obvious Xbox fanboy lie.

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#39 Posted by Enragedhydra (1078 posts) -

Why would you sell a system to buy another system? Isn't it better just to save your money to buy the second system?
Surely there is enough games on the PS4 that warrant keeping it, if not them whatever but I don't sell my systems ever.

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#40 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18709 posts) -

@navyguy21: You don't have to justify your purchase to anyone but yourself... especially in a fanboy sh*thole like System Wars.

The X is a great console and the BC feature is awesome. Enjoy it!

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#41 Posted by theone86 (22417 posts) -

Why? You can get any BC game for Xbone on Steam for cheaper. Just last weekend I bought Witcher 1 and Psychonauts for five dollars. Not a piece, combined. Why have Steam sales not killed consoles yet? They are the greatest thing on god's green earth.

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#42 Edited by Lilseb93 (391 posts) -

It's your money so you do you. However, why sell the PS4 if it has the best exclusives? Surely you have the time to play games like God of War and Spider-Man since they are months apart while you play your Xbox in-between.

BC is a really cool feature, but it's not a main selling point to me because I want to play new games. It adds value to a console, but not enough to move the needle.

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#43 Posted by Epak_ (10643 posts) -

If you had a capable PC already, I don't see the point, other than having the UHD player.

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#44 Posted by BassMan (10040 posts) -

@Epak_ said:

If you had a capable PC already, I don't see the point, other than having the UHD player.

Even then, it kind of sucks because it only supports HDR10 and no Dolby Vision or HDR10+.

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#45 Posted by Epak_ (10643 posts) -

@BassMan said:
@Epak_ said:

If you had a capable PC already, I don't see the point, other than having the UHD player.

Even then, it kind of sucks because it only supports HDR10 and no Dolby Vision or HDR10+.

I don't personally need other formats than HDR10... because my TV doesn't support DV or HDR10+. Now if I had an OLED or maybe the new Samsung Q9 I would probably get a dedicated player for movies.

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#46 Posted by Litchie (23721 posts) -
@navyguy21 said:

So why buy one?

Honestly, it was Xbox Game Pass and Backward Compatibility that did it.

Since Game Pass is for PC as well, you bought an Xbox One for old games.

Biggest waste of money I've seen in a while, but whatever floats your boat.

I hope making this thread helps you justify your purchase.

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#47 Edited by BassMan (10040 posts) -

@Litchie said:
@navyguy21 said:

So why buy one?

Honestly, it was Xbox Game Pass and Backward Compatibility that did it.

Since Game Pass is for PC as well, you bought an Xbox One for old games.

Biggest waste of money I've seen in a while, but whatever floats your boat.

I hope making this thread helps you justify your purchase.

Only the Play Anywhere titles are available on PC through Game Pass. However, I wouldn't want to play any of the other games on anything but PC. Consoles suck. Only useful for exclusives.

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#48 Posted by pouriarjj (168 posts) -

@navyguy21: halo 5, halo mcc, sunset overdrive, upcoming rdr2

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#49 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6684 posts) -

@lilseb93: he bought a pro.

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#50 Edited by Macutchi (6699 posts) -

the enhanced bc feature is definitely a nice one. but i still have tons of 360 games that aren't - yet - backwards compatible with the standard xbox one. would be nice to get a blanket bc rather than the curated list we currently have