Microsoft Xbox One Console
The Xbox One is the third major video-game console developed by Microsoft. First released in November 2013, the Xbox One emphasizes online play, social networking, and cloud-computing features. The console has a library of more than a thousand games, including the titles Madden NFL, Halo 5, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
How are Xbox One and the S and X different?
The Microsoft Xbox One S bundle is a slight variation of the original Xbox One design. The console features a 40% smaller case, and it can be set at a vertical orientation. The Xbox One S also supports both 4K-resolution and HDR gaming. This results in a superior picture quality, but it only works on compatible television sets or monitors that support 4K and HDR technology. Games that output in 1080p can be upscaled to 4K resolution. The Xbox One X is the second update to the Xbox One design. First released in November 2017, the One X features significantly improved power and performance. Games marketed specifically as Xbox One X Enhanced are designed from the ground up to take advantage of the improved power of the One X console and controller. These games are still compatible with Xbox One and Xbox One S hardware, but when played on the One X console, they will receive major graphical improvements that aren't possible on the older hardware. In addition, the One X console confers significant performance improvements to existing Xbox One games such as a higher resolution or more stable frame rate.
Is the Xbox One backwards compatible with Xbox 360?
Yes, it is backwards compatible but only with select games. Microsoft is constantly adding games to the list of backwards compatible titles, so you should check it often. Backwards compatibility confers several graphical enhancements on Xbox 360 games, including a more stable frame rate, improved texture filtering, and a more consistent resolution for games with dynamic resolutions.
How much storage space is available in the Xbox One?
The original Xbox One comes with either a 500 GB internal hard drive or a 1 TB hard drive. The Xbox One S offers both 500 GB and 1 TB models as well as an additional 2 TB version. The Xbox One X console will launch with just a 1 TB model. In addition, the total storage space can be expanded with an external hard drive or solid-state drive. This external drive must support USB 3.0 connectivity and be at least 256GB in size.
Can the Xbox One play movies and music?
Yes, the system supports CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. The S and X models also support Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.