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A Quick Shopping Guide to the Microsoft Xbox One Video Game Consoles

The Microsoft Xbox One game console is one of the premier video game systems on the market featuring powerful graphics at 1080p resolution or 4K with the Xbox One X. The console has a large library of games from which to choose. You can purchase affordable pre-owned Xbox Ones on eBay.

Features of an Xbox One console

The Microsoft Xbox One video game console offers multiple entertainment options, from gaming to movies.

  • Hundreds of games - The Xbox One features both exclusive titles like "Forza", "Halo," and "Sea of Thieves" and non-exclusive titles like "Call of Duty," "Destiny," and many more.
  • Xbox Live - Xbox Live is Microsoft’s exclusive online service. The paid subscription component of Xbox Live enables online multiplayer with friends, free digital games, online streaming, and more. However, even gamers without a subscription can enjoy some of the basic features they offer.
  • Video and audio playback - The Xbox One is compatible with CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. It can also download or stream content from the internet.
Recognizing the differences between Xbox One game consoles

There are three main versions of the Xbox One. Here is how to tell the difference between them.

  • Original Xbox One - This is the launch version that came out in 2013. It is compatible with all Xbox One games.
  • Xbox One S - The Xbox One S, which came out in 2016, features a smaller casing and the ability to playback 4K resolution video and Blu-rays (though not necessarily to render games at 4K resolution). The specs are fairly similar to the original Xbox One.
  • Xbox One X - The Xbox One X is technically a step up from the other versions. It has mere memory (12 GB vs. 8 GB) and a faster CPU and GPU. The extra power enables it to render games at 4K resolution and provide performance enhancements. All previous and future Xbox One games are compatible with the Xbox One X, but if the game mentions that it is “Xbox One X Enhanced,” then it will have improved graphics capabilities on the Xbox One X hardware.
How much storage comes with the Xbox One console?

The original Xbox One video game console is available with either a 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive for storing game data, pictures, videos, music, and digital downloads, though the 1 TB model has largely superseded the 500 GB version. The Xbox One S came with three storage options: 500 GB, 1 TB, and a special 2 TB version. The Xbox One X only comes with a 1 TB hard drive.

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