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Sonny Corinthos 12-12-19 09:22 PM

Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
I know this was announced at the Game Awards tonight, but thought it could use it's own thread. How much do you think this will cost at launch?



fujishig 12-12-19 09:23 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
How much will it cost? Around the same as PS5, I would assume. Let's see who blinks first and announces a price?

Michael Corvin 12-12-19 09:51 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
$399

Every console that has launched above that price spelled its doom.

DJariya 12-12-19 10:08 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
Looks like a PC tower. That would be a difficult fit for my current set up.

Match 12-12-19 10:22 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
Yes, you can use the new Xbox Series X horizontally
Don’t worry, you won’t have to buy a new TV stand


https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2019/1...ertical-design



The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s newly revealed next-gen console with a unique, PC-inspired vertical design that has already had many questioning how on earth they’re going to fit it into their TV stand. But don’t worry: according to Xbox head Phil Spencer, Microsoft “designed Xbox Series X to support both vertical and horizontal orientation.”

Based on the orientation of the Xbox button on the Xbox Series X, it’s clear that Microsoft intends for the console to be stood up vertically, much in the same way that the current Xbox One consoles were designed to lay flat.

Microsoft also hasn’t released a picture of what the Xbox Series X will look like in its horizontal orientation, but through advanced imaging technology (i.e., rotating an image 90 degrees) we’ve been able to piece together a rough idea of what that will look like.





Ok, so it’s still gonna take up a whole lot of space inside your TV console. But it’s better than no horizontal mode at all.




Decker 12-12-19 10:42 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
Yeah that's going to take up a lot of space and look hideous. ugh.

Adam Tyner 12-12-19 10:55 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin (Post 13654743)
$399

Every console that has launched above that price spelled its doom.

The rumor is that there are going to be multiple SKUs ó one mega-powered and the other with significantly less graphical oomph ó so it might be both above and at-or-below that price point.

Michael Corvin 12-12-19 11:01 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
Looks about as big as two Xbox S's stacked on each other.

The vertical orientation isn't too hideous if you have the space to do it and aren't gong to use discs. Looks like they're trying to channel Apple's Airport Extreme routers. Or if you're going all digital you could just bury it in your setup or wire it up in a nearby closet. :lol: Horizontal looks way too bland though. Probably why they didn't release a promo image of it.

Michael Corvin 12-12-19 11:05 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner (Post 13654770)
The rumor is that there are going to be multiple SKUs ó one mega-powered and the other with significantly less graphical oomph ó so it might be both above and at-or-below that price point.

Looking at rumors it seems the cheaper could be an XCloud streaming box. If that's the case and they try and release a traditional console at $500, then they are DOA again and learned nothing from last gen.

Adam Tyner 12-12-19 11:17 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
The rumors Iíve seen point to two consoles with the same (or at least similar) CPU but different GPUs. The high-end console (Series X) has an optical drive; the low-end (Series S?) does not. The high-end is said to target 4K/60fps, while the lower-end is targeting 1440p. Xcloud will definitely be part of the conversation, but the lower-end console wonít be an Xcloud box.

But it wouldnít surprise me if they have an Xcloud box too. Why launch one console when you can launch 3?

Rival11 12-13-19 07:26 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13654763)
Yeah that's going to take up a lot of space and look hideous. ugh.

Did they give specs? It doesn't look that big at all.

fujishig 12-13-19 07:36 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Rival11 (Post 13654862)
Did they give specs? It doesn't look that big at all.

You can look at the controller and approximate the size.

Seems like foolishness to have that much of a graphical difference between high and low end just to try to reduce the price, mainly because that seems like a lot of work for developers. I guess we have the switch docked and undocked as an predecessor for that, though. Otherwise, like the current gen of Xbox and PS, I'm not sure anyone but the top developers will even utilize the better mode. If they can save money removing the optical drive and not reupping whatever the Blu-ray license costs, that makes some sense, since they introduced that this gen and gamepass has been a compelling offering.

Decker 12-13-19 08:06 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Rival11 (Post 13654862)
Did they give specs? It doesn't look that big at all.

Imagine a square shaped box big enough to just fit an Xbox One controller. Now stack three of those. That is approximately the size.

Noonan 12-13-19 08:09 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
So this is basically a desktop PC running custom software? Did they not consider people who use entertainment centers or component shelves?

lopper 12-13-19 09:00 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
I think Iíll most likely spend any money that I wouldíve normally spent on a new Xbox on upgrading my pc. Since their exclusives will be available on PC through Game Pass, I just donít see any reason to buy one of these.

And I just donít have the room on my desk for a mini fridge anyway.

Rival11 12-13-19 10:12 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
Hmmmm, I'm not seeing it, looks compact to me. Definitely not saying I'm right.

Rival11 12-13-19 10:22 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
So gamespot said the console is as wide as the controller and three times as tall (as the controller) - that doesn't seem bad to me at all.

Noonan 12-13-19 10:24 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
For me it will come down to A) can it be placed horizontally? & B) If yes, will it fit in a component rack?

Decker 12-13-19 10:26 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Rival11 (Post 13654957)
So gamespot said the console is as wide as the controller and three times as tall (as the controller) - that doesn't seem bad to me at all.

And as deep as a controller is wide. Not a box the size of three controllers stacked on top of each other, but rather a square box that tall and wide. Pretty big.

Coral 12-13-19 11:25 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
The overall dimensions aren't THAT much bigger than an XBox One X.

If you stand the current X on it's side so that the top is facing the front - the height is 2.5 controllers, the width is 2 controllers and depth is half a controller.
So this new console will be a half controller taller, 1 controller slimmer, and a half controller deeper.

fujishig 12-13-19 11:38 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by Coral (Post 13655012)
The overall dimensions aren't THAT much bigger than an XBox One X.

If you stand the current X on it's side so that the top is facing the front - the height is 2.5 controllers, the width is 2 controllers and depth is half a controller.
So this new console will be a half controller taller, 1 controller slimmer, and a half controller deeper.

Are you just saying this to demonstrate dimensions? Because at least what they showed us, the disk slot is on the longer edge, and nobody is going to put it in their home theater with the top facing front.

But I mainly think the height in sidewards mode is what's going to cause problems, as well as if the "top" in standing mode is where heat dissapates.

E Unit 12-13-19 11:39 AM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
So boxy, yet unsexy.

Coral 12-13-19 12:07 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by fujishig (Post 13655018)
Are you just saying this to demonstrate dimensions? Because at least what they showed us, the disk slot is on the longer edge, and nobody is going to put it in their home theater with the top facing front.

But I mainly think the height in sidewards mode is what's going to cause problems, as well as if the "top" in standing mode is where heat dissapates.

Yea, it was just to compare dimensions.

The size will cause some problems for some AV setups. Less and less people have standard AV shelves, as more people are using console tables nowadays. The new xbox looks like it'll fit sideways without any issues inside my console table, and won't be an issue sideways or standing up on the top of my console table.

The power of the console will be a beast, so the footprint has no choice but to be bigger. PCs will this sort of power aren't very small either.

Sonny Corinthos 12-13-19 12:21 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 
:lol: No matter which way I turn it, that big ole thing is not going to fit in my Entertainment Center. Let's hope the final product is not as big.

Michael Corvin 12-13-19 01:10 PM

Re: Xbox Series X: Holiday 2020
 

Originally Posted by E Unit (Post 13655020)
So boxy, yet unsexy.

Honestly it looks like a prototype more than a finished design.


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