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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 803 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A true test of patience

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    Friend
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    The only reason I made this purchase was because of the 4K (which I learned even before that is upscaled and not native). Very little games catch my interests that are not already on the PS4. I got the 500 GB bundled with the halos... That last Halo was almost unplayable. I don't know if the series was just showing its age or if there is a genuine lack of innovation in the genre all together. The only game that is slightly worth it is the recently released Gears 4. Great game. But there is so much wrong with the system that I don't see myself having it for the long run. To begin with the system AGAIN has no removable HDD. Some much is made now a days of capacity. Why not give people the option to switch it out. And possibly replace it with a faster SSD. Next Controllers... why are there still regular batteries needed fro these things. I can kind of see some logic with just having replicable batteries and not have to have another controller... but lets be honest, no self respecting gamer doesn't have a second controller to swap out when their batteries die (or when some one else pops by to play some split screen).. Next the UI.. horribly slow and laggy. Sony's UI is simple and works smoothly. Then the games have to load for 2 hours before you can even play them... which is probably why I has a great multi tasking function. And why would you tout the 4K player and not have a native app for playing discs? I had to download the BD player so that I could watch a BD. What would happened if I had no internet connection? Lot of fails from where I sit. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 was just because Gears is such a great game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs more power!

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    Juanc
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    Coming from PS4 to this console soley over the hyped included 4K Blu ray player and due to the fact I play almost no console specific games on neither system, i will be as least bias as possible. The Home screen design is a bit cluttered and minimal modifications are allowed as there are several things you really can't remove. THe layout is too much windows and doesn't give you the true sense of a console with the basic functions. There is just so much going on that it's quite complicated to navigate around especially with apps. Now for the gaming power.. yes it has slightly more teraflops still with the same graphic memory but the extra processing power is only for developers to use the hdr. im getting reduced frame rate and lag frame spikes in the opening scenes! I'm not talking about slight spikes on multiple in game explosions or somewhere where you would typically peak the graphic card power. Besides the long loading times even after downloading the games to their 5400 to hdd, still takes loads to restart scenes or move to different scenarios. The fact that I get reduced frames on non gameplay scenes makes me worry for the larger titles blasting hdr and 4K to the tvs. I truly think this will be obsolete Ina year. If you have an Xbox one original stick with it till Scorpio. If you dont own an Xbox console then your consumer surplus is not as high meaning you can simply just wait a year assuming you have a different console. Love the 4K "free" Blu ray player but it really lacks power and style

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great update to the original model

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    eXoScoriae
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    The Xbox One released back in 2013 is a beast of a machine. When I first unboxed it, it felt like the days of VCR's again. Fast forward nearly 3 years and the Xbox One S has been released. The footprint of this machine is quite a bit smaller, but more importantly, it's also shorter, which is important when dealing with the limited space in most entertainment center slots. On the form factor side, the biggest and best change is the inclusion of the power brick inside the actual box. No more gigantic power brick behind the TV taking up all the space. Performance wise, this is the same thing that was released 3 years ago, however it does now have a 4K Ultra HD drive as well as 4K & HDR output. This won't make a difference on your games, but if you have a 4K TV and would like to get the most out of it, this is by far the most affordable physical 4K disc player on the market. It obviously supports 4K streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon prime as well, and for that matter, they seem to run better than the counterparts on my "smart" TV. Ultimately, this is an amazing media box. Gaming on it isn't bad either, however if I was limited to this or my PS4, I'd stick with the PS4 as my favorite pure gaming device. I would recommend this to a friend looking for a 4K player/streaming box. I would not recommend it to a friend looking for a current gen gaming console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade!

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    Gamer101
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    I have had an Xbox One since February 2014. I can say that this is indeed a good upgrade. It has several upgrades: 1. Smaller (by 40%) 2. Built in power supply 3. Comes with the improved controller (Headphone Jack, Newer bumper buttons, and Bluetooth) 4. New look (A change of style from the old one) 5. HDR (High-Dynamic-Range) (With compatible 4K TV) 6. Up-scaling to 4K (With compatible 4K TV) 7. GPU power increased (By 7.1%) 8. No touch sensitive power and eject buttons. (Has physical buttons instead) 9. Is built to stand vertically. 10. You can choose 3 different HDD sizes. (I chose the 500GB because I run all my games off an external 1TB HDD drive). 11. More mobile. 12. Larger fan. What I wished they had done. 1. I do think they should have given every console version the vertical stand. (Even though I may never use it, one fall while disc is running it may destroy the disc.) 2. Larger eject disc button with symbol. ( I think it is a bit to small and at first glance I thought it was the sync button instead of the eject disc button. That is why I also think they should have put a symbol on it, or next to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Xbox One Should Have Been 3 Years Ago

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    Swixter
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    I thankfully was able to sell my Day One Edition Xbox One the week the Xbox One S was announced. I went two months without an Xbox and boy was it worth it when I received the Xbox One S. Great price and package, I have an external HDD that I had purchased for my 2013 Xbox One so going with the 500 GB was good enough for me The unit is small, pictures don't do it justice and the PSU built internally its amazing what they were able to put it all of the original Xbox One into this size frame. This unit kind of takes me back to the Original Xbox and the Xbox 360, original Xbox because PSU was internal and Xbox 360 because of the wow factor and white color. I was looking to purchase a 4k UHD Bluray player at some point this year and the Xbox One S committed me to the format. I have an HDR +10 Samsung TV and with this purchased also picked up Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, 4k UHD Bluray. The films never looked better and JJ Abrams over use of "solar effects" were truly bright in these versions and really stood out. Overall, very happy with Microsoft and how they have changed the Xbox image in a short three years. The Xbox One S is what should have been released 3 years ago and the 4K UHD Bluray player is an outstanding bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but disappointing Amazon 4K streaming.

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    PleasedDad
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    This is a solid console at a good price but it doesn't offer much that the Xbox one vanilla does other than 4K Uhd blue ray capability and 4K steaming with Amazon (supposedly) and Netflix. I can confirm that 4K UHD looks great. I don't have 4K enabled on Netflix and can't confirm if it works or how well it works. I find the amazon app very disappointing. The app gives zero indication that It can actually stream in 4K, and does not use 4K as a category for either prime videos or the videos you purchase. I am not at all sure that the Amazon video app actually enables 4K at this time: if it does, it could hardly do a worse job of highlighting that ability. Considering that 4K video content is the only thing that distinguishes this box from the vanilla model, that is disapponting. Perhaps the fault with the app design lies with Amazon rather than Microsoft, but it nonetheless puts a damper on my enthusiasm for the real world usefulness of this item. The Xbox S plays games perfectly competently, but there is no noticeable improvement in frame rate over the original. The smaller design and smaller power brick are a nice plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One to One S

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    Rel92
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    If you already own the original Xbox one like I do your not missing out on very much but the slight improvements to the controller (Bluetooth & Grip), the size of the console and the new 4K rendering it can provide. I would recommend upgrading though unless your waiting for project Scorpio next year. The start button the Xbox is a physical button now. I noticed it doesn't overheat as much as the original. Not having a power brick is a plus, just simple cord. It comes with everything the original one had as far as port except for the Kinect. You have to buy an adapter for Kinect if you wish to use it, not a problem for me since I never owned one. The usb in the front is more convenient than the one they put on the side before. Overall, I think it looks better than the original and performs slightly better as well. First Update & Installation : 10 - 15 mins depending on internet speed Controller Update & Installation : 5 mins

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft disappoints

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    lonewolf
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    Im not a huge gamer but do enjoy Halo and a few other games, so I decided with the new One-S Id upgrade my old 360 console, plus have 4K player with the new One-S. Keep in mind this is just released, bang have to upgrade it right out of the box and with 5 mp/s download takes a while. FINALLY its updated. No so fast put Halo 5 in, gotta download the entire game onto the hard drive....waiting and waiting. Finally its downloaded, BANG... needs to update game now too. WHAT!? I just downloaded the game, now I have to update it? Why not have the updated version the one you download. Oh yeah, between the game and the game update its take 24% of the 500 gb hard drive. What a dismal game console. Only redeeming thing was the game came with the console. Cant believe I have to spend 60 bucks for a stupid game disk with no content and then have to update the new download. Oh and it also tell me I need to update the controller too!?!?! Its freaking a brand new release, what you shipped it with outdated stuff? Better have patience and a fast internet if you buy this thing. SO far Ive spent 4 hours updating stuff and its still going. Thank the good Lord for Red Bull...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought for UHD Blu Ray - no disappointment there!

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    Happy
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    First off I bought this console as an alternative to purchasing an Ultra High Def DVD player for use with my 4k TV. Figured the gaming aspect of the system was a bonus. Plus it came with 5 games and an additional game of my choice for free. A VERY good deal. I own a PS4 regular and I gotta say that the Xbox One S outperforms the PS4 as it can run in 4k natively right out of the box. its fantastic. The games i've played have been sharper on Xbox One S vs. the PS4. I bought Mad Max UHD and played it using the Xbox and it performed BEAUTIFULLY. NO artifacting, loading was quick and the picture looked beautiful. However, i only gave this 4 stars as some of the xbox games i downloaded for free (killer instinct??) crash. As in i can't play the game. and I've actually had the system crash while playing other games. I have no patience for that as a console gamer. Shouldn't have to restart games etc on the console. All in all if you are looking for a UHD blu-ray player, get this. its cheaper than any other UHD players out there + you can play xbox games and do internet browsing / netflix etc...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from original Xbox

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    DaHOPPA
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    I absolutely love the new Xbox One S mainly because its so much smaller than the original Xbox. It has the 4k capabilities and doesn't have the huge power block anymore. The only reason I gave this 4 stars is because I've had problems with games freezing and it was almost like my new Xbox S had a mind of it's own. It has restarted itself multiple times, it would turn back on after turning it off, and even one time I had it turn right off on me while it was frozen. I finally decided to factory reset the Xbox after dealing with it for almost a month. Why I didn't exchange it within the 15 days is beyond me but I haven't had any major problems since then. Yeah there are a few games that freeze every now and then but its mostly related to the servers i'm playing the games on too. All in all I am still extremely happy because I traded in my old Xbox and games and when everything was all said and done after the reward gift-cards and stuff I paid about 80 bucks to get the upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mid level upgrade

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    Hernando
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    First off if you already have an Xbox one and don't have a 4k tv stay away. No need to upgrade. If you have a 4k tv but don't watch 4k content don't upgrade. Now if you want to watch 4k blu-ray disc and either want to upgrade or if this is your first xbox one this is worth the purchase. Even if you don't play games this is a very good 4k blu-ray player. I don't really care for 4k streaming because most ISP's don't have the bandwidth to really deliver. For the gamers this cleans up older games nicely. Nothing ground breaking you will see the difference. One additional plus is that this is way more aesthetically pleasing than the original xbox one. I have the white one and it's mounted on the way and it looks beautiful. So it may be worth it for some but not others. It all depends what you want to do with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One S better than xbox one

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    Thewillie
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    What can i say about the Xbox One S, for starters the console is way nicer & doesn't look like a giant 1980's VCR. The power brick will not be missed same with the kinect. The actual buttons on the console are a nice addition & the redesigned controller feels slightly more solid & comfortable. The 4K player is another great addition, they should've put this sleek machine out first & never the original behemoth. I would prefer any day over the first model of the Xbox One. I would recommend it, unless you really aren't looking to get a slightly upgraded console. if you already have a Xbox One & don't really care for the 4K player that runs 300$ alone, don't spend the money wait for the Scorpio in 2017.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Killing two birds with one stone

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    VirginGamer
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    Picked up my new XBOX one s last week. Never been a gamer but since this device doubles as a game and video console it is an incredible bargain right out the box. Now my grandson can have his video games and I can watch my 4k blurays. The 4k player works great. People who purchase this device mainly for 4k should remember to get the best picture they should own a 4k tv with HDR. I played a coulple of games and the games look great and soon as I become a better gamer i am sure I'll enjoy that more. This machine also has all the major streaming apps(netflix, amazon, hulu, hbo now and hbo go. It does play cds and has a usb port. I have the 500 gb for 299. What a bargain!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    500GB isn't enough

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    BestBuyBuyerAce
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    Out of the box this Xbox is over half full on the hard drive. It says its only 25% full but you look at the remaining capacity and there is under 250GB. Every game has to be loaded and then updated so on HALO 5 it took a couple hours to install then over 24HR to update. That was my Internets fault I know. Just saying there is a 45GB update that is mandatory if you wish to play the game. I mainly bought it for the 4K movie option since there is only 1 other option out there. I think for those that really just want a 4K DVD player and think your basically getting a free game console. I would recommend just getting the DVD player not the Xbox. If your going to use the Xbox for the games I would say spend the extra and get the 2TB option. At this pace I would only get 3-5 games before the HD is full.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Moving from PS3

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    KGamer73
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    I have been Playstation faithful since the PS2 came out. I needed a UHD player for my living room and held off on purchasing this in hope the PS4 Pro would fit my needs. Obviously that fell through and I bought the One S. I am glad I made the move because the feel and fit of the controller is better for me and the learning curve of the Xbox system was an easy transition. I recommend the One S to anyone needing a UHD player and also wanting to enjoy some gaming. Netflix 4K looks great and Plex runs very smoothly. The color and clarity is improved despite my 4K TV not being able to make full use of HDR signals. My TV will accept HDR content, but does not have the full color spectrum available so those with HDR panels should see even more improvement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 4K UHD Option

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    cjviscito
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    I primarily purchased this for the 4K UHD option - playing XBox One games was a side benefit! From a cost perspective, this costs as much as most standalone 4K UHD players - so spend the same money and get something that can also play XBox One and 360 games! I had some issues with the supplied HDMI cable - my LGTV supports HDR, but the HDMI cord kept causing me to have to turn off the HDR option. I replaced it with another HDMI cable and now it works beautifully. There's a ton of posts on LG and XBox forums on this same issue. Bottom line - this thing is a beast and renedered Batman Vs. Superman in 4K-UHD with HDR beautifully and also upscaled my 360 games as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The S is better than the original Xbox One!

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    DC4Teggz
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    I've owned a day one Xbox One since launch. Never really had a major problem with that console. So this purchase of the Xbox One S was was mainly because of the 4K capabilities. The console works fine, 4K is a visual improvement for sure! Even if you don't have a 4K TV currently, this console is the one to get. With the addition of Halo Master chief collection (Halo 1,2,3 & 4) and Halo 5 Guardians, you are essentually getting 5 games for free! The white color is a nice touch and the console itself is much smaller than the original Xbox one. Now I will add this, I prefer my PS4 over the Xbox One. But you can't go wrong with either console and this new Xbox One S is fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I live on this thing.

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    SamF
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    I know I shouldn't admit it, but I am constantly on my xbox one S. The only reason why I bought my xbox 360 was to get HALO, so when I saw the xbox one S HALO bundle I jumped at the chance to buy it. HALO is great, along with plants vs. zombies and youtube. With an xbox live gold account I get free and discounted app offers so I used up my 500gb pretty quickly. But adding storage was as simple as connecting an external USB drive to the console. Now I have space to spare. Have to go now, the covenant drop ships are coming...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!! So Much Better!

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    ComputerGuruofBradenton
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    First off the small design with no power brick is amazing. It's so quiet you can't hear it running at all. It's in my TV stand with the door closed and there's no excess heat like before. Now to get onto the games. I noticed immediately a huge difference in the smoothness or frame rate of call of duty black ops three and about for other titles.The controller is lightweight more sleek the fact that I can use it with my PC is just a bonus. This was the console we expected from Microsoft at the beginning I'm just glad they could deliver it to us now. 4K Blu-ray player 4K video streaming this box has everything for the lowest price grab the 299 version it's perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great deal at expense of a lot of memory usage.

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    Isaac
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    As a purchaser of this item: 500 gb is not the total number of actual memory you will have to begin with. The memory available to use for storage is actually 362 gb. With all five halo games installed you will have used already around 60 gb. Depended on the user, this system's hard drive is made for for no more than 15 games, if each game consisted of 30 gb needed to install. However, an external hard drive could allow more games to be installed. There might be some glitches when alternating the home page menus, but they are not to bad. Never owned an Xbox One, but I suspect if it were compared to the Xbox One s, s would have slight advantage as far as space and integration.

    I would recommend this to a friend