I want to get an XBox One. I just had a quick look online and there are quite a few different ones you can buy and the price varies by a couple of hundred dollars. I have no idea which one I should get. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Great question Mick.
Could it be they vary in price due to the size of the hard drive and whether it includes Kinect?
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Depends on what size HD you want and if you want kinect. They have 1 TB HD X1s now which cost a bit more but if you download your games digitally they are a good investment.
I have a kinect with mine and it cost a bit more then the ones you can buy without one but if you plan on streaming they are good for a webcam and the voice commands are pretty neat. You can just pretty much tell the console what you want it to do.
Thanks for that. I've had a bit more of a look. It seems the price difference is due to hard drive size, if it has a Kinect or not, as well as if there's other bundled stuff included like games etc. I will have a bit of a look and find one that is right for me.
Ok, quick question. Do I really need the Kinect? Is it useful for playing games, or just the voice command stuff?
Cheese is rite
don't bother with kinect. get the xbox with the largest hard drive.
...but if you download your games digitally they are a good investment.All games are installed to the hard drive (it's the same on PS4 too). Blu-ray drives are just too slow compared to a hard drive.
Yeah, all I ever use kinect for anymore is the voice commands. Its a cool piece of tech but nobody ever really made anything that capitalised on it (and never will now that it doesn't come standard with new consoles). Its pretty good for video chat and Skype and stuff too, but really pointless as far as any use in games goes.
I wouldn't stress too much about hard drive either, you can plug external hard drives into the USB ports if you run out of space, so just get what you can afford and add to it later imo.
I do like shouting at my xbox from across the room to tell it to shut down but wish you didn't have to yell so many commands just to achieve that. Xbox glass is pretty much just as fast and easy to use as a control system anyway and that's a free download for your phone or tablet.
finding the same thing with ps4 camera, theres nothing that uses it (well)
I would use my Kinect more if I had faster internet for streaming to Twitch. Just acts as a webcam for your stream basically and you can use it as a mic if you want.
I don't even bother streaming with my current internet though because it basically ends up being lower quality then the lowest quality on Twitch. I want to stream in high quality if I'm going to get into it.
No-one wants to watch a streamer who's stream is buffering every couple of minutes..
Thanks heaps for all the replies and info. This has really helped heaps. It's good to know that if I run out of space I can connect an external hard drive. I won't bother with the Kinect either. Thanks again.
Skype works really well with Kinect. Its also good to yell at the XBox to pause and stuff. Probably not worth it for most people but I actually bought one for our second xbox second hand because I wnated it.
> They have 1 TB HD X1s now which cost a bit more but if you download your games digitally they are a good investment.
To be honest the hard drives in XBox are kind of s***** and expensive for the extra storage. If you plan on getting a Gold subscription (recommended) then 1Tb probably won't be enough anyway.
You're probably better off just getting a nice quick USB 3.0 external drive than spending the extra on a 500Gb bigger built in drive. Are they even 7600 RPM drives yet? Mine has a 5200 drive in it and the external 1Tb drive I picked up for like $70 at officeworks is noticeably faster to load game content from.
Yeah, I do use the voice control stuff all the time, its genuinely good. Especially combined with the IR blasting, I can yell "XBox on" from accross the room and have it turn on and fire up my tv and home theatre. And it has some cool functionality where it can filter your voice out of the other sound thats coming out of the speakers, so even in like the middle of a movie you can tell it to "Xbox pause" and it'll hear you, thats pretty cool. The "Xbox record that" and "Xbox take a screenshot" stuff is pretty cool, and I use the snap functionality to always do stuff like "xbox snap achievements" to snap the achievements window to the side of the game if I want to check something.
Pretty cool games coming this year too by the looks :)
Cool. We'll I've found a couple of pretty good deals and am about to buy. So, I AM making the right choice with Xbox One right? It's better than PS4? I just don't want to spend all my money on the wrong one.
Neither is really better than the other at the end of the day, and theres no real "wrong" choice, just buy the one that has the exclusives you want most.
Buy neither. Get a gaming PC, unless of course you don't want to be a part of the PC Master Race. Traitor!!
If you want to save $$ maybe 2nd hand on Ebay or gumtree
I think playing FPS games on console is crap, but other games suitable. Especially car sims, rpg's, platform games etc. But not first person shooters with those 'controllers'. Keyboard and mouse much better for point & shoot.
The problem with the "buy a gaming PC" at the moment is that the gfx card alone costs almost twice as much as the console would and will be replaced by much better cards by mid year.
I play the vast majority of my games on the PC and just use my Xbone as a glorified media machine but I still think it's a valid gaming option for those who don't want to spend $2K to play CoD.
Yeah, like deadlyf says, gaming PC's are so much more expensive. I've had gaming PC's in the past. But a decent on is gonna cost around $2K, whereas a console is only gonna be about $400-$500. Plus I just want something I can sit on the lounge and play now and then.
I think playing FPS games on console is crap, but other games suitable. Especially car sims, rpg's, platform games etc. But not first person shooters with those 'controllers'. Keyboard and mouse much better for point and shoot.
Well I play Halo and it's not on PC anymore. Not a fan of COD and CS:GO. Never have been.
You can get the Xbone Elite with a SSD and the Elite Controller