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Every Xbox Console Ranked Worst to Best

Xbox is a direct competitor of other gaming consoles such as PlayStation and Nintendo. It has released various games and consoles throughout the years, which we can analyze in terms of features and overall usability. If you’ve owned any Xbox consoles, here are all of them ranked from best to worst. 

 

  1. Xbox 360 

The Xbox 360 wasn’t a particularly great improvement from the Xbox. It was a secondary release which offered good services for its time. We can give it some honors for having done its job, but it quickly becomes passable in comparison to other releases since it had a poor starting screen and a heavily dated GUI. It was also quite noisy and box shaped, making it difficult to place anywhere in attempts to avoid overheating. It did have a vast game library and fast loading, which we can appreciate for something from 2006.

The Xbox 360 does have a nostalgic design.
  1. Xbox One

The Xbox One was not released particularly far back, having come out in late 2013. The purpose of its release was heavily disliked as it pushed a focus on the digital aspect of purchasing games, therefore disabling consumer’s abilities to share physical game copies with their friends. It did have backwards compatibility and console versatility, offering Netflix, Hulu, and other media. However, it did not have many exclusives and overall had quite a few ups and downs, such as Xbox Live Gold, which is quite pricey. 

It looks similar to the Xbox 360, doesn’t it?
  1. Xbox 

The Xbox debuted around 2001, acting as competition for other console brands. It added many improvements to the already existing consoles on the market, and offered us some pretty great franchises such as Halo. It was a pretty impressive little machine on its own, offering PC quality gaming at a fraction of the price. Lacking exclusive titles was a downfall, but it boasted the best graphics for its generation, even outshining the PlayStation in that aspect. It has been awhile, but you could say it was a shining achievement from Microsoft. 

Ah yes, the original still ranks high.
  1. Xbox Series S

A slender body and compact design make this console quite lovely to the eye. It’s pretty affordable as most consoles go, had significantly reduced noise production, and had solid AV and gaming performance. The Series S does have its issues though, such as stingy storage. With only 364 GB of usable storage, expanding becomes very pricey. It also lacks a disc drive and does not offer the best graphics out of all the consoles. 

The white really helps it stand out from the rest.
  1. Xbox Series X

Probably the best built so far, Xbox Series X gives us everything in Series S, with more strength and improvement. The difference lies primarily in hardware and specs. It gives us better graphics, more power, and a much better gaming experience. It is more expensive than the others, but is definitely a worthwhile investment as it offers the best Xbox encounter that has been released thus far. You can play plenty of the latest 2021 games on it, until the next best console comes forth. 

Series X is the best Microsoft has offered so far.

 

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Written by Emily Shadel