Anyone who’s been kicking around the idea of buying an Xbox One X lately will want to take a look at this deal from Rakuten. Microsoft’s most powerful console normally retails for $500, but you can get one now for $400 if you use promo code ALT85 at checkout. That’s one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on an Xbox One X.
What you get for the money is a machine that can run a growing list of Xbox One X-enhanced games in 4K, including older games like Red Dead Redemption. Some games come with the option to increase resolution or to smooth out the frame rate. Either way, games look and/or run better on the Xbox One X. It can also play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs–something that can’t be said of the PS4 Pro.
In GameSpot’s Xbox One X review, Jimmy Thang wrote, “While the Xbox One X is an expensive box, from a hardware standpoint, you’re getting a very powerful and capable machine. You’ll be hard pressed to build a comparably powerful PC for $500. On top of that, you get a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, which can cost several hundred dollars on its own.”
And if you need some help deciding which Xbox One is right for you, the review offers a few possible scenarios:
“If you game on a 1080p TV and don’t have any plans to upgrade to a 4K one, the Xbox One S is going to be a better fit for you. While you will get some graphical enhancements with the X, you don’t really get your money’s worth if you don’t have a 4K HDR TV.
“But what if you already own a 4K HDR TV and an Xbox One? In this case, I’d only recommend getting the X if you have the disposable cash to spare for the increased visual fidelity and performance benefits. If you have a 4K HDR TV, don’t have a current gen console, and are looking to purchase one, however, the Xbox One X is a great choice.”
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