The Xbox One is in trouble. Sure, they released an amazing piece of hardware this holiday season with the Xbox One X. It is apparently selling very well, compared to expectations. Two of Xbox’s exclusive games, Scalbound and Fable Legends, were canceled. Millions of dollars simply wasted. Last year, the Xbox One had a decent lineup of exclusives for the holidays. Gears of War 4 was excellent, as well as Forza Horizon 3Dead Rising 4 was mindless fun. This year they have nothing in terms of software. It is relegated to a third-party machine. In fact, I only buy Xbox One games to play with my brother, and all of those (except Gears of War) are third-party. This is horrible for the industry.

While Microsoft claims announcements are coming (but when?), they don’t have a single first-party holiday game coming out. While focusing on hardware, Microsoft isn’t understanding what gamers care about most: software. Exclusive content is how you attract new customers. Tech enthusiasts may be able to afford a $500 system, but your average consumer can’t. Even Forbes is stating the PS4 Pro is a better buy than the Xbox One X. There are several reasons why the Xbox One is in trouble.

No VR Headset

This is a biggie. The Xbox One is the most powerful console ever created, so why doesn’t it have a Virtual Reality headset? Skyrim and Doom are already out on the PlayStation. Fallout 4 VR is coming next year for the HTC Vive. Why is Microsoft not taking advantage of this given its power? It makes no sense and is an atrocious business decision. Sony is putting Microsoft to shame in this respect. VR is here and there’s a huge demand for it. With Microsoft’s resources, they could create something even better than the PSVR. Why aren’t they?

There is no excuse for the Xbox One X not to have Virtual Reality. It’s just causing them to fall behind Sony even more, and with the Switch seemingly dominating holiday sales so far, Microsoft may be left in the wind. And quite honestly, as an Xbox One owner, this is incredibly sad.

The Xbox One Lacks Exclusives

It’s not just this holiday season — the Xbox One lacks exclusives. The only games I know of that have been announced definitively for next year are Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3. Sony had an amazing year in 2017 for the PlayStation 4 with Horizon Zero DawnPersona 5Nier AutomataNioh, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Simarily, despite being released in March, the Nintendo Switch also has an extremely impressive list of exclusives for the year, coming out with Breath of the WildSuper Mario OdysseyXenoblade 2Splatoon 2ARMS; there are too many to count. Sony showcased The Last of Us 2Spider-ManGod of War, and an all-time classic, Shadow of the Colossus for 2018 (The Last of Us maybe a little later, but we don’t know yet). This makes the Xbox One look pathetic in comparison.

To compete the Xbox One cannot simply be everybody’s third-party machine. It needed a Halo this year, regardless of the series’ decliine since 343 took over, and it didn’t get it. Not to mention the PlayStation 4 is getting a lot of timed-exclusive DLC content. The Nintendo Switch may end up eclipsing the Xbox One sooner or later if they don’t turn things around, especially given their excellent first-party content and even third-party support.

You Can Barely Tell The Difference

2018 is playstation's year

The human eye can only detect so much. Yes, there is no doubt the Xbox One X is superior to the PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony was smart though. They made a powerful machine, but it’s affordable and performs great. While playing though, unless you’re an extreme tech enthusiast, at least right now, you cannot really tell the difference. This is even according to Erik Kain, a gaming journalist from forbes who has both consoles.  The only ones who will by the Xbox One X are hardcore Xbox fans and tech enthusiasts. Wii sales, and even Switch sales by comparison, show that a system does not need to be overpowered to sell or be successful.

xbox one x is domed

The Wii should have been a little more powerful, but it was a huge success. The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that you can bring on the go with you, hence its lack of power compared to the other two consoles. Power isn’t everything though. If the eye can barely tell the difference in the middle of a game, what’s the point of paying an extra $100 for an Xbox One X versus a PlayStation 4 Pro? It makes no sense, especially given the abundance of exclusives Sony has and the fact that it has Virtual Reality.

Microsoft Needs to Get it Together

Mass Effect 2 and 3 Available on Xbox One Store

There’s no excuse for this. I owned a 360, I didn’t get a PS3 until late in its lifecycle. It was an excellent system with a lot of awesome exclusives (I bought it for Lost Odyssey and Mass Effect when it was still an exclusive). I owned everything on my Xbox 360, playing my Wii when I wanted my Mario or Zelda (eventually Xenoblade) fix. The decline is sad but I don’t think all is lost. Microsoft needs to pull it together though.

Within the next year the Xbox One needs a VR headset. They need to release at least five exclusives. They need people to give a crap about the console and what it has to offer, because it has a lot to offer, especially the Xbox One X.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VG Culture HQ. He has been writing about games for over four years and has written over 1,500 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games.

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  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Obvious…… More obvious………and whoa how much more obvious could you be on/in this article.

    I am thinking that Sony will shart themselves at the beginning of next year when things really start to get turned up performance wise on these consoles. Developers are already touting things like 30fps on somys system and 60fps on the “X…..”

    These are differences that will not go unheard of in time to come.

    Al in due time things will pan out. Especially if Sony keeps this BS track record for system updates that gimp your system. “Web browser crashes the PRO….?!?!? WTF is that garbage!!!?!?”

    • James Fitzgerald

      Not sure what you mean by web browser crashes the system but Ive not only beta tested almost all of the Ps4 updates I have never had a problem with that on my pro. Um most games are 30fps on both and in pretty the majority of games both Pro and XboneX use dynamic upscaling to reach 4k. The XboneX is a great step forward but I feel its actually just what the Xbone should have been to start with and the Same with Pro. So Idk

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        I can look at my crash “log history” after a couple restores and there is about 30-40 of them in there. Critical errors that completely collapse the entire OS. Needing to restore itself/check external storage once again.

        Almost certain I can replicate the error and I’ll try once I find the time to mess around and upload a video.

        I’ve had a blast on my X as I’ve not been able to play “any” of their games up until now. I will say that my experience using he browser/apps is much better on the X as well. Except for their YouTube not playing 4K for nothing for some strange reason. Can bounce between pro and the X and it is not just obvious, but YouTube tells you what’s playing……!

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      looooooool.. i’ve never had any of the problems you’ve brought up so try again please…
      And ‘beginning og next year’ really will show the difference lool… because Sony is coming out the gates with games! and high quality ones meanwhile you guys are gonna be waiting for what..? Sea of thieves in the beginning quarter of the year and bloody Crackdown 3…? to show off the power of the X..?! ahhahahahah come on brooo stop it! at some point you need to acknowledge its ABOUT THE GAMESSS!! not the specs!

    • Tha Truth

      Xbox has been posting trash sales figures because it’s a trash console with trash games. Xbox crybaby pauperboys can lie to themselves all they want but it won’t change the facts.

      The Xbox DONE is nothing more than a worthless, pathetic, unwanted, last-gen POS failure of a console for uneducated, non-gaming troglodytes and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox fans are actually incredibly wimpy and two-faced because they don’t even support the console they claim to love so much. You get plenty of retarded Xbox peasant boys spending 24/7 on the internet saying how much they love the console but they don’t even buy it when it’s available because deep down they know it’s a worthless, weak, pathetic POS with no games and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox loses, Microsoft lose, Xbox retarded fanscum lose, and I win. What do you say to that, Xbox pauper losers?

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        This guy…….HA!!

      • mark0394

        Why do you keep posting the same reply to different people ? Grow up kid … ” wimpy 2 faced” lol you do realise that insulting people online is about as wimpy and 2 faced as you can be ? So do yourself a favor you cowardly troll … Read what you post before you hit enter… If you can apply your insults to yourself you should probably just stfu… Next time hide your tail , so it’s not so visible.

      • YOUDIEMOFO

        The life one lives must truly be abysmal to be this bitter over nothing.

        Truly need some serious help…..

  • victimblue

    the truth hurts does it…

  • Vik

    5 exclusives won’t do sh!t for xbox one…

  • Playstation Novus

    Written by Sony Pony article is pure trash Hahahaha in trouble there investing 100 millions more ( oh Wait Sony is already broke ) X is destroying all sony consoles all sony exclusives are trash and coming to PC very soon ..you are so pathetic and how are you enjoying that underpowered trash you play hahahahah go fuck yourself hahahahha

    • Brian Tomczyk

      Do you need a tissue??? Because Sony is destroying Xbox One X in sales and with their exclusives because it seems like you do not only are they losing to Sony they’e going to lose to Nintendo with the Switch the console that won sales on Thanksgiving Black Friday and Cyber Monday and where was your Xbox One X?? Nowhere to be seen because nobody but their fanboys want it TRUE 4k where is it?? Because a console that supposed to be doing TRUE 4k don’t do checkerboarding and….. the Xbox One X does it like the PS4PRO #GAMEOVERXBOX

      • AlwaysRight

        U again? Stop whining everywhere about xb1x, u talk about people crying but yet here u are again crying, and there u are again and again and again, it’s pathetic and reeks of desperation. We get that ur scared and need to justify ur purchase cuz u can’t afford the new xb, be brave love, mow some lawns and maybe u can afford one.

        • Brian Tomczyk

          Yep me again 🙂 Why would I whine about Xbox One X failing I mean I knew it was going to happen before it came out it lost 54 million customers 360 had 84 million sales Xbox One 30 million thats a HUGE drop in sales there don’t you think?? Wait you’re a diehrad Xbox fan so no you don’t think as an Xbox owner this is going to be the nail in the coffin for the brand you diehard Xbox fans better prepare for going out and playing Xbox games on Playstation and Nintendo consoles or you can get a PC I’m not scared of anything lmao I can buy an Xbox One X no problem little do you know I’ve worked UPS for close to 2 decades so money isn’t a problem for me 😉

    • Morgan

      lol I’m a sony pony. I ripped on Sony a year ago and all you xbox fanboys were so happy.

      • Troy Marcel

        You’re just pulling sh1t out of your ar5e now, especially when its only been out for a month.

    • Tha Truth

      Oh look, another worthless, sub-human piece of pauper scum trash defending a console he hasn’t even bought. Pathetic hypocrites like you really are the vermin scum of the gaming world. Seriously you pathetic, non-gaming little gimp, did your mom tell you to post that or something?

      Xbox has been posting trash sales figures because it’s a trash console with trash games. Xbox crybaby pauperboys can lie to themselves all they want but it won’t change the facts.

      The Xbox DONE is nothing more than a worthless, pathetic, unwanted, last-gen POS failure of a console for uneducated, non-gaming troglodytes and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox fans are actually incredibly wimpy and two-faced because they don’t even support the console they claim to love so much. You get plenty of retarded Xbox peasant boys spending 24/7 on the internet saying how much they love the console but they don’t even buy it when it’s available because deep down they know it’s a worthless, weak, pathetic POS with no games and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox loses, Microsoft lose, Xbox retarded fanscum lose, and I win. What do you say to that, Xbox pauper losers?

  • KashIsKlay

    Xbox one X is off to a great start. Xbox division has been doing good since Phil took over. Are you out of your mind?

    • Brian Tomczyk

      Really?? Xbox One X is in demand when its not I see consoles at wal-mart they’re online to buy thats not in demand your Xbox is losing to Nintendo people are choosing an under powered console over your powerful Xbox One X with 4k lol Xbox is the next SEGA their games will be on every platform out there after the Xbox One X FAILS

      • KashIsKlay

        I guess you don’t realize competition is good for gamers and breeds innovation. People can play on whatever they want. Just like they can buy whatever vehicle they wish to drive. Grow up

        • Brian Tomczyk

          There is no competition when it comes to the Xbox One X its being destroyed by Sony and Nintendo look at the sales numbers dickhead they speak for themselves you know what in demand means right?? Let me help you in case you don’t Switch came out this year and people couldn’t get one because….. it was in demand so Nintendo ships 2 million per month now and its still selling like crazy it won Thanksgiving sales Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday sales and Microsoft saying its demand is bullshit because like I said you can pick them up in stores or online its not in demand you’re the one that out of your mind the Xbox brand can’t compete with Sony or Nintendo and Phil Spencer is an asshole you should grow up 😉

          • BrianW

            Do you seriously think that Sony doesn’t make decisions based on what Microsoft does? Backward compatibility – Microsoft was first (Nintendo’s virtual console can’t compare and Switch doesn’t have it). Mid gen consoles, 4k support? Scorpio was announced before Neo.

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Backwards compatibility was on PS2 where you were able to play PSone games in the PS2 then it came to Wii Microsoft just started doing it after they did so you know very little Microsoft was not first theres some facts for you 🙂 Scorpio wasn’t announce before the Neo lmao it was announced after it thats why Microsoft had to make sure it was more powerful do some research it might educate you more 🙂

          • Smart guy

            Grammar much??

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Dumb guy I think the correct way you should have typed that is like this….. DO YOU USE GRAMMAR? Grammar much?? is totally wrong and you’re welcome 🙂

          • Smart guy

            Kid you’re trying too hard. If you really want to be correct then you should’ve “corrected” me with “Do you check your grammar much?” not all caps dum dum lol, but again, grammar check kid! I know you’re a mad and broke little guy who gets no puss but if you work really hard, you just might be able to get another dude to be ok with you liking their @$$hole! 😂😂😂😂 Good luck and have fun!

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Kid?? I’m more of a man then you’;; ever be thats a fact and dum dum?? you really are an idiot and it shows it would be DUMB DUMB idiot I’m not mad and I’m sure not broke lmfao I live alone where you live with mommy and daddy and still have them paving the way for your monkey ass where I’ve been at the same job for close to 2 decades thats almost 20 years at one job and I get paid very well by UPS 🙂 I get all the puss I want I even call your mother over sometimes or we just shack up in a hotel and I don’t swing the way your father does thats why your mother has been with me now get the extinhusiher motherfucker because I just burnt you 🙂

          • Smart guy

            Again check that grammar kid. Why so mad over such a small word? 😂😂😂 Yeah good job proving that “man” status yet you can’t keep your composure over the internet. Anyway “dum dum” is the correct spelling since it is a small phrase for the word dumb lol so instead of trying to correct me by making more mistakes, take a breath and think before you type. I knew you lived alone just like I knew you were puss free 😉. 2 decades at UPS huh?? That sucks, so you are in your 40s, you live alone, you get no puss. Your life sucks, no wonder you got so mad over the word kid. You choose that life style all on your own so you can only be mad at yourself. Later old little kid

          • Brian Tomczyk

            I’m not mad over anything idiot lmao you’re here talking about grammar and yet you can’t type a sentence correctly and you can’t spell dumb you should look into hooked on phonics it might help you out 🙂 I always keep my composure thank you very much and its not dum dum you idiot what the fuck are you 7 years old?? A child says dum dum when it would be DUMB DUMB shows how smart you truly are and its not a small phrase for the word dumb moron you’re really stupid lmfao you should take a deep breath and think before you type pretend that you’re taking a cock in your mouth you know like you usually do 😉 I live alone and I get more pussy than you thats for sure your cat don’t count for you so you know close to 2 decades pay attention moron and by the time I retire I’ll have more money than you’ll see in your lifetime with my 401k my life is great I buy what I want I don’t need someone paving the way for me I’m independent you have mommy and daddy taking care of you still you’re more than likely in your 20s have nothing going on with your life where I do theres a huge difference I didn’t get mad over the word kid lol don’t flatter yourself man seriously I have a great lifestyle I got money in my pocket I live alone I buy whatever I want I don’t need someone paving the way for me I’m a responsible adult where you’re a punk kid in his 20s that has nothing going for you later little welfare kid

          • Smart guy

            Lol wait so am I a kid that still lives with my parents or am I on welfare? Lol😂😂😂😂 old puss free man, that’s not even a grammar f*ck up that’s just sheer stupidity! Again, take a breath and think before you type! Not too good at this,are ya?? Definitely the kid that got picked on in school for getting no puss and has continued the same life style by b*tching at others on the internet 😂😂😂😂. Later old @$$ man, enjoy UPS!

          • Brian Tomczyk

            I have something to say however out of respect for Morgan the mod guy here I’m not going to say anything I’m going to keep it to myself and don’t think for 1 second that I have nothing to say because I do I’m just not going to say anything and ruin it for everyone else by arguing with you 🙂

          • Smart guy

            Good for you! Took you until your 40s to get it, but you got it 😉

          • Brian Tomczyk

            It didn’t take me until my 40s to do anything I’m not even 40 lmfao

          • Smart guy

            So then you’ve been lying about working at UPS for 2 decades then lol, just making up stories to try to establish yourself above someone else you don’t even know, but guy, if you’re going to lie, go big. Not UPS lol anyways you’re all done. Enjoy lying to someone else. 🖕👍😂

          • Brian Tomczyk

            I’m 39 dip shit I started working UPS at 22 thats 17 years and thats close to 20 years see how that works you can add right?? 22+17=39 for someone that has the name smart guy you’re not to smart seriously and I didn’t try to establish myself above anyone else you’re the one that came at me next time you see me put anything up don’t take the time to comment on what I say its better that way trust me 🙂

          • Smart guy

            You said over 2 decades lol you’ve already been caught lying. You went from over 2 decades to 17 years and yeah sure that’s almost 20 years but not more or exact so, dip sh*t, and say I cant add right? lol. Old as f*ck, barely making any money ever after ALMOST 20 years, talking shit to someone on the internet that’s younger, makes a lot more money then you and gets puss while you stay in your dad’s bedroom cheeks spread open. 😂😂😂😂 and check the comments, I never attacked you. I said “grammar much” and you got all pissy like a b*tch. It’s a good thing I didn’t have someone like you watching my bad when I was on deployment, you wouldn’t have passed the ASVAB anyway. Later old man.

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Wow go back to school dude get educated seriously i never said over 2 decades I said close to 2 decades heres the proof learn to read it and read it slowly you just might comprehend it you can’t add you’re useless to argue with I just schooled you and proved I never said OVER 20 years you should invest in hooked on Phonics I’ll leave a link you should really check into it I proved you can’t add or read do I need to do more to prove a point to you because I’m schooling you left and right here and I’m doing it over the internet and I’d do it to your face without any problem I mean in reality I can guarantee you that all the shit you’re talking online you wouldn’t have the balls to say to my face I know you don’t make more money than me I’m making over 17 an hour bucko you know you get raises after being at a job for so long you wouldn’t know because you still live with dad and stepdad and I told you I don’t do what you and your dad do together remember thats why you’re mother left your dad to be with me so she can have a real man yeah you said grammar much which made no fucking sense what so ever so there for you made the mistake of leaving the comment and I came back at you heres the link for hooked on phonics check it out I looked it up just for you you’re welcome 🙂

            https://www.hookedonphonics.com/

            Kid?? I’m more of a man then you’;; ever be thats a fact and dum dum??
            you really are an idiot and it shows it would be DUMB DUMB idiot I’m
            not mad and I’m sure not broke lmfao I live alone where you live with
            mommy and daddy and still have them paving the way for your monkey ass
            where I’ve been at the same job for close to 2 decades thats almost 20
            years at one job and I get paid very well by UPS 🙂 I get all the puss
            I want I even call your mother over sometimes or we just shack up in a
            hotel and I don’t swing the way your father does thats why your mother
            has been with me now get the extinhusiher motherfucker because I just
            burnt you 🙂

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Hey that link I gave you even has 30% off you might be able to afford it now 🙂

          • Morgan

            Im not simply the mod guy. I own and run the site as its EiC.

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Gotcha I didn’t mean to bring any trouble to your site I just don’t take anyones crap that talks over the internet and comes at me so I apologize but I’ll defend myself every time

      • BrianW

        By your comment the PS4 Pro is losing to the Switch too.

        • Brian Tomczyk

          By my comment the PS4/PRO lost to the Switch with Thankgiving Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and click this link it shows that Playstation isn’t worried about the Xbox One X at all and they shoudn’t be Sony said they can’t ignore the Switch and rightfully so the Switch sold half of what they sold in Japan in not even a year out compared to what PS4 sold in 4 years bye bye Xbox #GAMEOVER

          https://gamingbolt.com/sony-we-cannot-ignore-the-nintendo-switch

    • bruce livingston

      Considering they’re being dominated by both competitors, I don’t know how you think it’s doing great, lol.

      • KashIsKlay

        Sales are up, interest is high, what else is there? Stop being a fanboy. I’m sure you don’t have stock or any type of ownership in the companies you’re parading.

        • Brian Tomczyk

          Sales aren’t up if they were it would be in demand like Microsoft has said and its not you can walk into a store and they have the console same thing online and you talk about Phil Spencer likes hes this smart guy the division hasn’t done anything since he took over but put up shitty sales numbers the 360 went from selling over 84 million to only selling 30 million Xbox Ones thats a huge drop in sales over 54 million to be exact thats not good at all and the Xbox One X hasn’t broke a million sales in its first month out Switch did in 3 weeks Xbox can’t compete anymore but you keep it in your head that they can

  • chris

    wow this is too funny, by the way destony 2 gets native 4k on x1x and soupy dynamic 4k on ps4pro

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      but what about Horizon..? Does that have Soupy textures..? lool

      • Brian Tomczyk

        An Xbox fanboy will say yes lol

        • Bilal Prince-Ali

          i know right.. it’s soo sad!

    • Brian Tomczyk

      Lmao wow you named just…. 1 game if its a TRUE 4k console all games should be running native 4k not to mention its been compared to a high end PC which mean it should have absolutely no problem hitting native 4k all the time high end PCs have no trouble doing it I’m an Xbox gamer and the Xbox One X was DOA like I predicted only fanboys want it I don’t I chose the PS4PRO over the Xbox One Xand i’m choosing the Switch over it next 🙂

    • bruce livingston

      No it doesn’t you moron.

      • chris
      • chris

        actually that is the facts, do a search, xbox one gets 4k native and hdr in todays destiny 2 patch, the ps4pro gets adaptive 4k with soupy texturez

        • Tha Truth

          Your mom gets soupy textures in bed last night you pathetic, non-gaming little gimp.

          • chris

            A full-fat native 4K for Destiny 2 on Xbox One X? Yup, that’s exactly what you get here – no checkerboarding, no dynamic res.

            native 4k on xbox one sucka

        • Brian Tomczyk
          • chris

            A full-fat native 4K for Destiny 2 on Xbox One X? Yup, that’s exactly what you get here – no checkerboarding, no dynamic res. no brian you are wrong, watch the df video, stop lying to people, its native 4k on xbox one x, ps4 is crap

          • Brian Tomczyk

            Lmfao Chris PS4 is going to sell more than Xbox One/S/X combined and Switch will also seems like I struck a nerve with you fanboy nobody cares if it does 8k its losing to an under powered console thats on the go called Nintendo Switch your Xbox One S got buried by the Switch in sales during Thanksgiving all the way up to Cyber Monday and the Switch was more money PS4 was behind Switch in sales c’mon get real nobody cares about the Xbox One X except fanboys like you and countless others

    • Tha Truth

      Oh look, another worthless, sub-human piece of pauper scum trash defending a console he hasn’t even bought. Pathetic hypocrites like you really are the vermin scum of the gaming world. Did your mom tell you to post that comment to reduce the butthurt?
      Xbox has been posting trash sales figures because it’s a trash console with trash games. Xbox crybaby pauperboys can lie to themselves all they want but it won’t change the facts.
      The Xbox DONE is nothing more than a worthless, pathetic, unwanted, last-gen POS failure of a console for uneducated, non-gaming troglodytes and sales will always prove that.
      Xbox fans are actually incredibly wimpy and two-faced because they don’t even support the console they claim to love so much. You get plenty of retarded Xbox peasant boys spending 24/7 on the internet saying how much they love the console but they don’t even buy it when it’s available because deep down they know it’s a worthless, weak, pathetic POS with no games and sales will always prove that.
      Xbox loses, Microsoft lose, Xbox retarded fanscum lose, and I win. What do you say to that, Xbox pauper losers?

  • Brian Tomczyk

    Look at the sales compared to Sony and Nintendo “OH YOU CANT GET AN XBOX ONE X ITS IN DEMAND” NO ITS NOT IF IT WAS YOU CAN’T PURCHASE ONE AT A STORE YOU CAN’T EVEN GET ONE YOU’D HAVE TO BE LUCKY TO GET ONE THEY’RE IN STOCK ALL OVER LMAO

    • AlwaysRight

      Geez get a life champ

      • Brian Tomczyk

        I have one thank you very much you should get one AlwaysRight?? Are you fucking kidding me lmfao

  • 7770777

    Couldnt pay to keep the lights on huh?

    Ive currently got 22 X Enhanced games, all destroying the Ps4 Protato in graphics performance. Dont be scared bro… Get that 4K HDR screen, and an X, and take a look at where gaming is now. Big screen, big sound, comfort, no hassle, 4K entertainment for the whole family. There are ZERO good reasons to go with the Protato if you are making the jump to 4K.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      looool…. damn bro that was SCATHING! but truth be told… unless you have both the ‘Protato’ and the Xbox One X playing both games side by side at the same time.. can you REALLY appreciate the difference in power..?
      I mean on my Pro im still playing these games in higher res’ than original and at better performance so regardless with my set up im wayyy more than happy with my purchase.. then you couple that with games i KNOW will look better than anything on the X like Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War and The Last Of Us Part 2.. what do i really have to worry about in terms of graphical fidelity..?
      And FYI to your ‘zero reasons to go with the Protato ‘ comment… How about, a MUCH MORE varied and celebrated library of games, the controller (for some people), bigger community and just generally liking the console more…? do those not count..?

      • Ucouldntbemorewrong

        He’s an Xbert dude, to much butt salt in the rear that is causing his sodium to be off the charts! Can’t think straight like an actual gamer and not a Xbert.

      • These guys are childish, they really can’t accept the fact that X is not as good as MS made out to be.

        Not saying that is bad system, it’s well put together system, but it’s clearly not as “beastly” as some ppl are making it out to be.

      • BrianW

        The games are just as subjective as the controllers. You can’t compare exclusives against another console, particularly when the art style itself is subject anyway.

        • Bilal Prince-Ali

          of course…. 1000% true.. im just giving the consensus.

    • Art0fWAR

      We know you stay awake at night fantasizing about PlayStation exclusives. After all, you have plenty of time with your overpriced paperweight… since you have nothing to play lol.

      • 7770777

        lol Ive got over 250 games on my Xbox One dopey. If I completely stopped buying games right now, I would still have enough games to play for a long timw.

        • Art0fWAR

          Good because your paperweight won’t be getting any new exclusives anytime soon Schleprock.

          Sales numbers don’t lie… PS4 has always kicked Xbox arse.

      • Smart guy

        And you are here doing what exactly? Lololol

    • Ucouldntbemorewrong

      Keep tryin Xbert lol
      To like XB over PS is fine. But to dismiss all the amazing PS4 Exclusives, and the system is insane or rather the tantrum of a 13 year old. XB1X is a great system, if one likes Gears/Halo/Forza that’s great. For me the only games this gen on XB1 that have looked like my kind of games so far are Gears, Cuphead, and Quantum Break. I do know that Forza and Halo are also good games, but to call them shit is a 13 year old tantrum.

      Time to put the big pants on…

      • bb5132014

        big facts

    • Lightning

      2018 Is the Year of the PlayStation!

      RIP xbox none

    • bb5132014

      the fact u had to write a paragraph to make yourself feel better. Ps4 Pro and i9 GTx 1080ti > Fuck the dust box lol non exclusive have trash. PC the master Race bih.

      • 7770777

        People game on consoles out of choice dimwit. They dont give a s*** about your PC or your infantile ego lol.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      😂🤣😂 hope you at least managed to convince yourself… Cause you won’t convince anyone else!

      😂🤣😃

      • bruce livingston

        Convinced me.

        • QUIMICOMORTAL

          😉

    • Tha Truth

      Oh look, another worthless, sub-human piece of pauper scum trash defending a console he hasn’t even bought. Pathetic hypocrites like you really are the vermin scum of the gaming world.

      Xbox has been posting trash sales figures because it’s a trash console with trash games. Xbox crybaby pauperboys can lie to themselves all they want but it won’t change the facts.

      The Xbox DONE is nothing more than a worthless, pathetic, unwanted, last-gen POS failure of a console for uneducated, non-gaming troglodytes and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox fans are actually incredibly wimpy and two-faced because they don’t even support the console they claim to love so much. You get plenty of retarded Xbox peasant boys spending 24/7 on the internet saying how much they love the console but they don’t even buy it when it’s available because deep down they know it’s a worthless, weak, pathetic POS with no games and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox loses, Microsoft lose, Xbox retarded fanscum lose, and I win. What do you say to that, Xbox pauper losers?

      • 7770777

        You mad?

        • Troy Marcel

          Tha Truth hurts, see what I did there haha.

      • BrianW

        I am not sure how you win. Any reasonable person will buy the console that has the games to play. Right now on the Microsoft side it is a little lite on exclusives. But man the One X can play all the multi-plats better. And you can always buy all three. Most TVs have multiple HDMI inputs.

        Oh and Apple should give it up too? I mean the iPhone is a far second compared to Samsung.

      • mark0394

        Lmao you’re a pathetic angry fanboy… What did you win exactly ? Do you have a tail ? Lmao .. Fanboy trolls like you are an embarrassment to the gaming community … You didn’t win anything you’re still a loser

    • Troy Marcel

      this hack didn’t seem to read forbes other articles stating why you should buy a one x or switch.https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/11/22/9-reasons-to-buy-an-xbox-one-x-instead-of-a-ps4-pro/

  • U weirdo

    awwwe this ponyhumper is mad that every multiplat is superior on the X. And that Protatto and PSVR flopped and sonys 3rd person single player games are all dead and forgotten a week after release while xbox exclusives live for years while their player bases increase exponentially with windows 10 PC.
    Sony is in trouble indeed 😂😂👍👍

    • Tha Truth

      Oh look, another worthless, sub-human piece of pauper scum trash defending a console he hasn’t even bought. Pathetic hypocrites like you really are the vermin scum of the gaming world.
      Xbox has been posting trash sales figures because it’s a trash console with trash games. Xbox crybaby pauperboys can lie to themselves all they want but it won’t change the facts.
      The Xbox DONE is nothing more than a worthless, pathetic, unwanted, last-gen POS failure of a console for uneducated, non-gaming troglodytes and sales will always prove that.
      Xbox fans are actually incredibly wimpy and two-faced because they don’t even support the console they claim to love so much. You get plenty of retarded Xbox peasant boys spending 24/7 on the internet saying how much they love the console but they don’t even buy it when it’s available because deep down they know it’s a worthless, weak, pathetic POS with no games and sales will always prove that.
      Xbox loses, Microsoft lose, Xbox retarded fanscum lose, and I win. What do you say to that, Xbox pauper losers?

      • U weirdo

        dont be so mad mental case
        the X already outsold protato and 350 million windows 10/xbox users versus sony’s puny 60 million. Its already over just better hope sony doesnt go bankrupt. 3rd person single player games dead and forgotten a week after release wont help 👍

  • SHEEKEN6969

    LMFAO!!! What a stupid article! The console has sold about 30 million and rising. And its doing WAY better than it did last year and its in trouble. LMFAO!!!!!! Ahhhh man stupid people i tell you.

    • PRIMUS

      Next year The Switch and PS4 are going to continue crushing the xbox one x and its cousins the original and S with exclusives and thirds. It is Crazy, but even the Switch has multiplats now.

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Lol, stupid indeed! Who ever told you xbone is selling better than last year??? 🙈

    • Вячеслав

      Need more exclamation marks to look as truth, carry on

    • bruce livingston

      Triggered fanboy.

    • Tha Truth

      You and the rest of the pathetic, uneducated, Xbox butt-licking drecks should be ashamed of typing that out.

      If the Xbox is “doing better” than last year but is still getting absolutely smashed by the PS4 and Switch in the sales charts then how pathetic must the Xbox be as a console???

      You just basically admitted that even on the Xbox’ best day it couldn’t beat the PS4 or Switch on their worst days, good job, kiddo.

      • BrianW

        (from Microsoft’s perspective) Man we only sold 30 to 40 million units and coming in second to PS4. We have made a crap ton of profit to boot. But hey lets throw in the towel.

        That is like saying that Apple should hang it up and stop making iPhones since they are far second to Samsung.

      • Smart guy

        Well just with your useless first sentence right there you literally handed yourself the first place trophy for most uneducated person! 😁😁😁 Both your dad’s must be very proud of you!

        • Tha Truth

          And you must be very proud of your pathetic failure of a console with no exclusive games. Your mom and your 75 step-dad’s must be thrilled.

          • Smart guy

            Awe somebody got mad 😁😂

  • lonnie

    These are silly articles, I remember reading the Xbox is in trouble, the 360 is in trouble. Yet their still here. This article even contradicts itself, saying how it’s in trouble at the same time saying it’s selling well even past expectations lol..

    • Morgan

      The expectations were low, very low, to begin with, so it doesn’t contradict itself really.

    • Brian Tomczyk

      Theres a huge difference though the Xbox 360 sold over 84 million the Xbox One sold 30 million thats a huge hit in sales lost the Xbox One X is on track to hit just 17 million by 2021 those are Wii U numbers and that console flopped theres nothing but enhanced games for it they had nothing at launch and you can walk into any store and buy one you can even buy the console online Microsoft claimed it was in demand and if people are able to walk into a store and buy one or go online and buy one its not in demand the Switch was in demand when it came out and it still is Microsoft is good at feeding lies and fanboys always buy into their lies i’ll be the first one to admit I have an Xbox One S and PS4PRO and over 100 games for my Xbox but I think its game over for Microsoft this will go on their list of flops like Zune and the Windows phone

      Link where Microsoft said Xbox One X is in demand https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/01/microsoft-says-demand-for-xbox-one-x-is-super-high.html

      Proof its not a console thats in demand you can’t buy anywhere for quite sometime
      https://www.gamestop.com/xbox-one/consoles/xbox-one-x-1tb-console/153291

  • AlwaysRight

    Lol come on. U say u can barely tell the difference? Either Ur trolling or blind. Then u go on to list no VR, lol look at sonys vr, it’s dead, as is VR. Xb1x isn’t on trouble at all, most people play third party games over anything else and guess where they play best….? Poor click bait article.

    • Morgan

      VR is not dead. And actually it’s Forbes who said you can barely tell the difference in the middle of a game and that is true.

      • Sea-HAWK fan

        Pretty sure it’s during slowly.. it’s like playing minecraft but vr

    • I wonder if it would’ve been clickbait, if he’s was stating that X is vastly superior than the Pro?

      You guys need to accept the fact that X is not the “uncomprising machine” that MS promise.

      While the games look a whole lot better than the original XBO, is really not that much difference when compare to the Pro and it appears to be struggling in the frame rate department with most of the games.

      • ShadowNextGen

        That is nowhere even close to being true.

    • bruce livingston

      It’s accurate, you can barely tell the difference. Which is why places like DF need to pause and zoom in just to show the difference.

      • THE4point2TFLOPweakness

        You could tell the difference between 1080p and 900p on the same textures but now you can’t between 1200p -1440p soup textures vs 1800p-2160p with PC textures 😂😂😂

        Sony P😁NIES are the biggest idiots around 😂😂😂

    • mrXrat

      I’m a well known Sony fanboy but it’s clearly obvious the author is talking trash.

      Ignore articles like this only he gains from them.

  • Art0fWAR

    Xbox has always been PlayStation’s whipping boy. PlayStation will always dominate exclusives and keep them on top.

  • GrimmyReaper

    Ho ho wauw!
    These comments are just a shit show of PlayStation and XBOX fanboys.
    *grabs popcorn*

  • PachterStation

    £170 for an Xbox One S with a game or two, £500 for an Xbox X with a game basically proves that Microsoft are clueless. Nothing in it between the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X, but you could say the same when you’re comparing these upgraded consoles to the original consoles. The way some people and some websites are going on, it’s as though there’s been a massive leap and it’s taken gaming by storm. Even VR is massively hyped. Sony’s PS4 VR is far from perfect after recently seeing what the fuss was about. But getting back to Microsoft, they lost the plot before the Xbox One was launched. Sick to death of old Xbox and Xbox 360 games and the same old Forza. Forza 7 having only one new track, it’s hardly worth a top price. It’s as though Microsoft have gone on a long holiday and forgot about games for a while, more so when you look at the recently released Xbox One X. This gen has become a disaster, even if there’s been a decent amount of good games. Does make you wonder how much next gen will cost when you’re looking at £450+ consoles and games with season passes for £80+. Controllers topping £150, could do without 4K gaming at the moment.

    • Morgan

      I hate VR personally, the tech isn’t there yet, but, it’s still significant and Microsoft not having it on the most powerful console ever is a huge misstep and just shows they have no clue what they’re doing.

      Honestly Nintendo, ironically given the Wii (yes it sold well but so many shit games) and the Wii U (such a flop but still had some good games) is tthe one company who truly has their stuff together right now, IMO.

  • nibblo

    While I agree more games is a good thing this article is either horribly biased or trolling for click bait. You said that the only games you are aware of from MS next year are Crackdown and Sea of Thieves. What about State of Decay 2, Forza Horizon 4 or Halo 6? Forza and Halo may not have been announced yet but we all know they are coming as since they began they have never not arrived in their scheduled year.
    These articles lose their power when they haven’t been researched properly, you have me nodding my head when you say more 1st party games then shaking it when you get some many simple things wrong or ignore them.
    Also last gen Sony always beat MS on exclusive numbers, apart from Gears what other new exclusive that sold well did they actually have on the 360. The 360 sold well because of price, playing games better than the competition and Sony’s arrogance.
    You have rose tinted glasses on about what the 360 actually was last gen.

  • ruefrak

    Yep. The XB1X may be better, but the difference is so minute that you can’t tell a difference. What you can tell a tell difference in though is the price tag. PS4 Pro (or even XB1S) is significantly cheaper. Also, the lack of XB1 exclusives is becoming painfully obvious this year. Forza isn’t enough to carry your platform, especially when all your games are also available on PC.

    • chris

      the difference is huge, millions of pixels more on xbox one x, 4k assets only on xbox one x, better anit aislising, better draw distance, more effects, and on and on, the difference is huge compared to a few years ago where the difference between 900p and 1080p where it wasnt a big difference

  • johnnythexxxiv

    I’m a little sad that the article didn’t mention Cuphead as an exclusive nor PUBG. XBO hasn’t gotten nearly enough exclusives, and having the Windows 10 cross play kind of hurts having a reason to own the console, but I do think the XBO-X has merit.

    The X is notably stronger than any other console but still notably cheaper than an equivalent spec PC. That’s important. Growing a list of cross play titles with Nintendo while reminding us that Sony refuses to play ball with those multiplats is important. Allowing gift giving and near complete backwards compatibility with everything released in the entire Xbox family library is important. Openly admitting your mistakes and reversing your public image into a more consumer friendly one is super important.

    These are the things Microsoft has done well. Now we just need some decent new IPs and the XBO will go from appreciated to actually worth owning.

    • Morgan

      I do not actually disagree with you. I love my Xbox. I just think they are missing so much. I have friends, journalists, who feel they are just going downhill. They DO have some amazing things going for them though, and I will post an article on that. I’m not this biased asshole honestly. I want them to do well.

  • Aaron blanchard

    Written by a Sony Pony, of course!! Can’t tell the difference between Ps4 Pro and Xbox one?? Seems everyone else can, so get glasses and a real tv . Your article sucks and is far from truth, Merry Christmas you Sony Goof!!!

    • bruce livingston

      Found another triggered fanboy. That must be why DF has to pause and zoom in just so people can tell the difference. Enjoy your $500 30fps paperweight.

    • Tha Truth

      If the Xbox is worth playing then why don’t the pathetic Xbox pauper race actually buy one?

      Xbox has been posting trash sales figures because it’s a trash console with trash games. Xbox crybaby pauperboys can lie to themselves all they want but it won’t change the facts.

      The Xbox DONE is nothing more than a worthless, pathetic, unwanted, last-gen POS failure of a console for uneducated, non-gaming troglodytes and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox fans are actually incredibly wimpy and two-faced because they don’t even support the console they claim to love so much. You get plenty of retarded Xbox peasant boys spending 24/7 on the internet saying how much they love the console but they don’t even buy it when it’s available because deep down they know it’s a worthless, weak, pathetic POS with no games and sales will always prove that.

      Xbox loses, Microsoft lose, Xbox retarded fanscum lose, and I win. What do you say to that, Xbox pauper losers?

  • Juzten76

    This article reads like a high school book report. Was this written by a 14 year old intern?

  • Kyle Darden

    I can tell the difference, man can i tell the difference.

  • chris

    dear bruce, native 4k on xbox one x and hdr with 4k assets and ps4 gets soupy textures and adaptive 4k

  • chris

    Dear bruce livingston , i remeber not to long ago when every sony salty fanboy was going on and on how the xbox one sucks becuase the ps4 was doing 1080p or 900p when xbox was doing 900p or 720p and each day we heard how the difference was huge even though it wasnt that huge.

    Now we have the xbox one x and the difference isnt 900p to 1080p, its millions of pixels different with a larger difference between what the xbox one x does and the ps4 pro does on the same game and then add the fact the xbox one also gets 4k textures, better anti ailising , better draw distance, more effects and so on and your telling me people cant see the difference. here is a news flash, everyone sees the difference and its killing people like you on this inside, sony ps4pro is pure garbage as a console and its only going to survive because sony does have great exclusives coming even though 2013,2014 and 2015 where empty years for sony ps4

    then add the fact that all games simply run better on the xbox one X because of all its power, all older games, all 360 games, all xbox one games and now all xbox one x games, ill give sony props on their exclusives and ms has their exclusives i love as well even though sony has more

  • Tha Truth

    The Xbox One is worthless trash or non-gaming vermin scum and sales prove that. Xbox testicle munchers like to spend 24/7 of their worthless existence on the internet telling everyone how great the console is but sales prove they won’t buy it themselves because they know it’s an inferior, worthless, poor-man’s POS excuse of a console with not a single game worth playing.

    And yes fanboys, the Xbox One IS a flop. Sales charts prove that, which is why it’s getting outsold 2-1 worldwide by a real console like the PS4. The Xbox One is a pathetic, worthless, weak, last-gen, POS excuse for a games machine with garbage excuses for games that no real gamers gives a hoot about and obviously even the Xbox fangirls agree with me on those statements because they’re the ones not buying the console or the games.

    Xbox fanbums spend 24/7 of their poor existence on the internet PRETENDING to like the console Microsoft has made but the sales figures prove that when it comes time to put their money where their mouths are they refuse to spend money on Microsoft’s pathetic, non-gaming POS pauper machine because deep down inside they know it’s inferior, worthless junk for idiots and sales will always prove that.

    The Xbox One X will rot at the bottom of the sales charts and end up in the bargain bin like the worthless trash it is just like Microsoft’s current versions of the Xbox are bombing in the sales charts because real gamers know they’re trash that aren’t worth buying and sales prove that!

  • Morgan

    I don’t even want to step in the middle of you guys because this is just too funny to read. I’m sorry.

  • chris

    A full-fat native 4K for Destiny 2 on Xbox One X? Yup, that’s exactly what you get here – no checkerboarding, no dynamic res.
    to all the idoits that where saying its not native 4k on the xbox one x, well it is native and it destorys the ps4 soupy version, df just did a video and its native 4k on xbox one x

  • Morgan

    Hey guys, I don’t mind discussion, but if this continues to get out of hand with personal attacks left and right I will have to shut the comments on this story down. I really don’t want to do that because quite honestly this has been a great source of entertainment for me.

    -Morgan