Xbox One X is Out Now with 50 Enhanced Games

Microsoft’s new console-market killer, the Xbox One X, is out now.

Boasting six teraflops of power—versus rival PlayStation 4 Pro’s 4.2 teraflops and the Xbox One S’ 1.4 teraflops—Xbox One X is claimed to be at least “40% more powerful than any other console” and is Microsoft’s entry-point into the world of Ultra HD gaming. This extra clout also enables the Xbox One X to run more games at a native 2160p resolution, as opposed to PS4 Pro’s penchant for dynamic resolution or checkerboarding.

There are currently 50 “Enhanced for Xbox One X” games available, with many also offering HDR capabilities and Dolby Atmos surround sound. Older games will be getting retroactive support for the X by way of a patch. Interestingly, developers are also revisiting the Xbox back catalogue, adding Ultra HD support for backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles including Halo 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion—a feature that Sony has not expressed any interest in implementing with the PS4 Pro.

Another string the Xbox One X has to its bow is an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, something the PS4 Pro is sorely lacking.

Microsoft claims pre-order numbers for the Xbox One X have been the highest of any Xbox ever released, and has recommended that consumers purchase soon if they want to avoid a predicted stock shortage in the run-up to Christmas.

Analyst Comment

My Xbox One X is on a pre-12pm delivery today. I cannot wait to see what this powerhouse can do! (AF)