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Worth it to be a regular Xbox One ?

It's not bad, but the new Xbox's can often be found with bundled games. I think they were selling for $249 with 4 games. Sell each game for $30, and you're at about the same price for a better console. You also have a warranty.

I bought an XBox One S over a used Xbox, and I don't regret it at all.

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I was thinking of picking up an Xbox One used for $160 cdn, roughly $120 USD. It costs $229cdn for a new xbox one S and I can't take advantage of HDR or 4k Blu ray, so I was thinking this may be a good buy. I want it to play pubg with a buddy at work and I also like sports games with a controller. But will the Xbox One be EOL anytime soon and do you think it is worth it for my usage ?


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If you'll use it a lot 120 is a steal.


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It's not bad, but the new Xbox's can often be found with bundled games. I think they were selling for $249 with 4 games. Sell each game for $30, and you're at about the same price for a better console. You also have a warranty.

I bought an XBox One S over a used Xbox, and I don't regret it at all.


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The XBox One S has a slight cpu overclock vs the original XBox One but they're virtually the same thing. For $120 CAD that's a steal unless the thing has cockroaches in it or the vents are caked in nicotine, though PUBG is a mess right now on XBox.


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Ahh, I see, I didn't know pubg had issues. Just have a buddy from work who loves playing it, he's no tech dude so he probably can't really tell !


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Just now, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

Ahh, I see, I didn't know pubg had issues. Just have a buddy from work who loves playing it, he's no tech dude so he probably can't really tell !

It'll likely get sorted out. It just came out on XBox a couple of weeks ago and the game is still in development. If you have a good PC though why not just buy an XBox One controller to play sports games?


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2 minutes ago, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

Ahh, I see, I didn't know pubg had issues. Just have a buddy from work who loves playing it, he's no tech dude so he probably can't really tell !

Ask him what hes playing PUBG on and if he's enjoying it


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1 minute ago, SteveGrabowski0 said:

It'll likely get sorted out. It just came out on XBox a couple of weeks ago and the game is still in development. If you have a good PC though why not just buy an XBox One controller to play sports games?

I'd like to sit back on my couch after work where I work on a PC all day and play on the big screen !


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3 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Ask him what hes playing PUBG on and if he's enjoying it

He plays on the Xbox one !


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34 minutes ago, dizmo said:

It's not bad, but the new Xbox's can often be found with bundled games. I think they were selling for $249 with 4 games. Sell each game for $30, and you're at about the same price for a better console. You also have a warranty.

I bought an XBox One S over a used Xbox, and I don't regret it at all.

This is what's going through my mind ! The warranty is better than no warranty. The one i was gonna pick up is $229 cdn, no game. I can get one for $249 with a game, not sure what used games sell for.


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4 minutes ago, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

I'd like to sit back on my couch after work where I work on a PC all day and play on the big screen !

In that case you should jump all over that $120 XBox.


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1 minute ago, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

This is what's going through my mind !

Honestly, an old Xbox isn't worth $160. That's the price a Xbox One S should be if you're looking used.

 

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That's a pretty good deal. Sell the games and you're getting a brand new Xbox One S for $200, maybe less depending on what you manage to get for them. The Xbox One S also has a better controller IIRC.

 

Plus, look at the size difference...in addition to the fact the power supply is internal, not external.

 

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8 minutes ago, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

He plays on the Xbox one !

Get the cheap Xbox then, as a one time expense entertainment device. But sure as hell not worth paying a sub for online play.


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1 minute ago, huilun02 said:

Get the cheap Xbox then, as a one time expense entertainment device. But sure as hell not worth paying a sub for online play.

Yeah, that $3/month is a real killer. 9_9


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4 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Honestly, an old Xbox isn't worth $160. That's the price a Xbox One S should be if you're looking used.

 

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That's a pretty good deal. Sell the games and you're getting a brand new Xbox One S for $200, maybe less depending on what you manage to get for them. The Xbox One S also has a better controller IIRC.

 

Plus, look at the size difference...in addition to the fact the power supply is internal, not external.

 

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Looks like those games are just downloads and not hard copy.


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I'm just on the fence, I can pick up a brand new one tomorrow, be a little poor till next payday, so that $80 savings is nice, but not like imma spend that $80 wisely anyway !


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3 minutes ago, WestcoastPCBuilder said:

Looks like those games are just downloads and not hard copy.

Usually you get them on a piece of cardboard with a scratch off code. They're still easy to sell.

Think about it. It's $80 for a brand new, full warranty console with a better controller. Or you save a little money for a used one, with a used controller that has wear. These controllers don't last forever. If the other person used it regularly, you'll have to buy a replacement soon (my friend who plays daily goes through 4 controllers a year).


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7 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Yeah, that $3/month is a real killer. 9_9

It adds up to +$36 of expenditure per year and then one day you throw the whole thing away. Not counting games that have to be bought and may go with the console as well.

But well if OP has an income and willing to spend, its his decision in the end.


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4 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

It adds up to +$36 of expenditure per year and then one day you throw the whole thing away. Not counting games that have to be bought and may go with the console as well.

But well if OP has an income and willing to spend, its his decision in the end.

Yes, it does. For hours upon hours of entertainment. Going to the movies costs what, $14? For 2 hours.

Your argument makes absolutely no sense. If we go with your logic, no entertainment or experience that you pay for would be worth it.


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8 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Usually you get them on a piece of cardboard with a scratch off code. They're still easy to sell.

Think about it. It's $80 for a brand new, full warranty console with a better controller. Or you save a little money for a used one, with a used controller that has wear. These controllers don't last forever. If the other person used it regularly, you'll have to buy a replacement soon (my friend who plays daily goes through 4 controllers a year).

Oh snap, I never considered the controller. Those are $50 each. I believe you have convinced me to buy new ! I think I'm off the fence now !


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20 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Usually you get them on a piece of cardboard with a scratch off code. They're still easy to sell.

Think about it. It's $80 for a brand new, full warranty console with a better controller. Or you save a little money for a used one, with a used controller that has wear. These controllers don't last forever. If the other person used it regularly, you'll have to buy a replacement soon (my friend who plays daily goes through 4 controllers a year).

4 controllers in a year? Is the XBox One controller just a piece of shit or something? I still use the same XBox 360 wireless controller my system came with when I bought it in 2006, and I played the shit out of my 360 and use it to control most games on my PC and my Raspberry Pi. I was thinking of upgrading because the controller is old and looks like shit, but it still works great.


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18 minutes ago, SteveGrabowski0 said:

4 controllers in a year? Is the XBox One controller just a piece of shit or something? I still use the same XBox 360 wireless controller my system came with when I bought it in 2006, and I played the shit out of my 360 and use it to control most games on my PC and my Raspberry Pi. I was thinking of upgrading because the controller is old and looks like shit, but it still works great.

He plays about 2 or 3 hours a day. Granted they're not completely dead, but they definitely have a little play in them and he can't stand that. I prefer the 360 controller tbh. You know what they say. They never make them like they used to. 


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one thing to consider between the one and the one s is size, the one s is about 60% of the one and doesn't come with the gigantic power brick 

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On 31/12/2017 at 5:04 PM, SteveGrabowski0 said:

4 controllers in a year? Is the XBox One controller just a piece of shit or something? I still use the same XBox 360 wireless controller my system came with when I bought it in 2006, and I played the shit out of my 360 and use it to control most games on my PC and my Raspberry Pi. I was thinking of upgrading because the controller is old and looks like shit, but it still works great.

 

I would say he is an aggressive user, i play almost every day, a few hours each time and drop the controller onto hardwood floors at least once a day as well as using it when i watch Netflix and stuff and my controller is about 2 years old and still going fine. although the controller is starting to lose paint in some places

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