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This claim was made amout series X games too but so far owning my series x, I have not had one single game not work running off of my external harddrive. The xbox has the expansion SSD ready for purchase but for now I have no use for it. I use the SSD for higher end or more frequent games for now but that is it. If it does become SSD only, my new games will sit there and older stuff on external. Curious where this goes.

Also on xbox you can uninstall and still have the game to pick back up later but of course that is inconvenient due to having to download again and in the age of capped GB internet, downloading the same game a few times might force you to overpay for your internet.

I have tested it on multiple games. You can only play PS4 games from the extended drive. It won't even let you transfer PS4 games onto the SSD. I knew that wasn't the case with the Xbox Series X because my buddy has been doing it. I actually never heard that about the Xbox Series X. However, there have been a couple games with "free" PS5 upgrades. It then downloads the PS5 version onto the console. In addition, I did pay $5 bucks for another game upgrade to the PS5 and again, it downloads the game onto the console and it works. However, my other PS4 games cannot be transferred to the SSD and are only playable from my extended drive.

By the way I can't say enough about the PS5 controller. I will tell you that the PS5 controller FINALLY supplanted the XBOX Controller which has been my favorite since the original XBOX. The PS5 controller is simply the most amazing controller I have ever used.

I will pick up the XBOX in a couple months when things die down. It was ridiculously hard to get my hands on the PS5. I don't have the energy to do it again right now.
 
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Finally coming around to the idea of getting one of the new Xboxes. What's availability like these days? @BigRedRage
 
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Finally coming around to the idea of getting one of the new Xboxes. What's availability like these days? @BigRedRage
Funny enough, I've been seeing articles about the series x finally having stock during the last week.

As a casual gamer, unless you want the best loading times and best graphics possible, I recommend the series S. It's at Costco pretty much always, it's 200 less expensive and it works great
 

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Just prepared to chew up through storage no matter what version you get. I bought both the PS5 and XBOX with the disc drives. You definitely want to purchase expanded storage for either and factor that into your budget.
 
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Just prepared to chew up through storage no matter what version you get. I bought both the PS5 and XBOX with the disc drives. You definitely want to purchase expanded storage for either and factor that into your budget.
A few things:

Most games will install on a standard backup storage but will not load as fast, etc. Some newer games are supposed to require the primary xbox storage but I have not run into that yet.

I have a 5tb backup with 300 games on it and its still too much backup storage.

You can always uninstall games to reinstall later to make room as well.

My primary storage has like 3 games on it, the rest is on the backup. I have yet to run into a storage problem but I do have the backup and I tend to only have 1-3 primary games at a time that I want specifically on the SSD.
 
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If you have not done it yet:

I racked up 3 years of xbox live through discounted codes online. Once I had 3 years of live, I clicked on "join xbox gamepass" and it converted me to 3 years of gamepass.

Gamepass is $15 a month, xbox live is like $5 a month. Smoking deal.
 

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A few things:

Most games will install on a standard backup storage but will not load as fast, etc. Some newer games are supposed to require the primary xbox storage but I have not run into that yet.

I have a 5tb backup with 300 games on it and its still too much backup storage.

You can always uninstall games to reinstall later to make room as well.

My primary storage has like 3 games on it, the rest is on the backup. I have yet to run into a storage problem but I do have the backup and I tend to only have 1-3 primary games at a time that I want specifically on the SSD.
There are ways around it but having unload and upload sounds pretty ridiculous for a modern day console. Unfortunately, SSD hardware is still too expensive. I can't wait for the day when we see the type of storage we are getting on old storage tech. When it comes to the PS5 you definitely see a difference and games are taking advantage of the SSD for sure.
 

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Thanks for the tips, guys. I'm still searching for our new TV and will likely get serious about this after that's installed. Just wanted to check the temperature out there.
 

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also the series S will run 1080p, vs actual 4k.

It's also going to be my main entertainment hub to access all my streams so I don't mind the extra couple hundy for the enhanced graphics.
 

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If you have not done it yet:

I racked up 3 years of xbox live through discounted codes online. Once I had 3 years of live, I clicked on "join xbox gamepass" and it converted me to 3 years of gamepass.

Gamepass is $15 a month, xbox live is like $5 a month. Smoking deal.
I did that like 2 years ago. Once my game pass ultimate expires, I need to cancel and do it all over again.
 

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It's also going to be my main entertainment hub to access all my streams so I don't mind the extra couple hundy for the enhanced graphics.
If you are getting a new TV makes zero sense not to get the 4K version if it's going to be your main hub. Would be a perfectly good waste of a 4K TV even though it upscales. Native 4K looks better than "faux K".
 
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I did that like 2 years ago. Once my game pass ultimate expires, I need to cancel and do it all over again.
I am hoping that is allowed as I do not want to pay $15 a month, I do not use gamepass anywhere close to enough to be worth it but it sure is nice to have.
 
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It's also going to be my main entertainment hub to access all my streams so I don't mind the extra couple hundy for the enhanced graphics.

If you are getting a new TV makes zero sense not to get the 4K version if it's going to be your main hub. Would be a perfectly good waste of a 4K TV even though it upscales. Native 4K looks better than "faux K".
TBH, my new samsung TV, it does it all already so I dont use my xbox for any of that anymore. Blu ray would be the only media aside from gaming for me. The samsung has all the streaming apps built in and runs super fast.
 

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I am hoping that is allowed as I do not want to pay $15 a month, I do not use gamepass anywhere close to enough to be worth it but it sure is nice to have.
It is. I have seen other people do it.
 

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