What all of this means in non-geek speak is that the Xbox One X can run graphically sophisticated games in native 4K at 60 frames per second. The latest game in the series, shown off at the Xbox conference, takes that to new ground with the power of the Xbox One X. It's still a post-apocalyptic shooter, but the game now seems to be more open, depicting much larger open environments with multiple routes of exploration.
So, Microsoft has a new feather in its cap, and it ought to stay there for a good long while.
It's Microsoft's most direct assault on Sony since the launch of this generation.
"We viewed compatibility as critical for Xbox One X", says Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president of Xbox software engineering at Microsoft.
But it's also made some mistakes along the way.
The company has brought down the price of the original console to $299 back then, and eventually down to $279 after pricing details for the Xbox One S have been revealed.
The US$499 (RM2,125) product was built with the muscle for seamless play on ultra-high definition 4K televisions and will be available worldwide on Nov 7, according to Xbox team leader Phil Spencer.
In addition to announcing its PS4 and game sales milestones, Sony Interactive Entertainment said yesterday that it plans to release several "highly anticipated" games this year, including Destiny 2, Star Wars Battlefront II, Gran Turismo Sport, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
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If this new Xbox console is so impressively powerful, perhaps aficionados will simply talk about playing on their "X". The Xbox One X packs a huge 12GB GDDR5 RAM; of which 3GB is reserved for the system and 9GB is dedicated to games.
But that narrows down the Xbox One X audience considerably.
I haven't had a chance to get my hands on it yet, but I imagine that the Xbox One X is a ridiculously impressive piece of hardware.
I don't want to be too much of a party pooper.
Here comes the big question, should you go for the Xbox One X or settle with PlayStation Pro 4?
Both major consoles were released in 2013, and Microsoft and Sony released lighter and cheaper models PS4 Slim and Xbox One S past year.
We're pretty sure that this new update will make many Minecraft fans very happy, but at the same time, we think that the PlayStation fans will not be so happy, as their console is not in the supported list. Availability will start on November 7 in every market where the Xbox One is available.