PC & Video Games

Xbox One vs Xbox One S

  • Last Updated:
  • Jul 23rd, 2017 10:37 pm
Tags:
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 23, 2016
34 posts
37 upvotes
London

Xbox One vs Xbox One S

EB Games currently has a deal where you can trade in your original working Xbox One and pay $100 for an Xbox One S.

Anyone with experience with both, is this worth it? You have to trade in your controller too, so it's not like you get a free controller out of it, though you do get the free game in the bundle. Also, it only applies to the 500GB Xbox One S model; you have to pay the difference if you want the 1TB. Luckily I have the 500GB original XB1 so I wouldn't be downgrading...

Thoughts?

EDIT: I do have a 4K TV so that element does apply to me.
18 replies
Sr. Member
Nov 20, 2005
905 posts
187 upvotes
For the $100 upgrade, I feel it's worth it. I ended up trading mine in last year for a lot more. Assuming you have an older controller the newer one has 3.5mm audio jacket and bluetooth support meaning you don't need a separate adapter for PC with bluetooth. Other benefits are that it's quieter, smaller form factor, no power brick, 4k bluray player, and support netflix 4k. In terms of graphics no difference for me because my 4k tv doesn't support HDR. Do you have a Kinect? make sure to register with microsoft to get a free adapter for the slim.
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 23, 2016
34 posts
37 upvotes
London
I do have a Kinect. Thank you for the opinion, I will likely do this then.
Sr. Member
Nov 20, 2005
905 posts
187 upvotes
Make sure to register your current xbox and kinect through microsoft. Once you get your new xbox s slim register it and then contact ms support for the adapter.
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Mar 14, 2009
9731 posts
3271 upvotes
OP if you have a 4k TV what you're really going to want is the Xbox One X. It should be out around Christmas. True 4k gaming. The first console able to do it. Seems foolish to upgrade now if you're only going to want something better in 5 months or so. Penny wise, pound foolish.
I am a Koodo customer, a Zoomer customer, and a Public Mobile customer.
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 23, 2016
34 posts
37 upvotes
London
Yeah, I'm not planning on buying the X immediately on launch. My Xbox is secondary for my gaming (mainly PC) but IMO this deal was too hard to pass on, considering 4K Blu-Ray players still retail for $300+ regular price.
Newbie
Jun 13, 2015
13 posts
1 upvote
L'Assomption
Same for me. Traded my OG one at eb games yesterday. Want an X, but will hold off to buy at launch because of furniture to pay. The 4k player and new warranty plus the movie and extra controller for free sealed the deal.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Sep 26, 2007
3354 posts
232 upvotes
seems like a no-brainer if you're like me and still prefer physical media for the best picture/sound quality

though I'm told the UHD blu-ray on the One S is garbage...not sure maybe look into it and report back, because I want the One X lol

which is a shame because the PS3 was considered the best blu-ray player until the 2010s.
Russell wrote:
Sep 10th, 2011 12:29 pm
We come here looking for deals. We use the savings on the things we buy to justify buying more things, thus filling our homes with tons of unnecessary consumer products. Such is the key to happiness.

Newbie
Nov 10, 2013
55 posts
28 upvotes
0
Didn't even care about the benefits. This trade in promo to me is an insurance policy. I had a release date Xbox One that could die on me tomorrow for all we know so to get this trade done practically for free (once you value the controllers/FH3/Fast 8 Bluray) would be better. I know my One S has one years worth of warranty and I can reasonably expect 5-7 of life out of it whereas my original model could blow up tomorrow. Don't want your console to die tomorrow, worth nothing then drop $350 on the replacement without the mentioned controller/Bluray.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Sep 26, 2007
3354 posts
232 upvotes
lol it's a gaming console that's not made with Pb soldered PCB....i think your RROD fears are a bit blown out of proportion.
Russell wrote:
Sep 10th, 2011 12:29 pm
We come here looking for deals. We use the savings on the things we buy to justify buying more things, thus filling our homes with tons of unnecessary consumer products. Such is the key to happiness.

Deal Addict
Feb 21, 2013
3025 posts
590 upvotes
Toronto
clim88 wrote:
Jul 14th, 2017 6:22 pm
EB Games currently has a deal where you can trade in your original working Xbox One and pay $100 for an Xbox One S.

Anyone with experience with both, is this worth it? You have to trade in your controller too, so it's not like you get a free controller out of it, though you do get the free game in the bundle. Also, it only applies to the 500GB Xbox One S model; you have to pay the difference if you want the 1TB. Luckily I have the 500GB original XB1 so I wouldn't be downgrading...

Thoughts?

EDIT: I do have a 4K TV so that element does apply to me.
I was hesitant to pull the trigger at first because I have an Elite XBox One (1TB hybrid drive) but ended up doing it because the S form factor is so much smaller and sleeker, plus the controller is much better than the regular controller (I obviously kept the Elite controller).

If you can still get it with the Forza, F8 and extra controller bundle, then it's a no brainer as the extra stuff you get pays for itself basically. I have no regrets.
XBox Live: M1GO | PSN: CURRENTLY INACTIVE
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 23, 2016
34 posts
37 upvotes
London
Yeah agreed. They wanted an extra $100 for the 1TB bundles, but Best Buy has a 3TB external on sale for $100 right now, so it's hardly worth it.
Deal Addict
Dec 12, 2006
4689 posts
592 upvotes
I did a trade in similar to this last year (actually I think I ended up paying 75$ and got 3 free games and didnt have to give up a controller).

The upgrade is worth it, the form factor is much nicer and way more convenient to move around and travel with thanks to its small size and lack of power brick. If you have a 4K TV the upgrade to a 4K blu-ray player, UHD Netflix and the addition of HDR are great and totally worth it.

There is also a small uptick in framerates/dynamic resolutions but I cant say I've ever been able to tell any sort of difference.

Overall I think if you can take advantage of this deal if you can, even if you dont care about this things featured above as others mentioned you do get an additional year on your warranty.
[OP]
Newbie
Nov 23, 2016
34 posts
37 upvotes
London
Spicy McHaggis, one hell of a guy.

Top