Released in November 2001, the original Xbox was released to the world with high expectations. Microsoft had entered the “console war,” sporting the first American console since the Atari Jaguar ceased to sell in 1996. Given the company’s reputation as an electronics company, it was a bold move to try and compete with established giants like Nintendo and Sony. Cut right now, and they’re now part of the Big Three console makers. With that context in mind, and four consoles in the name of the company, what is the best Xbox in the line-up? Users were invited to give their feedback, and here are the results!
The following is comprised of data collected through optional surveys and viewer responses. Everything that has been collected includes:
- 2,225 respondents across eight questions.
- Surveys taking place between early July and October 2021.
The following information is collected in a more detailed form, reviewing all aspects of the chart listed above. Summary information and some occasional discussions will also be present.
Main topic – Which Xbox console is the best?
Like most things in life, the Xbox lineup was an evolutionary process from the start. Supported by the resounding success of Halo: combat has evolved, Microsoft was on track to impact gamers around the world. As of now, there have been four major versions of the console for the company, each seeking power and a mantra for value for money. With so much history already, what do gamers consider the best Xbox console of all?
The old and the new clash in a fierce battle for superiority. In the end, the Xbox 360 takes the first place narrowly with only a few votes. The 360 ââera was one of the longest stretches for Microsoft, selling roughly 84 million units over its lifetime. To date, it is the best-selling console in the company’s history. With a stellar lineup of games, including backward compatibility with previous generation titles, as well as the continued improvement of Xbox Live, it likely remains a beloved part of gaming history.
Which Xbox console had the best games?
Of course, game consoles wouldn’t be of much value without games. While Xbox hasn’t historically had too many big-name exclusives, it does offer a huge selection of third-party titles. And with the current Xbox Game Pass, you can play thousands of games for a monthly subscription. Even on consoles only, Xbox has never been short on games – some would just argue about the quality of said games. Still, which console sported the best games of all?
Just remember above when I mentioned that the 360 ââera had a stellar gaming lineup? This is called reading ahead, because the results show that there is no debate. That was when Halo was at its peak. That was when Call of Duty was starting to bite its teeth in the gaming industry. Xbox was ramping up production of better games, consoles, and whatever went to make sure they stayed at the top of the dog list. Some might say that now it’s more quantity than quality, but it wasn’t always so.
Which Xbox console had the best controller?
Controlling games is an essential part of the video game experience. If your sense of immersion is thwarted for some reason, it makes it that much harder to really enjoy starting it. The perfect controller is probably a prerequisite for anyone familiar with the gaming world, so that they can provide a seamless bond. Xbox controllers haven’t seen too much differentiation lately, but why mess with a good thing? Find out what players consider to be the best of what the company has provided.
Once again, the Series X | S and 360 consoles held up to the bitter end. As the dust settled, the 360 ââimposed itself by a single voice. It seems that the ancestor of the now classic Xbox controller is finally having the last word. The clean and sleek design has become something of a model for many game controllers these days; in fact, the Amazon Luna controller looks a bit like it. And the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, but that’s not important here. If nothing else, we can see that the original Xbox controllerâ¦ wasn’t it.
Which Xbox had the best visual design?
You would think, just based on the name, that the Xbox would be box-shaped. Well, depending on your definition of what constitutes a “box”, you would either be totally right or totally wrong. As can be judged from the cover image for this article, the evolution of the Xbox console has taken many forms, most with a distinct rectangular shape. Some lie down, others stand up; it really depends on how you look at it. And with all that look, which Xbox console has the best visual design?
Memes aside, it seems consumers really like the look of the X and S series consoles. Well, in fact, it’s safe to consider that memes aid to make sure players appreciate the look. The results also feature a fairly common theme so far: You could argue that the last three generations of Xbox consoles have been pretty solid. The original Xbox, however, is best left behind …
Are gamers happy with Microsoft’s direction?
With twenty years, four consoles and an online selection of several thousand, Microsoft seems rather well off. If they have the money to spend buying big name studios, they’re probably not complaining about their current business model. Yet these are the ones on the other side of the fence; the players are quite on the other side. With everything Microsoft fanatics have been through, do they think the company is going in the right direction with Xbox?
Rest assured, Microsoft (although they hardly need my assurance). Overall, the consumer base appears to be happy with the product you’ve spent two decades perfecting. With another generally successful console launch last year (minus all of the scalping issues), they have continued to deliver groundbreaking gaming experiences for those who choose to have fun. And with the success of Game Pass, that doesn’t look like it’s going to change.
How can Xbox consoles be improved?
While nothing of a similar magnitude has happened too recently, many probably remember the days of “The Red Ring of Death”. A disastrous fatal error that stuck consoles and forced gamers to send their consoles to the company, in the hope of maybe have them repaired. Microsoft has maintained a fairly clean QA record since then, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing more for improvement. What major problem is still needed to improve the Xbox hobby?
Do you remember much earlier when I said that Xbox consoles historically did not have big name exclusives? This is called reading ahead, because the results show that there is no debate. Some whispers of buggy hardware are still present, as well as some complain about overly obtuse menus and applications. However, the names that will bring the waves are far bigger than all of them. With the purchase of Bethesda, they may have added a phenomenal hook to their consoles. But given that most will be releasing alongside PC as well, wellâ¦ we’ll have to see how that works for them.
Do gamers prefer Xbox to Sony or Nintendo?
Of course, Microsoft isn’t exactly shying away from its competition. Perhaps in console power, but in popularity? This may be a more difficult case to confirm. They entered the “console war” with great ambitions, and so far they have managed to at least keep pace with their more powerful rivals Nintendo and Sony. Considering all that it has to offer, do gamers prefer Xbox consoles over PlayStation or any other console Nintendo currently offers?
Although a little tight, the competition seems a little too big. People don’t prefer the Xbox to Nintendo or Sony consoles, although that could also mean they agree with one of them. It could also mean that Xbox consoles don’t have enough of them to really stand out as the âmust haveâ system over the rest. With few big-name exclusives or specific identifiable aspects, things are business as usual: improve on what’s already there. I doubt they complain a lot.
Do Xbox gamers own all or most consoles?
With only four major versions of the console, it would be easy to assume that a majority of gamers have owned at least three out of four. The poor original Xbox has seen a lot of mediocre data so far in this article, but the 360 ââis beloved – owning every console since doesn’t seem to be. too much a lot of stretching. According to the poll results, did fans own the majority of Microsoft’s consoles?
Similar to the last point, although close, it looks like new customers have taken the reins. Following have not owned a majority of Xbox consoles than not. That’s right, it’s quite a financial commitment to buy every console at or near launch, and trying to get an X | S series seems like a chore right now. Still, it’s interesting to see that even with the relatively small number of systems, most probably only had one or two. Whether this figure will change in the future remains to be seen.
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