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@gopherguy13 wrote:

@Sioux/Bucky Hater wrote:

My son wants to buy an Xbox 1. He has the 360. What’s the difference? Is it worth the $$? Are the games compatible? Are the new games $60 like the 360? Any insights? I’d like to say no, but it is his money. Whatever help you have, I thank you.

Games are still the same price (I’m assuming they are, I haven’t seen any rabble rabble rabble about higher game prices, and I’m 99.9% sure I would have if the games would have gone up in price.)

Not backwards compatible. Can’t play 360 games on the XB1, and vice versa.

XB1 has much better hardware, and a blu ray.

From a gamer’s standpoint: Yes, it’s worth it. I can’t speak from a parent standpoint :lol:

From the sounds of it, XBox1 is also going to be more or less an all-in-one entertainment center. You can hook it up directly through your cable system and voice-activate it to tell it to change the channel, and virtually control the TV via XBox.

As was stated earlier, you won’t be able to play 360 games on XBox1. All Xbox1 consoles come with the Kinect, so there will probably quite a few game designers that will create games that can be integrated with that. It has a waaaaaaaaaaay more powerful processor and a ton more internal memory.

It was also designed to last for 10 years while being on/operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So the overheating issue (red ring of death) that plagued so many XBox360s throughout the years should be taken care of. It is also supposed to operate a lot quieter than the 360, which would be a big bonus for people planning to use it for BluRay etc.
Obviously there is going to be a significant upgrade in graphics for the majority of games too.

However, they are supposedly going to keep making games for the 360 for another 2-3 years if that makes much difference.