Microsoft’s latest gaming console, Xbox Series X is currently on pre-sales and the demand is very high. This new generation gaming console is a significant improvement from its siblings. The Xbox Series X particularly promises much faster game loading time relative to the previous generations. However, did it meet up to expectations?
A recent evaluation of the game loading speed of the Xbox Series X and the previous-generation Xbox One X shows significant differences. The test involves 9 games, including the well-known “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Fallout 4”, “Gears of War 5” and so on.
Game loading time for Xbox Series X and Xbox One X
- Doom: Eternity: X1X takes 30 seconds, XSX takes 7 seconds;
- Red Dead Redemption 2: X1X takes 87 seconds, XSX takes 25 seconds;
- No Man’s Sky: X1X takes 81 seconds, XSX takes 29 seconds;
- Fallout 4: X1X takes 51 seconds, XSX takes 9 seconds;
- Final Fantasy 15: X1X took 57 seconds, XSX takes 9 seconds;
- Gears of War 5: X1X takes 38 seconds, XSX takes 7 seconds;
- Blade of Hell: X1X takes 27 seconds, XSX takes 6 seconds;
- Outer World: X1X takes 32 seconds, XSX takes 7 seconds;
- Tomb Raider: Shadow: X1X takes 67 seconds, XSX takes 22 seconds
From the test results, Microsoft obviously delivered on its promise of offering faster game loading time for the XSX. On average, the Xbox SeriesX load games 38 seconds faster than the Xbox One X.
Xbox Series X pre-orders from Amazon may NOT reach users on the launch date
There is news that you may not like to hear. If you pre-ordered this device from Amazon, you may not get it on the launch date. Recently, Amazon notified those customers who have pre-ordered PS5 that they might not get the game console on the release day. Now, according to information on Twitter, Amazon is also telling those who have ordered the XSX the same story. The main reason for the slow shipping is due to “high demand”. Truthfully, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are in high demand.
Amazon’s notification reads: “We are contacting you about your order of Xbox Series X to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand…”. Unfortunately, the mail did not state how long buyers will have to wait to get their device.
Microsoft recently commenced pre-orders for two next-generation consoles XSX/S in some markets. The two new products appeared in multiple markets and sold out after a few minutes. Microsoft said that XSX/S reservations broke its historical record. While being excited, it apologized for consumers who did not grab it. The two new consoles will be officially launched on November 10.