Everything You Need to Know About the Xbox Series X|S as a Gift

In the world of electronics, there's good news: the latest gaming consoles have greater resolution, 4K gaming possibilities, more storage, massive libraries of games and apps, entirely silent operation, and more. The Xbox Series X, one of these top platforms, is the new kid on the block who has everyone talking – especially with its 4K capabilities. Is it, however, truly superior than its newer sibling, the Xbox Series S?

Given that they were both released at the same time, determining which is best for your gaming needs can be difficult, especially considering these consoles have substantial changes in their exteriors – does this mean that their performance is also dramatically different? If you're thinking about buying an Xbox for yourself or a loved one, you'll want to know how the Xbox Series S compares to the Xbox Series X and what accessories are required for any dedicated player. What good is a console if it doesn't have content? Let's take a look at some of the most eagerly awaited Xbox games, as well as the performance of these two Xbox Series consoles.

Check out our PlayStation 5 guide if you're more of a Sony enthusiast.

Which Console Is Right for You: Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X?
These consoles differ in a number of ways, so let's start with a comparison of their appearances. The Xbox Series X is a larger, tower-style console with a black finish. The Xbox Series S, on the other hand, has similar design elements to its predecessor, the Xbox One S, but with slimmer, more traditional console dimensions. The black grille on the Series S is a huge standout feature, almost making the console look like a speaker.If you value design in your consoles, you'll find the Series X to be much more unobtrusive and elegant — but it lacks some of the personality and style of the Series S, which you might prefer if you want your console to take up more space in your entertainment center.

But, like with anything, it's what's on the inside that counts, and there are some significant variations between these consoles, especially in terms of visuals. Despite the fact that both consoles use the Custom AMD Zen RDNA 2 graphics architecture, the Series X has 52 compute units versus the Series S's 20. What exactly does this imply? Compute units are essentially small CPUs, and the Series X has more of them than the Series S, allowing for quicker, more refined, and responsive graphics. Another difference between the machines? The Series S features a 1440p resolution, while the Series X has a 4K resolution for a picture that is crisper than crisp.

With its 1TB solid state drive, the Series X is also the obvious victor in terms of storage capacity. The Series S, on the other hand, is still a respectable 512GB. Both consoles support USB 3.0 drives as well as expansion cards and drives, thus expanding storage space isn't a problem.

The Xbox Series X|S may not be available this holiday season due to their recent releases and their popularity as a family of consoles. If you don't already own an Xbox One, the Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Console would be a good choice.

All of the Xbox Series X|S must-have accessories include controllers, headsets 
Both the Series X and the Series S are going to be titans in their own right, but everything's a little better when you have some fun accessories to go with it, right? Friends and family may easily join in on the enjoyment of a multiplayer game with high-quality controllers, such as the Xbox Core Controller in black or white. You'll need the Xbox Rechargeable Battery for Controller + USB-C® Cable to go with these controllers. How's that for a binge? These batteries will power you through up to 30 hours of games.

The YAEYE Dual Controller Charger and ESYWEN Rechargeable Battery Packs for Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S are also good choices, especially if you want to have your controllers organized in one place. When it comes to storage, consider adding the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S (1Tb) to your system to expand its capacity and keep thousands of downloads secure in one place. Finish with the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Premium Wireless Gaming Headset for conversing and staying in touch with other gamers.

If you're sending a friend or family member a Series X or Series S console and want to give them the option to choose their own accessories, an Xbox Gift Card is a great way to do it. However, if you're thinking of giving them a book or two, there are a few must-have titles they'll love.

Chaosbane is a Warhammer 40,000 game.
Are you ready to see a legendary game come to life? For everyone who enjoys the fantasy-battle universe of Warhammer miniatures, Warhammer: Chaosbane provides a next-level gaming experience. Chaosbane includes all existing downloadable content (DLC) from prior Warhammer games, as well as some new expansion packs (and expanded content). In crisp, next-level 4K resolution, you may combat new monsters and cultists while exploring new locations of the magical, war-ravaged Warhammer universe.

2022 is the year of Just Dance.
Host a dance party — a Just Dance party — to celebrate the arrival of your new Xbox console. Just Dance 2022 is a must-have if you're a fan of previous titles in the series or if you're new to the groove and looking for a fun way to get some fitness. It was released just in time for the X|S arrivals. This current iteration retains many of the previous installment's features, but adds a few new ones. Quick Play Mode is one of the new features, which selects a random song from the playlist; it's ideal for surprise matches and challenges. BLACKPINK, Lizzo, Doja Cat, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, and a slew of other artists have been added to Just Dance 2022.

Bundle for Fortnite: The Last Laugh
The Joker joins the Fortnite clan with the Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle, allowing you to play as everyone's favorite infamous enemy. V-Bucks, the Joker's outfit (plus a few more character clothes for good measure), Laugh Riot Back Bling, a Bad Joke Pickaxe, and lots more are included in the bundle. This expansion pack is a fantastic present for any Fortnite or DC Comics enthusiast.

Bundle for Fortnite: The Last Laugh
The Joker joins the Fortnite clan with the Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle, allowing you to play as everyone's favorite infamous enemy. V-Bucks, the Joker's outfit (plus a few more character clothes for good measure), Laugh Riot Back Bling, a Bad Joke Pickaxe, and lots more are included in the bundle. This expansion pack is a fantastic present for any Fortnite or DC Comics enthusiast.

Cold War in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Despite the fact that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War only has eight maps and 29 weapons, it excels because of its immersive experience, which will have you or your receiver searching deeper into some strange clues to continue through the plot. You'll take on the role of an elite operative tasked with chasing down Perseus, a rogue antagonist and former Soviet intelligence officer who is collaborating with transnational crime organizations to destabilize global powers. Cold War, like other games for these new consoles, has a 4K feature that helps to make gaming even more interesting than it already is - just don't get too near to the edge of your seat!

NBA 2K21 is a basketball simulation game.
Fans of basketball, rejoice! NBA 2K21 features incredibly accurate gameplay as well as a look inside the world of basketball and everything it entails. Season 2 of the game includes new challenges as well as an exciting three-on-three mode. NBA 2K21 puts all of this (and more) together in an engaging 4K Series X experience, whether you want to play as your favorite players or pay tribute to some of the greats who have passed away.

Valhalla in Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed Valhalla, a long-awaited (and highly anticipated) chapter in this beloved gaming franchise, has finally here — and has ramped things up to give its predecessors a run for their money. In this edition, you play as a fierce warrior attempting to construct and support a colony while negotiating political movements and defending against foes, all against the backdrop of the Dark Ages' societal decay. This title offers an incredible way to enjoy the new consoles, thanks to a fresh patch that brings the thrill of 4K gaming to the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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