My son, who is a PC gamer like myself and like my hubby, has been trying to come up with his Christmas wish list. The problem is he really has no love for toys, Legos, or such things. His heart is really set on having a gaming laptop, but that’s just not in the cards for a 9 year old. He does like to play with his friends but most of them don’t game on PC, let alone have a PC of their own to use for Minecraft and such. He’s been over to a couple of friend’s houses, and everyone seems to own an XBox, so now he seems to be leaning on wanting that.
I questioned him about the games he wants. I really didn’t see buying a console just to play one game. He says he is interested in playing Roblox, Minecraft Realms, and Forza 7 and maybe Farming Sim. I’m not sure what other games he might enjoy that I would allow him to play because I basically am blind to the consoles (and simply presume most games are meant for adults on consoles). I prefer PC gaming over all else anyway and haven’t owned any consoles outside of Nintendo’s offerings. So I don’t have a clue what games these consoles really have, but he seems to have a decent line up in his head already and seeing as he has been playing Minecraft for several years now and hasn’t tired of it, I can see him using the console often, swapping from his small PC screen to the big screen living room TV.
They do have a really cool looking Minecraft XBox One S edition going for $400. But the XBox One X is going for $500. Both come with one controller, although the Minecraft version of course already comes with Minecraft. Here’s my question…is it worth buying the X for the added $100? While my hubby and I are PC gamers, we may find interest in this too (At least I might with Monster Hunter Worlds). We also plan to upgrade our current TV to something more new in the next year. Our current one is HDTV of course, at about 62 inches. We want to get a 4K HDTV 82 inch. This would utilize the 4K capability of the XBox One X better, but is it really that worth it? Or will XBox release a totally new console or something next year?
A) What would you do? Just buy the One S because it’s good enough, and a bit cheaper with a Minecraft skin my son would like, or splurge and just get the newest thing?
B) Side question…My husband enjoys Minecraft as well. Can he and our son play together split screen if they each had a controller (not on Realms of course but standard Minecraft)?
C) How much would we have to pony up per month in order to play on-line with others? Unlike with PC I know you have to pay to get on-line with consoles.