Xbox One 500GB Console

Last updated date: April 3, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Xbox Consoles and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Influenster, Trusted Reviews, T3, CNET, PC World, Chicago Tribune and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Xbox Console you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Microsoft Xbox One 500GB Console placed 3rd when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.1
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,791 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Top of the line CPU and GPU processing capabilities that surpass those of the Playstation and Nintendo consoles.
- BestReviews
Great exclusive titles, superb controller and more strong games on the horizon.
- Trusted Reviews
August 29, 2017 | Full review
This Xbox imrpoved its controls and has robust internal specs.
- T3
The Xbox One excels in media features, with its Ultra HD Blu-ray support. The Xbox One gamepad is also excellent, with Bluetooth connectivity and easy compatibility with PCs.
- CNET
January 18, 2019 | Full review
Slick TV and streaming-media integration and impressive next-generation games.
- PC World
November 19, 2013 | Full review
It’s a solid 1080p streaming media player and handles basic gaming.
- Chicago Tribune
February 15, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Not as graphically robust as the Xbox X. Some games don't display at a full 1080p. Doesn't have many good exclusive games.
- BestReviews
Big and bulky. Plus, it struggles to match the PS4 on raw performance.
- Trusted Reviews
August 29, 2017 | Full review
Lack of killer launch titles and eye-watering price tag.
- T3
The Xbox One uses Xbox Live to access online services. In that case, you need to purchase the premium subscription plan (Xbox Live Gold for Xbox Live) to play games online. There's also the issue of the Switch, while benefitting from portability, not being nearly as powerful as the PS4 and having no 4K option.
- CNET
January 18, 2019 | Full review
Xbox Live Gold is essentially a requirement. No social integration.
- PC World
November 19, 2013 | Full review
It’s not as fast as newer models. The lack of a 4K Blu-ray player in the original Xbox One makes the less expensive Xbox One S a much better value.
- Chicago Tribune
February 15, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Choose one of four blockbuster titles with the Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle, featuring a full game download of either Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay - the choice is yours. Join friends on Xbox Live, the world’s premier gaming community across Xbox One and Windows 10. Play your digital and disc-based Xbox 360 games with advanced features like Game DVR. And stream your Xbox One games to any Windows 10 PC in your home. With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, there’s never been a better time to jump ahead with Xbox One.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Xbox One X 1TB Console
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 13
2. Xbox One S 500GB Console
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 12
3. Xbox One 500GB Console
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
4. XBOX Console
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 4

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