Marketing hype doesn't quite match reality.
Microsoft did a great job marketing this product. Premium price, sold out pre-sale last fall and hard to find one in the stores today. Scarcity breeds desire and you don't care so much what you have to pay to get one. Seems to be working for MS.
I only play Destiny 2 and Halo, and will occasionally pop in a DVD using their Blue Ray Player, or a CD using Groove. So far, I don't see any "quantum" leap in graphics or sound that would justify the price. I have a new LG 4K HDR+, Dolby Vision TV paired with a HK Samsung 9000 sound bar, so it isn't my gear holding me back. . .
There is much faster access to cloud based games when logging in, and I have yet to be booted out due to connectivity issues. That could just be upgraded servers, not the console itself..
Set up was a breeze and accessing my old Xbox 1 data was seamless. Nice feature. A few clicks and your up and running
Maybe as more games come out that are designed specifically for this console it'll knock my socks off, but for now its pretty good,, but just not equal to the hype.. Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned