Tech YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss (there’s a slim chance that you don’t know him if you’re reading this article unless you live under a rock) has posted a new video titled ‘My WORST Tech Purchases,’ and surprisingly, the Xbox Series X is on the list as Arun‘s (Mrwhosetheboss) worst tech purchase in the $500 category.
Sadly, He’s Right To Some Extent
He has provided the audience with very valid reasons to support his choice. According to him, despite being the most powerful current-gen console, the Xbox Series X lacks good exclusive games, unlike its direct competitor PlayStation 5, which has a fair amount of great first-party exclusive titles such as God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, among others.
He also brings up the criticism directed at Halo Infinite, which was meant to be the flagship title of Xbox Series X|S but ultimately didn’t fulfill that role, which is another valid reason. Halo Infinite was originally intended to be the launch title for the Xbox Series X|S and one of the reasons that convinced gamers to consider the Xbox Series X|S. However, the game was delayed and did not launch with the console.
Even after the delay, when it was finally released, it was not in the best shape and faced heavy criticism for its state. It lacked basic features, which, according to Arun, was the biggest turn-off for him. As of this day, Microsoft hasn’t yet figured out how to make Halo Infinite perfect, but fans remain hopeful, and developers are putting in efforts as well to make Halo Infinite what it was supposed to be. However, the damage has already been done.
So, this Series X that I was once so excited about now sits in my basement as a glorified media player, which is quite sad.”Mrwhosetheboss
Arun does mention that Xbox Game Pass is a saving grace for Xbox right now, but it is not for him, as he prefers to stick to a game for a longer period of ‘three quarters of the year’ before moving on to the next one. This preference clashes with a monthly gaming subscription service, such as Xbox Game Pass, where subscribers take full advantage of the service by playing as many titles as possible.
It is a fact that Xbox Game Pass is the most value-for-money gaming subscription service in the market right now, and Microsoft is doing its best to maintain that status. This is why thousands of Xbox console owners love to own an Xbox.
It is important to note that this video by Mrwhosetheboss is highly subjective and entirely based on his personal experiences, which could be completely opposite for you. Therefore, despite the reasons presented by him, your personal experience could be drastically different. So, avoid engaging in unnecessary console wars, as it doesn’t rationally make sense in this day and age.
Microsoft Is Trying Its Best & The Future Looks Bright For Xbox
On the positive side, Microsoft is putting in great effort to catch up to PlayStation’s level of first-party exclusive titles. The first step in this redemption is going to be the upcoming highly anticipated RPG by Bethesda, Starfield, on Xbox Series X|S.
Fans are hopeful that Starfield will set a high bar for future Xbox-exclusive first-party titles, ultimately improving both the quality and quantity of Xbox first-party AAA titles released each year.
To be fair, the current state of Xbox is not entirely bad, as 2023 has been a great year for Xbox so far, with many good first-party and third-party games on the platform. And it seems like things will be only going up from here.
So, what are your thoughts about this news? Do you agree with Mrwhosetheboss? Let’s discuss this in the comments section below.