For the last two console generations, there really wasn’t much separating PlayStation and Xbox. While Nintendo was out doing its own thing, ignoring the rest of the gaming world to do whatever weird stuff it felt like, the console lines for Sony and Microsoft were drawn on things like which 2-3 exclusive games a year people liked more, and which controller shape felt more comfortable.
A good user interface is key to carving out a good first impression. Unfortunately, the Xbox Series X UI fails to make an impact.
The Xbox Series X has a surprisingly thick chassis, so much so that most people will have to rethink how they orient TV cabinets. For many, the Xbox Series X will work best standing up — and some might find that a bit weird for the first time.