Check out Xbox Series S vs Xbox One S Loading Times in New Video

Check out Xbox Series S vs Xbox One S Loading Times in New Video - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 2,199 Views

Microsoft has released a new video comparing the loading times of The Outer Worlds on the Xbox Series S and the Xbox One S. Thanks to the use of an SSD, the Xbox Series S version of the game loads in under 12 seconds, while the Xbox One S version takes 53 seconds to load.

View it below:

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on November 10 for $499 and $299, respectively. Pre-orders will begin on September 22.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

shikamaru317 (on 18 September 2020)

They did another demo for Series X loading times earlier this year using State of Decay 2, 9 seconds for Series X vs 50 seconds for Xbox One X. So clearly the S and X SSD's (which are the same speed) can greatly improve the loading times of last gen games which were optimized for slow hard drives. Would love to see a load time demo for one of the new games that was built from the ground up to take advantage of SSD though.


VAMatt (on 19 September 2020)

The real "load time" issue for me these days is the ten minutes (only a slight exaggeration) it takes to get into an activity in Destiny. Unfortunately, I don't think they new gen SSDs will do much about this problem with online games. I hope that the industry will address this problem moving forward though. As more and more gaming is online, these insanely long waits to get started steal more and more of our gaming time.


Mystro-Sama (on 18 September 2020)

Series S is too good of a deal for them not to be selling it at a loss.


shikamaru317 (on 18 September 2020)

I'm sure it is sold at a loss. Same goes for PS5 digital. But they'll make it back over time with the higher profit margin on digital game sales.


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VAMatt (on 19 September 2020)

I think it is safe to say that all of the 9th gen consoles will be sold at a loss, at least initially.


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KratosLives (on 20 September 2020)

great way to show off next gen, using a current gen game. Well done xbox.


DonFerrari (on 18 September 2020)

That is a great improvement, but I was thinking those would take 2-5 seconds... but well 12s is basically no time at all in my book. Retries should be very fast as well.


shikamaru317 (on 18 September 2020)

Well bear in mind that these are last gen games designed around a hard drive, they are not optimized for an SSD to begin with. You can only reduce load times on these older games but so much with brute force. I think we will could see even faster load times on games that are properly optimized around SSD's. PS5 will do a bit better with improving last gen load times with it's SSD since it is a faster SSD than the one MS is using.


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DonFerrari (on 18 September 2020)

Could be it. But as I said, 12s is plenty fast in my book.


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TheTitaniumNub (on 18 September 2020)

Are there any videos of Series X vs One X?


DonFerrari (on 18 September 2020)

look at shikamaru`s comment.


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