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Xbox Series X|S Boot Time Improving by 5 Seconds

Xbox Series X|S Boot Time Improving by 5 Seconds - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 July 2022 / 1,552 Views

The latest Xbox Insider build has sped up the boot time of the Xbox Series X|S by about five seconds.

The Director of Xbox Integrated Marketing Josh Munsee has confirmed the boot up animation has been shortened from around nine seconds down to about four seconds. This helps reduce the overall startup time.

Xbox has worked "to create a shorter boot up animation (~4s) from the original boot up animation (~9s), helping to reduce the overall startup time," said Munsee.

The quicker bootup time only benefits Xbox Series X|S users who have their console set to Energy Saver mode and not Standby mode. Energy Saver mode means the console fully shuts off and saves power compared to Standby mode.

The Verge says the bootup time in Energy Saver mode will improve from around 20 seconds down to about 15 seconds. This includes the time from pressing the power button and seeing the animation.

The senior product manager lead at Xbox Jake Rosenberg has added the faster bootup times are also coming to Xbox One generation consoles. 

"Not only is the animation shorter, but Xbox One generation consoles are booting noticeably faster with these changes," said Rosenberg.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
smroadkill15 (on 25 July 2022)

Boot time on energy saver mode is already fast. This is just gravy. Xbox keeps delivering on QoL updates.

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AkimboCurly (on 25 July 2022)

It already turns on faster than my tv in energy saving mode lol

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halil23 (on 26 July 2022)

Ok....

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Azzanation (on 26 July 2022)

Everyone " ... "
Xbox "5 second faster boot speed!!!"
Everyone "ok"

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victor83fernandes (on 25 July 2022)

I boot my ps5 straight to my game where I left off in about 3 seconds, has anyone ever heard of rest mode?

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Not everyone uses rest/standby mode for their consoles.

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well, why not? I don't see a difference on my energy bill to be honest, and the convenience is worth it. Some people pay way way more just to play online. And I'm sure you know even fully powered off, these consoles still waste energy anyway. In the ps5 case the difference between powered off and rest mode is about 0.2 watts. Hence why I don't even see any different on my energy bill. My projector alone uses around 250w, my speakers another 200w, console playing games another 200, so to play games I use 650w, I don't think 0.2 watts will matter. Not even mentioning the always on fridge/freezer, even my arcade cabinet is on most of the time in my living room. Also my PC is always on. Other things also add up like internet routers and such.
0.2 watts is really nothing when the house is wasting minimum 800w

Back to the boot times, at least Microsoft will bring boot times closer to the ps5 and switch. About time. I sometimes have nightmares of boot times on my one X, that thing sometimes took 2 to 3 minutes to book when internet was weak or something. Ps4 was way way faster.
Now the question is, can the series X be as fast booting as the ps5? We will see.
And now for the real question, does 1 or 2 seconds difference even matter? If it matters then why not just put it in rest mode in the first place?
Another question, I never got the series X as I have a great PC this generation, but for those who have it, do the boot times still depend on the quality of your internet connection?

PS - instead of the boot time, that most people don't need as they use rest mode, why doesn't microsoft concentrate improving download speeds? The xbox series downloads much slower than ps5, fix that.

PS - I cant remember the last time I cold booted my switch, great system its always ready to go.

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You could always look it up like I did. The Series X|S standby mode takes 4s vs 14s compared to Ps5. Energy saver mode is about 20s on both, but now it will be slightly faster on Xbox. Then toss in Quick Resume, it actually takes less time to get back into a game on Xbox than the ps5 by quite a bit.

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