You have decided to replace your Xbox One X (or S) with the brand new Xbox Series X! Of course you want to keep your profile (gamertag), but you also want to find your settings, your games and your essential backups and successes on your new console. At this level, Microsoft’s work is remarkable as your Xbox Series X or S has definitely taken the place of your old console in just a few minutes.
Xbox One X / Xbox Series X: Connectivity Page
In terms of hooking up the new Xbox Series X (and Series S), the latter couldn’t be simpler as it is identical in every way to your current Xbox One X (or S).
In other words, you can make full use of the cables (power and HDMI) used by your old console for the new generation Xbox (depending on your smart, you can change the HDMI cable to an HDMI 2.1 TV).
Only the optical input (if you used it) will be a problem as the new generation is completely free of it. That and the HDMI in … Your Xbox Series X is installed in just a few seconds, and then comes the exciting and dreaded moment of first launch.
Xbox One X / Xbox Series X: initial setup
The first time you turn it on, your new Xbox will just ask you for a few pieces of information, starting with accessing the internet network without forgetting your gamertag. It is then sufficient to enter the email address and the associated password to immediately find his profile, the achievements, the list of friends …
Note that configuration can be done by associating your smartphone’s Xbox application with the console (using a simple digital code). However, this is not mandatory. Of course, you can do the whole process with the force of the pad, which also allows you to take responsibility for the new (and very successful) Xbox controller for the first time.
At this point your Xbox Series X / S is of course completely free of play … but that will change (more or less) quickly, depending on your web connection.
Xbox One X / Xbox Series X: Download (again) and save your games
To re-download the digital versions of your games, just go to My games, then Complete library, then Owned all games. From here you can download the games of your choice, which will be saved in the console’s download manager.
The download manager hasn’t really changed in that regard, and it still manages the waiting list in a pretty messy way and can only do one download at a time. With a connection ” the country »At 15 Mbit / s it took us more than 5 days (without interruption) to download about 30 games and fill the Xbox Series X SSD to the brim.
Suffice it to say that those who have a somewhat weak connection may experience some intense (and long) moments of frustration … In order not to go through the network box, you can of course also transfer your games to an external drive / external Transfer SSD. Then integrate it back into his new Xbox. By the way, if your ” Ancient »Xbox is still connected to the network, you can also use a« to back up“By transferring all the data from your old console to the new one over the home network.
In terms of game backups, the system developed by Microsoft is an example of efficiency as the backups are associated with the player’s profile. Therefore, all you have to do is start a game and the system will automatically retrieve the last save from the cloud. Once the game starts we will find its part as we left it before. Perfect.
For comparison: With PlayStation it is absolutely necessary to have a PS Plus account (for a fee) in order to repatriate your game storage from the cloud or to opt for an external storage solution again. So, consider replacing your PS4 with the upcoming PS5.
Xbox Series X: a worryingly easy setup / configuration
As you can see, if you already have an Xbox One X or S, plugging in and initializing your new Xbox Series X or S only takes a few minutes. The connections are identical and the efficiency of the gamertag system is impressive.
We still regret that a download manager is always so disastrous, and those with a small connection have to be patient to redownload the biggest games. Of course, when you switch on your new Xbox for the first time, you are not immune to a (more or less major) system update.