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As product pitches go, “the world’s most powerful console” is pretty straightforward. And in the case of the Xbox One X, it’s unambiguously true. Microsoft has built a potent powerhouse of a machine that outstrips its predecessors and competitors in capability.

The Xbox One X is playable for the first time at this week’s Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany, and I’ve gotten to know it a little better in person. So, is the world’s most powerful console a slam dunk? Who wouldn’t want the world’s most powerful console?

…It’s complicated.

The Xbox One X is nothing if not an impressive engineering achievement. While the original Xbox One saw Microsoft out-designed by Sony, which turned in a smaller and more powerful console with the…

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