How Much Faster Do Xbox One Games Run On Xbox Series X?

Various content creators have been getting their hands on the Xbox Series X over the past week, specifically testing backwards compatible Xbox One games using the system's internal SSD.

As a result, we've got plenty of load time comparisons to peruse over between the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X, and you can see some examples of these courtesy of GameSpot and The Verge below:

Game Xbox One X

Xbox Series X

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1 min, 7 seconds 30 seconds
Control 58 seconds 10 seconds
Final Fantasy XV 1 minute, 11 seconds 13 seconds
Red Dead Redemption 2 1 minute, 35 seconds 52 seconds
Sea of Thieves 1 minute, 21 seconds 20 seconds
The Outer Worlds 27 seconds 6 seconds

These are just a few examples of the many that have been reported, but the general feeling appears to be unanimous that the Xbox Series X's internal SSD (and the Expansion Card) has a major effect on load times for Xbox One games.

As for loading these games off an external SSD, VentureBeat tested Assassin's Creed Odyssey with impressive results (just slightly slower than the internal SSD), but a standard USB HDD took nearly three times as long.

Happy with these reported load times? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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