As many of you guys know, we at GeeksULTD found a few users who received their Xbox One S consoles in Norway a whole month earlier than its original release date. However, it’s not only him, there was one more user who also received his Xbox One S in Norway as well.

Also Read: The 2TB Xbox One S has been unboxed in Norway, can’t run 4k out of the box, needs an update

Microsoft has taken this matter into their knowledge and stated some quotes about the early delivery of the Xbox One S consoles.

Microsoft had this statement regarding the issue

“A small number of 2TB Xbox One S consoles were prematurely delivered to fans in Norway via a retailer prior to the launch date,” a statement from an Xbox representative reads. “The first Xbox One S consoles available will be the 2TB launch edition on August 2, which upon start-up, will begin downloading the latest Xbox system update that also enables 4K functionality.(via)

Microsoft has made it clear that the console will require an update to get the 4k functionality up and running. Nice try Microsoft! But running a gears back, even if no one received the console early and this dilemma hadn’t been started, why should the user be required update the software, doesn’t it come pre-installed when the console is first released, well we could be wrong, but it’s sad to see someone popping a disc to watch 4k content on their Xbox and be forced to download and install a large 4.5GB update. That’s saddening especially if users don’t have access to the internet.

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  • vividblack

    if you don’t have access to the internet you shouldn’t be buying an x1

  • OC Guy

    What percentage of gamers that can afford a current gen system doesn’t have internet? Talk about a desperation move to try and find any little thing to complain about!

    • Lbolt187

      agreed and also most electronics devices built these day require an online connection for patches and updates.

    • Martyn Gray-Horwood

      My brother in law is buying an xb1 s to take with him to work on an oil rig in the North Sea. There is no Internet there and if this information hadn’t been released he would have taken his xb1 s without opening the box.
      Knowing that it needs un update is quite handy for him and people like him!

  • Overload

    The retard who unboxed the XO S should have bought a PS4 instead, the platform for REAL gamers.

    • lon3wolf

      REAL gamers own everything 😀

    • Lbolt187

      you can’t mean ps4 as real gamers play on pc so maybe a typo??

    • LarZen

      Real gamers play Pokemon Go.

  • lon3wolf

    “Microsoft has made it clear that the console will require an update to get the 4k functionality up and running. Nice try Microsoft! But running a gears back, even if no one received the console early and this dilemma hadn’t been started, why should the user be required update the software, doesn’t it come pre-installed when the console is first released,”

    Why ask that when you quote MSoft as saying you need to run the update to enable 4k, not sure many people buy a console that don’t have internet nowadays with all the patches etc. required by any console/device.

  • xkingxnitemare

    this article is dumb af. MS gave you an answer. and you make it out to be some major “gotcha” moment or some shit. OMG you have to dl an update! blasphemy! come on guys this shit is standard practice. i even had to do an update to enable HDR on my lg 4k tv. its not a big deal.

  • HAppY_KrAToS

    I agree with the author.

    The 4k features should be part of the core X1 S Os, without needing an update for it to work.

    Like buying a new car, and having to install an update, to enable the xenon lights !

    The true reason for this shady useless update is : Microsoft want people to login to their servers, to bind their in address to the servers and the x1 system.

    Based on the gamertag and ip address, their servers might or not display some particular 4k trailers on the dashboard. Like, why displaying a 4k trailer in English, if the ip address is from Turkey or Poland ?
    Also, just like apple algorithms do, when an user will connect an external drive with some 4k vídeos made with a smartphone, the x1S will upload to the Microsoft servers the file ‘my private games with my horny girlfriend.mp4’, or ‘my neighbor and his huge dog.mp4’.

    Every single 4k video, disc- based or not, will be logged on Microsoft servers. Why wouldn’t they do that ?

  • XanderZane41

    Gamers had to do the same thing with the PS4 and playing Blu-Ray movies. No one saw a problem at that time. Not really a big deal.

    • Martyn Gray-Horwood

      Maybe When it was first released but it won’t need that update now.
      The XB1 s isn’t a console release, it’s an update to an existing system.
      Personally I’m not bothered about it needing an update but I do find it odd that it needs it when Microsoft could easily pre-load it.

  • NetForget

    I didn’t hear you complain about updating your cell phone to get new feature working??? and I’ve seen things like that goes for Apple / Android and guess what even the PS4 needed some updates to get it shit together…

  • Safe For Work League.

    its because if the console doesn’t sell good, they will price drop it and take away the 4k via update again.
    this is a desperate, greedy business tactic.