How Long Does It Take Xbox One To Cold Boot?

Xbox One Boot Time

We already know how fast the Xbox One initiates from a “warm” or standby mode thanks to Major Nelson’s Vine video demonstration. But what about a cold boot? How long is it going to take you to get into the game when your console isn’t in standby? Eurogamer put the Xbox One to the test in many respects, but the boot time was one of the things that really stood out to me. Apparently it takes X1 just over a minute to boot from a static state. In comparison to the Xbox 360, that’s an estimated ten seconds longer to fully boot up. When you compare that to earlier reports, and personal experience with PS4┬áthe Xbox One takes around three times longer to get going.

This fact is as infinitely interesting as it is incidental. The extra wait time of 40+ seconds isn’t going to kill you. Although it does beg the question; why? Xbox One launches this Friday, November 22nd at 12:01am.

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Dylan Zellmer

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  • Goldenheaven

    Why does it takes longer? for once because it was made to stay on, second because it starts xD ps4 might not, third more features and other hardware to boot (im looking at u kinect).