My Xbox One messed up... badly.
About a week ago, I went to play a game on my Xbox One (the original Xbox One, I got it in 2015), and I noticed it refused to connect online. Considering that the Xbox One is a heavily online-based console, well, that's not good. Turns out, the most recent update went badly, and now the console is practically useless. I tried doing a console reset, but that didn't work. I have no idea what to do. I'm going to try to troubleshoot the issue this weekend, but if that doesn't work, I might not be using my Xbox for a while. I could probably get an Xbox One S (not the all-digital version as I have some physical games, and I also don't need a One X), but I would only do that as an absolute last resort, as in I'm not upgrading unless I'm 100% sure my current console cannot be salvaged.
On a side note, I have a PS4 Slim which works perfectly fine, so maybe I'll just use that this week. I've got a decent sized backlog on PSN which I could work on (partly due to PS+), so it's not like I've got nothing to do without my Xbox. I do want to get the Xbox fixed, but as of now it's not an immediate priority. I'm hoping this issue wasn't the end of my Xbox One.
Will I be done with Xbox permanently? Of course not. I have a Game Pass Ultimate subscription until the end of 2021, on top of a large selection of games I own, physically and digitally. I'm not just going to abandon them. It may be some time before I get back into Xbox, depending on whether or not I can fix the console on my own.