Following a leak this morning, Microsoft has officially confirmed the price of Xbox Series S and shown the design of the forthcoming console.
Dubbed “the smallest Xbox ever,” the next-gen system will retail for an attractive $299.
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Release date has not been confirmed and Microsoft says we’ll learn more soon.
Additional leaks, that have not been confirmed, suggest both the Series S and the more powerful Series X will launch on November 10th and that the Series X will cost $499 (again that price hasn’t been confirmed).
A separate leak has seemingly revealed the specs of the little Series X via a trailer.
While the specs haven’t been officially confirmed via Microsoft, here’s what the leak suggests:
- 1440p at up to 120FPS
- DirectX Raytracing
- Variable Rate Shading
- Variable Refresh Rate
- Ultra-Low Latency
- Custom 512GB SSD
- 4K Streaming Media Playback
- 4K Upscaling for Games
Still no pre-order info.
UPDATE: The specs have been confirmed as the trailer is now live on the official Xbox Youtube channel.
Smith’s Sentiment: That’s one a cool looking console and two a nice price. My only concern is a 512GB SSD is nothing given the size of games today, especially for a digital only console. The custom SSD uses the Velocity Architecture as Xbox Series X, so should mean shorter load times and seamless game switching, but what’s the upgrade path like for folks who want more space and not have to constantly be deleting and installing games? Now we’ll see if Sony can make the all-digital version of the PS5 also $299, because if they can’t Microsoft will have a nice little advantage going into the Christmas season where money is tight for a lot of people.
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