We’re expecting to see the flagship Xbox Series X this holiday season and now we have our first official look and pricing on its more affordable counterpart - the Xbox Series S. It will come in a much more compact footprint than the bulky Series X and will retail for $299/€299/£249.
👀 Let’s make it official!— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
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This is our first official look at the console revealing its final design. The Series S is dubbed as the smallest Xbox to date but will still offer “next-gen performance”. It comes with a more traditional rectangular design which looks to be inspired by the Xbox One S. There's also a contrasting black colored air vent.
In addition, we get a leaked product video for the Xbox Series S which gives us a better look at the design and hardware on the console and confirms the November 2020 launch speculations. We also get specifics on its size - it boasts a 60% smaller footprint than the Xbox Series X.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
We can see the Series S will be all-digital, meaning no optical disc drive and it will support up to 1440p native gaming at 120fps as well as a custom NVMe 512GB SSD based on the Xbox Velocity architecture. It will also support 4K upscaling for games as well as 4K media playback. The ad reveals the console will come with DirectX Raytracing.
As for Xbox Series X, the latest rumors suggest a $499 starting price. There’s speculation that the Series S will be available in a bundle with the Xbox All Access plan for $25 per month over two years while the Series X can be had for $35 a month with the same monthly installment plan. Both new Xbox consoles are expected to be announced on November 10.
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