Last night, new leaks revealed the first look at Xbox Series S, the long-rumored second next-gen console alongside Xbox Series X. The leaks also reveal the pricing and release date of Microsoft’s next-generation consoles. Microsoft later confirmed that some of the leaked information is real and officially revealed the Xbox Series S, the smallest Xbox ever.
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Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
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Windows Central reported that pricing for the two consoles. Xbox Series S is $299, and while Microsoft has not confirmed it yet, Xbox Series X will be $499. A leaked video which may be from the official video announcement for the Series S shows a comparison of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. The Xbox Series S is small enough to fit inside of Xbox Series X. Both consoles are reported to launch on November 10 which Microsoft already shared that the console launches in November. The actual date was not revealed until now, although Microsoft has not officially confirmed. Microsoft said more details will be shared soon.
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Like the difference between Xbox One S and Xbox One X, the Series S differs from Series X with the lack of a disk drive. The all-digital console is also not as powerful as the Xbox Series X. The Series X will have 12 TeraFlops while Series S is reported to have 4 TeraFlops. This makes it as powerful as the Xbox One X but it will have the new next-gen features that Microsoft has been sharing such as Quick Resume and Smart Delivery.
Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will be a part of Xbox All Access. Microsoft’s All Access program allows customers to pay off the console over a 24 month period. Afterward, the console is yours. The deal for Xbox Series S will cost $25 a month and the Series X deal costs $35 a month.