Microsoft's next-gen Xbox reportedly set for August release
In the latest installment of the next-gen console wars, Microsoft may have landed an early punch with rumours that its latest console the Xbox Series S will hit shelves in August.
While the main battle will be had between the more powerful Xbox Series X and Sony's PS5, the expected early release of the 'lighter' Series S looks to give Microsoft and early advantage in the hearts and minds of more casual console gamers.
Presumably aimed more at the massive marginal gamer market, Xbox's Series S is expected to be a system that focuses on only playing digital games, and instead of an all-in-one entertainment system with processing power and mindnumbing graphics required by serious gamers.
It is also expected to be significantly more affordable in price and also to be compatable with the Xbox flagship Series X.
Traditionally consoles are released in November as prep for the holiday season, with that much expected to continue for the PS5 and the Series X, the early release of the Series S could stake an early claim for impatient gamers.
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