Update: The Xbox Series S price confirmed by Microsoft
Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Series S is looking like one mighty console; but its best aspect might just be the price: US$299 when it arrives in November.
We have seen previous leaks about the console earlier in the month – it was mentioned in the packaging of what appeared to be a controller for the console. But now we know not only what the device looks like, but also how much it will cost.
UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed the rumour via Twitter early this morning:
The render looks quite a bit like Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, however it does not have a disk drive.
The leak says that this will be the cheaper of the two consoles (so expect it to be popular over the holiday season). In contrast, the Xbox Series X is set to cost around US$600.
The Series S is expected to come without a disk drive, as well as only go up to 1080p gaming (and not full 4K). It will also have less RAM and a smaller CPU than the Series X.
The battle for your next console has already begun. PlayStation has been pushing its PS5 heavily over the past few months, and it too will launch a more cost-effective disk-less version, as well as a proper console.
Who will win the console wars? We’ve not got long to wait now to find out.
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