Xbox Series S Pre Order, Specs, Release Date And More
Microsoft has finally released the price of the Xbox Series S and it is far cheaper than the Xbox Series X or PS5.
Due to the outpouring of leaks, Microsoft realized the dam concealing the info on the XBox Series S was about to break. This forced their hand to reveal the release date and more.
Images of the XBOX Series S reveal it is more of the standard rectangle console with a large black mesh vent on the side. No, it is not a speaker or a coaster for your drink.
The console is the classic all white color scheme, although black may be an option upon release. It also checks in at a whopping 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series S Release Date
As expected, the Xbox Series Release Date is set for November 1oth, placing peak interest in the new console near the Black Friday frenzy. But, as usual, I wouldn’t expect any “deals” on the unit which has been the practice of the gaming industry for holiday releases.
We could blame Xbox and others, but, then again, we consume them like ravaging wolves when released, so why would they. Pre-orders are expected to kick off on September 22nd, so make sure you are hovering over the button!
Xbox Series S Specs
Microsoft has not had much to say in regards to specs on the new console, however, what is expected is pushing 4 teraflops of graphical output and a display of 1440p at up to 120fps . You will also have the benefits of DirectX Ray-tracing, variable rate shading, variable refresh rate, and “ultra-low latency.”
4K streaming media playback, and 4K upscaling for games is also expected, but, I haven’t been able to confirm that as of yet.
XBox Series S vs X
Besides the space saving and reduced price for the Xbox Series S, here are some other particulars that may interest you in comparison to the Xbox Series X:
Xbox Series Price
The biggest draw to the XBOX Series S is the pricing. Microsoft released the Xbox Series S price at US$299, a price much cheaper than the XBOX Series X. Appropriately priced, due to Xbox’s claim of the Series S being the smallest XBox ever.
The benefit of a smaller console is for gamers who lack spacing for a console or gamers a couple of c-notes shy of being able to afford the Series X.
Xbox Series S Controller
The Xbox Series S is absolutely affordable compared to the Series X, but, there are costs on the back end.
While it is not as powerful as its big brother, the it will still have access to all the same games, which will be playable across the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10 via Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system.
Regardless, Microsoft has broadened the market for those who can’t shill out 500 bucks for a new console.