Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially announced pricing, design, and specs
After a year of anticipation and speculation, images, pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have been leaked online, with details officially confirmed by Xbox.
Famous Microsoft leaker Brad Sams took to Twitter and shared images and renders of the Xbox Series S with an estimated price of £ 249 (US $ 299) and a release date in early November. Both have since been officially confirmed, with the official release date for both consoles being November 10).
These images showed the slim and compact design of the Xbox Series S, making it the smallest Xbox ever.
– Brad Sams (@bdsams) September 8, 2020
– Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
After an initial response that implied that they had been caught off guard, Xbox finally made it official with the following tweet:
Let’s make it official!
Xbox S series | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $ 299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. To promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
– Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Xbox Series S specs revealed
And as if that wasn’t enough, there was even a video ad for the new console highlighting a number of features:
- Almost 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X
- Custom NVME SSD powered by Xbox Velocity architecture
- 1440p up to 120 FPS
- Directx ray tracing
- Variable rate shading
- Variable refresh rate
- Ultra-low latency
- 512 GB custom SSD
- 4K media streaming
- 4K Upscaling for Gaming
no need to remember that now i guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP
– WalkingCat (@ _h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
Overall, the small but mighty Xbox Series S feels like an incredibly fast and compact all-digital gaming experience, packed with all the next-gen tech you might expect from a smaller console. The video also hints that to fully experience the S Series, you’ll need to subscribe to the Ultimate Xbox Game Pass, which costs an additional £ 10.99 per month.
Xbox Series X price and release date
Xbox was quick to return to Twitter to confirm the price and release date of the Xbox Series X. Both consoles will release on November 10, with pre-orders starting September 22 for £ 449. (or US $ 499).
That’s the tweet …
Xbox Series X: $ 499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $ 299 (ERP)
Release Date: November 10
– Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
Pay just £ 29 per month for a new Xbox Series X with the Xbox All Access program
If £ 449 is a big chunk of your budget, there is an alternative. The Xbox All Access program, which is upgraded from the Xbox One generation, gives you an Xbox Series X console and Xbox Game Pass Ulitimate membership for just £ 29 per month for 24 months. You can also get the Xbox Series S on the same plan for £ 21 per month for 24 months.
Since games subscriptions are expected to be a big part of future Xbox releases, it’s a great way to get in on the action now. The pack also includes Xbox Live Gold, the Game Pass service (with over 100 games to download) and EA Access with its free and bonus games.
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