RUMOR: This Supposed Xbox Series S Model Rumored For $300 Price Point

I think it goes without saying that the launch of the next-gen consoles is a big deal. Sony has to work hard to maintain the lead they gained in the current generation, and Microsoft needs to regain the faith of those they abandoned. Additionally, this next generation could lead to the proliferation of cloud gaming, making it possible to enjoy console experiences across different devices. From everything we’ve been seeing, that does seem to be Microsoft’s approach from their Xbox Series consoles.

At this past year’s Game Awards, they revealed the Xbox Series X. The name, per usual, was confusing and weird, but it did open up the possibility for other “series” consoles. 

“The name we’re carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox,” one Microsoft representative told Business Insider last year. “And at The Game Awards you saw that name come to life through the Xbox Series X. Similar to what fans have seen with previous generations,” the rep continued, “the name ‘Xbox Series X’ allows room for additional consoles in the future.”

Coupled with Microsoft’s strategy of pushing their Xbox Game Pass service to PCs and whatnot, it seemed more evident that their strategy was to allow accessibility. While their console may not have amazing exclusives, their relatively low entry point could make their service more ubiquitous. It’s because of that that rumors of an Xbox Series S console aren’t that surprising. 

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And according to the Chinese website My Drivers, that Xbox Series S unit will be hitting store shelves at the low, low price of $300. No, that wasn’t sarcasm, and I’m not kidding. According to the rumor, this thing will actually be cheaper than current Xbox One X bundles. As indicated by the “S” in the name, it will likely be a lower model than the base Xbox Series X console, and as such, probably won’t have an optical drive. 

Perhaps most interesting is that it will only contain 4 teraflops of GPU power. That’s not only dramatically less than the 12 teraflops of the Xbox Series X, but it’s lower than the Xbox One X’s 6 teraflops. However, with next-gen NAVI architecture from AMD and the newer RAM, it’ll still supposedly be superior. That being said, it’s worth repeating that this is currently an unverified rumor.

Xbox head Phil Spencer is adamant that they are only working on one Xbox Series console at this time, and if he’s telling the truth, this is one bogus (yet interesting) rumor to behold.

As far as the Xbox Series X cost, we’re still waiting on that. I’m personally expecting a $500 price point, but there is speculation at a lower one that skews closer to $400. Either way, I think Microsoft learned their lesson last generation about making a console too expensive. 

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SOURCE: Business Insider, My Drivers (via MS Power Users)

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