Finally some news of the console next gen start date has appeared. Later yesterday saw the Xbox Series X and Series S Price and Release Date. The information initially came from Windows Central (see source section below). However since then, Xbox has officially confirmed the look and pricing on the Xbox Series S. I guess they had to when this leaked a little early? Interestingly, Xbox has not confirmed the price of the Xbox Series X in the same fashion, which is strange?
The Xbox X Series S and Xbox Series X will release on November 10th. The Xbox Series S will cost $299. The Series X is rumored to cost $499 according to Windows Central. The official Facebook page of Xbox confirmed the SeS price, but as said above has not said anything about the SeX price yet. It seems highly unlikely that the pricing of the SeX from the outlet is wrong when they nailed the images and pricing of the SeS.
Now officially official: Xbox Series S. Next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever. $299 (ERP). Looking forward to sharing more! (Soon btw).
I would speculate that Xbox may still be willing to price match Sony’s PS5? That could be the reason Xbox don’t want to put an official price on the Series X yet? Though, the official Facebook page post does say that more information will be coming soon. That could be as early as later today or tomorrow now the cat is out the bag as it were?
One thing we still don’t know officially is the specs of the Series S. Unlike Sony’s PS5, the Series S is not just a Series X with no disk drive. At that price range it is definitely being aimed at entry level. There are various rumors about what it will and won’t be able to do. However, unless this leaked trailer is somehow unofficial, which I doubt, then it’s a good bet the specs are here.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
According to this trailer, which I expect to be officially released very soon, here are the Xbox Series S specs.
1140p at up to 120 FPS
Variable Rate Shading
Variable Refresh Rate
Custom 512 GB SSD
4K Streaming Media Playback
4K Upscaling for games
That would make the Series S still quite a bit more powerful than the Xbox One X, the currently most powerful console on the market. Not only the extra oomph, but the custom SSD is far superior to the Xbox One X. That being said 512 GB isn’t going to be that huge when it comes to proper next game games. I have games on Xbox One that are well over 100 GB. We could theoretically be looking at double that for some games on next-gen.
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SOURCE: Windows Central, Xbox (via Facebook), WalkingCat (via Twitter)