Start Making Plans – Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Release Date Drops
After a flurry of leaks yesterday, Microsoft has responded, officially unveiling the Xbox Series S with a $299usd price point. The company states the next-generation console is the “smallest” Xbox to date, with more details to come “soon.”
Check out this Twitter post published in the middle of the night:
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
According to Windows Central, the entry-level Xbox Series S will cost $299usd at retail, with a $25 per month Xbox All Access financing option, which Microsoft is planning to push hard via various retailers and a large global rollout. The more powerful Xbox Series X will cost $499usd, with a $35 per month Xbox All Access financing option. Both consoles will launch on November 10, 2020.
This is not only great news for Xbox fans but Sony fans as well. This should give Sony the push they need to finally release their price and release date.
Many may be wondering what is so special about the Series S. Well, it is small enough to fit inside an Xbox Series X, and it is expected to be around 4TF RDNA2. This would make it roughly around as powerful as the Xbox One X. Bottom line, we expect it to run better and faster than its predecessor. It won’t do 4K but the focus will be on1080p monitors with better frame rates. And the price is a nice entry point for parents or for those that simply can’t afford to spend the extra 200 bucks on the Series X.
The Xbox Series X is a 12TF powerhouse with 4K resolution and 60 FPS as standard, with some games, like Halo Infinite, going all the way up to 120 FPS in multiplayer.
As previously reported, Microsoft has committed to bringing the entire Xbox One game library, including backwards compatible Xbox 360 games forward to the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, and your best Xbox One headset and all of your other accessories “will just work” on the next-gen systems as well.
What do you think about this news? Will you purchase on the Series S or X on day one? Tell us in the comments below.
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