Microsoft Confirms Xbox Series S as $299 and Smallest Xbox Ever
As Holiday 2020 draws closer, there’s still a lot we don’t know about Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. We know specs for the consoles and a few exclusive titles coming to them. However, we don’t know the most important details-their price and release date. Thankfully, we now have pricing for at least one console with Microsoft’s official confirmation of Xbox Series S. Microsoft’s smallest Xbox ever will cost only $299.
Microsoft’s official announcement for the console comes after multiple leaks made their way across the internet. This miniature console looks exactly like the leaked image that appeared on September 7. It’s a small, white console with no disc drive. The front of the console only has a power button, USB port and sync button for controllers. It’s a minimalist-style console perfect for gamers with little space in their homes. No release date has been given for the Xbox Series S.
According to a report by Windows Central, both the Xbox Series X and Series S will be releasing on November 10. However, Microsoft has not confirmed this report so for now it is only speculation. Their report also suggests that the Xbox Series X will cost $499.
Recently, a leaked Xbox Series S trailer has made its way online. According to the trailer, the Series S will come with the following features:
- 1440p at up to 120 FPS
- DirectX ray tracing
- Variable rate shading
- Variable refresh rate
- 4K streaming media playback
- 4K upscaling for games
- Ultra-low latency
- Custom 512 GB SSD
Microsoft has yet to confirm these details for the console. However, industry insider Brad Sams recently suggested that we should rely on these specs to be revealed soon.