We expect the flagship Xbox Series X to appear this holiday season, and are now setting the first official look and price of the more affordable Xbox Series S. The retail price is $299/€299/£249.
Let’s be official!
Xbox Series S | ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox next-generation performance. $299 (ERP).
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— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
This is the first official look to reveal the final design of the console. The console has been called the smallest Xbox ever, but it still offers “next generation performance.” It comes with a more traditional rectangular design inspired by the Xbox One S. There is also a contrasting black color vent.
Xbox Series S mapped to Series X
In addition, I got a leaked product video for the Xbox Series S. This will allow you to take a closer look at the console design and hardware and confirm your guess for the November 2020 launch. You can also get size details. It boasts a footprint that is 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X.
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It turns out that the Series S is all digital, that is, it has no optical disk drive and supports games up to 1440p at 120fps, similar to a custom NVME 512GB SSD based on the Xbox Velocity architecture. It also supports 4K upscaling of games and 4K media playback. This ad reveals that the console comes with DirectX raytracing.
For the Xbox Series X, the latest rumors suggest a starting price of $499. The Series S is available in bundles with the Xbox All Access Plan for $25/month for two years, and the Series X is estimated to be available for $35/month on the same monthly installment plan. Both new Xbox consoles will be announced on November 10.