Microsoft announces today the official release of Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, with both devices set to arrive to market on November 10th, and pre-orders begin September 22, as retail prices starting at $299 and $499 respectively.
Update: Xbox Series X pre-orders are live
Xbox Series S
The Xbox Series S which gets from Microsoft the formal description of a “next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever” is said to be around 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X device, but with a similar CPU clocked at merely 3.6Hz and with a gaming performance of 1440p at up to 120 FPS and 4K upscaling. The console is set to be an all-digital edition which means without a disc drive included inside.
The fact that Xbox Series S delivers four times the processing power of an Xbox One console means you get a very capable device for a relatively small price.
Microsoft already teased the $299. Xbox Series S, in a tweet on Tuesday, claiming it would be the “smallest Xbox ever”.
👀 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
Xbox Series X
As per Xbox Series X, which is described as the most powerful console ever made, it has been “designed to deliver a new level of fidelity, feel, performance and precision never seen before in console gaming”, boasting a more powerful GPU than what the smaller series offers along with a full hardware support for AMD’s latest RDNA 2 performance.
The X series also enables you to “spend less time waiting and more time playing, as it virtually eliminates load times with the 40x boost in I/O throughput from last generation. With next-generation SSD and Xbox Velocity Architecture”
Both devices support Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision via streaming media apps like Disney+, Vudu and Netflix at launch. Plus: Dolby Vision support for gaming will come in 2021.
Xbox All Access is your all-inclusive pass to Xbox.
Get the next-gen Xbox of your choice and over 100 games with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
From $24.99/month for 24 months^ with no upfront cost
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
In addition to that you get access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience including:
- Over 100 high-quality games to play on console, including next-gen Optimized games
- Over 100 high-quality games to play on PC
- An EA Play membership to play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games
- And over 100 games to play from the cloud
Microsoft is offering a bundle of the Game Pass Ultimate with Xbox Series S at $24.99 a month for 24 months and with Xbox Series X starting from $34.99 a month for 24 months.