Xbox Series S Console, Price Officially Revealed (VIDEO)
For months now, quite a few leaks have seemingly foretold the arrival of a new console variant of the upcoming Xbox Series X. Originally known by the codename “Lockhart,” the device has been heavily speculated as a lower-end version of Microsoft’s main hardware, with a form factor and price point presumed to match this idea. As of late, the unconfirmed device has taken on the more streamlined moniker of Xbox Series S– at least according to several repeated retail leaks all-but-confirming the console’s existence.
In light of these recently-mounting leaks, Microsoft has now officially unveiled the Xbox Series S, with a social media post revealing the tech’s striking disc-less design and touting “the smallest Xbox ever” with “next-gen performance.” The announcement also confirmed a retail price point of $299 USD and “promised” the reveal of much more information “soon.” For comparison’s sake, the cost of a next-gen Series S is the same as the current Xbox One S and $200 lower than the premium Xbox One X.
👀 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
This big midnight reveal took place after several leaks foretold Microsoft’s plans to unveil the Xbox Series S, with numerous details about the upcoming console pouring out on social media. While much of this information has now become official, another leak has now seemingly spilled even more beans as well. According to a video put out by “WalkingCat” on Twitter (via @Nibellion), the big announcement trailer for Series S has also premiered early, reportedly showing off a lineup of next-gen features such as the hardware’s custom SSD storage, 1440p/120 FPS capabilities, as well as the release window of November 2020.
Xbox Series S reveal trailer leaked
– 60% smaller than XSX
– Custom NVME SSD (512 GB)
– 1440p up to 120 FPS
– Ray-Tracing support
– 4K media playback
– 4K game upscaling
– Variable rate shading
– Variable refresh rate
– ultra-low latency https://t.co/7aOkDzMLNg
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 8, 2020
The Xbox Series S being confirmed as an actual, real console comes after months of rumors regarding the hardware’s appearance, potential specs, and when an announcement might be made. While the specifics of the Series S have yet to be shown in an official capacity, the console itself may prove to be exciting enough on its own due to its small appearance and reasonably low price point. If the reveal of $299 for Xbox Series S is any indication, perhaps the long-awaited price of the Series X may also be confirmed very soon.
What do you think? Are you loving the idea of the lower-end Xbox Series S, or will you be saving yourself for the Series X in November? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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