Xbox Series S Officially Confirmed By Microsoft Along With Price

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Microsoft just confirmed the rumored Xbox Series S and announced it will be the smallest Xbox with next-generation capabilities. The Xbox Series S is set to release on November 10 along with the Xbox Series X, the stronger variant of Microsoft’s next-gen hardware. The Xbox Series S has been confirmed to cost $299, while the Xbox Series X is rumored to cost $499. Microsoft has yet to officially confirm the price of the Xbox Series X as of right now.

The design of the Series S console looks neat and compact. The size of the Xbox Series S is surprising considering the power of the console, which will make things more challenging for companies such as Nvidia, Sony, AMD, and other companies who are creating their own affordable gaming hardware with really high powered systems.

The Xbox Series S is a digital-only console, which means that Microsoft will be dropping the Blu-ray disk drives. This helps reduce the price tag and forces gamers to use Microsoft’s cloud more often for gaming purposes. If you want a disc drive, you’ll need to get the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S will have lowered resolution and isn’t capable of 4K gaming due to the less powerful graphics card. Graphics will output at 1440p and 60FPS.

According to the tweet above, it sounds like Microsoft has even more news for the gamers who are looking into buying the new Xbox Series S. This includes Microsoft running all Xbox One games on the Series S and even making the Series S backward compatible with Xbox 360, and even original Xbox accessories such as headphones and controllers.

So, what are your thoughts on the Xbox Series S? Do you think Microsoft has more features they have yet to reveal for the new console? Personally, I think it’s going to be the best budget console out there, as it even rivals a mid-tier PC with an extremely low price. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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