Twitter user Zak S was able to purchase a white next-gen Xbox controller. The box of the controller mentions compatibility with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Microsoft is yet to officially confirm the existence of the Xbox Series S.
The next-gen consoles are just around the corner and while Sony has shown off the design of the PS5 and the PS5 digital edition, Microsoft has only shown off the Xbox Series X. However, numerous leaks have hinted at the existence of the Series S including Microsoft's own internal documents. The less powerful Series S has the codename, Lockhart. New information has emerged suggesting the existence of the console.
Twitter user Zak S was able to purchase the controller from a resale site and the packaging of the controller confirms its compatibility with the Xbox Series X along with the Series S. The Verge was able to confirm that it was genuine. According to The Verge, “Twitter user Zak S was able to purchase the controller today, and we’ve confirmed it’s genuine”. The Verge goes on to highlight, “ the side of the packaging notes that the controller works with both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.”
Xbox series X controller found in the wild!! pic.twitter.com/TEns4z45CB— Zak S (@zakk_exe) August 9, 2020
Twitter user Zak S has uploaded photos of the controller alongside the Xbox One controller to show the difference. At first glance, it is only the D-Pad and the share button which acts as a visual highlight to distinguish the two controllers but look closely and you will see that the new controller has a slightly shorter and more rounded grip. The slight U-bend which houses the Xbox button on the controller is also missing from the new controller which has a more flush design. The only downside to the new controller is that it still runs on AA batteries.
Side by side comparison with the Xbox one controller pic.twitter.com/FRPSiLx7OU— Zak S (@zakk_exe) August 10, 2020
We’ve known about the existence of the Xbox Series S for a while now. It is expected to have the same CPU as the series X but lower RAM at about 7.5GB and a 4 Teraflop GPU. You can check out the details of the leaked document here.
Sony on the other hand, as mentioned above, is only distinguishing its PS5 variants based on the presence and absence of a disc drive. There is no difference in power or performance. We know the specs of the PS5 and Xbox Series X and you can check out our comparison of the two consoles here. You can also check out our comparison of the design of the two consoles here.
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