Update: September 8, 2020: 12:56 PM: Microsoft has officially confirmed the existence of the Xbox Series S along with the price of the console. the company took to Twitter to confirm the existence of the console. The official Xbox tweet reads, "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.". So not only has Microsoft confirmed the existence of the console but also given us a better look at the design when compared to leaks earlier today. The console will forgo a disc drive and be a digital console only. It the same power button as the Xbox one S/X. It also has one USB port in the front along with the sync button to sync the controller. Considering Microsoft is calling this the "smallest Xbox ever" we think the form factor could be smaller than that of the Xbox One S which was a pretty compact console.
Let’s make it official!— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
As for the price, Microsoft has confirmed that the console will be priced at $299 which translates to Rs 22,000 approximately when directly converted making it quite the affordable entry point for a next-gen console. What we still don't know are the specifications of the console, but Microsoft has promised that we will get the information "soon". You can read the original story based on the leak below.
A render of the upcoming Xbox Series S has appeared online, hinting at the design of the console. The information comes from Twitter user @bdsams and it shows off a white console that looks reminiscent of the Xbox One S (review). The console has a black grill on the top which looks to be the fan to blow out hot air from the console. We don't get a look at the back of the console for the ports and from the leaked render it looks like the console could forgo a disc drive.
The Xbox Series S has been rumoured for quite some time, suggesting that it could be a lower-powered console with a 4 Teraflop GPU when compared to the 12 Teraflop GPU of the Xbox Series X. It will cater to those looking for a 1080p or even 1440p in some cases for gaming. The console is expected to have the same CPU and GPU as the Series X albeit with lower power. It is also expected to house the same SSD tech as the Series X.
The Xbox Series S is probably Microsoft's worst kept secret. Information about the console has appeared in official Microsoft documents. Then, a consumer got his hands on a next-gen Xbox controller where the packaging hinted at the Series S. You can read about it here. Lastly, we got information about the Series S in an Xbox One controller packaging and you can check out the details here.
According to the tweet, it looks like the Series S will be aggressively priced at $299 (Rs 22,000 approx. directly converted) while the Series X will be priced at $499 (Rs 37,000 approx. directly converted). Both the consoles are said to go on sale November 10 in the US. There is no information on when the console will launch in India. Microsoft is expected to hold a press conference “soon” to unveil the price and launch date for its next-gen console.
On the other hand, Sony was rumoured to have a PS5 even on September 9 to reveal the price and the launch date. But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. You can read more about the leaked price and launch date for the PS5 here.
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