It seems like a lie, but we are less than two months away from the arrival of the new generation of consoles and both Sony and Microsoft are still playing cat and mouse with the price and the release date. To this day, no one can firmly state which days in November will be chosen for the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X or how much they will cost us.
It must have been the leaks published in the last few days that they have pushed those from Redmond to have to officially announce what will be the lite version, cropped and smaller than the Xbox Series X. It is an Xbox Series S that repeats the white color of the Xbox One S launched in August 2016, and that maintains the same philosophy of offering an experience trimmed compared to the most powerful and superior model, the X.
Cheaper and less powerful
The truth is that the announcement has surprised everyone because it has occurred out of the blue, without prior notice, and that makes it very clear that the new generation will have two speeds: the higher power, will be the one that corresponds to the Xbox Series X and the other, the more discreet, for this Xbox Series S. A console surprising for its size, a 60% will the Xbox Series X, and placing his vent on the side (or top, depending on place), as well as leave behind the physical format to support only digital games.
Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S / The performance of the new generation on the smallest Xbox ever. 299 EUROS.
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That’s the key to the new consoles, which both Sony and Microsoft will offer cheaper alternatives without blu-ray readers. Of course, it remains to be seen that in the case of the Japanese their machine also cuts its graphics power somewhat: Xbox Series S will have the same chip as in the case of the Xbox Series X but its GPU will be one step below. Detail that is very important.
Xbox Series S hardware specifications.
Without a doubt, this move by Microsoft, which will place its console in the price range of 300 euros, puts Sony in the position to respond to avoid a flight of users towards the Game Pass business model of North Americans, with a console that from day one will offer more than 100 free games through its flat rate, some of them optimized for next-gen and promising full backward compatibility with most Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One releases. The release date? Some sources place it for November 10 but we will have to wait.