Microsoft confirmed the existence (and price!) of the Xbox Series S, a smaller, cheaper model of the next-generation Xbox Series X. The info was first reported by Microsoft insider Brad Sams on YouTube.
Following the leak, Microsoft confirmed the price of the Xbox Series S in a tweet revealed early Tuesday morning. “Let’s make it official,” Microsoft tweeted from the Xbox Twitter account, alongside a photograph of the console. It mentioned extra info on the console is coming “soon.”
Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen efficiency within the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking ahead to sharing extra! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
The console pictured in Microsoft’s tweet is clearly slimmer than the Xbox Series X, with a giant round fan prominently on the facet. (You can’t miss it.) There additionally seems to be no optical disc drive, which aligns with earlier reviews.
The Xbox Series S was seemingly confirmed in August by some Xbox controller packaging that was revealed on-line. Despite being a badly saved secret, the Xbox Series S was by no means acknowledged by Microsoft — till now. In the picture revealed by Microsoft, the corporate notes the Xbox Series S is “next gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever,” which is what individuals had been anticipating: a decrease value Xbox console that’s an equal to this technology’s Xbox One S.
The Xbox Series X is the higher-end, flagship console — and it’ll be priced that means. Microsoft has not introduced a launch date or pricing info for the Xbox Series X. In August, Microsoft confirmed that its Xbox Series X is scheduled for a November launch date — however no particular date was given.