Following a number of leaks in the last 24 hours Microsoft officially reveal how much the Xbox Series S will cost.
Like Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s next gen consoles will come in two flavours. Series X is a full-powered disc-drive bearing behemoth expected to be priced at $499 (£449) when it releases this November. Series S is the smaller, digital only, sibling.
Until now the price point for the Series S has been unknown. Common sense dictated that it would be less that the X. Leaked videos revealed, not only how much units are expected to retail for, but a lot more as well.
no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
Almost 60% smaller than the Series X and costing a whopping $200 less too. The XBox Series S becomes the smallest console produced by Microsoft to date. It’s size and dimensions make it perfectly suited to sitting beneath a television without imposing. It’s price will appeal to casual gamers willing to forego the need for physical media.
Microsoft responded this morning with a classy tweet. Let’s make it official, they say alongside a picture of the console and the official ‘Expected Retail Price’. $299 (£249).
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the 🔎 smallest 🔍 Xbox ever. £249.99 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/fGp13TkFjU
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) September 8, 2020
They end their tweet with a promise of more information to follow very soon. What we know now is that the Xbox Series S promises low latency, high-performance gaming in a small, affordable digital-only format. Which should appeal to quite a wide demographic.