Xbox Series S arrives November 10 and it will be the cheapest next gen console

Rumours and speculation have brewed for years about this, but now Xbox Series S is official.

After a leak emerged late last night, Microsoft were quick to respond, and revealed a smaller, digital only, reduced spec equivalent of the Xbox Series X that will cost $299.

Those in the UK also won’t get had by conversion rates, as it will be £249 in those territories.

Codenamed Lockheart, Xbox Series S was always designed to be a cheaper bar for entry for the new generation but the aggressive price point has still surprised people this morning.

Update 08/09 Microsoft have confirmed the specs of the new console, and they are, as follows

  • 1440p At Up To 120FPS
  • DirectX Raytracing
  • Variable Rate Shading
  • Variable Refresh Rate
  • Ultra Low Latency
  • Custom 512GB SSD
  • 4k Streaming Media Playback
  • 4K Upscaling for Games

It will release November 10th, which also likely points to a similar timeframe from Xbox Series X. That is rumoured to cost $499.

The wait for all the dates and prices is almost over, it seems.

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Sam grew up with a PS2, spending hours howling at the moon in Okami and giving students wedgies in Bully. Fortunately, she also likes Pokemon because otherwise life could have been quite annoying for her.
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