Xbox Series S Officially Confirmed, Will Launch at $299 USD
Microsoft has confirmed the design and price point of its Xbox Series S console. Late Monday night, the design of the Xbox Series S, Microsoft’s long-rumoured entry-level next-gen console, leaked with an estimated price point. Microsoft quickly followed up with a confirmation.
Xbox took to Twitter early this morning to tweet the confirmation of the Xbox Series S design and price point. “Let’s make it official,” the tweet said. The tweet continued to note that the Xbox Series S will launch at $299 USD (ERP). The company also promised it will be sharing more information “soon”.
👀 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. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Earlier, on Monday night, Thurrot‘s Brad Sams leaked an image of the Xbox Series S. The image was a similar showing of the Xbox Series S design, a smaller console with a large black circular air vent on the top.
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) September 8, 2020
Sams’ report also noted that the Xbox Series S does not have a disk drive. This was later confirmed in the official image from Microsoft, which showed a better look at the front of the console. The report also estimated the $299 USD pricing, which was confirmed as well by Microsoft.
The Xbox Series S has been heavily rumoured to exist for many months. Under the codename Lockhart, the Xbox Series S was rumoured to be optioned as an entry-level console in comparison to the Xbox Series X. While the Xbox Series X has a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU, 1TB NVMe SSD, 16GB GDDR6 memory, 12 teraflop RDNA 2 GPU, the word is still out on the power the Xbox Series S holds.
On the flip side, we’re still awaiting confirmation on the Xbox Series X pricing. With Microsoft promising more info soon, one has to wonder if that will include the price point of the premium console. Windows Central reported that the Xbox Series X will launch at $499 USD.
Microsoft has previously announced that the Xbox Series X will launch in November. It’s probably safe to say that both the Series X and Series S will release at the same time.