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    Microsoft's worst kept secret--the Xbox Series S--has finally gotten its long-awaited reveal. Following a multitude of leaks, most recently one involving a release date and price, Microsoft has stepped in to confirm that yes, there will be a next-generation Xbox that is less powerful than the Xbox Series X, while still offering strong performance and value. Though we still don't know the price for the Xbox Series X, the smaller and freshly announced Xbox Series S will retail for $299.99/£249.99, with more detailed information coming soon. We also get the tagline "next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever".

    The previous leaks indicated that by contrast, the Xbox Series X is planned to be priced at $499, with both systems releasing on November 10th, though this information is currently unconfirmed and is being reported as an "insider tip" by Windows Central.

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    it looks like a fucking speaker :rofl2:
     
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    That's still a lot of money for a stripped-down console.
     
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    Looks like it's got no disk slot?
    Shame, it might 've been a tempting alternative to an Xbox 1X at that price.
     
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    The leak that lead to the console being confirmed as official also said that Microsoft would be offering monthly payment plans. $25/month for the S and $35/month for the X. This still isn't confirmed, like the $499 price point of the X, but it's interesting. Makes a lot of sense given the way corona has affected the economy.

    Also, Xbox tweeted this shortly after the leaks but before confirming anything and it got me

     
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    Looks like $499 for the Series X.
     
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    Sony's gonna have a tough time trying to undercut that if true. Should be interesting.
     
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    Xbox All Access (the monthly payment plans for consoles) has been around for a few years now iirc. It was used pre corona for the digital Xbone.
     
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    Yep, because I think the PS5 will be at $499 or $599, just depends how greedy they wanna be. Sony's gonna take a loss at $499 though I think, but not as bad as the PS3 launch.
     
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    Ok but that's like if a tree falls in the woods and nobody's around to hear it. Does a payment plan really exist if nobody ever buys a digital Xbone?

    (jk I didn't realize that, thanks for the correction)
     
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    Considering the fact that the standard price for consoles going forward seems to be $500, $300 is basically what I expected. Xbox 360 in 2005 cost $400 if you wanted a 20gb hard drive with it, $300 if you didn't. Ps4 and Ps4 Pro launched at $400, and that's what Xbox One got dropped to after they stopped bundling it with Kinect. Xbox One X cost $500, but it was significantly more powerful than Ps4 Pro so that made sense. So releasing a basic version at almost half the price of the deluxe version ain't a bad deal imo.
     
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    Sorry. Should have tagged my reply as [RUMOR]. I mean, has anyone even owned an Xbox One? Regardless of “model”? Are they even real?
     
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    It’s £250 in the UK not £299
     
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    I'm getting a sinking feeling that either games are gonna be held back by the Xbox Series S, or that not every game will ultimately end up being supported by the former.

    Now that Microsoft has put all of its cards on the table, it's gonna be interesting what Sony has up their sleeves, what with them offering two of the same system specs, with the main difference being a disk drive being included in the model one purchases. Part of the reason the Sega Saturn ended up getting destroyed so hard was because Sony undercut the price of the system after Sega announced the price and released the system far earlier than what they should have. I could envision what happens next to go something like this:


    *Sony could announce both for one price. Let's say $399. PS5 with the disc drive will have, say, a 750GB SSD, and the digital version will have double that at 1.5TB to make up for the lack of a disc drive. The storage space problem on the former's model could be mitigated by the feature where they're trying to get people to ask what they want installed onto the internal storage, like, say, I just want the singleplayer of Uncharted 5 installed as opposed to Uncharted 5 when both are installed.

    *Or, they could go the 1TB route for both PS5s; I could see this being $449 or something along those lines if Sony wants to play it safe and not alienate consumers, but if they want to get ballsy, they could announce the PS5 with the disc drive at $449, with the digital version at $399. This would be very risky, as you still have people who buy their games physically and want to actually own something they can sell, trade-in, share with a friend, etc..


    The fact that both companies are coming out with drastically different variations of their systems right out of the gate is gonna be interesting. For your average consumer though, I can already think of how confusing all of the systems will be; the Xbox Series X already is confusing with the Xbox One X, something I can confirm from personal experience with talking with an older brother of mine. There's also the fact that the Xbox Series S, while cheaper, is also a weaker system, whereas the PS5 is more straight to the point in terms of naming conventions and the differences between the two editions of the console. For us it's obvious what the differences between the consoles are, but try explaining to your average Walmart customer (at least, in my experience from working in electronics) the graphical teraflop differences between all of these systems are, especially if all they're looking to do is play the latest Madden, FIFA, Call of Duty, etc.. Granted, I doubt that a lot of people will be getting these systems in 2020 proper, but going forward, as more people adopt the new systems, I can foresee it becoming an issue.
     
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    I will ignore it and pass on. I am waiting for PS5 Physical version!
     
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    Price is ok, if that console had disc drive i would upgrade from my old xbox one. Right now im not having 4k TV and for now not planning to buy one so this variant would be best for me. It's also smaller than regular xbox series X so i wonder if Microsoft plan to release slim version in two years or we see slim version already... (series S)
     
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    Like the Nintendo switch you can still play it during blackout hehe
     

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    this is where they got their design from
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    WTF is this thing? I can't tell if it's a speaker or a fan!
     
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