The Xbox Series S has finally been officially confirmed, with price set at $299

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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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Once again Microsoft prove that Xbox Series X is a second thought for them. They only want everyone to be on gamepass, pushing the industry and the ganes? Nah give us $12,99 a month we'll be happy!

A bit out of the loop, what is 12.99/mo? Honestly as a PS user, xbox series + game pass seems like a good deal. PS better come hard with exclusives if they want my $$
 

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The Xbox One S digital edition didn't sell too good so Idk why they would think the Series-S digital edition would be even better
Because this time around there is no disc alternative in the lower end tier, only the far more expensive Series X has a disc drive. It's a pretty aggressive move, but given the choice between a last gen Xbox One S and the next gen Series S I can see a lot of customers picking performance over convenience when the price point is identical.
 

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Will my laptop hold up against next gen (without ray tracing which may become a requirement eventually) or not even close? I don't care about maxing out the resolution that much I'm someone who can play games in 1080p and I'd be fine. I'm sure this digital only model even is more powerful.

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I think it will hold up there as long as you keep it at 1080p don't try to max settings.
Also it seems "next gen" is also pretty much about being able to stream data at very high speed, you have an SSD there?
 
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I think it will hold up there as long as you keep it at 1080p don't try to max settings.
Also it seems "next gen" is also pretty much about being able to stream data at very high speed, you have an SSD there?

Thanks for the info, on the SSD part not really. There's only a 256 gb SSD and a 1 TB regular HDD, and I also use external hard drives. Since games will be over 100 GB the SSD won't go far.
 

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Except cheap is not king. Xbox has not won a console generation to date.
True, but was xbox ever cheaper than PS? except for the 7th gen when it did better than the PS3 most of the time, I think OG was more expensive than PS2 and One is same price as the PS4.
About the series S though, just found out it doesn't have a disc drive... so, it's a no-no for me. can't live without my physical media
 

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Because this time around there is no disc alternative in the lower end tier, only the far more expensive Series X has a disc drive. It's a pretty aggressive move, but given the choice between a last gen Xbox One S and the next gen Series S I can see a lot of customers picking performance over convenience when the price point is identical.

I understand but we are not there yet for a all digital console. I personally have game pass and EA play but for BC you still need the disks and etc. Xbox One S digital only was $249 and the S model was $300 and the digital version didn't sell too good but the S did.

IMO get a Series-X or dont buy a Xbox at all
 

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I understand but we are not there yet for a all digital console. I personally have game pass and EA play but for BC you still need the disks and etc. Xbox One S digital only was $249 and the S model was $300 and the digital version didn't sell too good but the S did.

IMO get a Series-X or dont buy a Xbox at all
Around here the S was £249 and the All-Digital was £199, that's a 50 quid difference, which is no biggy. The Series S is £249 while the Series X is *£449*, that's *200* quid, I suspect a lot of people will think twice about paying a premium like that, even with all the other benefits in mind.
 
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The only thing the Xbone has over the competition is amazing online. otherthan that it's just a fps machine with Gaylo(halo) and other crappy shooter games for the obese "gamers" but theconsole looks just dumb, and they still dont giveit a better nameit's not afucking iphone.
 

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Well, id devs aren't happy about this. Might help people's buying decision a bit as I get the feeling more developers are going to share the same opinion.
https://wccftech.com/id-software-devs-concerns-xbox-series-s-specs/

Everyone ready for X only exclusives?
X exclusives, or do you actually mean S severely degraded games.
I guess the "hard to compensate" part will lead to shitty performance and textures, not an "impossible to run/do" situation.

In other words: up to 120FPS my ass, pray for 30.
 

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X exclusives, or do you actually mean S severely degraded games.
I guess the "hard to compensate" part will lead to shitty performance and textures, not an "impossible to run/do" situation.

In other words: up to 120FPS my ass, pray for 30.
I was thinking more in line of how the 3DS has exclusives that require newer hardware to even be ran. I can totally see this happening, if only to push console sales and to further justify the $70 price tag that's gonna start being tacked on. You could be right, though. The games might scale to meet the hardware, but according to id, the hardware nerf is going to be hard to compensate for.
 

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X exclusives, or do you actually mean S severely degraded games.
I guess the "hard to compensate" part will lead to shitty performance and textures, not an "impossible to run/do" situation.

In other words: up to 120FPS my ass, pray for 30.

If the S only needs to run games at 1080, or 1440 tops... they won't be severely degraded. I'm willing to bet on anyone with a >50 inch tv you'll barely even notice much of a difference between the X or S when sitting at typical livingroom distances from the tv. 4k takes essentially 4x the computational power to render vs 1080, and considering the series S is around 1/3 the GPU power, and like 95% of the cpu, it isn't unreasonable to believe it will have no issue running games at 1080p 60/120 or 1440p 60. Raw resolution isn't the be all end all of graphic fidelity either!!
 
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