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Xbox Announced Smallest Xbox Series S Console to Deliver Next-Gen Performance at $299

Xbox Announced Smallest Xbox Series S Console to Deliver Next-Gen Performance at $299
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Xbox announced the smallest form factor Xbox Series S console to deliver a gaming experience for all types of players. Xbox Series S is a digital next-gen gaming console designed to deliver faster load time (equipped with custom-made NVMe SSD), higher frame rates, and a richer and more dynamic gaming experience in the smallest form factor.

The Xbox Series S will be available to pre-order starting from September 22, 2020, at $299 and it will be available from November 10, 2020. Also, Xbox Series X is coming this holiday.

Xbox Series S is a compact new design Xbox ever made with fancy looking Robot White color. Xbox Series S nearly 60% smaller than Xbox Series X, so that will be easily fit into your home and lifestyle. Xbox Series S is designed for digital gamers and those who want to bring their games with them wherever they want to play. Xbox Series S comes with Xbox Wireless Controller, which will also be featured in Robot White color. This controller will also be available as a standalone purchase this holiday with improved ergonomics, hybrid D-pad, textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back, as well as the new dedicated Share button. (See the Black variant Xbox Wireless Controller)

Xbox Series S will have a similar CPU and I/O like Xbox Series X, so it will deliver the next generation speed and performance the same as the Xbox Series X. The only difference is Xbox Series S can perform at 1440p resolution at 60fps with support for up to 120fps, while the Xbox Series X can perform at 4K resolution at 60fps with support for up to 120fps. So the developers can deliver the same great performance while rendering at a lower resolution.

Xbox Series S can deliver 4x the processing power and supports experiences up to 120fps, more immersive and responsive gameplay with support for hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading.

Xbox Series S includes 512GB of custom-made NVMe SSD storage and is powered by the Xbox Velocity Architecture to deliver more than 40x the I/O bandwidth of an Xbox One resulting in faster loading times, high frame rates, and Quick Resume for multiple titles.

You’ll experience the same audio quality on Xbox Series S that you will on Xbox Series X with Spatial Sound, and support for Dolby Atmos. There is also support for Dolby Vision via streaming media apps like Desney+, Netflix will be available across Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X at launch. And great news for gamers, Dolby Vision for gaming will be coming to next-gen Xbox consoles in 2021.

Tech Specs 1

The primary difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is in resolution. Through talking to our customers, we found that many of our fans prioritize framerate over resolution, so we wanted to build a console that didn’t require a 4K TV. Xbox Series S delivers approximately 3x the GPU performance of Xbox One and was designed to play games at 1440p at 60 frames per second, with support for up to 120fps.

With the increased efficiency we get from the next generation AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture combined with the virtual memory multipliers enabled through the Xbox Velocity Architecture, Xbox Series S will deliver performance and experiences well beyond the raw specs. In addition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S share the same development environment, tools, and capabilities, all of which enable developers to build and release their content across consoles more easily while still taking advantage of the unique hardware capabilities of the next generation.

In addition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S share the same development environment, tools, and capabilities, all of which enable developers to build and release their content across consoles more easily while still taking advantage of the unique hardware capabilities of the next generation.

With both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, you will be able to play thousands of digital games across four generations of gaming and bring your Xbox One gaming accessories forward with you. When you see a compatible Xbox game in the digital store, whether it’s original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, or a next-gen title, you can purchase and play that game on either Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.

With Xbox Series S combined with Xbox Game Pass, it’s never been easier to join the Xbox family. With Game Pass you get online multiplayer and instant access to a digital library of over 100 high-quality games, including all Xbox Game Studios titles the same day they release.

This holiday, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members will get an EA Play membership at no additional cost. This will allow Game Pass members to have access to more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games like FIFA 20, Titanfall 2, and Need For Speed Heat, as well as titles from some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and The Sims.

Games for the next generation will be Optimized for both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Titles that support Smart Delivery will automatically detect what device you are playing on – Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, or Xbox One – and deliver the best version of the game available to you, ensuring you only ever have to purchase your games once.

If you are worried about storage then you can buy 1TB of additional storage from Seagate Storage Expansion Card. Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will support Seagate Storage Expansion Card to add additional storage with the full speed and performance of the Xbox Velocity Architecture. It is a custom PCIe Gen4x2 NVMe Flash memory.

We’re expanding Xbox All Access this holiday to bring you more ways to jump into this next generation. With Xbox All Access, you can get a next-generation Xbox with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with no upfront cost, for just $34.99/month for 24 months for Xbox Series X and $24.99/month for 24 months for Xbox Series S.

If you are already an Xbox All Access customer, you can take advantage of our flexible upgrade options. We’re expanding Xbox All Access to fans in 12 countries this holiday, expanding to Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, South Korea, and Sweden.


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