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Xbox Series S Officially Announced, And It's Pretty Cheap

Xbox Series S Officially Announced, And It's Pretty Cheap

After months of rumours and one massive leak, Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox Series S.

Earlier this morning the console's much slimmer design leaked online alongside a November 10th release date and a price point of $299/£250. In the face of such overwhelming evidence, Microsoft decided to make it official.


Microsoft described the Series S in a post as containing next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever. While it didn't acknowledge the November 10th release date, the $299 price was confirmed. Xbox UK later confirmed that it'll cost a very reasonable £250 in our neck of the woods.

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The existence of the Xbox Series S has been hinted at for a while now. While Microsoft hasn't confirmed specs just yet, a report last month suggested that the cheaper console will feature 7.5GB of usable RAM, around 4 teraflops of GPU performance, and will launch with the same CPU found on the Xbox Series X.

For comparison, the Xbox Series X is confirmed to be packing 16GB RAM and 12 teraflops of GPU performance. For a budget console, the Series S is still packing some very impressive specs, if these reports can be believed. Microsoft has promised to share more soon.

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Microsoft has yet to comment on the other aspect of today's big leak, which also saw the Xbox Series X price and release date show up online.

As you can see below, the pretty legitimate-looking ad claims that the Series X will launch alongside the Series S on November 10th, with a price of $499 (around £380).

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Given that Microsoft came out and confirmed the Xbox Series S so soon after these leaks, we can probably assume that the details are spot on in regards to both consoles.

Hopefully the company shares some official numbers on the Series X soon - that might get Sony to finally discuss the price and release date of the PS5 too.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft

Topics: Next-Gen, Xbox Series X, Microsoft

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.