What’s the skinny? Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Series S and Series X are launching on November 10th. The announcement confirms the “pricing” rumors that were floating around yesterday were true.
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox said: “the new Xbox consoles are also the only next-generation, backward-compatible consoles that allow you to play thousands of games from four generations better than ever before, and empower you to play with friends wherever you want across your console, PC, and mobile device.”
Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X Pricing
The Xbox Series S is priced at $299 or 24.99 a month for 24 months and it will be completely digital. The Xbox series X on the other hand will be priced at $499 or 34.99 a month for 24 months. Both models will come with with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate if you choose to pay monthly.
Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X Specifications
As you can see from the spec sheet, the Series S is more than half the price but has only 1/3 of the GPU performance. I’m curious to see some benchmarks of the two models, once they become available to reviewers; I really can’t see the Series S being a good value or worth the upgrade. What are your thoughts?