Reports from Windows Central and Thurrot affirms that Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will both be available on November 10 for 499 USD and 299 USD respectively. Brad Sams can also confirm the final design of the Xbox Series S via a rendered image that, according to his sources, is a very accurate representation of the real console.
Apparently, the recorded Xbox Showcase of Xbox Series S has also been leaked, a four-second video reveals the design of Xbox Series S and his size next to the Xbox Series X.
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020
Windows Central also affirms that Xbox is planning to deliver Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S via Xbox’s All Acess financing option. The company is planning to have several retailers around the world ready to sell both consoles via All Access. Xbox Series X will cost 35 USD per month, while the less expensive Series S will be sold for 25 USD per month.
Xbox Series S is Microsoft’s worst-kept secret, the packaging of the Xbox Series X controller confirmed the existence of the Series S, Microsoft’s June 2020 Games Development Kit also could not hide the existence of the Series S.
Details from several informants suggest that Series S will feature the same AMD’s Zen 2 processor of Series X and will also boast GDDR6RAM, the main difference lies in the GPU. Designed to be able to handle 1440p next-gen games, the Navi RDNA 2.0 GPU is said to deliver 4 TFLOPs. Games will be upscaled with checkerboard rendering and the console will be able to display games on 4K resolutions.
so @TweakTown did a great overview of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S specs. Here’s one of the missing gaps 😉
20 CUs @ 1.550Ghz pic.twitter.com/S4qABfUOOx
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) August 18, 2020
Xbox ace in the sleeve is the Xbox Series S announcement for 299 USD, the American company has designed Series S with affordability in mind, something that came out to be a great idea against PlayStation 5, a console that will struggle to maintain a low retail price due to its expensive NVME SSD.
Shortly after the reveal of the technical specifications of the PlayStation 5, Xbox’s boss Phil Spencer stated that he feels “even better” about the hardware Xbox planned for next-gen, suggesting that Xbox Series X will beat PS5 in performance while Series S will beat it in price.
“I think Mark and the team did some really good work on the audio processing that they’ve talked about,” he added. “Their SSD technology is impressive – we like that and we saw the work that they did.
“The planning takes a long time and so I will definitely have respect for any platform team that’s launching… it just takes a lot of work. But I will say when we finally saw the public disclosure, I felt even better about the choices we made on our platform and I kind of expected that I would.”