Microsoft will release The Xbox Series X and S on November 10 for suggested retail prices of $499 and $299, respectively. That’s what multiple Microsoft insiders claim. Also released is the first image of an Xbox Series S
Microsoft was to hold an event on November 10, where the company would present both Xbox Series consoles with their awards. Microsoft has been showing the Xbox Series X since the end of last year, but hasn’t released anything about the price and nothing was officially known about the Series S.
Microsoft insider Brad Sams publishes now an image of this entry-level Xbox. That image shows a white, thin console with a black round grid in the middle and a grate on the top. A disc tray for optical discs is not visible on the images. The console has a different design than the Xbox Series X, which has the shape of a tower. The design is more in line with that of the Xbox One.
In a snippet of a video that another Microsoft insider, Twitter user Walking Cat, shows shows that the Series S is not only narrower, but also slightly smaller than the Series X. The watermark shows the image of Sams and the video of Cat Walking from the same video.
Apt the $299 price for the Series S, Microsoft is launching according to Windows Central an Xbox All Access program, which lets users pay $25 a month. The price of the Xbox Series X would be $499, but customers could purchase it as an alternative to $35 a month as part of Xbox All Access. The euro prices are not yet known.
There have been rumours for some time that Microsoft wants to release a Series S variant of the next-gen console. The Series S would have a smaller amount of ram, lower clock speeds and less GPU computing power compared to the Series X. Microsoft may be focusing on 1080p gaming with the less computing power of the Series S, retaining the other benefits of the next-gen console, such as fast loading using an ssd.