Xbox series S has something Interesting in it … wait for it !!!

Xbox Series S - Xbox series S has something Interesting in it … wait for it !!!
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           A whole lot of news just leaked for the Xbox Series X, and the Xbox Series S, both pricing and dates, so we're gonna talk about all that stuff. So, where to begin? About an hour ago, or last night, a whole lot of different Xbox information started coming out, and it's looking like most, if not all of it, is real.

The first big thing was a visual leak of the Xbox Series S, which appears to be about as tall as the Xbox Series X, but considerably thinner. It is a white design instead of a black one, but features a prominent black variant on the front face of it, at least when it's in tower mode. It's being displayed in tower mode, which I know is kinda like the default for a lot of different consoles, but I feel like this one design, in particular, definitely lends itself to being more of a kind of landscape setup where that vent is pointing up, and it just doesn't look like an upright speaker.

Now based on the visuals of this model, it looks as though it is a purely digital design, which is one of the really common rumors and theories that were going around, as long as we've heard about Project Lockhart, and that makes a lot of sense for that lower price point. But what's different about it, compared to the PS5 All-Digital, which is supposed to be a PS5 in all the same ways, just all digital, the Xbox Series S is also supposedly going to be a lower-spec model that is only capable of doing 1080p, possibly 1440p gameplay.

Xbox series S price
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Now while of course there are people out there who are very excited about high resolutions and playing games in 4K, or possibly even 8K eventually, honestly I really think the Xbox Series S is actually the much more compelling argument for a lot of people when it comes to picking up a next-gen system. Look, it's no secret that right now, the economy's kind of been a little bit of a mess, there's been a lot happening this year. And so, a system that is considerably more affordable at $300 sounds very, very nice.

Now, we don't know the price of the PS5 just yet, at least as of the time that I am recording this video, but we have also learned from Windows Central in another leak that happened shortly after the Xbox Series S one that it looks like the Xbox Series X is going to be priced at $500, putting a $200 price difference between these two systems.

Now in this same article from Windows Central, they also claimed that the release date of both these Series X and 
Xbox Series S would be November 10th, which is a big deal for a couple reasons. First off, that's the first actual kind of heard Date, we've constantly heard a different kind of ranges of, oh, sometime in the holiday, or sometime in November, maybe during this week.



November 10th is a very specific date, and honestly, sounds pretty accurate, as far as when consoles usually tend to launch. The bigger deal about this though is that it's claiming both systems come out at the same time.

Given how very close this is to launch time, a lot of people were figuring that since we didn't hear about the 
Series Set, it might be something that was kinda happening, later on, maybe it wasn't going to be side-by-side with the Series X, but no, it looks like they are planning on launching these systems at the same time.

So, for this holiday season, assuming the PS5 doesn't have a pushback, you're gonna have four different systems to choose from, two from each side, the PS5, the PS5 All-Digital, and the Xbox Series X and 
Xbox Series S.

Now I'm gonna be really honest here if all this information checks out and the 
Xbox Series S do what they're claiming it will do at that price point, that's an awesome option. If I was not doing reviews and was not gonna go out of my way to get the Series X to review it and talk to you guys about it, I would probably just get a Xbox Series S and be happy about it. $200 in savings to not have 4K, and to not use disks, sounds pretty all right to me.

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Personally, I've already accepted doing all-digital on Xbox systems, I still geophysical with PlayStation and Nintendo, mostly out of habit, but Xbox in particular, I've really jumped on the all-digital train, especially because of Game Pass.

And so, having an all-digital option that is that much cheaper sounds really appealing, and this is something that Microsoft did try before with the Xbox One S All-Digital, which did not go over quite as well, but primarily because it didn't really offer any kind of true realistic savings, especially 'cause you could find so many older models of the One S that were still unopened, brand new, selling at a lower price.

But this situation is completely different because now we have two systems coming out side-by-side with flat MSRPs that, you know, the majority of retailers are going to be adhering to, at least at launch. And so, having that much lower price point to basically play the exact same games, at just a lower resolution, is something that's appealing to a lot of people, 'cause not everyone has a 4K TV, and even if they do, a lot of people just don't care.

The 
Xbox Series S is, I think, actually a much more interesting release to track for this upcoming holiday season, because while the Series X is definitely a beastly, powerful system, and the PS5 is also very powerful, those going head-to-head was always kind of a weird debate. After all, as it stands right now, PlayStation obviously has a pretty big advantage when it comes to first-party exclusives, especially now that Microsoft has announced that Halo Infinite has been pushed back.

But now there's an interesting debate of, it's not just simply the system that has the exclusives, and then the other system that's probably more powerful, but we're actually getting a situation where there is another option that is much more affordable for a lot of people out there that don't necessarily care about high power or first-party exclusive, they just wanna be able to play next-generation games as they are releasing, and this is the system that's going to let people do that for $200 cheaper than the other options, at least for the Series X, if that ends up being true.

We still don't know to price for the PS5, but $500 has been a very common theory for a lot of people, with the All-Digital sitting somewhere at four to 450. Also because I didn't really spend a lot of time just reacting to it in the first place, let's talk about the design of the 
Xbox Series S. Actually kinda like it. It is not what a lot of people anticipated the Xbox Series S would look like, the really common theory was it would be like a half-height series X, where it was more of just a cube, and it'd be white.

The white color was right, but it looks like the design is much more common with how we have the One S and One X, where it is a kind of rectangular, more standard-looking system. Though the placement of that vent definitely gives it a very different look, especially in tower mode. Personally, I kinda like it. In general, I tend to prefer having my systems laying down sideways, I've never really been a fan of tower mode.

With the Series X, I feel like I have to do tower mode, it just looks a little too silly to me sideways, and the same goes for the PS5, at least the All-Digital one. So, I really like the fact that this one looks like a kind of slightly more traditional design that'll fit in a lot of more home entertainment setups. Though given it is the same height as the Series X, it is still definitely along with the system in that mode.

So yeah, a pretty crazy leak that just happened, as of the time that I'm recording this video, still Microsoft has not officially confirmed any of these details yet, and funny enough, literally as we were just finishing editing this video, Microsoft has officially confirmed the 
Xbox Series S price point at 299, no word on the release date yet, but they do promise to share more info soon. I'd say the design of the Series S is definitely accurate.

As far as the pricing and dates are concerned, I think that's a little more take it with a grain of salt. This pricing sounds right to me, those are definitely the numbers that a lot of people were assuming, so, this might just be confirmation bias in that case, but that sounds right.

The one that I am still a little skeptical and just kind of on pause for is that release date, but again, a lot of this info is sounding pretty accurate, and I wouldn't be surprised if all of it ended up checking out. If that's the case that this is all true, the ball is now in Sony's court.

We've got a pricing and release date for the Xbox Series X, and the Xbox Series S, so now we need to find out when the PS5 and the PS5 All-Digital will be releasing, and what those prices are, and how much cheaper each one is. Personally, I don't see either model getting as cheap as the $300 
Xbox Series S.

Xbox series S Price
Source: Windows Central

If the All-Digital PS5 is $300, that's gonna be an amazing competition because that's still supposed to give you 4K gameplay and all the kinda higher specs. I doubt that's gonna be the case, more likely 400, maybe even as high as 450, but the ball is now in Sony's court to see what they want to say back.


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