On Tuesday Xbox officially announced the price of its upcoming Xbox Series S next generation console. Here’s how much it’s going to be.
Xbox Series S Pricing
Xbox has now confirmed the Xbox Series S will cost $US299.
“Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP). Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise,” Xbox stated in a tweet.
???? Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Xbox confirmed the pricing after a series of tweets by BWW Media Group’s Brad Sams showed what seemed to be leaked promotional images of the next gen console. This included the $US299 price point. The leak also appeared on YouTube.
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) September 8, 2020
Xbox Series S Specs
Code named ‘Lockhart’, this is the budget version of the series. This means it’s not going to be as powerful and it certainly won’t have 8K capabilities. It also most likely won’t even play games at 4K.
But if you’re someone that doesn’t care graphics at this level (even if it will make games look extra stunning) the Series S might be a great option for you. It’s very much designed for current gen televisions and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, it’s a really smart move, especially when you take Game Pass’ offering into considersation.
We don’t know a lot about its guts yet, but rumour says it will be about half as powerful as the Series X.
What about the Series X?
Xbox hasn’t revealed the price of the flagship Xbox Series X console yet, but our colleagues in the U.S. think it will be between $US499 and $US599, which would be a $US200 – $US300 more than the baby Xbox Series S.
What about Australian pricing?
Once you take GST and general Australia Tax into consideration we wouldn’t be surprised if it comes in at around $400. Gizmodo Australia has reached out to Xbox locally to find out if there is any possible way we can find out the actual Australian pricing.
We still don’t know when the new consoles will be out exactly, but it will be in the coming months. Rumours have it pegged for November.
This story is updating…