Xbox Series X Vs Xbox Series S: Price, Release Date, Games, Storage, Specs and More
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Xbox Series X Vs Xbox Series S: Price, Release Date, Games, Storage, Specs and More

Lloyd Coombes
8 September 2020

Know your "S" from your "X" with our handy guide.

After months of speculation (and plenty of credible leaks), the Xbox Series S has finally been confirmed.

With Microsoft launching two consoles this year, you'll undoubtedly be wondering which one is worth picking up - you may even want one of each for different rooms!

Here's a handy way of working out which is the best for you, and we'll be adding to this article as news emerges.

Xbox Series X Vs Xbox Series S

Release Date

The Xbox Series X is coming in November, but reports have suggested it'll be specifically on November 10.

The Xbox Series S is expected to arrive alongside it on the same day.

Price

The Xbox Series S will retail at £249/$299, making it an incredible value proposition for anyone looking to get into gaming, or just have a box to use for Game Pass.

While the Series X price remains under wraps, many reports are suggesting it'll be around £499.

Design

We know, it'll just sit under your telly for the most part, but it's worth noting that the Series S is 60% smaller than the Series X.

The Series S is easily distinguishable from the Series X

The Series X is a much larger console

Specs

Of course, the hardware itself is incredibly important.

Unfortunately, we only have one half of the equation at the moment because the Xbox Series S specs haven't yet been confirmed.

What we do know, though, is that the Xbox Series X will be quite the monster in terms of performance.

It'll offer an 8-core CPU, with 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM and a 1 TB custom NVME SSD for blazing-fast speeds. The GPU is a custom RDNA chip that will offer 12 TFLOPS of power.

As far as the Series X goes, early leaks suggest it'll offer the same processor, 10 GB RAM and a 512GB NVME SSD, but will make compromises with the GPU to reach a lower price point.

Disc Drive

If you want the Xbox to be your Blu-Ray or DVD player, then there's only one choice - the Series X.

The more powerful machine has a 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive, while the Xbox Series S is digital-only.

That also means you'll have to buy digital games, although Xbox Game Pass may mean you never need to buy a game again, regardless of console.

Games

Speaking of games, both consoles will be able to play games from the same library.

That means you'll be able to play the likes of Halo Infinite on both, with "Smart Delivery" ensuring that your console downloads the correct version of a game to your device.

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