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Microsoft confirmed Xbox Series S: the smallest version of its console that will compete with PlayStation 5


They assure that it will be 60% smaller than Xbox Series X, the main bet of the technological giant for the gamer segment.

Microsoft took another step to the next generation of video game consoles on Tuesday by revealing the price of its base model Xbox Series S, the smallest of the line, while they wait for news from the rival PlayStation 5.

The technology company informed through its Twitter profile of the existence of Xbox Series S, after this Monday it was filtered through specialized media in the gamer segment such as Thurrott or Windows Central.

In the tweet, Microsoft assures that this hardware, which is expected to have more basic features than Xbox Series X, the brand’s bet to compete with PlayStation 5, will have “the performance of the next generation in the smaller Xbox”, and he even advanced his price: $ 299.

While Sony keeps the release date and price of its next console in absolute secrecy, its direct competitor took advantage with the presentation of this Xbox Xbox Series S that will be 60% smaller than Xbox Series X, thus becoming “the Xbox smallest ever “.

As for technical specs, a recent leak of a full Xbox Series S promo video revealed more details about the console.

The most interesting is the confirmation of the storage, since it is specified that Xbox Series X includes inside a custom 512GB NVMe solid state disk (SSD).

It was also confirmed that the console is designed to play at 1440p up to 120FPS (frames per second) and that it includes 4K upscaling and digital media playback at that resolution.

Compared to the Xbox Sesie S, both will have Ray-Tracing and Xbox Velocity acceleration technology, as well as backward compatibility with thousands of games from across Xbox history since launch. They will share 100% software, as well as Xbox Game Pass, the subscription service with access to more than 100 games; exclusives included from the moment of launch.

On the other hand, the console with more powerful hardware, Xbox Series X, will be priced at $ 499, Windows Central revealed. Both will hit the market on November 10.

According to this medium, Microsoft will seek to implement a financing system, which it will extend to different markets, to be able to acquire a new console from 25 or 35 dollars a month, depending on the model.

Source: DPA


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