The Xbox Series S has officially been confirmed after a prior leak, confirming a very palatable price point. There have been plenty rumors surrounding the all-digital console but the price point of $299 was much lower than anyone was anticipating, much to the pleasant surprise of all.
UPDATE 11:39 AM: Release date confirmed for November 10th:
Xbox Series S— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
🎮 All-digital next-gen console
🏃 Faster load times
📈 Higher frame rates
🌎 Richer, more dynamic worlds
🔥 Next generation gaming performance
🔎 In our smallest Xbox ever#PowerYourDreams pic.twitter.com/5GxCBiSVtO
The design choice is unique, something that many have made into stovetop memes and DJ turntables, but what's even better is the low cost providing a lower barrier of entry for gamers into the new generation. Following a leak about the price, Microsoft took to Twitter to confirm the news with a promise of more details to come.
👀 Let’s make it official!— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
Naturally, the memes were plentiful:
Xbox Series S (Speaker)😂😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/WTs6ZzNHdo— NextGamer81 (@NextGamer1981) September 8, 2020
Release this edition you cowards! pic.twitter.com/4wqDQJDCZG— Mitch Wondin (@Transmecharian) September 8, 2020
We don't know the exact date of the full reveal but the speculation regarding what this means for next-gen is back to an all-time high. Many are hoping that this is a sign that the $499 price point for the X is true while others are hoping this means Sony will be more competitive with their pricing as well.
We'll be learning more soon enough, until then: keep the memes coming.
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