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Xbox has confirmed Series S will release on November 10
But no word on more powerful Series X yet
Microsoft has officially announced a November 10 release date for Xbox Series S, its second next-gen console announced earlier today.
The release date was confirmed in a promotional video released on Tuesday and means the console will launch on the same week as key titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
There’s no mention on if its more powerful Xbox Series X will be available on the same date, but that’s likely to be the case.
Xbox Series S will release for $300 / £250, support ray-tracing, and run games at upscaled 4K up to 120fps.
Xbox Series S is an “all-digital” console which like Series X will include a custom NVME SSD (though at 512GB, compared to 1TB), powered by Xbox’s Velocity Architecture for “incredibly fast load times,” the video says.
Series S will also support Direct X ray-tracing and will run games natively at 1440p and up to 120fps. It’s also capable of running games at upscaled 4K and can stream media at the higher resolution.
In comparison, Xbox Series X is able to run games at “true” 4K and can also output 8K resolution for some content.
Microsoft officially announced Xbox Series S on Tuesday, following an overnight leak from journalist Brad Sams, who revealed an image of the Series S console’s design along with confirmation of the $299 US price point.
In Europe, Xbox Series S will retail for €299.99, it was later confirmed. In the UK the console will retail for £249.99.
“This will be the true entry point for next-generation gamers, most likely on a 1080p display,” Brad Sams said in a video on Tuesday. “If you want the 4K experience, obviously you’re going to have to buy the Series X, but the Series S I think is going to be probably the primary seller for Microsoft.”
The $299 price point suggests Microsoft could mirror its Xbox One S / One X pricing and set the more powerful Series X at around $499.
Windows Central claims that both Xbox Series S and X will launch on Tuesday, November 10. According to a previous VGC report, Xbox Series X and S will launch before PS5.
Sony is also set to release a cheaper PS5 Digital Edition with no disc drive, although it will otherwise have the same specs as the standard console.