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Xbox Series S confirmed by Microsoft after a day of leaks

It's official.

Update: Australian pricing and New Zealand pricing have also been confirmed — expect the Series S to cost $499 AUD or $549 NZD.

Original story: The Xbox Series S has finally been confirmed by Microsoft after a series of leaks which outed it, its price and its potential release date.

“Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S,” Microsoft wrote in a tweet. “Next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever.”

The tweet also confirmed that the paired-down next-gen console will be priced at $299 USD, though we don’t have Australian details as yet. An Xbox Australia representative has pointed us in the direction of the US-facing tweet at the time of writing.

Update: Xbox UK has just confirmed the Xbox Series S will be priced £249.99 GBP locally.

Microsoft has promised to share more soon.

Rumours of the Xbox Series S suggest it will serve as an “4 [teraflop] ‘entry-point’ to next-gen gaming,” which will also provide “aspects of a next-gen experience currently unavailable to past-gen consoles, presumably in the form of NVME loading speeds and perhaps some limited ray-tracing.” Today’s reveal looks to suggest the console will not feature a disc drive.

Update 2: A full video, leaked via Twitter, has confirmed that the Xbox Series S will not feature a disc drive, will offer up 1440p gaming at up to 120 FPS, includes a 512GB SSD and will support ray-tracing. The console will also upscale games in 4K and stream media content from platforms such as Netflix in 4K.

We’ll have more as it’s known.


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