Yesterday, the internet was a bit confused over the Xbox Series X and S's ability to play backward compatible games. Something that should prove a lot less confusing is the retail packaging for the two consoles, which we've now gotten our first look at.
You can see the retail boxes for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S just below. No prizes for guessing what's in each box, nor are there prizes for whoever has the best "what's in the box?!" Brad Pitt in Seven impersonation.
I think we can pretty safely guess what you can expect in each box, unless Microsoft has pulled a fast one on us all and snuck in Kinect 2: Electric Boogaloo. Now that I think about it, what would a Kinect by Microsoft look like in 2020? I wonder how Phil Spencer and co. would redesign the Kinect if they had to ship it with their new consoles.
Anyway, we've got less than two months until the official launch of a new console generation. Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be launching on November 10, with the former retailing for $499, and the latter retailing for the (quite frankly ridiculous) price of $299.
It's certainly an exciting time for Microsoft. I was, for reasons that will remain unclear, a day-one adopter of the Xbox One, a decision that I deeply regretted for years to come. With the new generation of Xbox on the horizon, the Xbox Series S is looking like an absolute bargain, able to run the likes of Destiny 2 and Marvel's Avengers with increased frame rates, while also enhancing backward compatible games.