Xbox Series S Has Finally Been Revealed, Priced at $299

Xbox Series S Has Finally Been Revealed, Priced at $299

The reveal occurred shortly after the console's price and release date leaked in full.

The Xbox Series S has finally been revealed, but it wasn't in the manner you were probably expecting. Just a few short hours after a report revealed the Xbox Series S price and release date, Microsoft then came out and revealed the console in full with a tweet.

You can see the Xbox Series S just below in full, our first look at the long-rumored cheaper, less powerful version of the Xbox Series X console. Microsoft announced that the console will retail for $299.99, but they aren't revealing a release date for the new console just yet.

At last, the Xbox Series S. | Microsoft

Additionally, Xbox also revealed that the Xbox Series S will retail for £249.99 in the UK, and €299.99 in Europe. That's some incredible pricing for a next-gen console.

In the very early hours of this morning, Thurrot writer Brad Sams published a report, claiming that the Xbox Series S would launch on November 10, with a price tag of $299.99. Sams even published a reveal video for the new console, which you can see just below, which looks pretty convincing.

Shortly after, a Twitter user posted the full reveal trailer for the Xbox Series S out of nowhere. The reveal trailer itself (which looks pretty damn convincing), claims the Xbox Series S will support up to 120FPS for games at a 1440p resolution, among a slew of other details. If they're legit, this is impressive for a $299 console.

If these details are legitimate, they're impressive. | Microsoft

I never thought the Xbox Series S would be revealed by Microsoft in a tweet, but nothing about the way this console has been uncovered has been conventional. First leaked by a report in December 2019, the cheaper console would go on to be referenced in dev kit notes, Xbox controller packaging, and more, until the worst kept secret in gaming was finally revealed by Microsoft today.

Right now, Microsoft aren't talking specs or release date for the Xbox Series S. The report from Thurrot might have forced Microsoft's hand somewhat in the reveal, but we'll have to stay tuned for more information on just how less powerful the Xbox Series S will be compared to the Xbox Series X. Note that a previous report had both the Xbox Series X and S launching in the first week of November.

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