Xbox Series S update: smallest Xbox ever, could cost just $249

Microsoft is reportedly making the Xbox Series X super-small, could almost fit in your hand -- while it could cost $249-$299.

Anthony Garreffa
Published Thu, Jul 23 2020 11:43 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

We've been hearing so much about Microsoft's flagship Xbox Series X console that the Xbox Series S console doesn't get as much of that spotlight... until now. Speaking of that Xbox Series X spotlight, I recently reported that the next-gen Xbox consoles would launch in November with the "largest line up ever", more on that here.

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We have some new rumors from Moore's Law is Dead on YouTube that Microsoft could be pricing the Xbox Series S at somewhere between $250-$300, which will sit very well against the disc-less all-digital PlayStation 5 which should cost somewhere between $350-$400.

If the Xbox Series S is priced at $249 with its super-small design and same internals -- a semi-custom APU made up of Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 GPU cores, the super-fast PCIe 4.0 storage and GDDR6 memory (but just less RAM: 10GB GDDR6 versus 16GB GDDR6).

Microsoft will reportedly be eating some of the cost of the Xbox Series X to get the price down to cutt throat competitive levels, where costs on the Xbox Series S console are reportedly $280. If Microsoft does indeed price the Xbox Series S at $249 then it will be losing $30 per console.

That's alright if you're now in the Xbox family and Microsoft product families, versus buying a more expensive PlayStation 5 console. But I'll have more to say on that in a follow up series of articles on the weekend. Until then, here's where Tom from Moore's Law is Dead on YouTube thinks pricing on the consoles will fall:

  • Xbox Series S: $249-$299
  • Xbox Series X: $399-$499
  • PlayStation 5 digital: $349-$399
  • PlayStation 5: $399-$499
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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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