Microsoft launched two great game consoles together: the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. this could be considered as a rectification for the previous mistakes. However, these two game consoles were launched on 10th November 2020. Even though, they are not each other rivals, but comparison between the two is given. Both of the game consoles are decent in appearance and better than the previous consoles.
Xbox Series X: Black Finish, Black controller, 301 x 151x 151mm, 4.5kg
Xbox Series S: White Finish, White controller, 273 x 150 x 64mm, 1.9kg
Even if they were launched together, there is nothing similar between the two next-gen consoles.
The Xbox Series X is a matt black huge machine, designed to stand vertically and lay horizontally. Whereas the Xbox Series S is smaller in size and the console is white in color, which makes it look like a speaker.
Processing and Graphics
Xbox Series X: 3.8GHz CPU, 16GB GDDR6 RAM, 12 TFLOPS GPU (52 CUs at 1.825GHz), Custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core processor
Xbox Series S: 3.6 GHz, 10GB GDDR6 RAM, 4 TFLOPS GPU (20CUs at 1.565GHZ), Custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core processor
Xbox Series X: 1TB internal SSD, 3x USB 3.2 Ports
Xbox Series S: 512 Gb internal SSD, 3x USB 3.1 ports
Both Consoles: storage expansion card slots
Storage has become an advantage for the Xbox next-gen consoles, and Microsoft Has out did itself with the Xbox Series X storage. In terms of storage the X box Series S lack the internal storage when compared to the Xbox Series X, but both the consoles have Storage Expansion Card Slots.
The Xbox Series S might be of a concern, considering the internal storage is 512GB, also talking into notice that most of the games now a days are up to 100GB. Some are even larger like Call of Duty: Warzone.
Both Consolers: 1x AA-battery powered controller included
Both consolers: Also compatible with Xbox One Controllers
With the new game consoles, comes new controller as well. The Xbox Series X has a black colored controller and the Xbox Series S has a white colored controller. Both have the same features- just a color difference.
The controller comes with a new feature of saving screenshots and video clips while playing with the share button at the center the gaming pad.
Games and Accessories
Both Consoles: Backwards compatible with Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games
Both Consoles: Also compatible with all Xbox One Accessories
Here is a list of game that are confirmed for the Xbox Series X and S:
- Halo Infinite
- Cyperpunk 2077
- Assassin’s Creed
- Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Immortal Fenyx Rising
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Battlefield 6
- Dying Light 2
- WRC 9
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Dirt 5
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
- The Medium
- The Ascent
- Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines 2
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second Extinction
- Call to the Sea
- Far Cry 6
- FIFA 21
- Hitman 3
- Resident Evil 8
Both Consoles: Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), HDR (high dynamic range), Dolby vision, Dolby Atmos
Xbox Series X: 4K Ultra-HD Blue-ray drive
Xbox Series S: No drive, digital only
Price and Availability
Both Consoles available globally on 10th November 2020
Xbox Series X launch price: £449 / $499 / €499
Xbox Series S launch price: £249 / $299 / €299
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Specs
Xbox Series X:
- CPU: Eight-core 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT) custom AMD 7mm
- GPU: 12 teraflops 1.825GHz (locked)
- RAM: 16GB GDDR6
- Frame rate: Up to 120 fps
- Resolution: Up to 8k
- Optical: HD Blu-Ray disk drive
- Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
Xbox Series S:
- CPU: Eight-core 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT) custom AMD 7nm
- GPU: 4 teraflops at 1.550GHz
- RAM: 10GB GDDR6
- Frame rate: Up to 120 fps
- Resolution: 1440p with 4k upscaling
- Optical: No disk drive
- Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
Which Xbox to buy?
Well, both the next-gen game consoles have their own perks and benefits. Microsoft has made sure their they cover all kinds of audience and gamers. If you want a decent looking yet cost- efficient Xbox, the Xbox Series S is your destination and if you are ready to spend a little extra, no body is stopping you to buy the Xbox Series X.
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