Microsoft Officially Announces the Xbox Series S: 1440p/120 FPS Gaming for Only $299

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Following this morning’s leak, Microsoft has gone ahead and published the world premiere reveal trailer for its other next-gen console, the Xbox Series S. The video confirms that the system will be released on November 10 for only $299. It also includes quite a bit of insight on its capabilities.

According to Microsoft, the Xbox Series S can play games at up to QHD resolution (1440p) and 120 frames per second. The all-digital console also flaunts DirectX ray tracing, as well as other shiny features such as variable rate shading and variable refresh rate. It even has a speedy NVMe SSD (512 GB) just like its bigger brother, the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series S Highlights

  • All-digital
  • 1440p at up to 120 FPS
  • DirectX ray tracing
  • Variable rate shading
  • Variable refresh rate
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Custom 512 GB SSD
  • 4K Streaming media playback
  • 4K Upscaling for games

The Xbox Series S will be available beginning on November 10 for $299. Now that the world knows how much the next-gen Xbox consoles will cost, the ball is in Sony’s court. We’re guessing that the PlayStation 5 price will be unveiled very soon.

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