xbox series s: Xbox Series S console to launch on November 10: Everything you need to know
Microsoft recently announced the launch date and the prices of its next gen consoles: Series X and S. Both will be launched on the same day, on November 10, 2020. While the Xbox Series X console is priced at $499, the Xbox Series S, called the “smallest Xbox ever” will come at $299.
Xbox Series X has been priced at Rs 49,990 while the Series S console will come at Rs 34,990, Xbox India announced this in a Facebook post. Pre-orders start from September 22.
The Xbox Series S console comes in Robot White colour and features a new design. Xbox Series S includes the new Xbox Wireless Controller, also in Robot White. This controller will also be available as a standalone purchase this holiday and has features like improved ergonomics, our hybrid D-pad, textured grip on the triggers, bumpers and back, as well as the new dedicated Share button.
Xbox Series S vs Xbox One
As per Microsoft, Xbox Series S delivers 4x the processing power of an Xbox One console and supports experiences up to 120fps, with support for hardware-accelerated DirectX Ray Tracing and Variable Rate Shading.
In addition, Xbox Series S includes 512GB of custom SSD storage and is powered by the Xbox Velocity Architecture, delivering more than 40x the I/O bandwidth of an Xbox One that is claimed to result in faster loading times, steadier frame rates and Quick Resume for multiple titles.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S: The similarities
Microsoft claims that Xbox Series S delivers the same next generation speed and performance that define Xbox Series X. It is similar in CPU and has the identical I/O performance as Xbox Series X, though it renders at a lower resolution.
You’ll also experience the same audio on Xbox Series S that you will on Xbox Series X with Spatial Sound, including support for Dolby Atmos. Support for Dolby Vision via streaming media apps will be available across Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X at launch, and Dolby Vision support for gaming will come first to our next-gen Xbox consoles in 2021.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S: The differences
The primary difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is in resolution. The company says that since many gamers prefer framerate over resolution, it built a console that didn’t require a 4K TV. While Series X is meant for high resolution gameplay, Series S renders the same game at a lower resolution.
Xbox Series S delivers approximately 3x the GPU performance of Xbox One and was designed to play games at 1440p at 60 frames per second, with support for up to 120fps, as per Microsoft.
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