Microsoft has officially confirmed the existence and price of the Xbox Series S, a budget-conscious option of its next-gen hardware. With that, attention turns toward Xbox Series X, which still has no announced price or release date. But a leak regarding the Series S made claims about its big brother Series X too.
Windows Central confirmed leaks of the Series S design–a slimmer white box with a circular black design element–along with accurately calling its price at $299. That would appear to lend credence to the rest of its report, which claimed the Series X will be priced at $499 and that both systems will release on November 10.
We know that Series X is scheduled for a November launch, but the exact date and price are still unconfirmed. The Series S confirmation from Microsoft didn’t announce a date. The company promised more details soon.
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Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
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— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
The Series S has been something of an open secret for a while, though. In August, a controller leak mentioned the long-rumored Series S specifically.
Meanwhile, Sony’s PlayStation 5, which is going head-to-head with Xbox this holiday season, also has no announced price or release date. Sony did start to lay the groundwork for an announcement, though, by allowing fans to register for a chance to reserve their preorder.