Xbox Series S: Next gen gaming at a last gen price
The little brother of the Xbox Series X, the Series S packs a huge punch into a tiny package and helps bring the next generation to you without breaking the bank.
In keeping with the modern trend for multiple models of the same console to cater to a wide range of gaming tastes and styles, Microsoft is, for the first time, launching two different models of a new Xbox generation. While the Series X may be the more powerful console, the value for money offered from the Series S console is little short of remarkable.
Capable of supporting games running at 120FPS with a resolution of 1440p, boasting 4K upscaling, and 4K media playback, the Xbox Series S will open the eyes of current-generation players to a world of incredible realism and smooth performance. If you’re not someone who owns a 4K television, the Xbox Series S will give let you sample the next generation of gaming without spending money on features you’re not able to make the most of.
All of this is built upon a 512GB SSD. With the current generation of consoles utilising traditional hard drives, the move to SSDs results in a marked improvement in loading times. What’s more remarkable is that this entire package begins with an RRP of £249, putting it roughly on a par with the current base level of PS4 and Xbox One offers. Black Friday 2022 saw the console drop as low as £189.99 so we'd expect the sales this year to see it fall even further.
With so much tech crammed in, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Microsoft have resorted to using hefty, unwieldy components. On the contrary, the Xbox Series S packs all of this power into the smallest Xbox ever, a remarkable piece of engineering that will fit comfortably into any entertainment centre.