Microsoft Releases The Latest Xbox X And Xbox Series S, Specs To Help You Make A Decision

The moment all Microsoft crusaders have been waiting for: the Xbox X Series and S series have officially hit the shelves. X Series starts at $499, while the S Series runs at $299. The release comes just two days before the Playstation 5 goes live nationwide Nov. 12.

Let the race for “next gen” dominance begin.

X Series

With an 8X Core processor at 3.8GHz and 1 TB (1,000 gigs) of memory, this is the most powerful Xbox to date. Microsoft is known for hitting the nail on the head with its previous controller models, so we grabbed a tweet that shows they didn’t try to reinvent the wheel.

To the naked eye, the controller appears to be a spitting image of the Xbox 1 generation controller, which is good news. There’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.

However, just because it looks the same doesn’t mean it is the same. This console now offers true 4K resolution, which has never be accomplished on a console before, as well as Blu Ray capabilities. Sony dominated “older generation” sales because of its inclusion of Blu-Ray. Microsoft specs impressed at launch and are now hoping to compete better against these older Sony models. Microsoft sales are likely to reflect the work they put into this console after quarter one’s sales report.

S Series

At $299, the S Series possesses the same processor as Microsoft’s more expensive option. With 3.6 GHz and 512 GB of memory, its storage has been cut in half, but not everyone needs to be able to store games in bulk. For old generation users that were complaining about memory shortages, the X Series is probably worth the extra cost this time around.

If you plan on playing two or three games, then the S has plenty power to play like an X Series for $200 less. Finally, a bite-sized Xbox that doesn’t play like one.

Some celebs are already flaunting their Xboxes on social media.

To absolutely no one’s surprise, they’re flying off the shelves. Xbox gave a helpful tip for those of us that want one for themselves.

If you’re undecided between Xbox or Playstation, you’ll need to fire up The Big Bang Theory and decide on a coin flip. Next Gen is here, and it’s about that time we make the big decision.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. I’m a PC gamer myself but I have to admit, $300 is pretty good for what you’re getting hardware wise. Sure it will be outdated in a few years and be left in the dust by PC components, but again that’s not a bad price. BUT there’s no point unless you have a 4K TV or monitor. And if you’re a real framerate stickler, not having HDMI 2.1 means you don’t get the l33t refresh rate. Ultimately the fact they have a PC guy like me even considering one as a possibility is a pretty well done job by M$.

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