Xbox Series S Release Date Announced for November 2020

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Xbox Series S Release Date Announced for November 2020

September 8, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

The Xbox Series S release date has been announced and it's a lot sooner than you think. In fact, you'll be able to get your hands on this all-digital version of Microsoft's next-gen gaming console in November 2020.

Microsoft's new Xbox Series S console was officially confirmed earlier today. This wasn't a huge surprise to people in the know — hints about the Xbox Series S have been floating around for a while now — but it's nice to see Microsoft finally give this new console the official nod.

Get hyped for the next generation of console gaming with the Xbox Series S World Premier Trailer!

The Xbox Series S has quite a few differences from the Xbox Series X, but two of them are especially important. Firstly, this upcoming console is not going to be launching with an optical disc drive. Secondly, there's the price: the Xbox Series S is going to be launching for the astonishingly low price of just $299.

 
 

We don't quite know the exact specs of this console, but the odds are good that it won't have the same graphical horsepower as the Xbox Series X. The trailer promises that it will offer 1440p resolution at up to 120 FPS, DirectX Raytracing, Variable Rate Shading, and a Variable Refresh Rate. This cheaper next-gen console will be almost 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X.

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When is the Xbox Series S release date?

The Xbox Series S release date is November 10, 2020. You'll be able to pick up this budget-friendly next-gen console for a surprisingly low price, too — it's going to cost you just $299 or your regional equivalent.

Although the Xbox Series S doesn't have a disc drive, Microsoft has built up a pretty robust package of digital offerings via Xbox Game Pass. It's never been a better time to buy an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership to get ready for the next great generation of console gaming!

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Will you be buying this console on the Xbox Series S release date or would you prefer to wait for the mainline Xbox Series X? Which console do you think will win the next generation? Let us know in the comments below!

 
 

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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