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Following earlier leaks, Microsoft has confirmed news of the Xbox Series S — a next-gen console that will also be the company’s smallest Xbox ever.
The company made the announcement on the official Xbox Twitter account.
This follows reports a few hours earlier showcasing leaked news on the Xbox Series X and pricing for the Xbox Series X.
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
Xbox did not confirm much about the console. It provided its estimated retail launch price ($299), as well as an image showing how it looks.
The company also confirmed that this console would be the smallest Xbox ever.
Earlier in the day, Windows Central reported on a series of leaks about the new consoles.
Other details reported on by the publication include a 10 November 2020 launch date for both consoles.
Meanwhile, Windows Central also reports a leaked $499 price tag for the Xbox Series X.
Official price details have been scarce for both the Xbox Series X and Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5.
In fact, Sony opened up pre-order registration for the PS5 in the US before it has even revealed the console’s price.
However, the newly leaked price for the Series X points to the new Xbox console being significantly cheaper than its Sony counterpart.
A leaked Amazon listing for the PS5 in June puts the new PlayStation’s price somewhere around £599. At the time of writing, this amounts to $781.
Even if the company chooses regional pricing and sets the PS5 to $599 (similar to how some games are sold at $60 and £60 in their respective countries despite differing currency strengths), it will still be more expensive than its Xbox counterpart.
Only time will tell where the official prices land, though.
Feature image: Xbox