For the first time, this year Microsoft will launch two gaming consoles; The main one Xbox Series X which is the flagship, and the smaller Xbox Series S.
Sony is doing the same with PS5 but the only difference is that one has the disc drive, and the other is a digital version only. But these two Xbox consoles are different. And here are the main differences.
Just like Sony, Microsoft has created a digital only console and that’s the smaller Xbox Series S. That leaves the flagship console with a Disc drive for people who prefer using discs for their games.
I’m sure you’ve already noticed by now that the series S is much smaller than the Series X. Series S is almost 60% smaller than the Series X.
That of course is largely contributed to by the lack of an optical drive. Also, if you care, the series S is almost just about half the weight of the Series X. (About 4 pounds for series S and just under 10 pounds for series X)
The Xbox Series X is more powerful, has a better GPU, has more RAM, more storage……….basically, Microsoft went all out to make sure the flagship console stands out with a better spec sheet.
The differences might not be significant enough to affect actual game play, but still they’ve got slightly different internals. The Series X outputs 4K60, the Series S can only manage 1440p @60 FPS.
Color is usually not a big deal for someone who just wants to play video games; but for something that’s going to be sitting in your living room everyday, I guess color is something to talk about.
The flagship Xbox comes in a matt black finish and it comes with a matching black controller. The series S on the other hand is white with a white controller.
Lastly, is the price, and this for me is the most polarising difference of these two consoles. Xbox Series X will be $500 while the smaller Xbox Series S will cost you $300.
Watch: Xbox Series X vs Series S
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