The wait is finally over. This morning, Microsoft revealed absolutely everything about the new Xbox consoles, including price, specifications and release date. However, now that the cards were discovered, the question arose, which console is best for you? The Xbox Series X or the Xbox Series S? In this guide we answer all your questions.
Just a few hours ago, official Xbox accounts confirmed that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be priced at $ 499 and $ 299, respectively. In the case of Mexico, this translates to $ 13,999 and $ 8,499 MXN, respectively.
During this Tuesday, Xbox also officially revealed that both consoles will be officially launched on November 10. Added to this, the pre-orders will open from this September 22, so that the most enthusiastic can ensure their unity in these first waves, when stocks are a little more limited.
What is the difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
It is already known that the Xbox Series X is a true monster and the most powerful console ever created, even surpassing the PlayStation 5. The interesting thing is that the specifications of the Xbox Series S are very similar, since they share the same CPU AMD Zen 2 of 8 cores (although they do not have special same performance). This allows the younger sister to run next-gen games, although it is inferior in all other respects.
The Xbox Series S GPU is inferior in performance and speed, having fewer CUs running slower, plus it only has a third of the teraflops. Added to this, the small console only has 10GB of RAM, compared to 16GB for its older sister. In order not to complicate things too much, all this affects the performance, resolution and fluidity of games. While the Xbox Series X can run titles at native 4K resolution, the Xbox Series S stays at 1440p resolution. While both consoles promise up to 120 frames per second, this performance is much more likely to be achieved on the Xbox Series X and not the Series S, at least in the most intensive games.
On the other hand, the Xbox Series X will include a solid state drive with 1TB of storage to store your games, while the Xbox Series S stays at 512GB. Thus, if you buy the light console, you should be a little more careful when managing what you download so as not to run out of memory.
Finally, the Xbox Series X includes a disk bay so you can place physical games, while the Xbox Series S is completely digital and to grow your library you will have to buy titles in the Xbox Marketplace. Now, it should be noted that this does not affect the issue of storage, since in both cases the game is installed on disk.
In conclusion, both consoles are incredibly similar, with the difference that one offers better performance for those looking for the best gaming experience.
Which one should I choose?
If you are a physical collector or a serious gamer and want to enjoy your titles in glorious native 4K resolution, smooth gameplay thanks to a stable 60 frames per second and maybe even more without any performance problems, the Xbox Series X is definitely for you. Just consider that performance goes hand in hand with a higher price.
On the other hand, if you just want to enjoy next-gen games, don’t care so much about performance, or don’t have a 4K TV, and want to save a good deal of money, then the Xbox Series S is the best choice.
In any case, Microsoft is to be applauded for creating 2 amazing consoles and putting them at a more than affordable price, considering they have high-end PC specs, at least as of this writing.
Now, the decision is yours. What Xbox are you going to buy?