ARTICLE UPDATED 09/09/2020: SEE BELOW.
After several leaks online, Microsoft have come forward and officially confirmed the existence of the little brother to the Xbox Series X, similarly named the Xbox Series S.
Much like the PlayStation 5’s digital only console, the Xbox Series S has no disk drive and is therefore significantly smaller than the Xbox Series X.
It has also been confirmed that the Xbox Series S specs will be on par with the current Xbox One X, meaning that although the graphics and performance of the new machine will be similar to the current generation over the first few years, as developers continue to create games, they will be able to get more out of the hardware as time goes on.
As confirmed by the tweet above, the new console will be priced at $299.00.
In the official launch video from Xbox, the size of the console is shown against an Xbox controller and the Xbox Series X.
There is currently no official word on the pricing for the Xbox Series X, although the latest leak puts that at $499.00, so until that is confirmed, we will need to take that will a pinch of salt.
The Xbox Twitter account has has indeed confirmed the price of the Xbox Series X at $499.00.
Do you like the look of the Xbox Series S? Do you prefer the disk drive based look of the Xbox Series X? Or are you a PlayStation preferring gamer? Let us know in the comments!