- Microsoft announces the new Xbox Series S in black with 1TB storage.
- The console will be available on September 1, and you can pre-order today.
- The price is set to $349, which is a $50 increase from the original version.
Microsoft has unveiled a new variant of the Xbox Series S console with a new carbon black finish and 1TB of storage. The company made the announcements at the Xbox Games Showcase event, and aside from the new color and storage space bump, the design and hardware remain virtually identical to the original version.
The company also says that the new version of the console is expected to be available on September 1, and it will be priced at $349, and you can pre-order one today.
Originally, the Xbox Series S was priced at $299, but it only included 512GB of storage. The new version at $349 is a $50 increase, but you will be getting an additional 512GB of space, which is a good deal. Recently, Western Digital revealed its new storage expansion card of 512GB going for $79.99 and a 1TB option going for $149.99. This means that the $349 price for the console will save you around $30 to get the extra storage.
The Xbox Series S is 60 percent smaller than the Xbox Series X since it does not include a disc drive, which means that you will have to download the games from the Microsoft Store using an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass subscription. However, even with this more compact design, the console has four times the processing power as the Xbox One console and supports gameplay up to 120fps, hardware-accelerated DirectX Ray Tracing, and Variable Rate Shading. In addition, it offers three times the graphical performance of an Xbox One, but unlike the Series X, the Series S is designed for games at 1440Pp at 60fps, with support up to 120fps.
You can pre-order the new Xbox Series S in black at the Microsoft Store.