Following a long series of consoles from the same family that has been popular with gamers for almost two decades, Microsoft is releasing the eagerly anticipated Xbox Series X.
The first Xbox was introduced in 2001. The Xbox 360 and Xbox One followed in 2005 and 2013, respectively. Even though older versions have undergone substantial updates and changes, the new Xbox Series X represents the first big generational change in the Xbox family in more than seven years.
Microsoft originally assigned the new Xbox Series X the codename “Project Scarlett,” and it was unveiled at The Game Awards 2019 with a trailer that provided fans and players their first look at the fourth-generation Xbox platform.
What Day Does the Xbox Series X Launch?
It has now been revealed that the new Xbox Series X, the most potent Xbox to date, will be released on November 10th of this year. The Xbox S, a more cheap model of the system, will also be made available at the same time. On September 22nd, pre-orders for the Xbox Series X opened.
Price of The Xbox Series X: How Much Will It Set You Back?
The price of the Xbox Series X system has now been revealed to be $499 in the United States and £449 in the UK. The Xbox Series S, an alternative version of the new console that will be more reasonably priced, will also be available. The suggested retail price for this console is $299 (£249).
Where Can I Get the Xbox Series X in Advance?
At a number of stores, both the more expensive Xbox Series X and the less expensive Series S were up for pre-order. Although the Series S is still available in a few locations, we do not anticipate them to last long because the Series X has already sold out everywhere.
We’ll keep this page up to date with the most recent stock levels and retailers.
- – Sold out.
- GAME – Series S is still available.
- Very – Sold out.
- Amazon – Sold out.
- AO.com – Series S is still available.
- Smyths – Series S is still available.
- Simply Games – Sold out.
- – Sold out.
UK pre-order for Xbox Series X
If and when the stock does become available for pre-order, the unique URLs to the consoles on each website are included below.
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GAME is one of the few stores that still have a Series S in stock and is a fantastic place to look for accessories.
Xbox Series X costs $449.
£249.99 Xbox Series S
Amazon, one of the most well-liked shops, finds it difficult to meet the demand for pre-orders. Keep checking back though, as they do regularly top off the stock throughout the day.
£449.99 Xbox Series X
£249.99 Xbox Series S
Very did have a PS5 in store, making it a smart location to look at as other retailers started to run out of stock. Although the Xbox Series X has already sold out, the less expensive Series S console still has plenty of stock.
Xbox Series X costs $449.
£249.99 for the Xbox Series S
Keep an eye out for Xbox Series X and S pre-orders on AO.com because it includes a pre-order search filter.
£479 for the Xbox Series X (includes 3 Month’s Game Pass)
£279 for the Xbox Series S (includes 3 Month’s Game Pass)
ShopTo.Net was an additional store that served a purpose on PS5 pre-order day.
What Do We Know About the Xbox Series X in Terms of Specifications?
- 8 cores at 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT) on the CPU specific Zen 2 CPU
- GPU: Custom RDNA 2 GPU, 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs, 1.825 GHz
- 360.45 mm2 Die Size
- Process: Enhanced 7nm
- 16 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 320 b bus
- 10 GB of memory at 560 GB/s and 6 GB of memory at 336 GB/s
- 1TB custom NVME SSD for internal storage
- I/O Throughput: Raw: 2.4 GB/s, Transformed: 4.8 GB/s
- 1TB Expansion Card for Expandable Storage (matches internal storage exactly)
- External Storage: Support for USB 3.2 External HDD
- 4K UHD Blu-ray drive, optical
- Performance Goal: Up to 120 FPS at 4K At 60 FPS
- With these specifications, the Xbox Series X will be Microsoft’s most potent system to date and will go head-to-head with Sony’s brand-new PS5 for the Christmas 2020 market.
- It is important to keep in mind that even though the console will have 1TB of storage capacity, some of that will already be used by the system, so plan on having about 802GB available for games and other downloads.
- But they will immediately play on the Series X if you already have games stored on an external hard drive to play on your current Xbox machine, which is extremely convenient!
- Microsoft will upgrade its storage capabilities to include SSDs, much like the PS5, but it will also include a hard disc for games.
- Also acknowledged is the compatibility of the new Series X with current Xbox One accessories, such as the controllers.
- Even though these are not the final versions, those who have been fortunate enough to obtain a console have discovered several fascinating things when using them.
- One of the primary things we are noticing is how quiet it is, which is undoubtedly a comfort for those who don’t enjoy listening to a console whirr while they are playing a game.
- Additionally, when turned on, it is supposed to produce a startling quantity of heat. Although it does seem like it is completely natural and of no concern, it’s helpful to know in case you buy your own and begin to worry about how hot it is becoming.
What Does the Xbox Series X Look Like in Terms of Design?
The new Xbox Series X features a whole new appearance, as seen in the trailer. The device’s shape is distinct from that of its predecessor; it is oblong and, when held upright, resembles a gaming computer. With a large curving grill on top, the console has a nice appearance.
The Xbox Series X has a tower form that is upright, similar to a gaming PC, but it can also be placed horizontally or vertically. The trailer’s console is black with indents for cooling vents on top. The interior light appears to be green. A disc drive is vertically positioned next to the logo in the top left corner.
There are three USB 3.2 ports, one networking port, an expandable storage slot, an HDMI 2.1 output port, and a power input port among the ports available.
It is 15.1cm x 151cm x 30.1cm in size and weighs 4.45kg/9/8lbs.
Gamepad for The Xbox Series X
A new controller from Microsoft will be included with the console. Shape and size have been optimized on the new Xbox Wireless Controller. Making it more accessible in the wake of the Xbox Adaptive Controller is the plan.
Additionally, a dedicated share button allows you to send pals screenshots and videos. Additionally, a brand-new function called Dynamic Latency Input enables you to “synchronize input instantaneously with what is displayed,” which makes it more accurate and responsive.
X Games for Xbox Series
There will be a huge selection of Xbox Series X games released in time for the console’s release date, in addition to the Xbox Series X supporting any games already playable on the Xbox One.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, FIFA21, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is currently available for pre-order, are among the games that have already been unveiled.
Additionally, those games should run significantly more quickly on the Xbox Series X, as demonstrated by the footage of Destiny 2 below, which Tom Warren of The Verge caught.
The Series X will support backward compatibility, allowing you to play all One-series games as well as some Xbox 360 and first-generation Xbox games that are included in the program.
It’s fantastic to be able to play a favorite game from around 2005 on a brand-new 2020 machine, however, certain games will look better on the X and older games won’t get much of an upgrade.
Rockstar’s GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are two games that have reportedly been enhanced to appear better on the Series X. We may fantasize while we wait for information on a 2010 Red Dead Redemption remake that is probably never going to happen.
Games pass, an Xbox-exclusive monthly subscription service, features a tonne of games available for download and play, including all current and upcoming Xbox exclusives like the Gears and Halo series.
Additionally, starting on November 10th, EA Play (formerly known as EA Access), which offers a wide selection of titles, will join the service. Popular titles including Sims, Plants vs. Zombies, Dead Space, and Mass Effect are all included in EA Play, though not the most recent installments of the sports series.
You won’t lack for games to play for the low monthly fee, either, with Microsoft reportedly in the process of purchasing Bethesda and Sega rumors circulating.
What About the Xbox S?
The Xbox Series S, also known as Project Lockhart, is the less expensive, digital-only alternative to the forthcoming Xbox Series X.
The disc-less feature, quicker CPU, and cheaper console had all been rumored for some time. Consider the PS4 Pro minus the disc dive. Microsoft promised that Xbox Series X will be a member of a family of gaming consoles, and it appears like they kept their promise.