Xbox Series S Officially Unveiled at $299

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  1. sirjim73

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    What happened to T, U and W?
     
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    Crazy how quick that rumor changed.
     
  3. TrevorPhilips

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    If it does exist and is the same spec as X just with no drive, that's fine with me. It's a bit confusing giving it a different letter though.

    Yeah same size I think, if internet connected of course. You can understand with a disc and no internet, but still, they could get you in game and let you decide what you need at least.

    Just leaked mate... T is a handheld, U is VR only and W is ultrawide 2560x1080!
     
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    You forgot the y, b, a, as well :)
     
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    Yeah read that as well. It might not bother some whom the cknsolenis targeted at but for a consolemsupposedly capable of next gen at 1440p upscaled to 4k with 60/120hz. Its more than an odd choice. Especially as games thatbhave Xbox One X enhancements still looks great at 1080p/1440p compared to vanilla One S.
     
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    XOX has more memory, which means that there could be problems if they just enable XOX BC mode.
     
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  8. Mr Grumpy

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    The SS is the upgrade for people happy with the 1S, like my kids who are happy playing indie games through gamepass or minecraft & don't care much for 4K & what not, however they'll be getting my 1X (it's practically theirs already)
    The SX is the upgrade for people on the 1X, I want to see what native enhancements it can do for PC2, ACC & when the time comes a few more sims down the line.
     
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    Dirt 5 Xbox Series S gameplay.
     
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    Now Xbox is reporting some "shortages" before pre-order day.
    Now it's going to be who can restock the fastest.
     
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    They all have 'shortages', standard pre-launch marketing. ;) Order or you may miss out. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think it's too soon to make any statements on cross/multiplatform titles, esp. those already in development. Personally, I doubt that TES6 will be a (timed) exclusive for instance. (Then again I could be very, very wrong about that)
     
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    For the price Microsoft is paying, I would think most titles going forward will be exclusive to Xbox/PC. At best it will be timed exclusive, but not likely.
     
  17. Tornado

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    Yeah. On the one hand I don't expect them to suddenly cancel all of their currently in development games or yank titles from the non-XBL stores.



    On the other hand that's an awful lot of damn money to not get something tangible out of it.
     
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    We're going to get Skyrim ported to the new Xbox aren't we?
     
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    First Obsidian and now Bethesda? I want to say good move, but I hate exclusives.
     
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    A couple of years ago MS bought a bunch of studios
    • Compulsion Games
    • inXile Entertainment
    • Ninja Theory
    • Obsidian Entertainment
    • Playground Games
    • Undead Labs
    • Double Fine
    And set up a couple of others. Then they said they had enough: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/xbox-is-shifting-focus-away-from-studio-acquisitions/
    Which they appear to have forgotten about.

    So it all sounds great. But when is the payback ? ignoring all the others and all other costs, This acquisition is the full retail cost of 62.5 million gamepass subscriptions. Hardware is a loss leader, gamepass makes little to no money and there are a bunch of cheap deals out there for gamepass. Surely, if they ever hope to see any profit over the next decade prices have to go up ?

    The financial side of it is fascinating.

    Regardless its pretty clear that MS are in the gaming market (and therefore consoles) for some time to come.
     
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    80 bucks per sold copy on PS5 is a really good way to make additional money to funnel into your own platform. ;) On top of that, I'm already hearing folks in my direct vicinity say they'll buy a Series S + Gamepass to sit next to their PS5. I suspect that's one of the main purposes of the Series S for MS.

    I suspect the bigger plan is 'games-as-a-service' regardless of platform. But yeah, I don't think prices will remain where they are, given that retail copies of games just went up. ;)
     
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    Looks like they are at least not ruling it out completely. We’ll see.
    If they will be timed exclusives, I’m ok with that I suppose.