Differences “Xbox Series X” vs. “Xbox Series S”

Microsoft has officially disclosed the Xbox Series X's pricing and release date. The Xbox Series X will cost $499 and be available on November 10th. If that isn't enough to pique your interest, the business has also announced a new game console! The Xbox Series S is a scaled-down version of the Xbox Series X, priced at a significantly lower $299. Here's everything you need to know about the differences and similarities between the two systems.


The Xbox Series X will be available for a very hefty but not surprising $499. This could be considered a competitive price for next-generation consoles. The Xbox Series S will cost slightly more than half that, at $299. This means that the Xbox Series S will be able to compete with rival consoles.


Instead of a large, black cube like the Xbox Series X, the Series S appears to be a thin slab. It's almost possible to combine two Series S into a single Series X. The Series S is also the same size as the Xbox One X, albeit somewhat larger.


The Xbox Series X is a monster, packing 12 TFLOPS of power from AMD's Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. Supports ray tracing and can handle resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160) at 120 frames per second. It is also 8K capable.
The Xbox Series S, like its bigger brother, is built on AMD's Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. However, its raw processing power is only 4 TFLOPS. It also comes with 10GB of RAM (16GB of Series X). This means that the S Series has a far lower rendering resolution ceiling of 1440p, which is two-thirds of 4K's vertical pixels.

It still supports ray tracing and 1440p at up to 120 frames per second. However, games cannot be rendered in 4K resolution. The Series S 4K will provide a respectable picture for your TV, but don't anticipate a lot of sharpness, smoothness, or overall detail. The overall frame rate may also differ from one game to the next.

Media Assistance:

With an optical drive and 1TB SSD that handle Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, the Xbox Series X covers all the bases for both physical media and digital delivery. This provides a large amount of storage as well as the ability to play physical versions of games.

The Xbox Series S is an all-digital system that does not include an optical drive. This implies it can't play Blu-ray discs or physical game versions. Also available with a 512GB SSD.