The Xbox Series S, which is the smaller, maybe less attractive, sibling to the Xbox Series X, is meant to offer a more affordable console to those gamers who are cash strapped. And, while it’s still more affordable than a PS4 Pro, R7999 is still a higher price point than some bargained for.
That said, when you sit back and think about it, you’re getting a next-gen console – with a lot of the bells and whistles – for less than the current price of a Nintendo Switch.
Below is the Xbox Series S hardware specifications, as they’re known so far:
8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.55 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
10 GB GDDR6
512 GB Custom NVME SSD
1 TB Expansion Card
USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Up to 1440p @ 120 FPS
Matte White, Black
Unknown (60% smaller than Xbox Series X)
November 10, 2020
$299, £249, €299
We imagine that the R6999 price adjustment is due to tax, shipping and import duties. With a weaker rand in 2020, we can expect to pay a lot more for consoles and game releases moving forward.
Considering that the Xbox Series X costs $499 in the US, we could possibly be looking at a R10 000 or R12 000 price tag locally.
What do you think about the price of the Xbox Series S in South Africa? Is it affordable? Will you be purchasing the console?