It may be the smallest Xbox ever, but it's still not cute

It may be the smallest Xbox ever, but it’s still not cute That’s 2020 gaming’s worst kept secret. The Xbox Series S is the budget-friendly version of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. It’s existence has long been rumored, and Microsoft finally confirmed it after the promo video leaked earlier today. The big news for the little guy is the price. It’s $299, and supposedly there will be a $25-a-month payment plan option that comes with Xbox Game Pass. Not bad, if you’re content with mostly 1080p (with upscaled 1440p) and a tiny 512GB drive to go with your disc-less hardware. The game of price chicken with Sony has just kicked off!

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Might be a nice second console w/ streaming apps for the bedroom for Series X buyers, too.

You can use it as a hot plate if you turn it horizontal.

I dunno, I think it might be the best deal ever for people who haven’t invested years in getting a Steam backlog of Doom, and who just want to play a few games each month. This, the Games Pass, fairly cheap gaming for years with little fuss.

Why did they make it look like a wireless subwoofer? Pick something cool, like a router!

It’s the bass model.

(Someone on Twitter probably already made this joke.)

I looks cute to me. I’m a little jealous, since I plan to get the Series X. I think this looks better.

It looks weird. They should have made the cooling grill thing a diffferent shape. Maybe a 2-tone grey/black X? Still better looking than the PS5.

This one amused me:

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If it looks like that with the RBG lights I am definitely not getting it.

That does actually look better, without the high contrast black. The other grilles are square and white. I wonder why that wasn’t used for the big one.