Now that we’ve finally got the full story for both the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S, Microsoft has done the logical thing and turned both the new consoles’ websites into a one-stop-shop for all the info you could possibly need. Plus there’s a bunch of cool new graphics and videos, too.
There’s not a whole lot of new information to be found as most of it has already been previously released, but eagle-eyed Xbox fans will find at least two new tidbits of info.
First is the Wi-Fi standard that both Xboxes will employ. Wi-Fi 5 is the current standard, which some of you might know as AC-band from the letters on your router. It’s a fine frequency to play games on, and nobody is likely to complain about the Xbox Series X and Series S using Wi-Fi 5 instead of Wi-Fi 6.
The PS5 is rumored to be using Wi-Fi 6, however, which is faster, able to support more connections at once and is just all-around better in every way than Wi-Fi 5.
The other tidbit is a bit more weighty. The Xbox Series X is finally confirmed to weigh in at a massive 9.8 lbs, while the Xbox Series S is a svelte 4.25 lbs. This confirms the Xbox Series X is the heaviest Xbox ever made while the Series S is the lightest.
A few other notable things on the updated websites. You can get a good look at the 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Cards on both consoles, which is something that most gamers are likely to look into as games continue to eat up monstrous amounts of memory. Both are confirmed to have native 3D sound as well.
It seems that the Xbox Series X is really pushing the technology angle of 4K graphics, while the Xbox Series S is more focused on the Xbox Game Pass. This makes sense for the digital-only console that’s also far less powerful than the Xbox Series X, although Microsoft does later mention that the Series S is still capable of playing next-gen games with modern features like ray-tracing.
Both Xbox Series X and Series S hit stores on November 10.
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