The Xbox Series X is the most powerful console ever released priced at $499 featuring a custom 8-core AMD zen 2 processor running at 3.8GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, AMD RDNA 2 graphics with 12 teraflops and 52 compute units clocked at 1.825GHz, custom PCIe 4.0 super-fast NVME 1TB Solid-State Drive (SSD), and Blu-Ray disc drive.  With this hardware configuration, the console offers unmatched 4K graphics at 60fps out-of-the-box, but it also supports up to 8K resolution at 120fps. In addition, the Xbox Series X includes Ray Tracing, which is a new technology that enables more realistic lighting changes dynamically inside the game. On the other hand, the Xbox Series S is a smaller and more affordable console priced at $299. Similar to its bigger brother, the Series S offers an 8-core AMD zen 2 processor and AMD RDNA 2 graphics, but slightly tweaked down to a 3.6GHz for the processor and 4 teraflops and 20 compute units clocked at 1.565GHz for the graphics processor. Also, this console comes with less memory (10GB of GDDR6 RAM) and half of the storage (PCIe 4.0 NVME 512GB SSD). Furthermore, since this is the All-Digital version, this console doesn’t come with a Blu-Ray disc drive.  However, even with the tweaked down hardware, the Xbox Series S is well equipped to play next generation games – just not in native 4K. This hardware configuration allows 1440p gameplay with support for up to 120fps, hardware-accelerated DirectX Ray Tracing and Variable Rate Shading. See also Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S: which one you should buy.

Where to buy Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S

Alongside these retailers, in the United States, you can order the consoles at Best Buy (X) and (S), Newegg, Target, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, and Gamestop. It’s worth pointing out that due to the pandemic and demand, it could turn out difficult to snag a console on launch day. Also, a lot of retailers like Target and Best Buy are only making the console available through the online store front. 

Xbox All Access program

In addition, Microsoft also has the Xbox All Access program, which allows you to get the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S and Game Pass Ultimate for monthly payments of $35 and $25 (for 24 months) respectively with no upfront cost. If you’re interesting on upgrading your gaming experience without having to pay the full price upfront, you can apply to this program in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, and Sweden. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.