There’s a brand new Xbox console accessible. Microsoft simply launched a brand new model of the digital-only Xbox Sequence S in a daring “Carbon Black” colour with twice the accessible storage, 1TB in comparison with the usual 512GB that ships with different SKUs. It prices $350, options the identical matte end because the costlier Sequence X and ships with an official Xbox Wi-fi Controller. The brand new console is obtainable at nearly each brick-and-mortar and digital retailer after initially being teased on the Summer season Video games Fest again in June.
The massive information right here is the additional onerous drive house. The Sequence S doesn’t settle for bodily media, so the onerous drive is your solely choice. Prior variations had been locked in at 512GB and, nicely, you know the way that goes. That’s sufficient for round three or 4 AAA video games. For example, the recently-released Bethesda RPG Starfield clocks in at 130GB. Assuming a median dimension of round 100GB, the brand new Sequence S ought to accommodate seven or eight high-profile video games plus loads of smaller-sized indie titles. You’ll nonetheless need to delete older video games to make room for newer ones finally, or get an exterior drive, however you may fear about that later.
The just-released Sequence S refresh additionally boasts a comparatively eco-friendly design, with many parts made out of post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins. This follows a pattern initially began again in 2021 with Sequence S consoles.
Trendy Xbox naming conventions can get a bit complicated for common customers, so what precisely is the Sequence S and the way does it differ from the Sequence X? Each are next-gen consoles, however the Sequence S is the lower-powered cousin to the Sequence X, along with missing a devoted disc drive. Nevertheless, the Sequence X prices $500 and the Sequence S prices $300 to $350, relying on the accessible onerous drive house. Trendy video games run on each consoles, however the Sequence S is designed for decrease resolutions of 1080p or 1440p, whereas the Sequence X is decidedly a 4K console.