The Xbox Series X is set to release this Holiday season, bringing Microsoft’s flagship console series into a new generation. It follows the original launch of the Xbox One in 2013 and the release of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X upgrades in 2016 and 2017, respectively. And as we inch closer to that deadline, we’re learning more and more about the Xbox Series. In fact, there’s enough information to put the Xbox Series X up against the PS5 in a face-off.
Microsoft has already officially unveiled the Xbox Series X’s full specs, with a commitment towards 4K, 60+ fps frame rates and ray-tracing. However, certain details like price are still unknown. That’s why we’re collecting all the information we know, confirmed and rumored, into one convenient page for our readers to keep up to date on the launch of the Xbox Series X.
Both the original Xbox One and the Xbox One X released for $499, while the PS4 released for $399 and the PS5 is currently being speculated to sell for “around $450.” And with the PS5 specs having confirmed Sony’s new console as having an 825GB PCIe SSD against the Xbox Series X’s 1TB NVMe SSD as well as a weaker GPU (10.3 teraflops against the Xbox’s 12 teraflops), that recent trend of Xbox being more expensive than Playstation seems likely to continue. An initial price point of anywhere from $499 to $550 is likely.
The Xbox Series X is set to include full backwards compatibility with all games that can run on the Xbox One, including the full Xbox One library and the hundreds of original Xbox and Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One.
Xbox Series X Cheat Sheet: Key details at a glance
|Release Date||Holiday 2020|
|Price||TBD, expected around $499|
|Key features||4K at 60 Fps, 8K, 120 Fps, ray-tracing, fast load times|
|Key games||Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Full Xbox One backwards compatibility|
|CPU||Custom AMD Zen 2 CPU|
|RAM||16GB GDDR6 memory|
|GPU||12 teraflop RDNA 2 GPU|
|Storage||1TB NVMe SSD, proprietary SSD expansion slot|