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Is 4K resolution and an optical drive worth an extra $ to you? That's the main difference between the $ (£, AU$) Xbox Series X and $ (£, AU$) Xbox Series S. Unless your life is ruled by FOMO, if money is any object, the console choice clearly comes down to talking yourself into buying the Series X rather than talking yourself out of it. And If you want a fan model, like the Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Limited Edition, your only choice is the Series X; it's in preorder now and slated to ship in early November.

Yes, technically the Xbox Series X has more memory and beefier processing components that run at faster speeds than the Series S, but it's all in service of hitting 4K and frames per second while gaming without upscaling. Or it's 8K/60 frames per second with it -- if you think you need it. 

The Series S' target of p and fps is a lot less demanding, hence its lower-power components and smaller body. For streaming video, the Series X can do native 4K and upscale to 8K, while the series S upscales to 4K.

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The Series S comes with only GB of SSD storage compared with the Series X's 1TB, but thanks to Smart Delivery, games optimized for the new consoles won't take up as much space on the Series S as the Series X. If you want to keep a lot of big games on deck and in progress, the Series S supports the same Velocity Architecture for SSD expansion, either via swapping the NVMe or the pricey (relative to the price of the console) Seagate 1TB plug-in card. Whizzy new game features are designed to be compatible with both and they have the same support for the new wireless controller and other peripherals. 

Microsoft's offering both with its two year Xbox All Access bundles -- that's its plan for leasing an Xbox plus a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate -- with the Series X for $35 a month and the Series S for $

Xbox Series S


The biggest challenge for a living-room-bound Series S is finding a TV that supports the p maximum resolution natively rather than forcing it to dial back to p. Most TVs do p or 4K (or both). But if the console is cohabiting with your workspace, there are a ton of compatible monitors you can connect to it. The Series X may look better, but if you're playing on a monitor-sized screen, you won't miss the 4K as much.

The Series S is a much better deal if you're planning to sign up for Xbox All Access. Once you subtract the price of the console, you end up paying about $ a month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate compared to its solo $15 monthly rate. If you have an older console, though, you may be able to get the Series X for as little as $ with a trade-in.

Read the Xbox Series S review.

Xbox Series X


If you've been gaming at 4K on an Xbox One X, you may want to shell out the bigger bucks and upgrade to this model. You'll be able to get a higher frame rate with the One S, but that's at the expense of resolution. If you're used to playing in 4K, p might look soft to you. But that will depend on the size of your screen and your visual acuity.

Xbox All Access isn't a terrific deal with the Xbox Series X. At $35 a month, once you subtract the price of the console you're shaving only about 80 cents off putting the console on your credit card and subscribing separately to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. (If you don't have a credit card, remember that in order to sign up for the plan you still have to pass a credit check with Microsoft's third-party financing company, Citizens One. The latter is the only way to subscribe to All Access as well.)

Read the Xbox Series X review.

Comparative specs

Xbox Series X Xbox Series S
Processor 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at GHz (GHz with SMT) 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at GHz (GHz with SMT)
Graphics AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 52 CU at GHz (12TFLOPS FP32) AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 20 CU at GHz (4TFLOPS FP32)
Video memory 16GB GDDR6 with 14Gbps bit interface (10GB at GBps allocated to GPU, 6GB at GBps allocated to rest of system with GB for GPU) 10GB GDDR6 (8GB at GBps allocated to GPU, 2GB at 56GBps allocated to rest of system)
Storage 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe ; proprietary 1TB SSD add-on module; USB external HDD support GB NVMe SSD PCIe ; proprietary 1TB SSD add-on module; USB external HDD support
Optical drive Yes, 4K Blu-ray No
Maximum output resolution 8K 60fps; 4K fps p, fps
Audio Ray traced Ray traced
New controller features Share button, Dynamic Latency Input Share button, Dynamic Latency Input
VR support None None
Backwards compatibility Xbox One and supported Xbox and Xbox games Xbox One and supported Xbox and Xbox games
Price $, £, AU$ $, £, AU$

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Amazon Is Selling Used Xbox Series Xs At Scalper Markup Prices

An Xbox Series X and S stand side-by-side.

Almost a year after the PS5 and Xbox Series X came out they’re still incredibly hard to find, and expensive, including at Amazon where the monopolistic retailer appears to be selling at least a few Microsoft consoles for roughly $1,, or twice what they’re actually supposed to cost.

Kotaku was alerted to the seemingly sketchy activity by a tipster who happened to be perusing Amazon Warehouse’s gaming deals earlier today when they hit upon a listing for the Xbox Series X marked up to $, and in some cases even more. The Xbox Series X is supposed to retail for $, and Amazon Warehouse is supposed to be the online retailer’s discount shop for refurbished and opened box goods. So why is Amazon selling used ones for double?

It could be a coding error, or it might have something to do with the dozens of scalper-made listings on the site trying to price gouge desperate consumers seeking latest-gen consoles. You might have noticed in recent years that Amazon’s online store experience is kind of a mess, and especially since all of the supply chain issues arose after the start of the pandemic, all kinds of pricing anomalies have fallen through the cracks.

A screenshot of an Amazon listing for an Xbox Series X sold through Amazon's warehouse with a price tag of over $

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As Ars Technica reported a year ago, a report by the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen found instances of price gouging and defective products were rampant at the world’s largest retailer. That’s in addition to Amazon’s existing struggles with selling all kinds of mislabeled junk through its mostly unsupervised battle royale of third-party resellers. But as the months roll on, some people are clearly more willing to take risks on price and quality to finally get their hands on a new console.

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“I decided to ‘bite the bullet’ and pay double for the XBox Series X compared to the retail price in stores,” wrote one recent reviewer on the Xbox Series X’s Amazon listing page. “I was a little wary of paying this much (close to $) and doing so from a third-party, but I just really wanted to experience the next generation of gaming.”

A screenshot of several listings for Xbox Series Xs sold through Amazon's warehouse for over $1,

In that person’s case the console turned out to be defective. Microsoft was able to fix it under the existing warranty, but the whole fiasco still ended up being an overpriced headache. “If I could go back and do it over again, I would not make this purchase. I would wait patiently to find a console in the stores for retail price,” they wrote. “I cannot help but feel cheated.”

Unfortunately, it could still be a while until that’s possible. New-gen consoles are still mostly sold out everywhere, with new stock being depleted as soon as it comes in, even as scalped inventory continues to be priced at disgusting markups. Just last week people across the country lined up for blocks just to get a shot at buying PS5s and Xbox Series Xs at Best Buy for MSRP.

“[The shortage is] going to be with us for months and months, definitely through the end of this calendar year and into the next calendar year,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a recent interview with The Wrap. In the meantime try to resist giving into the scalpers, or in this case, Amazon.


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Xbox Series S deals and bundles - here's where you can order the console

Hoping to get hold of Xbox Series S deals? You're in the right place. Our bargain-hunting team is always on the lookout for stock, and you'll find the latest offers here. It's also worth keeping an eye on the retailers listed below. If anyone's going to get a restock of the new console, it'll be them.

Xbox Series S stock availability varies depending on where you are in the world. Over in the US, it's very hard to find, much like trying to find any Xbox Series X deals. The budget-friendly console is actually rather easy to find in the UK though.

What is the Xbox Series S price?

The Xbox Series S price is just $ in the USA and £ in the UK. If you're going above that, make sure you're getting some games or accessories bundled in there.

In the US, we're often only seeing the Xbox Series S priced way higher due to it being widely sold out, so we'd hang on for units to appear at the proper price rather than relying on third-party sellers. 

It's surprising us that you can get a Series S at most of the big UK stores without any issue at all as stock seems to be plentiful at RRP. That could all change though as we get closer to Christmas, so don't wait too long if that's the console you want.

It's worth familiarizing yourself with the difference between Xbox Series S and the Series X, too - they're not the same console, despite a similar name. Confused? Here's the short version: the Series S is much cheaper, but it doesn't have a disc drive. That means you have to download all your games digitally, which can ironically be more expensive in the long run. 

The Series S can't display games in 4K resolution either. However, the Series S can still play all the same next-gen games, albeit digitally. That means you're getting a similar experience with Xbox Series S deals to the one you'd enjoy with Xbox Series X, just not in 4K. And if you don't have a 4K TV anyway, that's not going to be a problem.

We've got everything you need to know about the console and Xbox Series S deals below.

Xbox Series S deals

Xbox Series S deals - accessories and games

As we mentioned in our guide to PS5 vs Xbox Series X, backward compatibility is a big feature of new-gen consoles. Microsoft has been banging the drum of Xbox Series X backward compatibility for some time now, and that's the case for the Series S as well.

But what does it mean? Basically, you can use your old Xbox One accessories on your Xbox Series S. That makes a huge difference in the grand scheme of things. Rather than having to buy extra controllers, accessories, or subscriptions, you'll be able to carry them over to your new console. In fact, you can use everything from Xbox One external hard drives to Xbox One headsets on Series S.

We can't remember the last time a next-generation console was this cheap

Many current-gen games offer a free next-gen upgrade, too. That includes Avengers, Cyberpunk, Destiny 2, and more. Although you obviously can't use the disc version thanks to Xbox Series S not coming with a disc drive, that's helpful if you own the games digitally. It's a handy way of offsetting the Xbox Series S price, particularly if you grab Xbox Game Pass as well.

Because the Xbox Series S is also able to play all next-gen games (digitally, anyway - keep in mind that it doesn't have a disc drive), that's incredible value for your money. We can't remember the last time a next-generation console was this cheap.

Need to stock up on some Xbox essentials? You'll find the latest offers on controllers, headsets, and storage below. All of these deals are compatible with Xbox Series S.

How to save money on Xbox Series S

OK, Xbox Series S deals are still expensive despite the markdown. But here's the thing; you don't necessarily have to pay it off in one go. Microsoft has an Xbox All Access payment plan, allowing you to pick up a next-gen console for a fixed monthly fee spread over two years.

Curiously, it doesn't just get you the console. Indeed, you're also receiving 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Because this is Xbox's version of Netflix for gaming (it provides you with well over games to play, including some new releases), you're set with things to try right away. Especially when new Xbox-exclusive games like Halo will appear on Game Pass at no extra cost on the day of release.

Bear in mind that you won't find Xbox All Access in many stores besides Microsoft

As such, Xbox All Access is a sensible way of getting yourself Xbox Series S deals. Besides saving you plenty of cash in the long run, you're getting a little bit knocked off the price as well - it's a little bit cheaper than buying the console and two years of Game Pass separately.

All the same, bear in mind that you won't find Xbox All Access in many stores besides Microsoft. GameStop fills that role in the US, and Game or Smyths provide it in the UK.

Xbox Series S and X - what's the difference?

This is where things get interesting - what makes the Xbox Series S different to the Series X? 

For starters, it's significantly smaller than the Xbox Series X. 60% smaller, to be precise. In addition, it doesn't have a disc drive and offers less internal memory (it runs on a custom NVME GB SSD powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture, which is about half the size of the Series X's 1TB SSD). It can't display games in 4K resolution either.

However, that's not your cue to panic. It's capable of DirectX ray tracing, p resolution, and up to frames-per-second. It also offers cool next-gen features such as variable-rate shading, ultra-low latency, and blindingly fast loading times. In fact, it reduces loading to a few seconds instead of minutes, so our gaming experiences will change for the better on Series S. 

In short, all this means that games will run better and faster on Xbox Series S than you'll be used to on the Xbox One X or PS4 Pro.

Just remember, it won't be able to match the more expensive Xbox Series X graphically - it's simply not as powerful. Games will still look great, of course, but they're limited at p. That won't matter too much if you don't have a 4K TV, but it's something to bear in mind in terms of future-proofing. And hey, if you do eventually pick up a 4K TV, the Series S supports 4K streaming media playback and 4K game upscaling.

Being able to ditch native 4K means that the Series S can be much, much cheaper than the X - it doesn't need all that technical grunt for 4K. And when the result is half the price, it's hard to complain all that much. Considering how many must-have games are slated for next-gen, including Fable, being able to get in on the action for less is tempting.

Wondering what the difference will be between current and next-gen games? We break down just how important ray tracing will be for Sony's PS5 and Xbox Series X.

As one of the site's Hardware Editors, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I've been writing about games in one form or another for almost a decade (with bylines ranging from and PC Gamer to TechRadar), and have worked at GamesRadar+ since I can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign. 

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Which Xbox One accessories are compatible with Xbox Series X|S?

Xbox Wireless Controller (Xbox One & Windows 10)


Xbox Elite Wireless Controller


Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2


Xbox Adaptive Controller


Xbox One Stereo Headset


Xbox One Stereo Headset Adaptor


Xbox One Wired Chat Headset


Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

Yes via USB-C cable

Xbox One Chatpad


Razer Turret for Xbox One


Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Yes via remote play

PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller

Yes via remote play

8BitDo SN30 Pro for Android

Yes via remote play

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner


Kinect sensor



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Xbox Series S Console

  • Go all-digital with Xbox Series S and enjoy next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, at a great price.
  • Save $ with Xbox All Access: Get an Xbox Series S and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes over high-quality games, new games on day one like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5, online multiplayer to play with friends, and an EA Play membership, from $ a month for 24 months with no upfront cost.^+
  • Make the most of every gaming minute with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to FPS—all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture.*
  • Enjoy digital games from four generations of Xbox, with hundreds of optimized titles that look and play better than ever.
  • With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, enjoy new games on day one like Forza Horizon 5 from Xbox Game Studios, as well as iconic franchises like DOOM from Bethesda Softworks, indie games, and blockbusters. With games added all the time, there’s always something new to play (membership sold separately or included when you choose Xbox All Access).*
  • Hardware-accelerated ray tracing gives your games a heightened level of realism. Bring your games and movies to life with advanced 3D Spatial Sound, which produces rich, dynamic audio environments.
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