PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when someone talks about the next-gen consoles, they almost always talk about these two devices. In my opinion, the real highlight of the new generation is a completely different console: The inexpensive Xbox Series S – and there are good reasons for that.
A comment by Robert Kohlick.
Xbox Series S: Nobody takes next-gen consoles seriously
Both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have been almost since their release late last year continuously sold out. But one of the next-gen consoles can still be bought today without any problems because hardly anyone is interested in them: die Xbox Series S. Even though, in my opinion, the console is the most interesting and promising device of the new generation. But what fascinates me about Microsoft’s “light version” of the Xbox Series X?
The Xbox Series S’s greatest strength is you fabulous value for money. While I have to shell out a whopping 500 euros for the Xbox Series X and the disc version of the PlayStation 5, with the Xbox Series S I get a next-gen console at a budget price. You can currently get them for a cheap 270 euros – almost only half the price compared to their “big brother” and the competition from Sony.
Sure, the Xbox Series S cannot keep up with the Series X in terms of performance – especially when it comes to graphics power. Nevertheless, Microsoft relies on a lightning-fast SSD, ray tracing and support of 120 Hz for the “good and cheap” model. All the other important functions of the Xbox Series X can also be found in the Series S. So if you can do without your games flickering in native 4K on the TV, he can save a lot of money with the Xbox Series S.
For casual gamers who do not have to play everything directly to the release, the console is even twice as interesting. Because thanks to that Xbox Game Pass for 9.99 euros a month you get access to over 100 different games in one fell swoop. You probably have enough to play with for a while. And since the offer in the Game Pass is updated at regular intervals, you don’t run the risk of having actually played through everything at some point.
You can argue about that now, but the Xbox Series S is just beautiful
But in my opinion, the Xbox Series S cannot completely convince on the data sheet. The body of the next-gen console, which is spurned by many, is also really impressive. While the Xbox Series X seems quite practical due to its angular design and fits into almost every living room cabinet in the world, the design of the PlayStation 5 is completely lifted in my opinion.
The Xbox Series S is not only significantly smaller than the other two models, but thanks to the large “grille” on the side of the console almost looks like a stylized loudspeaker – simple, timeless, chic!
But I admit: It’s a matter of taste. There are probably a lot of people who loathe the design of the Xbox Series S. I, on the other hand, think it’s absolutely brilliant!
Also available for the Xbox Series S – you can look forward to these games right from the start:
With the Xbox Series S, Microsoft not only offers the cheapest entry into the new generation of consoles, but also has what is currently the most beautiful console up its sleeve in my opinion. But even though I see the Xbox Series S as the most promising console of the new generation, the PlayStation 5 will be back in my living room in the end. Perhaps the trend for me will be towards a second console at some point – and if so, then it will definitely be the Xbox Series S.