Ed Boon Compares Xbox Series S to Lower-Priced iPhones; Could Very Well Become Microsoft’s Best-Selling Next-gen Console


Microsoft’s Xbox Series S could very well become the company’s best-selling next-gen console, according to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon.

The entry-level next-gen Xbox console was finally officially announced last week with a rather impressive price tag - $299. Microsoft’s console packs the same next-gen features as its bigger brother, the Xbox Series X, albeit with a less-powerful GPU and less memory. Unlike the Xbox Series X’s target performance target of 4K resolution and 60FPS, the S targets 1440p and 60FPS for those who don’t feel the need to game in 4K.

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“The primary difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is in resolution”, Microsoft writes on its official Xbox Wire. “Through talking to our customers, we found that many of our fans prioritize framerate over resolution, so we wanted to build a console that didn’t require a 4K TV. Xbox Series S delivers approximately 3x the GPU performance of Xbox One and was designed to play games at 1440p at 60 frames per second, with support for up to 120fps.”

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Although many will opt for Microsoft’s top-line Xbox Series X, its entry-lower next-gen console could very well become Microsoft’s top-selling console this generation. “Microsoft came to play”, Boon wrote on Twitter. In same tweet, the Mortal Kombat co-creator compared the Series S to Apple's lower-priced iPhone 11 and SE models.

Both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will launch globally on November 10th. Pre-orders for Microsoft's next-gen consoles will open up later this month on September 22.  Meanwhile, Sony is expected to finally reveal the pricing and release date of its PS5 this week during a new showcase on September 16.