Microsoft has unveiled an enhanced version of the Xbox Series S, taking a leap in digital gaming convenience and environmental responsibility. For $350, this upgrade offers gamers a massive 1TB of storage, which is twice the capacity of the previous 512GB, and is introduced in an elegant "Carbon Black" color.
The Xbox Series S, designed as a budget-friendly alternative, stands out for its lack of a disc drive and its focus on lower resolution gaming. However, the increased storage capacity is an undeniable advantage for players. Given its digital-only nature, all games must be stored within the console's internal storage. Previously, the 512GB model posed constraints, accommodating just a few AAA games. For instance, the recent game Starfield by Bethesda takes up about 130GB. With the 1TB upgrade, users can store roughly seven to eight high-tier games, alongside numerous indie games, reducing the need to frequently manage storage or invest in external drives.
What's in store for us in the new Xbox Series S?
Another noteworthy improvement is Microsoft's commitment to environmental sustainability. The Xbox Series S now integrates components derived from post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins, underlining the company's dedication to a more sustainable future.
While shopping, gamers might find the naming of Xbox Series S and Series X confusing due to their similarity. However, they cater to distinct user requirements. The Series S is tailored for those who prioritize value over top-tier performance, supporting resolutions up to 1440p. In contrast, the Series X boasts 4K capabilities. Despite this, the latest Series S model is bridging the gap, at least in terms of storage.