Microsoft unveils new All-Digital Xbox Series X and revised Series S

Microsoft unveils new All-Digital Xbox Series X and revised Series S
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Tom Chapman

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9th Jun 2024 19:30

With swirling rumours that Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 5 Pro, it's no surprise that Microsoft was hot on its heels with its own mid-gen refresh. Following on from the 2020 release of the Xbox Series X and S, Microsoft has just unveiled its new lineup of consoles.

With a new all-white, all-digital Xbox Series X, a 1TB Series S, and a new 2TB special edition Xbox Series X, there's plenty of choice in the lineup now, with the revisions arriving in Holiday 2024.

Microsoft shows off new Xbox lineup

Xbox 2024 console lineup
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While we're still waiting for launch pricing and a firm date, the consoles appear identical in specs for what's already available aside from the increased storage.

In an accompanying Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft says "With the launch of new games for Xbox Series X|S and PC like Avowed, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, this is one of the best years ever to upgrade your console or jump into Xbox for the first time."

Honestly, with Xbox's Holiday 2024 lineup, it's hard to disagree, particularly if you're using Xbox Game Pass to pick up a little of everything.

This new console comes after Xbox President Sarah Bond promised the Green Team wasn't bowing out of the physical gaming space, reiterating: "We're also invested in the next generation roadmap and what we're really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you’ve ever seen in a hardware generation."

There had been rumblings of Microsoft announcing a portable Xbox console to rival the handheld capabilities of the Switch and Steam deck. After all, who wouldn’t want to play The Elder Scrolls 6 on the move? But, as yet, there appears to be no incoming handheld on the horizon.

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This is a crucial time for Microsoft, with the massive acquisitions of ZeniMax Media and Activision Blizzard King meaning the gaming giant now holds the keys to everything from The Elder Scrolls to Fallout, Overwatch to Call of Duty. The latter is the big hitter here, with the CoDverse getting a lick of green paint in 2024.

Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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