It’s been one of the industry’s biggest poorly kept secrets, but the Xbox Series S has been rumoured for a long time now, and this morning a tweet all but confirmed its existence.
The tweet, which you can see below, features packaging for a Robot White coloured Xbox Series X controller. On the side of the packaging, where the peripherals compatible devices are listed, are the words Xbox Series X|S, alongside Xbox One, Windows, Android and iOS devices.
⚡️تسريب كرتون يد Xbox Series X الجديدة باللون الابيض مع تأكيد قدوم جهاز Xbox Series S بحسب ماهو مكتوب خلف الكرتون pic.twitter.com/qx62aBDXFu
— ℛ𝒜𝒦𝒜𝒩 єℓєssαя #SeriesX #PS5 (@TinyRakan) August 9, 2020
Much like its One S counterpart, the Series S is Xbox’s rumoured lower-powered next-gen console, rocking four teraflops of power (compared to the 12 teraflops of grunt in the Series X) and 7.5GB of ram (Series X has 13.5GB). Interestingly, the Series S packs less heat than the One X (which has 6 teraflops and 12GB of ram), although the SSD in the Series S is a big boon to the console.
It sounds like we won’t have long to wait until the console’s official announcement, with Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb saying that details “should” be coming in three weeks.