Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S release date, specs and price NZ

It’s official. Xbox has announced the release date, specs, and price for its new consoles – the Series X and Series S. We even have a confirmed price and release date here in New Zealand.

As expected, Micosoft will be launching two new next-generation Xbox consoles. The Xbox Series X is the no-comparmise device that will boast the best specs and gaming performance Xbox can offer in 2020. 

Sitting in a more affordable price bracket is the Xbox Series X. This is a device that has forgone some of the more expensive specs and features the X boats, such as a disk drive and native 4K output.

Xbox Series X specs Vs Xbox Series S specs

Xbox Series XXbox Series S
Release date10 December10 December
Dimensions151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches)Not available, but 60 percent smaller than the Series X
Weight4.45 kg (9.8 pounds)Not available
CPUCustom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT)Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz with SMT)
GPUCustom RDNA 2, 12.15 TFLOP, 52 CU at 1.825 GHzCustom RDNA 2, 4 TFLOP, 20 CU at 1.565 GHz
RAM16 GB GDDR6 320-bit10 GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s8 GB at 224GB/s, 2 GB at 56GB/s
Internal storage1 TB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD512 GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD
I/O throughput2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
External storage1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support
Physical media4K UHD Blu-rayNone
Output resolution4K at 60 fps1440p at 60 fps

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