Xbox Series S: Everything to know about the $300 next gen console

Microsoft officially announced the Xbox Series S. It's a little sister to the Xbox Series X, and it's the smallest Xbox ever made. It's also the cheapest launch console Microsoft has ever sold, clocking in at just $299. See you on November 10 for launch day?

Xbox Series S world premiere trailer:

Brad Sams' Xbox Series S leak:

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UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced the price of the Xbox Series X will be $499. As of posting this, they have also confirmed that the monthly All Access prices will be $25 per month for Xbox Series S and $35 a month for Xbox Series X.

CORRECTION: The Captain America clip at 2:08 was incorrectly labeled as "Civil War (2016)" when it's from "The Winter Soldier (2014)."

This video has also been edited to remove a line mentioning an additional cost for Xbox Game Pass w/ All Access. At the time of recording this video, the monthly pricing structure had not been confirmed by Microsoft.
Hitokiri Battousai
Hitokiri Battousai:
And this is only $300?! Wow, that's completely unexpected. MS seriously won over an awful lot of cheap parents & casuals. That's an insane price tag.
Ayush Singh
Ayush Singh:
This is honestly the first time I am thinking of getting an Xbox ever!
Petunai Sensi
Petunai Sensi:
You will find out the ps5 price when the cashier scans it.
C C:
Competition is a beautiful thing. Consumers win.
Gamepass is included with Xbox all access. I'd expect CNET to do a little more research
Nicholas Kaiser
Nicholas Kaiser:
The $25/month and $35/month prices include GamePass. There is no $40 or $50/month.
Philippe Guérin
Philippe Guérin:
The 25$ and the 35$ includes an Xbox GAmes Ultimate Subscription... btw.
Jin Wu
Jin Wu:
Microsoft couldn't time it better, I need a new electric stove and this thing is as good as it gets 😍
Ape2020 xxx
Ape2020 xxx:
Actually Xbox All Access includes Ultimate Game Pass for that installment plan monthly price.
I know I’ll end up owning both platforms but sure seems like Microsoft just told Sony: All your base are belong to us.
Series S is more powerful than Ps4 Pro and Xbox One X very nice
Tango Cash
Tango Cash:
I am an xbox user for while and simply this is a great move made by MS to keep existing customers. For me XBOX is not just a console it has been the center of my entertainment. I do not use smart options on my smart TV. I do not play games as I used to but my son do and all games I have bought would be there at day one. That is important for me. Someone compared this version of Xbox with mid-range phones. I would ask him/her "Have you ever had a mid-range phone" I have and let me tell you, it works for me. Today those phones have everything I need except wow effects. Do I need a wow effects? No. Do you want to pay same game once again? I do not know.
Thulani Khumalo
Thulani Khumalo:
The Speaker and the Fridge. They look minimal and awesome 😁
Cool Down
Cool Down:
I love how you can see her circular led light reflection on her eyes - Raaaaaay Tracing Confirmed!
I feel like I just got shouted at for 5 minutes
There's also going to be a price cut for this year's black Friday deals
Ashley Esqueda gets infinitely immaculate with age. Any uploads with her exuberant personality and engaging content is always and forever a winner in my book. Also, those piercing blue eyes are just MAGNIFICENT!
kafil Ekemode
kafil Ekemode:
This is Awesome! i'm definitely getting one. I mean the deal is just impossible...
Gavin Bauman
Gavin Bauman:
Love this content, but as a respectful bit of feedback, I think the ring light was a bit too harsh on Ashley's face.
Ps5 digital is probably only $50 cheaper than the disc version. So my guess is that the ps5 digital will cost $450 to $500.
Ethan Herrera
Ethan Herrera:
I really hope this makes sony have lower prices, this is an amazing sounding console, but im only getting consoles for the exclusives so im going ps5. However, this is undeniably good for most gamers. well done xbox.
I think Microsoft made an excellent decision by giving people the option to pay over time. Very good decision as you mentioned in the video. Specially right now.
Can't argue with that price....First punch well delivered MS!
great video. Thank you
That's awesome. My birthday is november 9.
Change Diary
Change Diary:
I was gonna buy a ps5 but this deal is really good. Leaning towards an s now
Emerald the Violin
Emerald the Violin:
I had no plans on getting a next gen console (due to price and use) but this...this interests me... I maybe convinced. Especially if they have that installment plan
I can drop $500 on a console 😂 but, I need a new graphics card. the rtx 3k series looking real sweet!
Very Joly host! and sony would launch PS5 slim
Daris Qadir
Daris Qadir:
woooaah.. thats revolutionary
Special-T-419 On Urban Dictionary
Special-T-419 On Urban Dictionary:
Good price plus it's better then the original, win win
sovichet hangsoth
sovichet hangsoth:
never been this early for a CNET video
Wait, so were there be any way that you can like, buy a disk and somehow get it on the series s or what?
Im a full HD and budget gamer because of out ecenomic crisis Turkey. Im gonna buy series s but in my country evet 299$ console is 5399$. 1 $ = 7,80 TL
David Lendl
David Lendl:
Is the subscription system only gonna be available in US or does Europe get it as well?
Microsoft now thats how you launch an Xbox ..great job with All access with the all powerful Series X/ and the tiny but mighty [email protected] m Series S at $299 and gamepass with over 100 games for $24.99 that is awesome !!!
This is all pretty damn amazing, but if the only difference between S and X is 1440p vs 4k I have to see it to believe it. That is just crazy.
black phantom
black phantom:
The host is got me forget about all gaming and lost in her eyes
Nga Junior
Nga Junior:
Do you think the xbox series s will have keyboard and mouse support?
Although halo isn't coming this year, the xbox series consoles are very appealing right now. But as always, i will try to get both if I can. I just love video games. No point in this console wars at all.
Dane Flanigan
Dane Flanigan:
Sony is far into development and production of their unit ~ can they reduce cost or offer a finance option for costs already incurred?
Bob S
Bob S:
Definitely a solid strategy from MS. I’m thinking of getting the series S then once the Series Z or whatever the mid generation upgrade is I’ll get that. Partly because I have an old AV receiver which doesn’t support 4K. I’d rather have great sound and solid visuals than wack sound...down the line will upgrade to an 8k receiver for surround sound. Can anyone convince me why I shouldn’t do that?
Wolfman Jack
Wolfman Jack:
I’m getting Both Series S for my LED 55inch Samsung TV and Series X for my 65Inch LG 4K HDR TV. So yeah getting both and will pick a PS5 sometime next year in 2021 but first will be these two bad boys.

I give Microsoft much props for ALWAYS coming out first with all major announcements since the intro of Series X . Sony has been layback, quiet and last to announce any major news. They tend to announce their major news after Microsoft has done their first major announcements.

I appreciate how Microsoft has been first to announce & transparent with all their plans in this next-gen gaming era. They get my commitment & money first on both Series S & X. 👍
otis martin
otis martin:
The marvel reference made my day🥰
tunnel snakes
tunnel snakes:
I've always been a ps4 guy. Not gonna switch prolly. But 300$ is nuts. And you hear about the whole financing thing ? You can get these new consoles on like a monthly phone plan. Super cool stuff. There stepping up the game .
S haq
S haq:
It already has tipped me 🙂
plus an extra $200 for a nvme pcie 4.0 1tb ssd. Game pass only has certain titles for a set time period until they are taken off(excluding exclusives).
Donald Duck
Donald Duck:
Man.. if only I've had a cheap fast stable internet connection over here.. 😭
ColtsFan4Life 35
ColtsFan4Life 35:
I doubt Sony is worried. Gamepass is a great service but I'm not enamored with it. You'll never own the games and it's heavily dependent on your internet connection. I'm old school and love physical media.
If people can hack it and run windows applications then this would be a really good looking emulation box especially if they get drivers working and you might even be able to run other modern games if people get drivers working.
Jordan S.
Jordan S.:
If you were trying to decide between the WiFi router or the mini fridge now you gotta think about a speaker too.

I think it’s cool that Microsoft/Xbox is releasing a cheaper and smaller Xbox to choose from and it also puts some pressure on Sony. A $299 Xbox is hard to pass up. It also looks better than the mini fridge in my opinion.
BZB King
BZB King:
this will be like buying a midrange smartphone
Psyche Techie Ian B
Psyche Techie Ian B:
In Japan, Sony and Nintendo are very popular here. I am just saddened that Microsoft never got a dent with the market. (I might be wrong on this).
4:08 "Microsoft Series A$$". Had me laughing for 2 whole minutes!!! My tummy aches now :D :'D
All about Games
All about Games:
This is a great Deal
Simon D'Ujanga
Simon D'Ujanga:
Good move. Although given my experience of Xbox one display problems and always resetting, I would think twice before getting it. More than twice probably
Let’s say i get this and my friend have an xbox one. Will we be able to play and talk to each other in a party?
Mister Dragzon
Mister Dragzon:
Feels like that ring light is turned up too bright or the editor doesn’t know how to color correct.
Ant B
Ant B:
I think XSX/XSS really might win this generation. Not by a large margin but we're definitely going to see the historic run Microsoft had with Xbox 360. The XSS is the best move Microsoft has made in at least 10 years.
The series S just makes me want to get the Xbox Series X more
Phone 4 you
Phone 4 you:
Not going to lie, Xbox series S has caught my expectations
Cheap and cheerful 😁
Now I’m really really interested thinking getting one as launched day , but unfortunate
the only thing still holding me back a tiny is what’s Xbox series S or X has to offer on theirs exclusive game’s ?
PlayStation always seems to have the upper hands on exclusive games some ways..
Hope time will tell ... Please Xbox win this one out..
Cristian Seja
Cristian Seja:
Off the Shelf Movie Night
Off the Shelf Movie Night:
I’m in. Going full on series x. I like my disc drive for movies still though.
piyush mishra
piyush mishra:
You are as beautiful and heartwarming as Xbox series S. 😌
Nick Snyder
Nick Snyder:
So if you have disc games on your Xbox One will you be forced to buy the 500 $ xbox or have to buy all your games again?
Why ?
Why ?:
Prof. N
Prof. N:
I personally would go for something in between this and the series x, a digital only version of the series X is more appealing to me than a less powerful, smaller series s.
💚 🤟👊🤙👌👍🍺🤘 💚
btw, NOT $40 nor $50 a month. Its ONLY $25 & $35 per month INCLUDING: Game Pass Ultimate + xCloud + Xbox Live + Xbox Gold
299 is great price. Does this perform the same as the series x? Wouldnt everyone buy the S instead of the X?
Xbox series S is a perfect console for me to stream all of my games on smart phones, tablets, and smart tv. Really all I need 👌🏼
Jesse c
Jesse c:
The fridge was priced higher then what rumors were. Seems like Xbox is a cell phone and the service is the data plan.
arriaga_ chris1
arriaga_ chris1:
What about black friday?? Will it be even cheaper?
Parker Morse
Parker Morse:
500 gigs is like 2 large games and the operating system. After that, you have to buy proprietary memory cards. With no disk drive, hard pass
no name
no name:
your new series SAD edition complete with a whopping 512 GB ....which wouldve been great if we were talking about a XB 360, but this is 'next' gen
crumble bee
crumble bee:
it's good that there's two consoles - i wont be getting both though, that would cost in XS of 800...
Professor Chaos
Professor Chaos:
The host has a good presence
Well Xbox got you go💸...but I can see Parents buying into the Xbox line over the ps5 for Christmas...since COVID I’ve talk to people in my online parents group and there worried about gifts for the Christmas season. Mainly those with older children are worried that they can only get there preteen/teenager 1 gift since they want a new next gen console. This payment system can allow them to get a console and games while spreading out the payments will reduce financial strain. 👏Xbox I hope 🤞 they really do this so I can’t get both🤑
Can you cite the source of that intro music? 0:10
If I don't have $500 dollar to spend, then I've got other things to worry about.
Jordan Hardy
Jordan Hardy:
Those eyebrows are mesmerizing
Ahmed Al Mahbub
Ahmed Al Mahbub:
-Who's your host?
-Ashley Esqueda
-I can watch all day.
Series X here I come 😁
George Winters
George Winters:
So many videos from CNET either with bad sound or poor video quality lately. Please fix it. Love ya.
I dont care about the prices, I just want to play super mario
Must buy 🤩
Carlos Nieves
Carlos Nieves:
As a Playstation guy I was seriously intrigued with this option until i heard about the 512 GB of storage. They're pretty much forcing your hand to purchase a storage expansion card which could very well have been by design. Don't get me wrong with game pass and everything there's a lot of good things on the table. However the Series S would've really capitalized on the market if the storage was at least close to Series X I think. But I guess They didn't see it that way. Even so i still believe Series S is gonna sell very well. Its a solid option for players wanting a more affordable option.
Universal Chat
Universal Chat:
Always a PlayStation fan but maybe I will go with Xbox this year I only play FIFA and fortnite lol
805 SportsCards
805 SportsCards:
the lights on her eyes is just scary.
How much TF? 4 or 6? i´ve read both, nobody seems to care about it anymore though...which one is it?
November 10th is my birthday 🥳
Pranav Kocharlakota
Pranav Kocharlakota:
can i run flight simulator at high settings and 30 fps or more
Nick JP
Nick JP:
It's a good deal for real
XBSX 499. Pre order September 22
1 more finishing move , make Online free ( there are already rumours )
Adrian C. Black
Adrian C. Black:
If 25/month for $299 console, the $35/month math puts series X at about $420
Can someone tell me what one would be better to get? I’m not sure if I want to get the series x or s but I don’t know like if the series x is as good as the series x
Tinman slick&greasy
Tinman slick&greasy:
Whats pretty cool is this entry console has a WAY better cpu and architecture making it more capable than the ONE X which is still a really good console right now!
Now the SERIES X......thats a different BEAST altogether!
Competition is good......

Rtx 30 series
Radeon 6000 series
Good to be a gamer!
Raul Lopez
Raul Lopez:
Ima buy the ps5 and the Xbox series s and a new monitor 😊🥰.