The Xbox series s is a next-generation gaming console from Microsoft. It was launched on 10 November 2020. This is one of the best value-for-money gaming consoles at around Rs 30,000.
In this blog, I will review the Xbox series s and also give the pros and cons of the console. Let’s drive in the blog.
Is it better to buy a gaming console or PC?
Gamers can play games on both consoles and PC but not every gamer plays both of them. The console is simply dedicated to just for gaming. And on the other hand, the PC is dedicated to many uses it can be used for gaming, office work, video editing, and much more. Therefore, deciding which will be perfect for you is in your hand. What is your purpose with PC or Console?
Xbox series s specification
The Xbox Series S is a newly launched console that only comes with a digital edition. This means you can’t play Xbox games with physical CDs. This is the main drawback of this console. The main advantage of physical CDs is that if you have completed any game, you can just sell out and receive half of the money. But on the other hand, digital games can’t be sold.
This console can play games at a maximum 1440P resolution and also, supports 4k resolution which can be achieved by upscaling. Also, the maximum frame rate it provides is 120 FPS at 2k which makes the gaming experience really good. The Xbox Series S comes with the latest GDDR6 Ram which makes this console faster than the PS4 Slim. Let’s see some specs of the console:
CPU: 8X Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU: 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @1.565 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Memory: 10GB GDDR6 128-bit-wide bus
Storage: 512GB Custom NVME SSD
Frame Rates: Up to 120 FPS
Optical: No disk drive
Pros of Xbox Series S
Collection of games
Yes, it’s true that Xbox has not many exclusive games but it has less collection of games, it is false. But with an Xbox game pass you will get 250+ games and more games added every month. And these games are proper triple-A titles such as GTA 5, and COD Modern Warfare. Xbox game pass also delivers day-one release games in your game pass. You will get an Xbox game pass at a very affordable price with more games added every month and more benefits with the game pass. Xbox series s is a NextGen gaming console so you will be able to play NextGen games also with better optimization of games
The loading time of games in the Xbox series s is as fast as more powerful consoles such as PS 5 and Xbox series x. You will experience more fast loading times for the game especially if you are coming from last gen gaming consoles. You don’t have to worry about the loading of games it quickly loads games with a smooth experience.
This is the most unrated feature of the Xbox series s. For example, you are playing GTA 5 and after an hour you feel bored and then switch to the warzone. Then if you want to play GTA 5 then just switch to GTA 5 and the game will start wherever you left the game. This feature is one of the best features of the Xbox series s. With the quick resume feature, you can play the game wherever you left the game.
Value for money
The Xbox series s is priced in India at around Rs 30,000 without any offers. It is much better than the PS 4 Slim which lies in the same price range. The maximum resolution of the Xbox series s is 1440P at 60FPS and 1080P at 120FPS. So you don’t have to invest more money on a 4k TV or monitor. A 1440P monitor will be worth the Xbox series s.
Cons of Xbox Series S
The storage become full by just installing a few games. An external SSD can cost much and it is very expensive to buy an external SSD for Xbox. The second cheap storage option is HDD but an HDD can slow down the loading speed of a game.
Lack of innovation
Xbox series s has the best hardware but enough innovation in their gaming console. For example, the controller is not NextGen because it provides less haptic feedback than PS 5. Also, the design of the Xbox series s is kind of a box-like design which is outdated when coming to NextGen gaming consoles.
Only digital console
This can be a cone for some users only. When you buy a digital game then you can’t sell it. This makes another drawback for this console.
The final verdict is clearly you should go for Xbox Series S only in valid available options:
If your budget is very tight, then you should go for Xbox Series S. The drawbacks of the Xbox Series S is the 512 GB storage option only and not many games are available. kept in mind while buying Xbox Series S – The storage become full by just installing a few games. An external SSD can cost much and it is very expensive to buy an external SSD for Xbox. The second cheap storage option is HDD but an HDD can slow down the loading speed of a game.
If you have the budget for PS 5 again just go for PS 5. You will have an 825 GB of storage section which can store more games than the Xbox Series S. Also, a better gaming experience will be given out by PlayStation. Big exclusive titles like God Of War, Last Of Us, Gran Turismo, etc. are only available for the PlayStation platform only.