Ultra affordable current-gen gaming - Microsoft's Xbox Series S is £189.99 this Black Friday
It is now cheaper than ever to buy a current-generation console
Published: 21st November 2022 | Source: Amazon UK (Affiliate Link) |
Current-gen gaming at a low price - Xbox Series S is now available for its lowest ever price
While it may be underpowered when compared to rivalling current-gen consoles, Microsoft's Xbox Series S console does have its appeals. For one, it's readily available, which is something that can't be said for Sony's PlayStation 5, and its low pricing makes the system the cheapest way to enter the current-generation console ecosystem.
For Black Friday, Microsoft's Xbox Series S console has become available for £189.99, the system's lowest ever price. This system launched for £249.99 in the UK, making today's console price a 24% discount.
If you add on the value of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service, Microsoft's Xbox Series S system easily becomes one of the most affordable ways to game. The hardware costs are low, and Game Pass gives gamers access to a larger and everchanging game library. If affordability is something that you want from your next gaming system, it is hard to argue with what the Xbox Series S and Game Pass offers.
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The downsides of the Series S
As much as we love the Xbox Series S, it would be wrong of us to call it a perfect system. It's small 512GB internal SSD is not large enough to store within it a huge games library, and the system will output lower resolution visuals than its more expensive counterpart, the Xbox Series X. On top of that, Xbox Series X allows more games to play in a 60 FPS mode than Xbox Series S, and the Xbox Series S cannot play disc-based games. Xbox Series S is undeniably worse than its costlier counterpart, but that's why the Series S can be produced so affordably.
If you want a current-generation console with a low asking price, the Xbox Series S is basically peerless. At today's prices, the Series S is available to less than half of the price of an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, and while the console is less powerful, it can play all of the same games as its more powerful counterpart. In terms of its value proposition, it is hard to beat Microsoft's Xbox Series S.
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