Xbox Series X Retail Box Revealed by Canadian Retailer
The Xbox Series X retail box puts an emphasis on its top-side cheese grater
After the long wait for release dates and pricing, more (non-consequential) information about the next generation of Xbox consoles is coming out day by day, including today’s reveal of the box you can expect the console to come in.
A listing for the Xbox Series X on Canadian retailer The Source includes the box art for the upcoming console, along with some shots of the console itself and its controller. Emphasizing the cheese-grater like design on its top side, the box also makes sure people know what they’re getting along with an Xbox Series X. Prominently featured are tech specs for the machine, including its 1 terabyte SSD, its ability to run games at a 4K resolution at 120 FPS and the Xbox’s new Velocity Architecture.
Release dates and price points for the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S were also recently revealed. Both consoles are hitting shelves on November 10, 2020, with pre-orders starting September 22. The Xbox Series S, an all-digital, weaker variant of the upcoming console will run customers $299 USD or £249. The Xbox Series X on the other hand will be sold for $499 or £449. Although both consoles promise next-gen gaming performance, there are quite a few differences between them. If you’re not sure which one has the specs to suit your needs, check out our article comparing the two machines here.
Looking critically at the console’s box for a second, it represents a marked shift for what Microsoft wants people to see and learn at first glance. It’s not new to find resolution or storage size on a console’s retail packaging – both the PS4 and Xbox One do so on theirs – but it’s entirely new to find a framerate goal or any mentioning of a system’s architecture. This could simply be an appeal to the more tech-savvy consumers or a way for Microsoft to impress potential buyers with more big numbers. We’ll see if this turns into an industry trend whenever we see the PS5’s box.