Xbox Series S is So Small Phil Spencer Displayed it Openly Over Two Months Ago and No One Noticed

Phil Spencer had the diminutive Xbox Series S displayed right on his shelf over two months ago during the GameLab20 keynote.

September 12, 2020

We’ve seen the specs, official price reveal, the system’s design itself, and all the memes that followed. But how small is the Xbox Series S really? Well it seems that we were looking right at it back in July 1st and not a single person noticed.

According to a new status update from the official Xbox Twitter account, Xbox division head Phil Spencer had the apparently very unassuming system displayed openly on his bookshelf on July 1st during his remote presentation at the GameLab20 keynote livestream:


This really puts into perspective just how small the Xbox Series S is, which is good for potential buyers who want a more subtle console to display in their dedicated gaming space. Especially if that happens to be a home office, bedroom, or any other room that benefits from a non bulking setup.

However, that size comes with its own drawbacks. The Series S will have the ability to play games at a 1440p resolution at 60 frames per second with the ability to upscale to 4K resolution and 120 fps. But it will not have the capability of having true 4K graphics, aka the upgrades that Xbox One X owners have when playing certain backward compatible titles.

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Luckily there will be some upgrades present. In an article from Gamespew, Microsoft confirms that the Series S will give previous generation games “… improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times, and Auto HDR.”

Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Series S go up on September 22nd, with the later costing $299 in the US and Xbox UK pricing the console at £249.99. Check out our pre-order page to help prepare you for when each console is available for purchase. You can also read up on what we know so far about both systems, as well as a brief comparison of their specs.

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