The difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

With the new generation of Xbox hitting store shelves this fall, gamers will have two new models to choose from – Xbox Series X at $499 and Xbox Series S at $299 launching on November 10. So what’s the difference between the two models?

The first noticeable difference is Xbox Series S does not have a disc drive, meaning games can ONLY be downloaded on the console. Xbox Series X will come equipped with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive where both physical discs and digitally downloaded games can be played on the console.

There are also major differences in terms of the consoles’ processing power and output. The Xbox Series S will have a less powerful CPU and GPU, less memory, less storage, and will only support 1440p resolution, compared to Xbox Series X 4k support. The Xbox Series S will also only have a 512 GB solid-state drive compared to Xbox Series X 1 TB solid-state drive.

However, both consoles will support backward compatibility for Xbox One games and select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games at launch.

Check out the full list of specs below: