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Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s next-gen console

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Xbox Series X

Kind of looks like a boombox but I dig it. For the last couple of month’s the next-gen Xbox has been operating under the codename of Project Scarlett, a name that was bound to change as Microsoft finalised plans on the overall look, philosophy and internal design of a device that’ll pave the way for a new console cycle.

That prototype era is officially over, as Microsoft officially unveiled Xbox Series X at The Game Awards last night. Here’s the first trailer for it:

And here’s some quick tidbits of info!

  • Out of the Xbox, you’ll be getting game support for visuals at 4K and 60FPS, with 120fps being a definite possibility
  • Four times as powerful as the Xbox One X
  • Variable Refresh Rate and 8K visuals also being touted for the XSX
  • Auto Low Latency Mode and Dynamic Latency Input features to make the console more responsive
  • Xbox Series X has a next-gen SSD that will “virtually eliminate load times”
  • There aren’t too many changes to the included controller, because you can’t improve on perfection
  • What has been altered, is a slightly refined grip, a new Share button to grab game clips and sturdier D-pad based on the design of the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller
  • You’ll be able to use the controller on Xbox Series X consoles and Windows 10 PCs
  • The console can be setup in both a vertical and horizontal mode
  • Most importantly, backwards compatibility across all previous Xboxes.

It’l be out in the 2020 holiday season, so start saving now.

Last Updated: December 13, 2019

56 Comments

  1. This pretty much a mini PC. I think it looks cool but I don’t think my home entertainment unit would like it though.

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  2. Pariah

    December 13, 2019 at 07:11

    I kinda like it.

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    • G8crasha

      December 13, 2019 at 08:31

      All PC boxes are generally square, so yeah, if I looked at it through the eyes of a PC Gamer, as I am, as I’m sure everyone can ascertain, it looks ok. Buy in terms of something that has to blend in with my other sleek electronics in my living room, I give it a thumbs down. At least the cooling should be effective because it is simply a box.

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  3. Geoffrey Tim

    December 13, 2019 at 07:11

    It’s such a dumb fucken name.

    It’s like the Wii /Wii U all over again.

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    • G8crasha

      December 13, 2019 at 08:17

      Dumb name, and dumb look! I am itching to see what the final retail appearance of the PS5 is going to look like!

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      • HairyEwok

        December 13, 2019 at 09:41

        Let’s hope nothing like a toilet seat.

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    • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

      December 13, 2019 at 11:03

      Agreed! I’ve seen people calling the One X the “X” for a while now, and this will throw a whole spanner in the works come Holidays 2020 / Easter 2021 SA. People will be looking for an “Xbox TWO” and finding a differently-shaped One X.

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  4. LegionZA

    December 13, 2019 at 07:31

    The Game Cube hit the gym hard

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    • Pariah

      December 13, 2019 at 09:48

      hahaha. So the question is – how can you tell if it skips leg day?

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  5. Yozzie

    December 13, 2019 at 07:57

    It looks tera-flopped.

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  6. Admiral Chief

    December 13, 2019 at 07:57

    Backwards compatible, fast, SSD, kinda different looking, I’d say they have a banger right here

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    • Pariah

      December 13, 2019 at 07:57

      Honestly it’s just the name that’s a massive wut? As Geoff pointed out… Like, wut?

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      • Admiral Chief

        December 13, 2019 at 08:02

        Series X, sounds retro, and, it is retro-compatible

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        • Pariah

          December 13, 2019 at 08:17

          Xbox One X… Xbox Series X.

          It’s just too similar. It’s not distinct. Can you imagine how many parents will go out to buy the Series X, see a One X at cheap and buy it, only for the kids to go “WTF MOM”. I can see the shit storm already.

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          • Admiral Chief

            December 13, 2019 at 10:35

            [Wife comes screaming into the room]
            “ARE YOU STILL PLAYING WITH YOUR X?”

          • Admiral Chief

            December 13, 2019 at 10:35

            I KNOW, many trollings to be had, it will be glorious

          • Pieter Kruger

            December 13, 2019 at 12:35

            Xbox One X will be phased out and replaced by the cheaper/more powerful Lockhart….maybe called the Xbox Series S?

        • G8crasha

          December 13, 2019 at 08:31

          I say we will be getting a Series M (for Mobility), a Series Y (Y comes after X, and is thus better than X), a Series D (for a box that has no disc drive, and thus everything has to be downloaded Digitally), and a Series C (for a cheaper version of the box)!

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        • I_am_Duffman!

          December 13, 2019 at 10:22

          If they wanted to go full retro, they should have called it the Turbo X and given it red racing stripes

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        • G8crasha

          December 13, 2019 at 08:31

          I say we will be getting a Series M (for Mobility), a Series Y (Y comes after X, and is thus better than X), a Series D (for a box that has no disc drive, and thus everything has to be downloaded Digitally), and a Series C (for a cheaper version of the box)!

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          • Admiral Chief

            December 13, 2019 at 10:41

            My goodness, we have a marketing genius in our midst

  7. Yozzie

    December 13, 2019 at 08:02

    Oh wait…this is scarlet?

    I totally thought this was some last gen shape change before next gen. And I am totally not laughing even more right now xD

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  8. thatotherbrandon

    December 13, 2019 at 08:50

    Rumours are that the PS5 will hover around the $399-mark. If the Xbox One X is $500 and this brand new Xbox Series X is four times more powerful, will this new console potentially be silly expensive?

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    • Yozzie

      December 13, 2019 at 08:50

      If it wants to boast about being native 4K at 120 fps then all that hardware should be around the R40 000 mark.

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      • Admiral Chief

        December 13, 2019 at 10:47

        ^^^

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  9. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 13, 2019 at 08:37

    XBlox. Mine.

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  10. Pieter Kruger

    December 13, 2019 at 08:58

    To fit all that power in that box and have it running as cool and silent as the XB1X is truly an engineering marvel!

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  11. Seeker

    December 13, 2019 at 09:27

    They should have called it Xbox Thicc or Thicc Box.

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    • Admiral Chief

      December 13, 2019 at 09:27

      My vote goes for ThiccBoccs

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  12. Bud B

    December 13, 2019 at 09:41

    They should have rather called it the xblock

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  13. Viper_ZA

    December 13, 2019 at 10:47

    Looks like a micro-atx build, meh, no thanks.

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  14. cloudzn

    December 13, 2019 at 06:27

    That thing is going to generate so many memes lol

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  15. Pieter Kruger

    December 13, 2019 at 07:11

    That moment right there at the Game Awards, the next Xbox reveal together with the new Senua Hellblade 2 trailer, marks my official Hype Overload for next gen! PERFECTION!

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    • Pariah

      December 13, 2019 at 09:27

      I have to say – that reveal video is an incredible piece of production. From a professional viewpoint, colour me impressed. The writing, VO, visuals, and how they tie it in at the end. Lovely stuff.

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  16. G8crasha

    December 13, 2019 at 08:31

    I’ve seen shoe boxes that look better!

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    • Yozzie

      December 13, 2019 at 10:22

      “Putting the BOX back in XBox”

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