- Xbox Series X and Series S gaming consoles will begin shipping November 10.
- The Xbox Series X is more powerful and costs Rs 49,990 in India.
- The Xbox Series S is affordable at Rs 34,990 and should suit the masses.
Xbox Series X will ship on November 10 alongside the Xbox Series S. Microsoft announced its next-generation gaming consoles are launching this November not only in the US but in India also. The prices for the Xbox Series X and Series S for the Indian market are also in.
In India, the Xbox Series X will cost you Rs 49,990 and the Series S will go a little easy on your pocket with a price of Rs 34,990. These prices look high in front of what these consoles are going to cost US customers. Microsoft announced the US prices of Xbox Series X and Series S will be $499 and $299, respectively.
The difference between the US prices and India prices is because of the customs duty and other taxes that the government will collect on the consoles since they are imported in India. The last-generation Xbox One X and One S consoles cost Rs 29,990 and Rs 44,990, respectively.
With the hike in GST and other tax regimes, the price of the latest consoles seems reasonable. But if you think there could be some offer that could sweeten the deal, you might have to wait for the sales to begin or at least the products to get listed on e-commerce websites.
The Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders begin September 22 in India, same as in the US and other countries. Amazon India has already put a placeholder for the new Xbox range and it should go live soon.
Microsoft has also launched the Xbox All Access in the US and other countries but there is no information on its availability in India. The Game Pass Ultimate lets you pick up either an Xbox Series X or a Series S console for a monthly subscription that also bundles a 24-month membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It costs $24.99 per month up to 24 months.
The major difference between the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series S is that of the graphics performance. The Xbox Series X and Series consoles are powered by a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU with 3.8GHz and 3.6GHz clock speeds, respectively. While there is not much difference to discern here, the GPU power varies significantly. The Xbox Series X can bring about 12.15 teraflops of power but the Xbox Series S settles for only 4 teraflops. This is an interesting point because this huge power difference is accounted for by the price gap. That said, both Xbox Series X and Series S support hardware-accelerated ray-tracing among other things that might need hardware backing.
The mightier Xbox Series X supports 4K streaming at 60fps while there is 120fps upscaling available. The affordable Xbox Series S, on the other hand, supports 1440p streaming at 60fps but you have the 120fps upscaling on this one, as well. The memory and storage configurations are also different. The Xbox Series X has 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and 1TB of SSD storage but the Xbox Series S has 10GB RAM and 512GB SSD. Both of them support USD HDD expansion of up to 1TB. Also, the Xbox Series X has a Blu-ray disc player but the other one does not.