New Xbox Series S - Coming to NZ November 10th!

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - September 9th, 2020
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The new Microsoft Xbox Series S has been revealed and the release date confirmed as November 10th 2020 (could be 11th November here in NZ, we’re checking!)

This came just after a flurry of leaks which pictured the new gaming console, to which XBOX followed up with “let’s make it official!” via their primary @Xbox Twitter account, and a picture of new, smaller, XBOX console.

Throughout the night the team at Xbox have continued to share more details on this new option and now we know it’s an all-digital next-gen console, with faster load times & higher frame rates for richer, more dynamic worlds. Next generation gaming performance, in the smallest Xbox ever!

Essentials...

  • Custom 512GB NVME SSD
  • Powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture
  • Quick Resume for multiple games
  • Faster load times, higher frame rates
  • Ultra-low latency

It’s all-digital design means no more popping to shop to get the game on disc, instead we'll be installing our games onto the 512GB SSD directly from the consoles own Xbox Game Shop. Not such a bad thing anyway with all the games nowadays getting a digital release on the same day as the physical disc versions (and they often seem to get a large day one update anyway) the gaming experience is unchanged.

Picture of Xbox confirming the console exists

The all-digital Xbox Series S 4K upscaling for games, a variable rate shading and variable refresh rate with up to 1440 resolution and 120FPS - that’s faster than most TVs can handle!

The new XBOX Series S has an SSD for fast loading
The new XBOX Series S has an SSD for fast loading
Picture showing Series X and Series S
It's 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X
Xbox Series S is smallest xbox
Making it the smallest XBOX ever!

This digital design means it's not going to be our go-to media player for Blu-Ray movies, but it does support 4K stream media playback, so if you’re OK being full digital, this XBOX Series S could be perfect!

We'll continue to update with links to the pre-order options as information specific to NZ gets confirmed, keep your eyes on the Gaming Department for the latest! 


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18 comments

MarkT515

When do you think you'll be getting more?

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MarkW241

Same for me I missed the update

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Ben B (Head Office)

We're not quite sure yet, but keep an eye on https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/xbox-series-s and use https://www.pbtech.co.nz/pbtech-newsletters to sign up for newsletter announcements.

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MarkW241

When can we pre-order?

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Mark, pre-order details = https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/xbox-series-s

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SudarshanS4

Will u be a retail partner for "All access"? I think that is the main thing making this console attractive compared to others.

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SathC

512GB SSD is not enough

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ZakD9

Yeah it'll be interesting to see the cost of expandable storage considering the custom ssd's this generation.

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MarnieA2

I get the feeling this is a normal nvme ssd, so it shouldn't be too bad.... right?

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PeteG9

There was a leaked screenshot for the seagate 1tb ssd expansion for $219 USD o_o

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SimonK254

Just saw that not bad at all

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PeteG9

not bad? lol $80USD cheaper than buying the entire console

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SimonK254

Yeah the xbox console is cheap... I was comparing the series S external xbox drive to the price of a 1TB NVME ssd ya muppet

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Bennies

I'm not sure that's an nvme, looks like a 2.5" casing to me

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MayF

It's really small, def not a 2.5"

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DavidM621

Super cute console, looking like a 2020 walkman

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Jinxy

lol yeah it kinda does. Has a very retro feel to it. But also a touch of that sleek modern look. Love the design to be honest!

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SimonK254

I don't hate it lol

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