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Xbox Series S all but confirmed as official controller packaging leaks

Xbox Series S controller
(Image credit: Microsoft)

We might have just got confirmation that the Xbox Series S is indeed real, after months of speculation and rumors.

Twitter user @zakk_exe was apparently able to grab the Xbox Series S controller from a resale site, and posted various pictures of what appears to be the official retail packaging. 

On the side of the box, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are listed as compatible systems, along with Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android and iOS phones.

The Xbox Series S promises to be a cheaper, more affordable version of Microsoft’s technically impressive Xbox Series X. It’s likely to target a resolution of 1440p and 60fps, and is likely to mirror the Xbox One S in terms of branding, such as the robot white color scheme.

Series of announcements

Microsoft has yet to hint at the console’s existence despite numerous leaks and sources suggesting that the cut-price console is coming. While we still don’t have a price for the Xbox Series X or PS5, analysts predict that they won’t be cheap. Microsoft will be hoping, then, that having a cheaper alternative could attract more gamers to the Xbox ecosystem.

With both consoles due to release in "holiday 2020”, we should finally receive a confirmed price and release date for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X in the next month or two. 

But will the Xbox Series S arrive alongside Microsoft’s diminutive tower of power? We’ll have to wait and see, but there can be almost no doubts now that the cheaper console does exist.