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Xbox Finally Answers Fans' Calls With New Series S

Since the latest generation of consoles launched, Microsoft's Xbox Series S has offered a great option for fans that aren't ready to pay for an Xbox Series X or a PlayStation 5 (or simply can't find one). The Xbox Series S offers the same basic experience of the Xbox Series X, just slimmed down in size and power, at a lower price point. While this has served fans well, players have been calling for an upgrade to the system's 512GB of storage. During the June 2023 Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft certainly delivered.

Amidst game announcements and previews, Xbox gamers also got a look at the latest Xbox Series S model, which comes with a new look and expanded memory. While not a major technological breakthrough or a brand new console, this update should still be welcome news for gamers, especially those who have been holding off on upgrading to next-gen consoles.

A new look and expanded memory

The most apparent change to the Xbox Series S is its new look. The console is still designed like a skinny version of the Xbox Series X, but it now has a cool Carbon Black coloring. Style and color is, of course, a matter of personal taste, but more than a few gamers will likely appreciate this look over the older white version of the console.

The other big change for the console is a clearly objective improvement in the form of expanded memory. The new Xbox Series S model nearly doubles the size of the old console's memory with a 1TB SSD. For a console with no disc drive that relies heavily on downloading and storing content, this expanded drive is a significant and welcome upgrade.

The final piece of good news to come from this announcement is that eager players won't have to wait too long to get their hands on the new console. The updated Xbox Series S will be launching on September 1 and selling for $350, only $100 more than the current version.

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