Lunar New Year Xbox Series S features a big tiger buddy and we love them

Lunar New Year Xbox Series S
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A set of Lunar New Year Xbox Series S consoles is going up for grabs, and if you're lucky enough you may just be able to take one home.

The official new design is a collaboration between Xbox and Chinese artist Bu2ma (pronounced Bu-er-ma), but only 15 of the consoles and their matching controllers were created. The only way to win one outside of China is to retweet this message from the official Xbox Twitter account, while Chinese players will get their own chances via Wechat and bilibili.

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According to the official Xbox Wire post, the console and controller are both colored in the traditionally lucky colors of red and gold: "the custom design represents wellbeing and fortune, offering good will toward all gamers." They each feature unique tiger designs evoking traditional ink illustration, and the controller bears the Chinese character for the word "tiger" in eye-catching gold on the rear panel.

Next up will be the Year of the Rabbit in 2023, and we can only hope that an Xbox Series X with bunny ears will be waiting to greet us.

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.