The Xbox Series S (opens in new tab) has finally been confirmed by Microsoft as the cheaper, smaller, only slightly less powerful alternative to its flagship next-gen console, the Xbox Series X (opens in new tab), with both systems set to launch this November. We've even got a $299/£249 price tag to go with it, while a leaked trailer confirms many of the Xbox Series S specs, including support for ray-tracing, 120 frames-per-second, and plenty more.
Naturally, the internet is already awash with Xbox Series S reactions across Twitter, with more meme humour than you can shake a Borderlands game at as people express their first impressions to the console, and its bespoke design. Below, we've collated the best Xbox Series S reactions we've found so far, including many, many riffs on the system's... unique look.
Release this edition you cowards! pic.twitter.com/4wqDQJDCZGSeptember 8, 2020
Xbox Series S looks like a front-loading washing machine nothing will change my mind. #XboxSeriesS pic.twitter.com/VGUMD9qLN4September 8, 2020
Can't wait to get my hands on the secret formula pic.twitter.com/RAHdkPn9fsSeptember 8, 2020
I think Microsoft copied the Xbox Series S design from ..the fencing mask 🤣 pic.twitter.com/S7L1n4GZHYSeptember 8, 2020
help - bought the new xbox series s but I can't find the HDMI port pic.twitter.com/fn82sPe7SFSeptember 8, 2020
Parents ordering presents this Christmas. pic.twitter.com/NRxKwb2WnsSeptember 8, 2020
“yeah can I get ᵘʰʰʰ six piece chicken tendie meal” pic.twitter.com/5cRoHpXkPUSeptember 8, 2020
Sony and Microsoft waiting for each other to announce their price and launch date pic.twitter.com/VABKjxlolfSeptember 8, 2020
of course microsoft would hop on the trend... 🙄 pic.twitter.com/49hC9eKdiHSeptember 8, 2020
Relatedly, a new Xbox Series X leak (opens in new tab) may have also revealed the price and release date for the Xbox Series S' bigger, more powerful sibling too, so there's every chance Microsoft is about to make even more headlines in the coming days as it responds to the industry whispers.
Meanwhile, PlayStation continues to stay eerily silent on anything PS5 (opens in new tab) related, with this week's PSVR Spotlight (opens in new tab) seemingly pouring cold water on any new info about its next-gen system for early September. In any case, stay tuned to GamesRadar for all next generation news as soon as it lands.
Here's everything we know about the upcoming Xbox Series X pre-orders (opens in new tab) too, or watch the video below for a look at the next generation of Unreal Engine.