As you have seen making its rounds this past couple of days, the next-gen Xbox models, the  Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, hitting shelves on November 10 are priced at US$299 and US$499 respectively.  Microsoft also revealed that pre-orders for both consoles will open from 22 September 2020 alongside an instalment plan where customers can pay a monthly rate of US$34.99 (or roughly RM145+) for 24 months, and Xbox Series S at US$24.99 (or roughly RM104+) monthly for 24 months via Xbox All Access.

This is all good news, but there is still no official release on both model’s official retail prices at these parts of the world. Until today.

Both Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will officially be available in Asian markets starting with Singapore in the following recommended retail prices:

Xbox Series S: SG$459 ~ RM1,400

Xbox series X: SG$699 ~ RM2.130

Just like in the US, pre-orders for both models open 22nd September 2020. As for other markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, rest assured as once we have them, we will update this post with the relevant info.

Here at Kakuchopurei, we truly hope that Microsoft would improve their support for Xbox marketing in the Southeast Asian market tenfold as compared to present gen. It has been appalling, to put it mildly. A strong competition for the dominant Sony and their PlayStation platform would only be great for the gaming community as a whole.

Still unsure which model to pick up? Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications for both models (via Xbox):

Xbox Series X Xbox Series S
CPU 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz
3.6GHz w/ SMT Enabled
8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz
3.4GHz w/ SMT Enbled
GPU AMD RDNA 2 GPU
52 CUs @ 1.825GHz
AMD RDNA 2 GPU
20 CUs @ 1.565GHz
GPU Power 12.5 TFLOPS 4 TFLOPS
System on a Chip (SoC) Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC
RAM 16GB GDDR6 RAM
10GB @ 560 GB/s
6GB @ 336 GB/s
10GB GDDR6 RAM
8GB @ 224GB/s
2GB @ 56GB/s
Performance Target 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS 1440p @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Storage 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4GB/sec uncompressed
4.8GB/sec compressed
512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4GB/sec uncompressed
4.8GB/sec compressed
Expandable Storage 1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
Backward Compatibility Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox Games available atl aunch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well. Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox Games available atl aunch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
Disc Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Digital Only
Display Out HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1
MSRP $499 USD $299 USD
Long story short, you’d be forgiven to consider the ‘S’ model as the base, while ‘X’ is equivalent to PlayStation 4’s Pro model. So which one are you getting? Hit us up in the comments section below.

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