Last night, the Xbox Series S leaked online.
Soon after, Microsoft made the leak official, unveiling the budget next-gen console that everyone knew was coming thanks to leaks, rumors and good old-fashioned common sense.
After all, why would Microsoft call its new console the Xbox Series X if it wasn’t going to be part of a series that included a cheaper, less powerful “S” sku? And perhaps later a more powerful “X Pro” model as well?
In any case, unlike the Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S isn’t a rectangular box. It’s a smaller form-factor machine and it’s white with a black circle in the center.
It is, to put it bluntly, a rather funny looking machine. The black circle looks, to me at least, like a speaker, though there’s no reason whatsoever for a console to have a speaker. It’s more likely part of the ventilation for the console—or strictly aesthetic. I’m not sure.
Nobody is, but everybody seems to have a joke about what the new console looks like. The poor little guy is getting memed to death on social media. Let’s take a look at a few of the comparisons being made.
There’s the washing machine:
Oh, and the dominos. I like that. This would actually be a fun custom Xbox Series S. Get together with friends to play a game of dominos or just line ‘em up and knock ‘em down.
Some have compared the new console to a stove (and replied to PlayStation tweets with it apparently).
Others have compared the Series S to speakers—these Sony speakers really do bear a striking resemblance:
Then there’s the boom box:
And the portable radio:
The Fall Guys:
The Xbox Series S will set you back $300 while the Xbox Series X will cost $500. Both consoles are set to release on November 10th, just a week after what may be the most contentious US presidential election since Abraham Lincoln. Should be an . . . interesting time to say the least. Let’s hope we’re all able to game in peace.