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Getting your hands on an Xbox Series X has been almost impossible this year, with retailers making shoppers jump through all kinds of hoops just to have the opportunity to add it to their carts. Finding an Xbox Series S for sale is much easier.
Xbox Series S, $299.99
This is a great alternative to the Series X — don’t worry, the names never get less confusing — because the Series S still packs a punch where it counts. You can play all the same games as the Series X, and if you ever upgrade, you won’t need to re-buy any games. Plus, you can still enjoy great 4K streaming content from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and others.
This is a capable next-gen gaming console for a fantastic price. The 512 GB internal storage drive lets you keep a selection of games installed. And if you use Xbox Game Pass, it’s easy to try new games out without needing a physical disc!
Xbox Game Pass, $14.99/mo
What’s missing from the Xbox Series S, then?
You will miss out on some resolution, fidelity and storage compared to the Series X — but the Series S is perfectly capable for most gamers’ needs, especially if you are using a smaller television.
The Series S is also much smaller than the Series X. So if you’re a gamer running a little low on space, or if you just don’t love the look of a big gaming console in your entertainment system, this is definitely the understated move for you.
Plus, with supply chain disruptions and relentless demand, it could be months before the Series X is readily available. Grabbing the Xbox Series S for sale at Best Buy or Walmart is the quickest way to start playing the hottest new games, like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5.
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