Top Best 2 Xbox Series X|S Consoles in November 2021

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Microsoft - Xbox Series S 512 GB All-Digital Console (Disc-free Gaming) - White
Description

Go all-digital with Xbox Series S and enjoy next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, at a great price. Make the most of every gaming minute with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to 120 FPS—all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture. Enjoy digital games from four generations of Xbox, with hundreds of optimized titles that look and play better than ever. And when you add Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (membership sold separately or included when you choose Xbox All Access), you get online multiplayer to play with friends and an instant library of 100+ high-quality games, including day one releases from Xbox Game Studios like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Minecraft Dungeons.*

10 Features
  • Next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever: Go all digital with Xbox Series S and enjoy next-gen gaming at a great price.
  • Play more, wait less: Make the most of every gaming minute with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to 120 FPS—all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture.*
  • Watch your favorite entertainment: Stream 4K video on Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, and more.*
  • Thousands of games ready to play: Enjoy digital games from four generations of Xbox, with hundreds of optimized titles that look and play better than ever.
  • Your all-inclusive pass to Xbox: Save $59.99 with Xbox All Access: Get an Xbox Series S and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes 100+ games, online multiplayer, and an EA Play membership, from $24.99 a month for 24 months with no upfront cost when you choose Xbox All Access.^+
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, enjoy new games on day one like Forza Horizon 5 from Xbox Game Studios, as well as iconic franchises like DOOM from Bethesda Softworks, indie games, and blockbusters.
  • Forza Horizon 5: Lead breathtaking expeditions across the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars (game sold separately or available soon with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate when you choose Xbox All Access).
  • Meet the new Xbox Wireless Controller: Experience the modernized Xbox Wireless Controller, designed for enhanced comfort during gameplay. Stay on target with textured grip and seamlessly capture and share content.
  • Accessories: Use most of your Xbox One accessories—including controllers, headsets, and more—on Xbox Series S.
  • Xbox Family Settings app: Game time now comes with more peace of mind with the free Xbox Family Settings app on Android and iOS. Easily manage your children’s activities on Xbox consoles and enable gaming options that are right for your family.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Adam, 10 out of 10
    The Under-rated lesser god of the pantheon

    A great console that unfortunately signals the death of an era. The console works as advertised, 60 frames or more at 1440p for any games that have been updated with such support. This console is in very few ways inferior to the Series X. It has no disc drive and less internal SSD space, but in the era of digital games external drives are so easy to come by and cheap too. Considering most TVs can't even support the power of the Series X, the Series S is the console to buy unless you already own a huge TV, or one that is over 4K. With the X you will be able to generate 4K content, or 60+ frames with a lower resolution. The S is optimal for most people I would argue, because likely if you own a 4K TV you probably don't have one that is high end with a fast refresh rate. But if your TV is huge you will see a definite lost of clarity in the picture. Overall this console is a lot easier to get a hold of and it's a true next gen experience little different from the Series X. With each update to the OS the previous Xbox One editions get slower and become forcibly more obsolete. Quick resume and the more enhanced always-on are amazing features that bring you to gaming faster than ever. And the sheer amount of frames in comp multiplayer games like Rocket League and R6S are a huge advantage. The Series S is a good place to start if you don't know whether or not you want to upgrade your home entertainment suite and whether or not a better console will actually have effect at all on your current home entertainment suite. And it is also the right console to buy if you're on a budget. Right noe there aren't too many games and next gen experiences but considering that these consoles are being given priority to their previous gen brethren, which are being slowly left behind as we speak, if you game at all then an upgrade is what you need.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:25
  • Review by DEFzero, 10 out of 10
    The Bridge Between Last-Gen and New-Gen Consoles

    After playing on my Xbox Series S for a month now I can say I am happy with this little beast console ! This console can play new Xbox One and old Xbox 360 games if it's backwards compatible. The fast load times are amazing on current Xbox games and the increase frame rates are also very much welcomed. I redownloaded alot of past games just to try out how it stacks against my old Xbox One X there just no comparison to how stable it is plus most games are getting a X/S upgrade to take advantage of the new hardware. Then comes the downside to the Series S the internal hard drive only 346 GB is just way too small to build a library of games. You will constantly be deleting/reinstalling and good luck with updates. Sure you can fix this with buying a external hard drive but gotta sacrifice that fast load time or even the pricy $219 SSD just to maintain that fast load time for only 1 TB. If you can get past the small storage space then I would highly recommend you pick up a Xbox Series S to play your current games/older games at higher speeds or framerate but if your wanting bigger space and more graphical enhances of the new games coming down the line then get a Xbox Series X.

    Feb 06, 2021 03:11
  • Review by RaeL, 10 out of 10
    A New Beginning

    I’ll start by saying that up until purchasing this console, I’ve owned everything but an Xbox. There’s been N64, GameBoy Advance, GameCube, PS2, Wii, PS2, PS3, and PS4. Never an Xbox. For the longest time having grown up on the influence of console wars, I’ve always ignorantly thought PS was the better console and Xbox has nothing to offer. I’ve played the 360 a few times and had no experience with the XB1. Coming from the PS4 it’s the smoothest and most satisfying console I’ve played. Transitions between games are seamless including the Quick Resume feature which essentially allows you to have multiple games open just by switching between them. The selection is always mocked because of PS’ well known exclusives, although Xbox has great ones of their own. Some including Gears of War, Halo, Forza, Sea of Thieves, and now their exclusivity deal with Bethesda to launch their future titles on Microsoft platforms. Aside from the games, as I previously stated the transitions are seamless thanks to the SSD (be prepared to buy storage expansion). The UI is extremely convenient once you get used to it, Game Pass is great value for what you’re paying, the performance can hang with the Series X (especially if you don’t have an HDR/4K capable TV), the recording/streaming quality is an upgrade along with the speed that it saves your clips at being very quick (again coming from a PS4). All in all, I’ve only owned this console for one day and I can see myself using it for a thousand more. Highly recommend if you’re looking to try out an Xbox or if you’re looking to upgrade from a One/One S, it could also just serve as portable gaming for anyone who travels frequently.

    Sep 02, 2021 11:44
  • Review by Bigz, 10 out of 10
    Way better then may Xbox one s

    Just picked it up today. Iam writing this review to help out people. Don’t be to worried about the storage. If you had an External hard drive. From your old console. It will work on this system. Your old games that are not x/s up grades will still play from the hard drive you have. Games that are up graded put on the internal hard drive. The console is very small but powerful. Super quiet. Iam coming for the Xbox one s. This new system downloads games super fast and loads way faster then the other. For people that play destiny load took forever. Not with this system. Iam playing on 1080p monitor. And games look so much better. Hope this helps people. Glad I upgraded to this system.

    Dec 31, 2020 19:44
  • Review by Foxman, 10 out of 10
    This S Series Rocks

    I really wanted to get the X series i tried so hard and this one was available so i grabbed it with no expectations. This little thing is powerful looks sweet and plays amazing. I have a 1440 monitor so this ended up being a great purchase. Only bad thing is how hard these new systems are to get and only being digital you can't buy games at the store anymore. Gamepass is amazing also and perfect for this machine

    Dec 04, 2020 11:27
  • Review by Ludatyk, 10 out of 10
    Impressive Series S

    Even though, there's hype around the Series X and PS5 about the powerful internals. I enjoy having the Series S... I'm impressed of how small it is. And its more than capable of playing next generation games. As of now, I've been playing 2K21 Next Generation.

    If those who don't care about 4K gaming and don't have a ton of games they play on a regular, then I most certainly recommend the Series S.

    Dec 29, 2020 11:19
  • Review by BillyK, 10 out of 10
    Now I can play Next Generation Games

    Honestly was just on Best Buy a few days ago and I seen they had a Xbox Series S so I thought I will see if I can’t place a order and what did you know it went through was actually happy Yes I know this system doesn’t let you have 4K 120 FPS but I don’t care I’m just glad I can play next generation games I’m very impressed at how the Xbox Series S can play games at 120 FPS and 60 FPS really can see a difference yes your not getting a lot of storage only like 364GB not the greatest but at least it’s something if your the type who doesn’t care about having a system that can do 4K 120 FPS then this system is perfect for you now note if you want to play Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition with Ray Tracing on then I have bad news the Series S can’t do it it’s only on the Series X but theirs other games that has Ray Tracing on the Series S but if you don’t care like me on some games then I say get this system

    Oct 29, 2021 02:27
  • Review by SMCremix27, 10 out of 10
    You will be surprised!!

    So i was lucky and randomly i was on best buys website and i was able to check out with one inn very early January. now i wanted the X & still want the X but im very surprised what this machine can do for the time being! i also bought the 49'' Lg Nano cell tv & can run call of duty and other games at 1440p @120hz. i am thrilled & so happy. This is performing just as good, if not better then my Alienware desktop with a rtx 2070!! Wish it had a bigger SSD tho!!

    Feb 11, 2021 15:12
  • 9.6score
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    Microsoft - Xbox Series X 1TB Console - Black
    Description

    Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Explore rich new worlds with 12 teraflops of raw graphic processing power, DirectX ray tracing, a custom SSD, and 4K gaming. Make the most of every gaming minute with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to 120 FPS—all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture. Enjoy thousands of games from four generations of Xbox, with hundreds of optimized titles that look and play better than ever. And when you add Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (membership sold separately or included when you choose Xbox All Access), you get an instant library of 100+ high-quality games, including day one releases from Xbox Game Studios like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    10 Features
  • Power your dreams: Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Explore rich new worlds with 12 teraflops of raw graphic processing power, DirectX ray tracing, a custom SSD, and 4K gaming.*
  • Play more, wait less: Make the most of every gaming minute with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay of up to 120 FPS—all powered by Xbox Velocity Architecture.*
  • Thousands of games ready to play: Enjoy digital games from four generations of Xbox, with hundreds of optimized titles that look and play better than ever.
  • Looks better, plays better: Minimize load times and increase frame rates with a custom-built NVMe SSD, which enables larger, more robust games to operate at their full capacity. Bring your games and movies to life with the rich, dynamic sound environments at a high quality.
  • Your all-inclusive pass to Xbox: Get an Xbox Series X and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes 100+ games like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5, online multiplayer, and an EA Play membership, from $34.99 a month for 24 months with no upfront cost when you choose Xbox All Access.^+
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, enjoy new games on day one like Forza Horizon 5 from Xbox Game Studios, as well as iconic franchises like DOOM from Bethesda Softworks, indie games, and blockbusters.
  • Forza Horizon 5: Lead breathtaking expeditions across the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. (Game sold separately or available soon with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate when you choose Xbox All Access).
  • Meet the Xbox Wireless Controller: Experience the modernized Xbox Wireless Controller, designed for enhanced comfort during gameplay. Stay on target with textured grip and seamlessly capture and share content.
  • More storage without compromise: Add more storage and match the performance of the internal SSD with the Seagate 1TB Expansion Card for Xbox Series X (sold separately).
  • Accessories: Use most of your Xbox One accessories—including controllers, headsets, and more—on Xbox Series X.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bob118, 10 out of 10
    My First Xbox Ever ! Why did I wait?

    Well I would have never thought that I would be owning an Xbox Series X in my lifetime. (I’m 65 yrs old but feel like an 18 yr old playing these games ) And i’m glad that this being my first Xbox that I made a very wise decision. I haven’t played any video games since Mario Bros came out for nintendo 64. Quite a few years ago for sure. The graphics and action that this Xbox puts out is unbelievable. Fast rendering and smooth scrolling is beyond anything i’ve ever seen or played on. Also one thing that I enjoy is the fact that with game pass in the Xbox Live that I can play games at a minimum monthly fee. My all time favorite right now is F1 2020. I love all types of racing but this one knocks it out if the park. Finally i’d just like to say is that if you can get your hands on one of these bad boys. Be prepared for a lot of lack of sleep, You’ll be glued to that screen all night. I know that I have been.

    Feb 27, 2021 15:41
  • Review by EffigyOMA, 10 out of 10
    Jumped the Playstation Ship

    I'm very impressed with what the Series X has to offer. I'd gone with Playstation for the last several generations and felt very underwhelmed by the PS5 design and what it has to offer.

    The backwards compatiblity support is amazing and I am catching up on the 360/XB1 exclusives I missed in the best possible way on a 4K TV.

    While it's a big console, the shape and design are easy to work with. It also runs cool and quiet.

    I was a little worried about using batteries in the controllers, but having a batch of rechargeable AAs around is very easy to work with. Unlike with the Playstation controllers, I don't need an extra one for battery emergencies. The rechargeable batteries last for days between charges. It's also cool that XB1 controllers work on the Series X.

    I would actually recommend this to PS4 owners who aren't overwhelmingly thrilled about the PS5. It has a lot more to offer right now in the way of exclusives you probably didn't play yet and it is much, much easier to get one (Fall 2021).

    Included pictures of it against my PS4 Pro to help get an idea of its dimensions.

    Oct 16, 2021 10:00
  • Review by BigJoe, 10 out of 10
    Best Next-Gen Gaming Console

    I purchased my Series X on December 2nd, 2020 last year. I've had it for over 7 months now and I still love it and play on it as much as i did the first day. Microsoft is absolutely killing it this generation which is why i switched from ps4 to the Series X and i couldn't be happier that i did. The Next-Gen features this Xbox has such as Quick Resume, which lets you have multiple games open and play between them in a matter of seconds. I use this feature every day. A growing list of games that have Auto FPS Boost and Auto HDR, which makes games look and play amazing! Playing a game that was once 30 fps to now 60fps is so awesome, especially the games that are boosted to 120fps! It's an absolute game changer. Game pass Ultimate is a must if you have an Xbox. It's too good of a deal to pass up, it's perfect with the Series X. Games load incredibly fast on the internal SSD of the Series X it'll make you realize how much time was wasted waiting for games to load last gen! The new contoller is a nice upgrade from the previous model. It now has a textured grip on the back and triggers which feels great to play on while gaming for long sessions. I truly am enjoying my Series X and the Next-Gen features it offers, it's only getting better from here too, with a lot of Xbox exclusives coming soon this year like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and many others, all day 1 on Game Pass! You won't be disappointed going with the Series X this generation.

    Jun 27, 2021 18:15
  • Review by Mikeirl, 10 out of 10
    Console dad life and I couldn’t be happier.

    After being a computer gamer for forever. I became a dad and needed a console to fill my gaming habits. I immediately bought a one X and loved it. After getting an lg oled C9 I knew I wanted to make the jump to the series x or ps5. I ended up getting the series x and I’m so glad that I did. Everything plays amazing! I didn’t think it was going to be such a large improvement graphically and performance wise, but it truly is. If you own a tv that supports 120fps I would buy the series x in a heartbeat. I’m beyond excited to see the future of true next gen games in a year or two. If you don’t have a top of the line tv. I would wait a year or so and upgrade your tv before upgrading to the series x so you can get the full benefit of wait this amazing system can can give, but either way upgrading to it now or later you simply won’t regret it.

    Jan 01, 2021 10:08
  • Review by FlavioGomes, 10 out of 10
    Next Gen Gaming at its Finest

    So far I can say this Xbox series x has been the best purchase I’ve made in a really long time as far as tech goes.

    This device is really ahead of its time

    Very easy to use and setup

    The graphics are amazing

    The user interface is going to take some time for me to get used to coming from PlayStation

    But I honestly think the Xbox series x gets the job done.

    Extremely quiet while running games.

    The quick resume option will come in handy when you have more than three games and want to switch seamlessly from game to game and continue where you left off.

    The controller is solid love the color

    Remember to buy rechargeable batteries and a solid head set to pair.

    Nov 18, 2020 02:29
  • Review by Shep, 10 out of 10
    Next-generation at a slow and steady pace

    Lot of value for the next-generation. You get all the legacy titles you already own if you have any previous Xbox console. Some games even come with a boost from the original source material.

    Fight Night Champions instantly comes to mind. 4k, HDR..you really have to see it on the Series X.

    Older titles may see boost like Battlefield V where you can play the game in 4k ,120fps.

    Dying Light plays at a buttery smooth 60 fps with HDR now upscaled at 4K, i popped in the same game on the PS5 today and its still 30 fps..

    Its a beast for the older generation..

    As far as next-generation gaming...

    Its coming...fortunately as of this review, its much sooner than the actual console purchased date...lol.

    The wait been has been painful...but the future is extremely bright...

    Havent even talked about game pass..

    Easiest way to explain, its netflix but for gaming.

    Microsoft hosts all their first-party titles in the subscription but you also get EA Play (Madden, need for speed, star wars) as part of the subscription and you also receive day one titles from 3rd party companies...so Dungeons and Dragons:Dark Alliance that just came out a week ago...currently in game pass..

    So its a trade-off.

    Im new to xbox and the whole ecosystem, but i do own both next-generation consoles.. its clear sony has more exclusives right now, but xbox is coming along nicely and Starfield...should probably youtube Starfield...ok bye.

    Jun 27, 2021 19:08
  • Review by RCYoung, 10 out of 10
    A great piece of hardware.

    After spending an entire month with my brand new Xbox Series X, I have to say that this console is such a great piece of hardware. The Xbox Series X has lived up to, all of its hype surrounding the new console back when it was revealed at the Game Awards 2019. With that said, the console is whisper quiet even while playing graphical intensive games like, Gears 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 2: Remake, it doesn't matter...it's super quiet. The best part about the Xbox Series X is, the massive backlog of games it has due to Microsoft's dedication to Backwards Compatibility as well. And not only do older Xbox and Xbox 360 games look better, but they get a huge boost in loading and overall performance. With that said, the new Xbox Series X so far has made a first great impression on me, and I believe that the console and its games is only going to get better in the near future. Also, with the reveal of new games in development such as Avowed, Bright Memory Infinite, Fable, Halo Infinite, Perfect Dark, Scorn, State of Decay 3, etc. I think this new generation of Xbox is going to, absolutely deliver great first-party games to their fans across the board.

    Dec 11, 2020 05:51
  • Review by BrianZ, 10 out of 10
    Xbox Series X = Amazing

    Great Service As Usual From Best Buy…

    The Xbox Series X is a BEAST! Graphics and Gameplay are Truly Amazing!

    If you have the chance to grab one; then Do It, You will not be disappointed!! These console shortages are crazy, and getting very old, very quick…

    Good Luck to Anyone that still needs a Next-Gen console; Believe it or not, copping a Next-Gen Console is very possible… You just have to put in the work, and keep trying on every single drop!

    Thank You BestBuy for helping me out on this Xbox Series X!

    Nov 01, 2021 05:10
  • 9.6score