On January 10, it will be two months since the new Xboxes have been available all over the world. On the one hand, the Xbox Series X, a performance monster which is at the same time the most powerful console on the market. On the other hand, the Xbox Series S, an intermediate machine that allows you to take advantage of all the next-gen technologies in 2K and without a disk drive.
What if Microsoft is already planning to launch a new variant in 2021? In any case, this is the question we can ask ourselves following the filing of the “Xbox Series XS” trademark by Microsoft on December 29th.
Xbox Series XS?
Remember, on September 11, 2020, a few hours after the official announcement of the price and release date of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, a rumor that evoked a third model of Xbox Series in the boxes on the home side? Microsoft. An Xbox Series V, which would be a machine with the same specifications as the Xbox Series X, but without a disc drive.
A console that would therefore be offered at a price of € 399.99 to be a perfect compromise between the Series X (€ 499.99) and the Series S (€ 299.99). With this console, Microsoft could opt for a strategy similar to Sony and its PlayStation 5 (499.99 €) as well as its PS5 Digital Edition (399.99 €) which are identical products, with the same characteristics but an amputated Digital version. from its Blu-Ray player.
THE XBOX SERIES X AT THE BEST PRICE
What if the Xbox Series V really exists? But under the name XS? In console jargon (and high-tech products), the “S” is the abbreviation for Small / Slim. So the Xbox Series XS would be a small Series X.
Of course, this is all guesswork and there is nothing official. Microsoft could also register the trademark just as a precaution.
The Xbox Series XS brand as a precaution?
In the less glamorous genre, but just as possible, Microsoft could register the mark only for preventive purposes to prevent smart people from seizing the rights to create scams or overshadow the latest consoles. Since the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, it is not uncommon to see many sites talking about “Xbox Series X / S”.
A new console in the next few years without a doubt
Just like with the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One, it is certain that a new console will arrive sooner or later. More refined and more efficient “Slim” versions will arrive as has always been the case. It remains to be seen whether Microsoft will wait a long time to launch their own “premium” console in its digital version or not.