Which box is best for you?



Microsoft released the long awaited Xbox Series X and Series S on Nov. 10.

Caleb Hiatt, Sports Editor

On Tuesday Nov. 10 the highly anticipated Xbox Series X and Series S were released to the public. While celebrities such as LeBron James have invested in the more expensive Series X, many others contemplate which console is the right fit for them.

The main difference between the two consoles is the price tag. The Xbox Series X costs $499 while the Series S is a less expensive alternative at $299. A big reason for this is that the Series S does not have a disc drive so users will be unable to play physical games that they already own. Instead, they will have to download games through the Microsoft store. Another reason for this $200 price difference is that the Series X allows users to play video and play games in 4k while the Series S can only experience 4k while playing video. Another big difference between the consoles is the size. The Series S, since it has fewer capabilities and does not have a disc drive, is significantly smaller than the Series X. The Series S is advertised as being 60 percent smaller than the Series X measuring at about 11 in. by 6 in. by 2.5 in. while the Series X is about 12 in. by 6 in. by 6 in. In simple terms, the Series S is quite tiny for a console. Another aspect that gives the Series X a leg up on the Series S is that it has more storage. This should not be a huge concern, however, because adding more storage will be pretty easy.

Obviously, it can be hard deciding which console to buy. Having all the bells and whistles seems really nice but it might not be worth that extra pretty penny. The Series S is a good choice for those that are less serious about gaming. Since basically all games can be acquired digitally, the lack of a disc drive will not be that big of a deal. For those that value having the physical game disc whether that is for collection purposes or just a personal preference, I would recommend the Series X.