The Xbox Series S is one of Microsoft’s two latest-generation game consoles. Less powerful than the Series X, but nevertheless very relevant for a certain audience, it is now on promotion at Rakuten for the sales.
The Xbox Series S is a less powerful version without a disc drive of its big sister, the Xbox Series X. It is therefore easier to find on e-commerce sites and has met with some success for two years. In the end, it is the least expensive next-gen console on the market. Coupled with the Xbox Game Pass, it is a wise choice for gamers who want to upgrade their hardware and test new games. If you’re interested, good news: it’s on sale during these summer sales.
Highlights of the Xbox Series S console
- Capable of outputting 1440p at 60 fps
- Small and quiet
- Fluid and pleasant interface
The latest from Microsoft has serious arguments, especially when it takes advantage of promotions during certain events. Usually displayed at a fixed price of 299 euros, the Xbox Series S loses 40 euros on Rakuten, thanks to a small promotion as well as an additional promo code of 5 euros. It is thus displayed at only 259 euros.
Don’t forget to add the code RAKUTEN5 at the time of purchase to benefit from the additional 5 euros reduction.
If the offer mentioned in this article is no longer available after that, please take a look below to find other Xbox Series S offers. The table updates automatically .
A compact console for dematerialized gaming
The Xbox Series S stands out significantly from the Series X, even if it is of course capable of running the same catalog of games. It is already much more compact, and its design is a great success. It manages to maintain complete silence in operation, without heating up. Players will also appreciate being able to place it horizontally or vertically, as desired.
It also offers different technical characteristics. The biggest distinction: the lack of a Blu-Ray drive. It will thus be impossible for you to play your old console games if you have them in physical version. In addition, forget about the loan of games and the occasion… Any game purchase will thus be dematerialized via the Microsoft Store, or the use of the Xbox Game Pass. The latter is a quasi must have if you own this console. It only keeps improving year after year, integrating more and more interesting titles, from the biggest triple A’s to small enticing indie games.
The next-gen with some concessions
By making compromises compared to its counterpart, the Series S manages to lower its selling price by 200 euros. It should also be noted that it is less powerful, although it has the same processor, an AMD Zen 2, and an RDNA 2 graphics chip managing the ray tracing. A 512 GB SSD completes all this. However, Microsoft has limited its power: 4 TFlops instead of 12 for the Xbox Series X, and less RAM (10 GB instead of 16). The rendering definition is also lowered, for maximum 1440p instead of 4K UHD. In practice, we will often find ourselves in 1080p. On some games, however, we can reach 120 FPS.
The Series S is a great console for more casual gamers who own Xbox Game Pass or want to get into it.
To find out all about this next-gen console, find our complete test of the Xbox Series S.
To not miss anything from the 2022 Summer Sales
The Summer Sales officially started on Wednesday June 22, 2022 in France and will end on the evening of Tuesday July 19. As of now, several merchants have already drawn their best offers. Here are the promotions that are worth your money.
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