Within hours of a massive orchestrated leak revealing the console’s design, Microsoft has officially unveiled the long-rumored, less powerful, budget Xbox Series S , little brother to the Series X.
Various leaks in recent months suggested as much, but it’s the first time Microsoft has officially confirmed the existence of the console.
Priced at $299, the Series S promises ‘next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever’ according to the trickle of details released by Microsoft so far. WindowsCentral reports that both consoles will launch on Nov. 10 .
Not wasting any time, onlookers have not squandered the opportunity to pump out memes inspired by Microsoft’s latest major announcement, much in the same fashion as the Series X late last year and the PS5 in June.
The Series S’ tall, thin design, and the large black cooling grille sitting prominently on the top/front (depending on how you orient the console), which stands in stark contrast to the rest of the console’s white color scheme, lend to various comparisons.
Twitter’s noted similarities to a speaker, a front-loading washing machine, a hot plate, a drive-thru speaker box, and even a bean from this summer’s alternative battle royale phenomenon Fall Guys.
The similarity of Microsoft’s next-gen line-up to home appliances didn’t go unnoticed by others, who once again pointed out the Series X’s uncanny resemblance to a fridge.
While the Series S may be meme-worthy, it represents a degree of continuity in Microsoft’s hardware design, borrowing heavily from its predecessor, the Xbox One S, which shares a similar black/white scheme, and a large cooling grille perched on the top of the console, although far less conspicuously than the Series S.