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Xbox Series X
Basic Information
Home Console
Microsoft Corporation
Xbox One, Xbox One X
PlayStation 5
Technical Information
Xbox Series S
United Nations International Release
November 102020
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The Xbox Series X (codenamed Project Scarlett) is a home video game console developed by Microsoft. It was released alongside the Xbox Series S on November 10, 2020 as the fourth generation of the Xbox family, succeeding the Xbox One.[1]

It is part of the ninth-generation of video game hardware, and competes with the PlayStation 5.

History[ | ]

Microsoft confirmed "Project Scarlett" at its E3 2019 press conference.[2] The design of the console, as well as its branding ("Xbox Series X") and late-2020 release date, were revealed during a presentation at The Game Awards 2019 on December 12, 2019. Following the event, a spokesperson for Microsoft stated that the Xbox Series X was one of two consoles in a fourth generation of Xbox hardware, which will be branded as simply "Xbox" with no subtitle.[3]

Microsoft had planned to go into detail regarding the hardware specifications and launch games for the Series X at both the 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) and E3 2020, but both events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, Microsoft scheduled online presentations over the same planned days while the company planned to reschedule its E3 presentation at a later time.

On July 16, 2020, Microsoft announced that it had ended production of the Xbox One X and all-digital version of the Xbox One S in preparation for the new products.[4]

Technical Specifications[ | ]

Technical Specifications
CPU 8 x Cores @ 3.80 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) AMD Custom Zen 2 CPU, 360.45 mm2, 7nm Enhanced
RAM 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320 MB Bus
GPU 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU
Resolution Up to 120 FPS 4K. 8K support
Internal Storage 1 TB Custom NVMe SSD
External Storage 1 TB Seagate Expansion Card, USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Connectivity HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2
Input Xbox Series X/S Controller
Backward compatibility Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles, plus Xbox One Controller support
Optimized for Xbox Series X branding

The Optimized for Series X logo.

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