Microsoft just confirmed what its new lightweight Xbox will cost in South Africa
- Leaked images of the Xbox Series S, Microsoft's rumoured less-powerful version of its coming next-generation console, started to circulate Monday.
- Microsoft has now confirmed the leaks.
- It also announced that the Xbox Series S will have a R6,999 price tag in South Africa.
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Microsoft has confirmed the long-rumoured lightweight addition to its next generation of consoles.
The company's Xbox Twitter account revealed the Xbox Series S after a series of leaks on Monday night.
The first leak came from the tech-news site Thurrott, which showed a white console. More leaks started popping up elsewhere online, including a video comparing the purported Series S with the larger, more powerful next-generation console, the Xbox Series X.
"Let's make it official," the Xbox tweeted account along with an image of the device and a confirmation of the R6,999 price tag in South Africa. The tweet contained few details beyond describing the device as "next-gen performance on the smallest Xbox ever."
Microsoft did not immediately give a release date for the console, but previous leaks have led to speculation it will come out in time for 2020 holiday season (the Series X is confirmed as coming out in November).
The image of the Xbox Series S appears to show it has no disk drive, distinguishing it from the more powerful Xbox Series X.
Xbox revealed the Series X console in December but has yet to confirm a price point for it.
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