The fourth generation of Xbox models, simply named Xbox will include the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S that launched on November 10, 2020.
These are high- and low-end versions comparable to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S models, respectively, with all games designed for this model family playable on both systems.
The Xbox Series X is estimated to be four times as powerful as Xbox One X, with support for 8K resolution and up to 120 frames-per-second rendering, with a nominal target of 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
The Xbox Series S is a digital-only unit with less graphic processing power, but can still render at a nominal 1440p resolution at 60 frames per second with support for 4K upscaling. Both consoles features support for new graphics rendering systems including real-time ray-tracing, and the new Xbox Velocity Architecture that works with the internal SSD drive to maximize the rate of texture streaming to the graphics processor, among other features.
Besides games for this new console family, both consoles are fully compatible with all Xbox One games and most hardware, as well as all backward compatible games that were playable on the Xbox One from the Xbox 360 and original Xbox console.
To help transition consumers, Microsoft introduced its Smart Delivery system which most of its first-party games and several third-party games will use to offer free updates to Xbox One versions of games to the Xbox Series X/S version over the first few years of the consoles’ launch
Here are some useful hints for when there is a “Drop”
1. Find your retailers
The list below shows the retailers that are selling the PS5.
We are also sharing at Twitter stock updates as soon as they come in, but you should keep checking frequently as you never know when more stock will land and you might get lucky.
2. Prepare your wallet
You’re likely already steeled against the PS5 price, but you’ll want to make sure your retailers know that. Prepare your card and shipping details in a separate page or store them with your retailers of choice for a faster checkout.
3. Sign in
You may already have an account with your favourite retailers, but be sure to sign in ahead of stock. This will steal valuable seconds from your order at checkout and you’ll need all the time you can get to buy PS5 today. Plus, you can often save your checkout details with your login (if you’re comfortable doing this) and track your order a little easier. We’d recommend making accounts for each retailer offering PS5 stock today as well.
4. Find the product page
You don’t want to be left navigating the virtual aisles when the chance to buy PS5 does arrive. We’ll be linking straight out to product pages here when stock does land, but if you’re going it alone be sure to have the relevant pages queued up for your search.
5. Don’t give up
There’s likely to be plenty of chances to buy PS5 in the UK in the upcoming weeks though you’ll need to be quick. If you come up unlucky however, keep refreshing the retailer’s page – we’ve seen stock return for quickfire refreshes in a matter of minutes in the past so you don’t want to give up at the first hurdle.
So far we cannot see stock available anywhere but feel free to keep trying
Where to get one? Each of the shops listed below will have them over time, but as demand is high, getting one can be quite tricky
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