The Xbox Series S, Microsoft’s cheap next-generation console, will be launched in Taiwan and Hong Kong later this year. The remaining sources of the xbox One S, the contemporary console, and the full digital consoles of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S, which are no longer in production, are also on the market.
Microsoft’s naming of the Xbox host family has again been criticised on Twitter after the announcement of the XSS. That’s because after the XSS announcement, “One X” became a new trend on Twitter, referring to Xbox One S, Xbox One, Series S and Series X.
Developer Rami Ismail shared the trend and said it was evidence of Microsoft’s confusing naming conventions.
“For the game developers who argued last week that Xbox naming is absolutely not confusing, that everyone can call it XSX and XSS, and that they’re making mistakes: that’s the instant trend, and it’s a response to the Xbox Series S and Series X announcements.”
Shahid Ahmad, who has worked at Sony PlayStation for 10 years, also tweeted that he was puzzled by microsoft’s naming.
“Obviously, I’m biased, but I think the Xbox nomenclat is confusing,” he said. For playStation consoles, I know that if I buy the PS5, it will definitely mean a generational leap for the PS4. But if I buy an XSS, where is it and what will I lose if I don’t buy the Serie X?
If I’m a little confused, imagine the average gambler. Microsoft must provide some explanation for a simplified product line and straightforward pricing strategy.
I’ve seen a lot of people surprised by the $299 price, which is a good price, but why? Is it because it’s an upgrade to the Xbox One X? Once I see my friend spend twice as much money playing 4K/60FPS, will I regret buying it?”