Xbox Series: Microsoft plans refreshed consoles from 2022

According to sources from reputable YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead, Microsoft has two “new” consoles in its boxes. It would be an updated and refreshed Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, which would be released in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Xbox Series X et S
Xbox Series © Microsoft

As is often the case in the life cycle of recent game consoles, an “upgraded” version is generally offered after a few years. This was the case, for example, with the PS2, the PS3 and the PS4 “Slim”, or even, the Xbox One S.

And presumably, the ninth-gen consoles of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S should not escape the rule. According to sources from reputable YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead, Microsoft’s two new consoles will benefit from a refresh next year.

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X refreshed in 2022 and 2023 respectively?

It’s an open secret: Rumors of a refreshed PS5 have been around for some time now, with one suggesting it might feature a dual GPU setup. The latter would be called “PS5 Pro”, with an output that is emerging for 2023 and a price between 600 and 700 dollars.

But the PS5 isn’t the only ninth-gen console to potentially benefit from a brushstroke. The Xbox Series should also benefit a small update in the middle of their life cycle.

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Thereby, a Xbox Series S refreshed to release in 2022, or next year. She would be powered by a new APU based on TSMC’s 6N node, which is essentially an upgraded version of the 7nm node. This will allow Microsoft to squeeze more power from RDNA 2-based silicon and even reactivate some CUs. Given the timing, the Redmond firm could even integrate the RDNA 3 architecture. It would be proposed 100 dollars more than the current one, is probably 399 €.

The YouTuber is also speculating on an upgrade to the Xbox Series X. However, this one remains rather laconic about it, except that it would be released in 2023. If its statements were to be confirmed, players will be able to choose between four Xbox consoles of the same generation within two years.

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