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Microsoft unveils Series X to combat online rivals and Sony’s PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X
Xbox chief Phil Spencer unveils Microsoft's latest console at The Game Awards 2019.
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Let the games commence.
Microsoft has unveiled a name and look for its new console, the Xbox Series X, promising a still-more immersive experience as it fends off threats from streaming and rival Sony.
In June, the American company pointed to the technical abilities of its next-generation console when it announced “Project Scarlett,” saying the new machine would be four times more powerful than the current Xbox One X, which was launched in 2013.
At a presentation last week at The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft showed off the tower-like new console for the first time and also unveiled a new wireless controller.
Pricing has yet to be announced but the release date was confirmed for Christmas 2020 when Sony’s PlayStation 5 console is also scheduled to come out.