Xbox Series S can now be pre-ordered on Amazon, Flipkart again

The Xbox Series S launched alongside the Xbox Series X last year and was essentially a toned-down version of the latter, without the disk drive. This lot of pre-orders will start shipping on March 9.
| Updated on Feb 27 2021, 12:02 PM IST
The Xbox Series S pre-orders are back on Amazon and Flipkart both.
The Xbox Series S pre-orders are back on Amazon and Flipkart both. (Microsoft )

If you have been trying to get your hands on one of the newer gaming consoles you’ll know how impossible it has been ever since they launched. Both the new Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 have been out of stock in most places with no new lot coming in. However, there is some solace now.

The Xbox Series S pre-orders are back on Amazon and Flipkart both. While orders on Amazon are expected to ship by March 9, Flipkart has not mentioned any shipping date.

The Xbox Series X and Series S launched in India in November last year and have been in short supply ever since. However, the availability of these Xbox consoles have been better than its rival, the Sony PlayStation 5.

At least now we know that Microsoft is replenishing the Xbox Series S stocks in India and you can book one now. Customers who buy the Series S from Amazon should get the console between March 12 and March 14. If you want to buy it on Flipkart, you’ll have to wait and see when they furnish a shipping date. Both Amazon and Flipkart are selling the Series S for 34,990.

The Xbox Series S is being sold on both the ecommerce platforms without any bundles and the console comes with a single controller. It essentially is a watered-down version of the Xbox Series X but it can run games at 1440p resolution at 60fps and some games at 120fps.

Also Read: Xbox Series X review: Silent and beastly

There is no disk drive on the Series S so all games will have to be downloaded on to the 512GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD. The Xbox Series S is powered by a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a AMD RDNA 2 GPU.

The Xbox Series X seems to be sold out everywhere except for on Prepaidgamecard. This portal is allowing you to place orders now and the expected delivery date has been given as April 16 to April 20.

The Xbox Series X is priced at 49,990 and comes with 4K gaming support at 60fps. It also comes with a faster CPU, GPU and more RAM as compared to the Series S.

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First Published Date: 27 Feb, 12:02 PM IST
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