Xbox Series S vs Xbox Series X: What’s the difference between Lockhart and Anaconda, and which one should you buy?

Find out the differences between the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

by Jason Coles

The next-gen of consoles is drawing nearer every day. As it does so, more and more questions get answered, but there are still some great unknowns.

One of the biggest things we still don’t know is the pricing of the next-gen. We’ve heard nothing from either Sony or Microsoft about how much we’ll be expected to pay for these new consoles.

One thing we have seen from Sony though, is that there will be two models for the PS5. That’s something that is rumoured to be the case with Microsoft too, as thy Xbox Series S, or the Lockhart model, is meant to be the cheaper option.

So, should you get an Xbox Series X, or hold out for the Xbox Series S?


What is the Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is a long-rumoured model of the next-gen Microsoft console. It’s a more budget-friendly choice, one that is seemingly meant to be for those who don’t mind not having as much power, because they want to spend less money.

It was known as the Lockheart, at least this is apparently the case. The codename for the Xbox Series X was Anaconda. Strange codenames, but hey, who are we to judge.

We know a few things about the Xbox Series S, or at least there are been plenty of rumours, so you might want to think about which version you’ll want.

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What are the differences between the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

The main difference seems to be with regards to numbers. The Xbox Series X has 12 teraflops of power, while the Series S is rumoured to have 4 teraflops instead.

That’s actually fewer teraflops than the Xbox One X, however, the internal architecture means it’ll result in better game performance anyway.

The other rumoured difference is when it comes to a disc drive. The Series S is said to have no Blu-ray disc drive, which should be another thing that helps reduce the cost.

That’s the final thing, and possibly the most important for some people, the cost. While we don’t know what either skew of this console will cost, you can safely assume that the Xbox Series S will cost a fair chunk less than the Xbox Series X.

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Jason Coles