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The Xbox Series S is on sale at Adorama today for just $249.99

The Xbox Series S is on sale at Adorama today for just $249.99


Another chance to snag a $50 discount on Microsoft’s next-gen console

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The white and black Xbox Series S console standing vertically on a white table in front of a black background.
Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox Series S is on sale for $249.99 for a limited time.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

If you’d prefer a more affordable console to the Xbox Series X — or one that’s more readily available than the PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition — you can once again buy Microsoft’s Xbox Series S at its lowest price to date. Regularly $299.99, Adorama is currently selling the entry-level Xbox for $249.99 when you use the promo code XBOXS2250 at checkout.

The white Xbox Series S lying horizontally.

The Xbox Series S is smaller than the 4K-capable Xbox Series X, but it can still play the same digital games — albeit topping out at 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution.

While the Xbox Series S lacks a disc drive, it can play the same games as the Series X and is backward compatible with original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games. It also targets a 1440p resolution and up to 120fps in supported games (with 4K upscaling), though many games still run at 1080p right now. The console also only offers 512GB of internal storage. However, unlike the Series X, it’s compact enough that you can easily fit it at your desk, in an entertainment center, or just about anywhere. Plus, the next-gen console is less than half the price of the Series X, which currently retails for $499.99. It’s a great little Game Pass machine and the cheapest way to access next-gen gaming.

For more details regarding both consoles, you can check out our comparison of both and read our Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X reviews.