6 Reasons The Xbox Series S Is Absolutely Worth Upgrading To

10th May 2022

Looking to make the leap to next gen gaming? Or perhaps you’re yet to try gaming on an Xbox console? Either way, we wanted to shout about what makes Microsoft’s small but mighty Xbox Series S console a next gen powerhouse and a worthy upgrade for those yet to experience next generation gaming. What’s more, for a limited time you can grab yourself an an Xbox Series S with 2 months free access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to get the most out of your shiny new console at no additional cost! And just in case that wasn’t enough, here’s six more reasons the Xbox Series S is absolutely worth upgrading to.

1. Next Generation Gaming For Less

The Xbox Series S represents the most affordable entry point into next generation gaming at £249.99. For this low price, you’ll still be treated to a plethora of features only found on this current generation of consoles.

First and foremost, and perhaps the biggest game changer is the console’s super fast 512GB SSD hard drive. This allows for lightning fast load times and seamless switching between games with the ‘Quick Resume’ feature. This means that you can go from playing a sprawling open world game such as Far Cry to an online match of Halo Infinite in a matter of seconds!

Moreover, the Xbox Series S supports frame rates up to 120 FPS - the highest currently available on any console. This high frame rate means that gameplay looks and feels super smooth on screen, which is extremely beneficial for competitive online shooters such as Fortnite or Call Of Duty where reactions are key to getting the edge on your opponents.

Other next gen features found on the Xbox Series S include variable refresh rate (VRR) which ensures that your console and display work together to prevent any breakdown in frames or screen stuttering, particularly during action heavy gameplay.

Meanwhile, Auto HDR (high dynamic range) is a feature which cleverly converts any non-HDR game that you play into HDR so that your old games will look the best you’ve ever seen them. There’s so much next gen goodness packed into what is the smallest Xbox ever, and you won’t have to break the bank to experience what it has to offer!

2. Xbox Game Pass

The fantastic experience on the Series S console is perfectly partnered with Xbox Game Pass membership (sold separately). You’ll have access to a growing library of over 100 high-quality titles from Forza to Fifa and many many more! There’s also the ability to play blockbusters like Halo Infinite and the upcoming A Plague Tale: Requiem the day they release no matter which membership plan you choose!

Opting for the Game Pass Ultimate Plan will get you these benefits along with Xbox Live Gold, EA Play benefits and more! By adding Xbox Game Pass you’ll get the most out of your Xbox Series S allowing you to play quality titles and discover games that may have normally passed you by.

The undeniable value of Game Pass has become the platform’s standout feature since the console’s launch and for many is the main draw of owning an Xbox at the moment.

3. Xbox All Access

If you’d prefer more financial flexibility when buying your new Xbox Series S then Xbox All Access could be for you! As the name suggests, you’ll get the full Xbox experience with 24 months of Game Pass Ultimate bundled in with the Xbox Series S console for £20.99 a month for 24 months and no upfront cost (terms and conditions apply).

By opting for Xbox All Access you’ll pay 0% interest and pay no more than if you purchased equivalent items separately and have everything you need to make the most of your Xbox Series S console from the get go!

4. Availability

Since its launch the Xbox Series S has been the easiest next gen console to find in stock and this continues to be the case. So if you’re waiting for that next PS5 or Xbox Series X stock drop, don’t dismiss the Xbox Series S, since it offers a fantastic next generation experience for a fraction of the cost. We offer a variety of Xbox Series S bundles to satisfy your gaming needs. These include the Xbox All Access bundle and more!

5. Xbox Exclusive Games

Gaming is of course all about the games, and since the console’s release, the Xbox Series S has garnered a fantastic library of games only found on Xbox with more well on the way. There are games to suit every type of gamer, from the award winning Forza Horizon 5 and hugely popular Gears Of War 5 to the triumphant return of Master Chief in Halo Infinite - there’s a lot to like about the lineup of exclusive games on Xbox Series S.

What’s even better is that if you already own Xbox One digital versions of these games, you won’t need to buy them again thanks to Smart Delivery. You’ll automatically get the next gen version of your game when you boot up your Series S, meaning that you can spend more time playing.

You can even pick up where you left off with your save data being compatible across both consoles. This will ensure that your change over from Xbox One to Xbox Series S is as smooth as possible and you can be rest assured that you’re playing the best version on your shiny new console.

There’s a lot to look forward to by owning an Xbox Series S, with Microsoft also recently welcoming Bethesda Game Studios to team Xbox, ensuring their exclusive games library continues to grow. This means that, if you want to play upcoming Bethesda titles such as Starfield, then picking up an Xbox Series S console will mean you don’t miss out!

6. Backwards Compatibility

You can experience game franchises from past generations and enjoy digital versions of games you already own at no additional cost on Xbox Series S. They’ll also play better than ever before with faster load times, higher resolution, more stable frame rates and better input latency on thousands of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games.