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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals seal of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is is the place to be.
If you prefer a more affordable console to the Xbox Series X – or a more readily available console than the PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition – you can again pick up Microsoft’s Xbox Series S at its lowest price yet. Regularly $299.99, Adorama is currently selling the entry-level Xbox for $249.99 when you use the promotional code XBOXS2250 at the register.
Although the Xbox Series S doesn’t have a disc drive, it can play the same games as the Series X and is backwards compatible with original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games. It also targets 1440p resolution and up to 120fps in supported games (with 4K upscaling), although many games are still running 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. Additionally, the next-gen console costs less than half the price of the Series X, which currently sells for $499.99. It’s a great little Game Pass machine and the cheapest way to access next-gen games.
For more details on both consoles, you can check out our comparison of the two and read our Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X reviews.