Gamer Alert: The Xbox Series S is back on sale in Australia
The Xbox Series S has sneaked back onto Amazon's Australian website for $499 - but if you want one you'll need to be quick.
Next-gen video game consoles have been almost impossible to come by this year due to the insanely high demand. Fortunately, Amazon has quietly added an additional wave of Xbox Series S units onto its website.
The Xbox Series S is the cheapest next-gen console available right now, with an RRP of $499 compared to the PlayStation 5's starting price of $599.95.
The last time the Xbox Series S appeared on Amazon it sold out within minutes, so we strongly advise hitting that purchase button if you want to snap one up. Here's the link.
Introducing the Xbox Series S, the smallest, sleekest Xbox console ever. Experience the speed and performance of a next-gen all-digital console at an accessible price point.
Buy for $499 ($250 less than Xbox Series X)
The Xbox Series S is a lower-cost, all-digital alternative to the Xbox Series X. It comes with a less powerful graphics processor and no optical drive, but it can play all the same games as the Xbox Series X. This makes it an excellent option for gamers on a budget.
As mentioned, the Xbox Series S cuts out the Blu-ray drive and cuts back on processing grunt. The 12.15 TFLOPS of power seen in the XSX drops to just 4 TFLOPS on the Xbox Series S. This is mainly due to a lesser CPU running at 3.6GHz instead of 3.8GHz, and a downgrade of the GPU from a 52CU (compute unit) RDNA 1.825GHz card to a 20CU, 1.565GHz GPU card.
It will still run Xbox Series X games but they will look slightly less impressive on a 4K TV. You can find out more about how the two consoles compare in the video below.