Microsoft's Xbox Series X, codenamed 'Brooklin,' is on track for a 2024 launch, and it's not your typical gaming console. The most striking revelation? Its unconventional cylindrical design, a radical departure from the traditional boxy look. But the real bombshell is the absence of a disc drive – 'Brooklin' is going all-digital.
But there's more. Meet the 'Sebile' controller, the perfect companion to this futuristic console. Packed with an accelerometer, precision haptic feedback, and speakers that will redefine how you experience your games, it also boasts up to 2TB of storage. At a price point of just $70, it's a steal.
Under the hood, 'Brooklin' sports a 6nm GPU die for improved efficiency, a 15% reduction in PSU power, and cutting-edge technology like Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. All these features come together to create a gaming powerhouse, priced at $500, and slated to hit the market in November next year.
Nintendo Switch 2: The Future of Portability
Nintendo is not one to be left behind in the gaming race. Enter the Nintendo Switch 2, slated for release next year, featuring two models: a standard version and a Digital Nintendo Switch 2. Like its predecessor, it promises the magic of portable gaming.
In terms of performance, the Switch 2 is rumored to be as potent as the PlayStation 4, boasting AR, ray-tracing capabilities, and Nvidia's advanced DLSS upscaling technology. What's more, demanding titles like Unreal Engine 5 will run seamlessly.
Underneath the hood, the Switch 2 is powered by the Tegra T239 "Drake" processor, designed by Nvidia and manufactured by Samsung Foundry. With an octa-core SoC featuring 8 cores of Cortex-A78, and a GPU potentially as formidable as Nvidia's Ampere GA106 with 1280 CUDA cores, this console promises a gaming experience like no other.
The worldwide release is set for September, with a backup date in November. As for pricing, the standard variant is estimated to cost around $450, while the Digital edition may be even more budget-friendly, priced at approximately $400.