10 Secret FAQs about Xbox Series X|S Pre-orders

Is a Xbox Series X|S console pre-order guaranteed?

Yes, providing your payment has gone through, and confirmation of the order acceptance has been received.

Why is the Xbox Series X so big?

Microsoft say it's added "chonk" over preceding consoles. The new design resembles a PC tower, with serious power. When flat, the Series X measures 310cm length x 160cm width. The smaller Xbox Series S measures 27.5cm length x 6.5cm width.

Will Series X|S play Xbox one games?

Yes, the Xbox Series X is backwards compatible with thousands of Xbox games. Simply insert a blu-ray disc and play. You can also keep your digital games bought from Xbox Games store. Smart Delivery also allows you to share games, ideal for saving disk space.

Do you need AA batteries for Xbox Series X|S controllers?

Yes. Xbox Series controllers need batteries, or a play and charge kit. You can use Xbox One controllers on Series X|S games.

How many new Series games are out in UK on launch day?

15 new editions on launch day. The planned number of physical disc and case games is 6 (excluding released X1 titles). The number of new digital games is 9 including Fortnite (code in a box).

Do you need to install digital games, or can they run from the cloud like Stadia and Luna?

Yes, games need installing on the console's SSD to play.

Which has the faster CPU: Xbox Series X or PS5?

The Xbox Series X has more CPUs and a greater clock speed. Theoretically, making the Xbox Series X faster on paper. In principle, a system is constrained by the slowest component. CPUs reached their limitations of clock speeds around 15 years ago. **Xbox Series S has a 3.6GHz CPU.

CPU Speed: Xbox Series X|S vs PS5
Xbox Series X PlayStation 5
8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz Custom Zen 2 CPU 8x Cores @ 3.5 GHz Custom Zen 2 CPU (variable)
12.15 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.82 GHz Custom RDNA 2 10.28 TFLOPS, 36 CUs @ 2.23 GHz Custom RDNA 2 (variable)

Will the Xbox Series have Bluetooth support?

No, however you can connect most wireless headphones using Xbox Wireless.

Can you increase the hard drive size on the Xbox Series X-1TB and Series S-500GB?

Yes. You can buy 1TB expansion cards for the Xbox Series X|S right away to increase disk storage.

Can you live stream on Xbox Series X|S?

No. Twitch has an app that allows you to stream via Xbox One, however details of support have not been finalised as yet for 4K HDR live streaming.

10 FAQs about Xbox Series X|S Pre-orders
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