Xbox to Reveal New Console to Compete with Switch 2 This Week

Xbox to Reveal New Console to Compete with Switch 2 This Week

5. June 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Microsoft is reportedly gearing up for the imminent announcement of its new portable Xbox console. Will it stand up to the Nintendo Switch 2?

Rumors about an Xbox portable console have been swirling for some time now. Microsoft had previously hinted at new hardware updates for the holiday season, indicating that they were working on the next generation of their gaming consoles. Now, just days before the Xbox Games Showcase, leaks suggest that the portable Xbox console will be unveiled soon.

Leak from Trusted Source

The leak comes from eXtas1s, a user known for accurately predicting the remaster of Baten Kaitos and other Microsoft announcements in recent years.

This week, eXtas1s revealed that Microsoft plans to tease the new Xbox Portable during the Showcase on Sunday. The teaser is expected to be a brief introduction without specific details or dates, but it will promise more information to come.

Expanding the Xbox Series Family

It appears that the Xbox Series family might soon include this new portable console. Currently, the lineup consists of:

  • Xbox Series X: The high-end model
  • Xbox Series S: The budget-friendly option

The new portable console could potentially be named Xbox Series P (Portable). We’ll have to wait until the Xbox Showcase, which will take place on Sunday, June 9 at 19:00 (7:00 PM) CEST to find out more.

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The Competition with Nintendo Switch 2

The real question is whether this new Xbox portable can compete with the anticipated Nintendo Switch 2. A new portable hardware entry from Xbox could bring more excitement to the market, pushing both companies to innovate and offer better features to stand out.

Key Points to Look Forward to at the Xbox Games Showcase:

  • Date and Time: Sunday, June 9 at 19:00 (7:00 PM) CEST
  • Expected Announcement: Teaser of the new Xbox Portable
  • Current Xbox Series Lineup: Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and potentially Xbox Series P (Portable)

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Final Toughts

Stay tuned for the Xbox Games Showcase to see if these rumors hold true and to get a first look at Microsoft’s potential new contender in the portable gaming market.