The biggest reveal of The Game Awards last night was that the Xbox Series X was revealed as the official name of Xbox Scarlett.

Xbox Series X revealed as the official name of Xbox Scarlett

The biggest reveal of The Game Awards last night was that the Xbox Series X was revealed as the official name of Xbox Scarlett.

The Xbox Series X was officially revealed at The Game Awards last night. That means we can all stop saying Xbox Scarlett, which is kind of a shame because it was a pretty cool code name.

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Names aside, it’s quite the stunning little console. The all-black tower is clearly designed to stand out from your other consoles, and it’ll do a fair bit more than that too if it’s as powerful as promised. 

According to an interview with Gamespot, the new console will be a lot more powerful: “We wanted to have a dramatic upgrade from the Xbox One base console. So when we do the math, we’re over eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One, and two times what an Xbox One X is.”

That’s quite an impressive jump, although exactly what that will mean for gamers remains to be seen, it’s nice to know that the tech nerds will be happy with this power boost.

The big question is this: will it sell more than the PlayStation 5, and how good will the first party games be? After all, that’s the bit that Microsoft needs to work on. Though, with Game Pass being as impressive as it is, there’s certainly a good reason to hope for the best here. 


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