Episode 45: Xbox Console Prices: Enter the eXtra Small Small (News Show)

After a series of leaks, the stalemate is over. Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Series S and pricing for it and the Xbox Series X. NPD’s Mat Piscatella joins us again to discuss. Other topics include: GameStop earnings, an update on Epic vs. Apple, Ubisoft’s latest blunder, and a report about some staffing problems at Paradox.

Paradox Interactive’s QA staff allege poor treatment, low pay, and mismanaged layoffs (Rock, Paper, Shotgun): https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/09/08/paradox-interactives-qa-staff-allege-poor-treatment-low-pay-and-mismanaged-layoffs/ 

GameStop Q2 FY2021 earnings: http://news.gamestop.com/news-releases/news-release-details/gamestop-reports-second-quarter-results-and-strong-progress 

Epic vs. Apple docket (CourtListener): https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17442392/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc/?order_by=desc 

Xbox Series S, Revealed (Thurrott.com): https://www.thurrott.com/games/xbox/240519/xbox-series-s-revealed 

Xbox Series S leaked trailer (WalkingCat/@_h0x0d_): https://twitter.com/_h0x0d_/status/1303252607759130624 

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X Launch November 10, Starting at $24.99 a Month with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play (Xbox Wire): https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/09/xbox-series-x-and-xbox-series-s-launching-november-10/ 

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