Are the Xbox Series X and Series S names confusing? (poll)

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Microsoft recently announced the Xbox Series S, its second console of the upcoming generation. The Xbox Series S comes in at $300 and allows people to enter the next generation of gaming for a lower cost than the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series X is more powerful, but that added power comes with a higher price tag. A question that's now bouncing around the web is if the names of the two consoles are confusing.

Kotaku posted an article this morning stating that the naming convention of the new Xbox lineup is confusing for the casual consumer as well as professionals in the industry. That piece has gained some traction, with people weighing in on if Microsoft's console naming scheme is confusing.

We want to know what you think. Do you think the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S names are confusing? What impact do you think the names will have on people trying to purchase the next generation of Microsoft consoles? Let us know in the comments below and in the poll above. Make sure to share this as well, so we can get a wide range of perspectives.

Whether you find the names confusing or not, you can read through our complete breakdown comparing the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to determine which console is right for you.

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