What you need to know
- The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are the next-gen Xbox consoles from Microsoft, and they're coming November 10.
- To help players get a feel for the size of the consoles, and just to give players a fun little project while they wait for launch, Xbox has released paper scale models of the consoles.
- The models are available for both consoles, in 1:1 and 1:3 scales, and are constructed entirely out of paper, so you can print them out at home.
The latest announcement to come out of Xbox in the lead-up to next-gen glory is a bit of an outlier, with Microsoft announcing new to-scale paper models of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Players can now head over to the Xbox site and print out instructions and cut-outs for both the upcoming next-gen consoles, piece them together, and then have to-scale models in their home!
Of course, the consoles aren't going to run any of your video games, and their printer-paper-construction makes them liable to fall apart, but this means you can have a properly sized version of the new consoles in your home, to ensure you have the proper space and set-up to display them come launch day. On top of that, whenever the need for a placeholder subsides, these scale models are recyclable.
Xbox offers models for the Xbox Series X in 1:1 and 1:3, and the Xbox Series S in 1:1 and 1:3. The smaller models are if you're in the mood for a fun afternoon construction project, and fancy some new paper souvenirs to keep and cherish for all eternity, or until the models fall apart (they are paper).
Of course, we don't have long to wait for Microsoft's newest lineup of powerful gaming hardware, with the Xbox Series X and S coming November 10, and pre-orders opening September 22. Until then, though, maybe you can pretend with a paper model.
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