Hurry! Xbox Series S is on sale for $249 today only

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Update: Adorama is now undercutting Amazon. Adorama has the Xbox Series S on sale for $249 via coupon code "XBOXS2250". That's $50 off and tied as the lowest price we've seen for this console. 

These days it's somewhat easier to score Xbox Series X restock. However, if you don't want to spend a full $499 for Microsoft's next-gen console, it's smaller counterpart is currently on sale. 

Today only, you can get the Xbox Series S for $249 at Adorama via coupon code "XBOXS2250". That's $50 off and the best price we've seen for the Xbox Series S. (It last hit this price in February via a limited time Woot deal). 

Xbox Series S: was $299 now $249 @ Adorama$50 off!

Xbox Series S: <a href="https://adorama.evyy.net/c/221109/51926/1036?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2Fxbrrs00001.html" data-link-merchant="adorama.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $299 now $249 @ Adorama
$50 off! The next-gen Xbox Series S is limited to 1440p output, but still delivers fast loading, ray tracing, and high frame rates. It sports a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage. (There's no disc drive). Use coupon code "XBOXS2250" during checkout to drop its price to $249. 

Xbox Series S: was $299 now $294 @ Amazon

Xbox Series S: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FXbox-S%2Fdp%2FB08G9J44ZN%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $299 now $294 @ Amazon
Amazon is undercutting Newegg. The e-tailer has the Xbox Series S on sale for $266, which is $33 off and $3 cheaper than Newegg's price. No coupon is necessary. 

The Xbox Series S is an impressive little console. It gets you access to a huge library of Xbox games, it's inexpensive, and it's got a sleek, elegant design.

The amount of games you can play on the Xbox Series S is amazing. If you have a digital copy of an Xbox game, you'll be able to play it on the Series S — whether it's Xbox One, 360, or even the original Xbox released back in 2001. 

It goes without saying that you'll be able to play all the best Xbox Series X games, too. The Series S isn't as powerful as the Series X, sure, but the Series S still offers smooth performance and outputs visuals in high quality. Plus, in our frame rate tests, we didn't notice a significant difference.

If you've not yet made the leap to a 4K TV set, you won't notice the difference in visuals between the Series S and the Series X, as the Series S renders in 1440p. But if you have, the Xbox Series S upscales content to 4K extremely well.

Still have your heart on the Xbox Series X? Our Xbox Series X restock guide will help you track one down.

Xbox Series X restock tracker — where to look

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.