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Report: New Xbox Dev Kit Certified in South Korea

Report: New Xbox Dev Kit Certified in South Korea - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2024 / 3,425 Views

Xbox has reportedly certified a new development kit in South Korea, which was spotted by Twitter user Xbox News for Koreans.

The new dev kit was approved today by South Korea's National Radio Research Agency. It carries the model number 2089, while the Xbox Series X had a model number of 1881.

The Xbox Series X was certified on June 11, 2020, which was five months before its official launch on November 10, 2020. The Xbox One X was certified on September 1, 2017, just two months before it released on November 7, 2017.

Xbox President Sarah Bond in the official Xbox podcast last month stated the team has hardware to share this coming holiday and are investing in the next-generation of consoles.

"We've got more to come," said Xbox President Sarah Bond in the official Xbox podcast. "There's some exciting stuff coming out in hardware that we’re going to share this holiday.

"We're also invested in the next-generation roadmap. What we're really focused on there is delivering the largest technical leap you will have ever seen in a hardware generation, which makes it better for players and better for creators and the visions that they’re building."

Microsoft's plans might have changed, but a leaked document revealed the company planned to release an all digital version of the Xbox Series X with a November 2024 release window and a $499 price point. The document claimed it would include 2 TB of storage, compared to 1 TB for the current model of the Xbox Series X.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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45 Comments
VAMatt (on 18 March 2024)

Series Y? Handheld? I feel like handheld is slightly more likely.

A digital series x wouldn't require a new dev kit.

In any case, Sarah Bond was right. This is exciting.

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Garrus VAMatt (on 20 March 2024)

A portable costs more and is slower, that's not exciting.

What would be exciting would be a $150 Nintendo Switch box, with the Switch SoC in there running at max clock speeds (like the hacked Switch but with better ram) (faster ram, cpu, gpu).

Voila, half the price, twice the speed. The power of a box over a portable.

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Garrus Garrus (on 26 March 2024)

(a lot of people here: "I want to pay more, and have it slower, that makes it better")

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G2ThaUNiT (on 18 March 2024)

Would just a digital Series X warrant having a new dev kit? Hopefully this is the rumored handheld.

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NextGen_Gamer G2ThaUNiT (on 20 March 2024)

It would if it had any slight modifications, which I bet is likely. If you can remember, Xbox One S had a little higher GPU clockspeed than the base Xbox One. Developers couldn't target it - it would just help smooth over certain areas a bit. But something like that would still constitute a new dev kit. The leaked specs also showed it having Wi-Fi 6E support, but I don't think that would matter to the dev kit as networking is handled on the OS/hardware side.

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Dulfite (on 18 March 2024)

Twitter became X

Xbox releases Series Y

Pokemon Legends Z

What is happening!?

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firebush03 (on 18 March 2024)

I would love to see Xbox get their hands in the hybrid market. Sony doesn’t have any plans for the moment, could give gamers more of a reason to invest into Xbox.
…or this may just be a pro model. I hope not, but that might just be all this is.

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dane007 firebush03 (on 19 March 2024)

And have one.ecoysystem where it links to your gamepass account on your Xbox console and access it offline

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SAguy (on 18 March 2024)

Place your bets, Xbox pro or early launch of the next generation console?

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Leynos SAguy (on 18 March 2024)

Or just a dev kit revision

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Garrus SAguy (on 18 March 2024)
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Garrus (on 18 March 2024)

Remember 2019? Fastest AMD GPU was the 5700 XT and it had 40 GPU cores. Xbox Series X a year later had 52, wow. Fastest NVidia card was the RTX 2080 Ti, the largest GPU ever made (over 700mm2). Cost $1200. A year later the Xbox Series X came out with an SOC with almost the same number of transistors, only $500.

We can not complain about the PS5 and Xbox Series X, from a hardware point of view, it was a bit of a miracle how good they are. Games not as much, but the hardware was incredible. So many naysayers all proved wrong in 2020. We got $400 PC CPUs, and what used to cost $700 GPUs in the Xbox Series X. $1200 hardware that cost $500 a year later. The largest SOC ever made at that point.

I hope Microsoft doesn't give up. Give us a 100 Teraflop RDNA4+5 and Zen5 system as soon as possible. Go for it. $500, all digital.

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Pemalite Garrus (on 19 March 2024)

The Radeon 5700XT was NOT the fastest AMD GPU in 2019.
AMD had a high-end part. Aka. Radeon VII. Aka. Vega 20.

It had 60 CU's verses the 5700XT 40.

AMD is significantly behind the competition at this point... Especially in regards to upscaling. FSR doesn't resolve as well as nVidia's DLSS or Intel XESS.

Ray Tracing on current generation consoles leaves much to be desired.

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VF81 Pemalite (on 19 March 2024)

The 5700XT is faster than the Radeon VII.... It's based on RDNA which was MUCH better than the older GCN that Radeon VII is based on. Having more cores didnt matter.

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Pemalite VF81 (on 19 March 2024)

False. The Radeon VII is faster than the 5700XT.

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Garrus Pemalite (on 19 March 2024)

I like how you completely ignored everything I said and tried to focus on something that was completely besides the point. Radeon 7 and 5700 XT are almost identical and nobody I know bought a Radeon 7, it was a niche product. Pick either, doesn't matter to my argument.

My point was the Xbox Series X was faster than the fastest GPU AMD had. Not bad for a $500 console. The SoC in the Xbox is larger than the RTX 2080 Super and almost the same size as the most expensive and largest chip ever made, the 2080 Ti, at that time.

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Pemalite Garrus (on 20 March 2024)

I didn't ignore everything you said.
I picked out your false statement and made a rebuttal.

It's that simple... I was not intending to waste my time on your other points.
The Radeon VII is superior to the 5700XT.

And regardless of how many people bought it is besides the point, it was AMD's flagship product in 2019.

High-end flagship products never sell in massive volume.
Case in point... The Geforce 4060 will shift more GPU's than a Geforce 4090 ever will. Ever. Period. And that's a fact.

The Xbox Series X didn't exist in 2019 as a consumer product... So to try and incorrectly compare it to PC GPU's of 2019 is a bit of a stupid comparison anyway.

In 2020, the same year the Series X released... AMD had released the Radeon 6900XT which wipes the floor with the Xbox Series X.

That's a more logical comparison to make isn't it?

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Garrus Pemalite (on 26 March 2024)

you did it again, it doesn't matter if you think Radeon 7 or 5700 XT is the flagship product, it has nothing to do with my argument

i'm not incorrectly comparing it with 2019, I'm comparing future hardware with the current before the future hardware was released in 2020, this is basic stuff, I don't know why I read anything you write

the point is people are speculating on future Xbox and Switch hardware, and every time, just like in 2019, they claimed to know about 1 year in the future and their predictions were stupidly wrong

same thing is happening again "consoles can't be fast" and "it can't be that cheap"

yeah Nintendo will suck hardware wise, but Xbox and PS5 hit it out of the park last time

i had arguments with 100 people here and they were all wrong, they were all wrong about how fast the Xbox would be

nobody expected the Xbox to have more GPU cores than the 5700 XT like that

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Garrus Pemalite (on 26 March 2024)

can't wait until all the "it will cost $700" people get it wrong again next year and get the PS5 Pro wrong this year also

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Moseskyle83 (on 18 March 2024)

The thing is why would Microsoft waste money on a handheld when they have gamepass on any device with a screen. with the new laws being passed they can now run on iPhone it seems like a waste. I would rather them be more aggressive and start doing some nice price discounts on the Xbox as even now Sony have once again dropped the price of the PlayStation slim by £70 so it’s now £409 with a free game n Microsoft is at £479 with nothing extra

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VAMatt Moseskyle83 (on 18 March 2024)

Playing console games on your phone with touch controls sucks. And yes, you can get a backbone, or other phone controller. But, a lot of people don't do that, and the phone screen is very small for playing games that were intended to be played on a large screen. With this in mind, I feel like Xbox is better positioned to make use of a portable thing like the PlayStation Portal than PlayStation is (it would have to support game pass streaming, obviously). And it seems like PS is doing fairly well with it.

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Dallinor VAMatt (on 19 March 2024)

In what way do you think they're better positioned?

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VAMatt Dallinor (on 19 March 2024)

They have a more robust and mature streaming service

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V-r0cK (on 19 March 2024)

Makes sense if this was for a new handheld. But if this is for a very early release of their next gen then say hello to the new Dreamcast

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xgamerx (on 18 March 2024)

this has to be a handheld, too early for new gen.

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Garrus xgamerx (on 19 March 2024)

no, next year would be the start of the 6th year, why not release after 5 full years

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DekutheEvilClown Garrus (on 19 March 2024)

5 full years would be November 2025

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Garrus DekutheEvilClown (on 19 March 2024)

yeah, and that is when we are expecting the next Xbox product at the earliest, they are announcing it this year, not releasing it

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DekutheEvilClown Garrus (on 20 March 2024)

“ The Xbox Series X was certified on June 11, 2020, which was five months before its official launch on November 10, 2020. The Xbox One X was certified on September 1, 2017, just two months before it released on November 7, 2017.”

That timeline doesn’t seem to fit with previous certification timelines

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Garrus DekutheEvilClown (on 26 March 2024)

well this sounds like a small thing

what we want is a new big thing, stick an RTX 5070 and ARM in a console and then we get excited

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Random_Matt (on 18 March 2024)

I am still waiting the Y and Z.

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hellobion2 (on 18 March 2024)

Interesting news

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tslog (on 18 March 2024)

IF this is an Xbox handheld it would be massively embarrassing for Sony if Xbox released a better handheld than what Sony just released. Wouldn’t be hard to do better than what Sony released…..its controls seem really good though.

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LudicrousSpeed tslog (on 18 March 2024)

What? When did Sony just release a handheld?

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I think they're referring to the PS portal. Pretty funny to call that a handheld though lol

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