I bought both consoles and somehow I like the small cute Series S more.
It does everything the same as the big brother, but it looks so much nicer and cleaner.
Objectively the Series X is better value with 3x performance and 2x storage, but subjectively the Series S feels like the better tech. It’s next gen console gaming packed into the size of PS1/PS2 gaming era.
It’s sitting at my GFs and the TV is not 4k HDR with 120hz, we only play the Sims and Minecraft Dungeons right now. It feels like the perfect machine for that.
I love the way it looks and I would love to own one just for that reason!
But being honest, the value proposition just wouldn’t make sense for me as an enthusiast gamer who needs a lot of storage. Even as a secondary console, it would make more sense for me to spend the extra $200 on another Series X.
I wish it was possible to have X in the S form factor. I love how clean it is and am a sucker for the recent white Xbox consoles, which to me are literally the top three console designs ever (Series S, One X in white, One S).