Xbox Series X pre-order date, release date, price confirmed by Microsoft

Microsoft has officially revealed that the Xbox Series X – the company’s primary next-gen console, will have a retail price of €499/£449/$499. Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be launched alongside the Xbox Series S on November 10, 2020.

Interested gamers can start pre-ordering on September 22 and the products’ Amazon store page is already live. If these details seem familiar, it’s because they were recently leaked with what looks like a teaser for the Xbox Series S.

Microsoft also revealed that its financing service, Xbox All Access, will be expanding so it can cater to new tiers for both Series X and Series S. For $25 per month, players can get their hands on the Series S, a Live Gold subscription, and a Game Pass.

Upgrading to $35 per month, players will get the Xbox Series X instead and all other benefits. Microsoft guaranteed that the Xbox All Access service will be available in more countries in November.

Confirmed a few days ago, the Xbox Series S will be a smaller and lesser version of the Series X. Though they both have the same CPU and custom NVMe SSD technology, the Series X has a more powerful GPU, bigger RAM, and 1TB of storage space compared to the Series S’ 500GB storage. The Series S also doesn’t have an optical disk drive thus, making it an all-digital version.

Now that the Xbox One X has been discontinued, Microsoft’s console line up now consists of the Xbox One S at the lowest tier, Xbox Series S for mid-range, and the Xbox Series X at the highest tier.

Microsoft is planning 1440p and up to 120fps on the Series S while the Series X pushes the limit to 4k resolution at 120fps. Both next-gen consoles support ray tracing, instant game switch, variable refresh rate, variable rate shading, ultra-low latency, velocity architecture, and 4k video streaming.

 

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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