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.
What you've been waiting for ⬇
Xbox Series X: $499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $299 (ERP)
Release date: November 10
Pre-order starts September 22: https://t.co/DsD0r6aqjJ
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) September 9, 2020
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.