After confirming the Xbox Series S console yesterday, today (finally) brings a launch date and price for Microsoft’s next-gen console: Xbox Series X.
Considering they confirmed the release date of the Series S (a smaller, budget version of their next-gen plans) as November 10th, it should come as no surprise that the Xbox Series X will also be launching on November 10th! This morning, they pulled the curtain back all the way, revealing the main console will retail for $499, with pre-orders starting on September 22nd.
Even better, they’re expanding the “All Access” program to make it easier to purchase the systems, while snagging yourself some Game Pass action as well:
Bringing the Next Generation of Gaming to Everyone on Day One
We believe that access to the next generation should be available to everyone. And we know that price is an important factor for many of our fans. To complement Xbox Series X and invite more players into the next generation sooner, we built Xbox Series S—an all-digital, next-gen console designed to deliver everything that is core to next-generation gaming – faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds – in our smallest, sleekest Xbox ever. Developing two consoles in parallel from the beginning enables us to deliver the most powerful console ever in Xbox Series X and make next-gen gaming available and affordable to more players on day one with Xbox Series S.
Empowering you with freedom and choice is core to everything we do at Xbox. In addition to the traditional option of purchasing the new generation of Xbox Series X and S at $499 (Estimated Retail Price) and $299 (Estimated Retail Price) respectively, we’re expanding our Xbox All Access program to 12 countries this holiday, with more to come in 2021.
Whether you’re upgrading to the newest consoles or joining the Xbox family for the first time, Xbox All Access is the easiest way to get the best of Xbox. Xbox All Access provides an Xbox Series X, or Series S, along with 24 months of the full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience.
That’s all with no upfront costs and a low monthly price. Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 a month for 24 months.
While I haven’t always been the biggest Xbox supporter on the site, there’s no denying they are coming out SWINGING with this. Even with the loss of Halo Infinite as a launch title, they are giving gamers plenty of reason to jump to the next-gen.
Will you be getting the Xbox Series S/X on November 10th?