As expected from the recent leaks, Microsoft has now confirmed that Xbox Series X will be priced at $499 USD / £449 / $749 AUD, and that it is releasing alongside the cheaper “Xbox Series S” on November 10. Pre-orders for both consoles begin on September 22, and financing options are available in 12 countries.
Xbox Series X is USD 499, out November 10th, and brings ALL of EA Play games for free to Xbox All Access
- Xbox Series X, our most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, next-generation performance in our smallest console ever built at a more affordable price, launch globally November 10, pre-orders start September 22.
- The expansion of Xbox All Access to 12 countries, offering you a next generation Xbox and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting at $24.99 a month, with no upfront costs.
- EA Play Comes to Xbox Game Pass at no additional cost.
In addition to confirming launch date and pricing, there’s the surprising and incredibly good value reveal of EA play membership rolling into Xbox All Access, which is a financing option that bundles console and “Xbox Game Pass” for $34.99 USD / £28.99 a month, and Series S at $24.99 USD / £20.99.
“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. In total, that means you get access to:
- The next-generation Xbox console of your choice
- Over 100 high-quality games to play on console, including next-gen Optimized games
- Over 100 high-quality games to play on PC
- An EA Play membership to play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games
- And over 100 games to play from the cloud
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.”
Xbox All Access has also now expanded to 12 countries, which you can see below (with the retailers offering the service):
- Australia at Telstra
- Canada at EB Games
- Denmark at Elgiganten
- Finland at Gigantti
- France at FNAC
- New Zealand at Spark
- Norway at Elkjøp
- Poland at Media Expert
- South Korea at SK Telecom
- Sweden at Elgiganten
- UK at GAME and Smyths Toys
- United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
This is the tweet…
Xbox Series X: $499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $299 (ERP)
Release date: November 10
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
Xbox Series X Specs
The primary difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is in resolution. This is, apparently, because framerate is prioritized by the fanbase.
- Custom-designed AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 processor
- A “patented form” of variable rate shading (VRS)
- DirectX raytracing (hardware accelerated)
- SSD storage
- HDMI 2.1
- 120fps support
- Xbox Series S delivers 4x the processing power of an Xbox One console and supports experiences
- Up to 120fps
- Hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading.
- 512GB of custom SSD storage
- Powered by the Xbox Velocity Architecture, delivering more than 40x the I/O bandwidth of an Xbox One resulting in faster loading times, steadier frame rates and Quick Resume for multiple titles.
Given the November 10th release window, rumors are now intensifying regarding the Playstation 5 release date, which was rumored to be coming on November 5th, and is speculated to be bringing the hyped Demons Souls Remake as a launch title.
The internet is aflame with speculation right now, but keep an eye on Fextralife as we’ll have more news to share as information becomes known! Also remember that, whatever happens, you’ll get to upgrade your Witcher 3 to next gen.