At long last, Microsoft has confirmed the pricing and release date for its flagship, next-gen console, the Xbox Series X. The system will be available on November 10 for $499 – the same price that the Xbox One launched at in 2013. Those of you who want first dibs can preorder the console beginning on September 22.
Microsoft also confirmed that the Series X’s weaker sibling, the Xbox Series S, will launch on November 10. That console will only cost $299, which seems like a great bargain for a system that can supposedly handle 1440p and 4K content to some extent.
“Powered by the Xbox Velocity Architecture, you can expect the same benefits from Xbox Series S such as faster load times and Quick Resume,” Phil Spencer noted. “Xbox Series S also supports all the same next gen features including HDMI 2.1, frame rates up to 120fps, DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading.”
A monthly payment option will be available through Microsoft’s financing plan, Xbox All Access. “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,” Spencer wrote.