Microsoft has finally revealed the price and release date of its next-generation hardware, and only because a leak forced its hand. After rumors of both the Series S and X’s price point swirled yesterday, both have now been officially confirmed.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will launch at $499, while the Series S price of $299 was confirmed yesterday. Both consoles will launch Nov. 10.
An All Access bundle option offers customers a $24.99 or $34.99 per month payment option over 24 months for Series S and X respectively, which includes both Game Pass and Xbox Gold subscriptions. There are no upfront costs, and the offer has been extended to 12 countries worldwide where it was only previously available in the US for current-gen hardware.
The news comes by way of both a new page on Xbox’s official website and a blog post over on newswire. Most of the content reiterates specifications that have already been disclosed, but there is a useful breakdown clarifying both the publisher’s next-gen hardware options:
- 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.
Another breakdown also clarifies exactly what’s featured in Xbox All Access, which includes today’s announcement that EA Play is now part of Game Pass:
- 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
An example listed in All Access’ terms and conditions estimates the following total cost over 24 months for Xbox Series S as starting at $599.76, with taxes, shipping, and other charges differing depending on which region you’ve purchased the bundle.
Finally, here’s a new trailer that hypes All Access: