18 September 2020
After months of long wait and speculations, Microsoft has officially revealed Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pricing and availability details. Phile Spencer, Head of Xbox, also made announcements related to Xbox All Access and a new partnership with EA via blog posts. He said that team wants to deliver the best possible next-gen gaming experience to gamers.
Starting with the flagship console by the team, the Xbox Series X will cost $499 with the global launch set for November 10th. It will go on pre-orders starting September 22nd. The pricing is for the American market and is likely to vary depending on the particular country you are from. The affordable Xbox Series S has been priced at $299, but do keep in mind that it is an all-digital console.
These consoles can also be purchased through Xbox All Access which starts at $24.99 per month for a period of two years. It includes the gaming console of your choice and access to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. There are no upfront costs and the best part is that it has been expanded to 12 new countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Lastly, Spencer has revealed that EA Play will now be offered as part of the Xbox Game Pass. There will not be any additional charges which mean subscribers will get to play even more games for the same price. This is applicable to both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC users.