The last 24 hours have been a doozy for the Xbox community! A big ol’ leak broke out of the Microsoft pipes overnight, confirming the existence, look, price, and release date for the Xbox One S. And considering most of that information was backed up by a full, leaked commercial, it was hard to take it with even a small grain of salt. The leak also contained pricing and release information for the Xbox Series X, and a new financing option for both.
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S Price and Release Date
Not long after the leaks, Microsoft counted its losses and confirmed the Xbox Series X details, releasing the leaked commercial officially and solidifying both the price and release date. As far as the release date is concerned, we can expect to see the next-generation of Xbox hardware, both the Series S and the Series X, on November 10, 2020. And we’ve also seen official confirmation of the Xbox Series S in the price department, so if you’re planning to go for that option it’ll run a surprising $299.99.
According to the leaks, which at this point we can safely assume hold water, that the Xbox Series X, also ostensibly slated for November 10, will launch for a retail price of $499.99. This is less than many gamers expected it to be, but it’s certainly still a luxury, especially in the middle of a pandemic.
And speaking of luxury, this generation will see Microsoft offer a monthly financing plan for both consoles. It’s the Xbox All Access branding again, something that was offered this gen but in a limited capacity. These are 24-month contracts, and Microsoft will ask $25 a month for the Xbox Series S, and $35 a month for the Xbox Series X. The math there doesn’t add up to the retail price, so make sure you understand exactly what you’re getting into with that option.
We’ll undoubtedly see more information trickle out as far as what the launch will be like, but for now you know the bottom line. We’re looking at a November 10 entry to the next-gen (unless the PS5 ends up coming out earlier), and a $499 price tag for the stronger machine. And you won’t see it go any lower than $299, which is a solid deal depending on your needs. With the S you’ll be leaving behind a lot of power, and you won’t be able to use physical game discs either.
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What do you think about all this news? Are you disappointed by those price points, or do they fit your budget? Are you considering the S over the X, or vice versa? Let us know what you think over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!