Following a surprise reveal of the smaller and cheaper Xbox Series S, Microsoft has gone all out and revealed that the Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 with a price of $499. Pre-orders will kick off within a couple of weeks, and you can even buy it via Microsoft’s subscription model.
Xbox Series X Launch Date and Pre-Ordering
The Xbox Series X officially launches on November 10, 2020 and pre-orders will kick off on Tuesday September 22, 2020. This is the same launch and pre-order dates given for those of you in the United Kingdom, so it should be the same for all of Europe as well.
Xbox Series X Pricing
In the United States, the Xbox Series X has an MSRP of $499 while those of you in the U.K. will have to pay £449. Pricing outside of these two markets, however, will vary as will the launch date in some areas. The smaller, entry-level Xbox Series S will set you back by $299, and will be void of a disc drive and will probably offer toned-down graphics in comparison to the Series X.
Xbox Series X Subscription
As is the case with the current-gen Xbox One X, and as expected, the Series X is available via Microsofts monthly payment plan. This plan wil include the Xbox Series X console and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a cost of $34.99 per month. That comes out to $839.76 total over the course of 24 months, of which $359.76 can be written off as going to the $14.99 per month price of Game Pass Ultimate. Do the math and that means, you’re either getting a $19 discount on the Series X ($480 vs. $499) or just a little over $1 off per month of Game Pass Ultimate.
As for the Xbox Series S, there’s no word as to whether or not that will be offered via the subscription model, but it’s not that likely given the $299 price point.
With that said, be sure to check out our in-depth comparison between the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5!