Microsoft has just announced that both the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X will be available starting November 10, with pre-orders to kick off on September 22. The discless Xbox Series S will be priced at $299, while the more powerful Xbox Series X will be priced at $499, just like the Xbox One X and the OG Xbox One were at launch.
The good news is that you won’t be forced to pay $299 or $499 upfront to get either next-gen Xbox console in November. With Xbox All Access, you can get an Xbox Series S plus 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $24.99/month for 24 months, or get the Xbox Series X with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $34.99/month for 24 months.
Xbox All Access previously launched in the US, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In the US, Xbox All Access will be available at the GameStop, Microsoft Store, Target, and Walmart, but the subscription service is also coming to 12 new countries this holiday season. Microsoft has teamed up with local retailers in each of these new countries, and you can find more details below. “We will share specific launch dates for all markets and retailers as we get closer to launch,” the company said today.
- Australia at Telstra
- Canada at EB Games
- Denmark at Elgiganten
- Finland at Gigantti
- France at FNAC
- New Zealand at Spark
- Norway at Elkjøp
- Poland at Media Expert
- South Korea at SK Telecom
- Sweden at Elgiganten
- UK at GAME and Smyths Toys
- United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
For existing Xbox All Access subscribers, it’s now possible for you to purchase the Xbox Series X or the Xbox Series S from participating Xbox All Access retailers while still completing your minimum payment requirements for upgrade. You can find more details about how to upgrade to the next-gen console of your choice on this page.
With a $299 next-gen console, Xbox All Access and Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is in a much better position compared to 2013 where the Xbox One was $100 more expensive than the PlayStation 4. Sony has yet to announce pricing details for the PlayStation 5, but as far as we know, it doesn’t look like the company will offer something like Xbox All Access to let consumers get the PlayStation 5 for a low monthly price.