The Xbox Series X has been revealed to cost $499, with pre-orders starting on September 22 for general availability on November 10. It will also cost $24.99 for Xbox All Access over 24 months, which means you'll be able to get a new Xbox with no upfront cost.
In a letter on their announcement website, Xbox head Phil Spencer wrote that the "Xbox Series X is our fastest, most powerful console ever, designed for a console generation that has you at its center." He further explained that with 15 first-party Xbox Game Studios (with all of their games available on the Xbox Game Pass) and Project xCloud, there's a lot on offer for players who "want immediate immersion in games that also look and feel better than ever." While that may be hyperbole at this point (where are the exclusives, man?) but a year or two from now that statement will ring with a lot more truth to it.
The Xbox Series S has received a fancy trailer as well, which has been linked below:
The Xbox Series S will cost $299 and is being touted as the smallest Xbox ever. It's a digital-only console (no disc tray) and will include the new Xbox Wireless Controller, with both controller and console in the 'Robot White' color. The controller will be available as a standalone purchase and will have improved ergonomics and a whole bunch of other cool improvements that are detailed here.
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It's about damn time. This game of chicken that the technology sector has been in all year has been infuriating. Now Microsoft's cards are on the table, Sony has to do something big. Why? Because Microsoft has the upper-hand right now. Sure they don't have a killer exclusive, but getting into next-gen for $24.99 a month for 24 months is compelling, and software and hardware-wise Microsoft destroys Sony. Sony needs to come out of the gate firing all cylinders on their exclusives (while also setting a reasonable price-point) or else they're going to be in trouble. It's going to be a fun couple of weeks, that's for sure.
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