Microsoft announces Xbox Series X release date and price tag
The build up for the latest console from Xbox now has an official release date. The price tag of the unit will be $499 dollars and will be viable in 12 countries at the time of the release - Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, the UK, and the US.
Microsoft is also making the purchase easier on the pocketbook by offering their Xbox All Access program. The bundle program breaks up the cost of the console, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and Xbox Live into monthly payments stretched across 24 months at $34.99 per.
The incentives to get onboard are tempting as Microsoft is coupling EA Play into the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox All Access packages. EA Play includes some 60 of EA’s titles including games like FIFA 20, The Sims, and even a 10-hour trial of the new Madden 21 entry.
Mircosoft also announced a sibling console in the Xbox Series S. The smaller, less powerful console still offers the same gameplay experience with a few minor feature omissions like the no 4k Blu-ray player. However, at nearly half the price of the Series X, the S might be an especially viable option for gamers looking for the net-generation experience without some of the added bells and whistles.