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 September 10 2020

Xbox Series X for X$

Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X. © Microsoft.

After months of speculation, Microsoft finally revealed a “suggested retail price” for its high-end Xbox Series X: USD499. The company said this model is launching at the same time as the Series S (USD299), on November 10. The existing “All Access” subscription service will be extended to the new consoles. Qualifying gamers who sign up for the $35 per month service for the Series X ($25 for the Series S) for two years get the console as well as access to all the games available on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (usually USD15 per month) and on EA Play. Preorders start on September 22. We also learned that the console can record gameplay in 4K at 60fps (clips are limited to 30fps on the current Xbox One X). Now, we’re really looking forward to finding out the price and release date of Sony’s eagerly-anticipated PS5.

The Verge, Tom Warren, “A first look at Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X console.”

Ars Technica, Kyle Orland, “Xbox All Access seems like one of the best deals in gaming.”


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