Microsoft’s made it easier to determine where a prospective Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X owner could buy Xbox All Access. Its Twitter account shared the map of 12 countries offering the installment plan program during the system’s launch window. Each one has one store offering it, though both the United States and UK each have multiple retailers that will let people in on the offer.
Here’s the list of countries will have the installment plan program and the retailer(s) that will offer it.
- Australia: Telstra
- Canada: EB Games
- Denmark: Elgiganten
- Finland: Gigantti
- France: Fnac
- New Zealand: Spark
- Norway: Elkjop
- Poland: Mediaexpert
- South Korea: SK Telecom
- Sweden: Elgiganten
- United Kingdom: GAME and Smyths Toys
- United States: Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, Target, and Walmart
What’s interesting is, the Xbox All Access program ends up being cheaper than buying the system and subscription alone. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is included in this installment plan, is $14.99 per month. Since this is a 24-month program, two years of the service would be $359.76. An Xbox Series X alone will cost $499, while an Xbox Series S will be $299.
That means if you were to outright buy the system, then maintain the subscription for two years, it would be $658.76 for the Xbox Series S and $858.76 for the Xbox Series X. (This is assuming that the first month will cost $14.99 and not $1. If you are a new subscriber and your first month is $1, then it is $644.77 for the Xbox Series S and $844.77 for the Xbox Series X.) If someone goes with Microsoft’s program and pays $24.99 per month for the one or $34.99 for the other, by 2022 they will have paid 599.76 for the Xbox Series S and $839.76 for the Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will be available worldwide on November 10, 2020. Pre-orders will open on September 22, 2020.