And now we have the dates we were waiting for. Microsoft took a bit of time to confirm the November 10, 2020 Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X release date was real. It basically focused all of September 8, 2020 on the all-digital model. But now it confirmed that applies to both versions. Also, we now know the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pre-order date will be September 22, 2020.
This also involved an Xbox Series X price reveal. As expected, the new console will cost $499. For a frame of reference, that is also what Microsoft was charging for the Xbox One X at its height.
Microsoft also confirmed Xbox All Access will be appearing as a more extended financing option for the new systems. It said that 12 countries will have the option at launch, where people will get the Xbox Series S for $24.99 for 24 months or Xbox Series X for $34.99 for 24 months and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the entire period of time. People get the system (which they get to keep), the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with PC and Xbox game libraries, EA Play, and online gameplay.
Here are the 12 countries that will have Xbox All Access programs for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X in 2020.
- 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
And here’s a trailer for that.
The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pre-orders will open on September 22, 2020 and the systems will launch on November 10, 2020.