Xbox has finally announced the price and launch date for its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. It announced the news on Twitter, much to the delight of its eager fans.
It tweeted: "This is the tweet... Xbox Series X: £449 (ERP) Xbox Series S: £249 (ERP) Release date: November 10th. Pre-order starts September 22nd."In a blog about the pricing, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, explained that the main Xbox Series X console will launch alongside a smaller, more budget-friendly device, the Xbox Series S.
He said: " We believe that access to the next generation should be available to everyone. And we know that price is an important factor for many of our fans.
"To complement Xbox Series X and invite more players into the next generation sooner, we built Xbox Series S—an all digital, next-gen console designed to deliver everything that is core to next-generation gaming – faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds – in our smallest, sleekest Xbox ever.
"Developing two consoles in parallel from the beginning enables us to deliver the most powerful console ever in Xbox Series X and make next-gen gaming available and affordable to more players on day one with Xbox Series S."
Mr Spencer added that in addition to the traditional option of purchasing the console, Xbox is also expanding its All Access programme.
He said: "Whether you’re upgrading to the newest consoles or joining the Xbox family for the first time, Xbox All Access is the easiest way to get the best of Xbox. Xbox All Access provides an Xbox Series X, or Series S, along with 24 months of the full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience.
"In total, that means you get access to: the next-generation Xbox console of your choice, over 100 high-quality games to play on console, including next-gen Optimized games, over 100 high-quality games to play on PC, an EA Play membership to play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games, and over 100 games to play from the cloud."The Xbox Series S will be available starting from £24.99 a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from £34.99 a month for 24 months."