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09th Sep 2020

Microsoft have finally revealed how much the Xbox Series X will cost and the release date

Wil Jones

Which model will you go for?

Microsoft has confirmed the price and release date of the Xbox Series X.

The high-end next-gen machine will cost £449 ($499 in the US) and go on-sale on November 10th.

Pre-orders are available from September 22nd.

Yesterday, following a leak, Microsoft confirmed the Xbox Series S, a lower-spec, disc-less version of the machine.

That will go on sale the same day, but will be £200 cheaper.

“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,” explained Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox.  “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.”

The primary difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is in resolution. Through talking to our customers, we found that many of our fans prioritize framerate over resolution, so we wanted to build a console that didn’t require a 4K TV,” added Liz Hamren, Head of Platform Engineering and Hardware.

“In addition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S share the same development environment, tools and capabilities, all of which enable developers to build and release their content across consoles more easily while still taking advantage of the unique hardware capabilities of the next generation.”

Sony have announced a similar deal for the PlayStation 5, with a machine without a disc driving being released alongside the regular model, presumably at a cheaper price point. The launch price of the the PlayStation 5 has not yet been revealed, however.