At long last, Microsoft has officially unveiled the launch date and prices for the Xbox Series X And Series S consoles. As Julius Caesar once said, the die is cast. And thus, the next-gen video game console war has finally begun.
Dramatics aside, the announcement was made by Xbox head Phil Spencer in a recent blog post on the official Xbox website. He revealed that both the Series X and Series S will be released on 10 November this year, with pre-orders opening on 22 September. In terms of pricing, the former will retail at USD499 (~RM2,080) while the latter is priced at USD299 (~RM1,246).
This is the tweet…
Xbox Series X: $499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $299 (ERP)
Release date: November 10
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
Spencer also noted that Microsoft’s Xbox All Access programme is expanding to 12 countries at launch, allowing new and existing players to own a brand new Series X or S console at only USD24.99 (~RM105) a month for 24 months. Also thrown in as part of the package is a 24 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription with EA Play at no extra charge. But don’t get your hopes up as Malaysia is not included in that list, as expected. Bummer.
Now that Microsoft has finally let the cat out of the bag, the next thing is to anticipate what its direct rival has lying in store. Questions such as the PlayStation 5’s release date and pricing will only be answered once Sony is ready to make the announcement. And we hope it’s sometime soon.
Meanwhile in other news, NVIDIA is currently flaunting its new RTX 30 series graphic cards and AMD, on the other hand, responded to the GeForce maker in kind by unveiling brand new… bicycles. Oh, and a Big Navi GPU announcement is expected soon as well.