[UPDATE: Microsoft has now confirmed that the official India prices for the Xbox Series X and S are Rs. 49,990 and Rs.34,990. The original article follows]
Microsoft has officially announced the price, release date, and pre-order information regarding the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. The former will cost $499 as previously rumored and the lower-powered Xbox Series S will start at $299. The consoles will also be sold with monthly financial options (Xbox All-Access), which is expanding to 12 more countries. Sadly though, India is not on that list.
In a new blog post, Xbox head Phil Spencer added the following regarding both consoles’ coveted launch.
- Xbox Series X, our most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, next-generation performance in our smallest console ever built at a more affordable price, launch globally November 10, pre-orders start September 22.
- The expansion of Xbox All Access to 12 countries, offering you a next-generation Xbox and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting at $24.99 a month, with no upfront costs.
- EA Play Comes to Xbox Game Pass at no additional cost.
It definitely seems like that the team at Xbox didn’t want to reveal this information now, but the Series S leaks forced their hand. However, keeping all the rumors and speculations in the past, the future is looking bright for Xbox.
Adding EA Play into Game Pass is certainly an extremely powerful move that will certainly entice more casual gamers into the subscription model.
Xbox Series X | S will launch on November 10 for $499 and $299. The consoles will be available from $24.99 and $34.99 per month with the Xbox All-Access program, which is expanding into 12 more countries.