After being in the works for long, Microsoft is now planning to launch two Xbox consoles for next-gen and they aim to roll it out pretty soon. We can safely conform that the pricing scheme should be very familiar and it should be similar to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S.
As per initial reports, the entry-level Xbox Series S will be priced at $299 at retail, with a $25 per month Xbox All Access financing option. Microsoft is planning to push hard via various retailers and they are working on a large global rollout. Xbox Series X will be more powerful and they will cost $499, with a $35 per month Xbox All Access financing option.
Both consoles will be launched on November 10, 2020.
The Xbox Series S just leaked (via Brad Sams), and it gave us a glimpse of the Microsoft’s entry-level next-gen SKU. The Xbox Series S is very compact and it is small enough to fit inside an Xbox Series X. It will be around 4TF RDNA2 and this makes it roughly around as powerful as the Xbox One X.
There are no further details on the console’s capabilities beyond this, but if expectations are to be believed, the newer “next-gen” features like fast resuming multiple games, and ray tracing might well be expected.
The prices Microsoft have also rolled out the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X and this puts them firmly in-line with the Xbox One S and Xbox One X and hence, it will be interesting to see how Sony prices the competing PlayStation 5 in response.
We are expecting the Xbox All Access to roll out the products to far more markets than it did previously and we also expect the Xbox Series consoles to aim for a global simultaneous launch in all existing Xbox markets. It will be far more comprehensive than what we saw for the Xbox One in 2013.