The time is nigh. Xbox has finally given us the price and release date of both of their next-gen consoles. Earlier this week, the Xbox Series S console & price were leaked on twitter in the middle of the night Xbox followed up confirming that the Xbox Series S will be priced at $299.99. 24 hours after Xbox has released a tweet revealing the price of the Xbox Series X at $499.99. But that’s not all. Thet also confirmed that both consoles will be available to purchase on November 10th, 2020 and pre-orders will commence on September 22nd.
This new is a big day for gamers. We have been patiently waiting for any sign of new when it comes to the 9th generation of video game consoles. In normal circumstances, this information would have been given to us earlier in the year during E3 2020. But we are in unprecedented times. As we strive to find a solution for the condition of the world. Microsoft and Sony have been hard at work to ensure us gamers have something to look forward to this holiday season. Now that the prices for the Xbox Series X|S are out in the wild. It’s time to give my first thoughts about Microsoft’s next-gen consoles.
After seeing the prices of the Xbox Series X|S I had a sense of relief for gamers. There was a rumor floating around that the Xbox Series X would be priced at $599.99. Now in retrospect, that price point is reasonable. But to us console gamers, it’s like kryptonite. Consoles gamers like their hardware to be at an affordable price point, but ever since Sony released the original Playstation 3 at the $599.99 mark console gamers have not taken that price point with an open mind.
But these prices are phenomenal. It’s almost like Microsoft is giving us these affordable prices due to the pandemic. Not only that Mircosoft has announced that “EA Play Comes to Xbox Game Pass at no additional cost” & for those who are tight on cash they have announced there will be a payment option for the Xbox Series X|S as well. According to the Xbox wire website. 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.
Xbox’s main focus this past generation has always been about putting the gamer in the center and it seems they are amplifying that experience this holiday season. They are expanding their Xbox All Access program to 12 new countries so that more gamers can get their hands on a new Xbox Series X|S this November. I love that they are trying to bring the next generation of consoles to everyone on launch day. I really wish that gaming companies were this pro-consumer when I was younger. Could you imagine if we had access to all of these features & games day one when purchasing a new console?
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 cloudXbox Wire
Microsoft has gone through a lot of trial and error from the Xbox One. But I believe they have found their footing by taking the road less traveled by from the traditional path that we have seen from consoles and that will make all the difference.
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