Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Price and Release Date Announced; Pre-Orders Begin on September 22

We finally have it! Microsoft has announced that both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on November 10.

The Xbox Series X will be priced at $499 and the Xbox Series S at $299. Pre-orders will begin on September 22. Microsoft will also offer their Xbox All Access plan for these consoles letting you pay on them monthly. For $24.99 a month for 24 months you’ll get the Xbox Series S and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and for $34.99 a month you’ll get the Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also be adding EA Play to its benefits letting players play more than 60 EA games as part of their membership. You can check out some new videos below and view the Xbox Series X and S spec comparison sheet.

Xbox Series XXbox Series S
CPU8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz
3.6GHz w/ SMT Enabled
8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz
3.4GHz w/ SMT Enbled
GPUAMD RDNA 2 GPU
52 CUs @ 1.825GHz
AMD RDNA 2 GPU
20 CUs @ 1.565GHz
GPU Power12.5 TFLOPS4 TFLOPS
System on a Chip (SoC)Custom 7nm Enhanced SoCCustom 7nm Enhanced SoC
RAM16GB GDDR6 RAM
10GB @ 560 GB/s
6GB @ 336 GB/s
10GB GDDR6 RAM
8GB @ 224GB/s
2GB @ 56GB/s
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS1440p @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Storage1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4GB/sec uncompressed
4.8GB/sec compressed
512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4GB/sec uncompressed
4.8GB/sec compressed
Expandable Storage1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
Backward CompatibilityThousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox Games available atl aunch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox Games available atl aunch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-rayDigital Only
Display OutHDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1
MSRP$499 USD$299 USD
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