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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date and price finally revealed

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  • Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S price leaked.
  • We can confirm the Xbox Series S is $299, and the Series X is $499.
  • Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will launch on November 10, 2020.

There have been consistent rumors about when the next generation of game consoles would launch. And now, we finally have some details of the game consoles coming from Xbox, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have been leaked via a new render that has unveiled the price and other details. As of now, we know that there will be two consoles within the next-gen offerings from Microsoft, with one being a much cheaper option.

Xbox has yet to confirm these reports, leading to some reasonably advising the take these leaks with caution. According to the leaks though, things are changing soon. Both consoles will launch on November 10, 2020. Pricing for the new consoles depends on the features built into each one.

The leak happened (via Brad Sams), giving gamers and tech analysts a glimpse into the two SKUs for the platform. A custom AMD 4TF RDNA2 chipset will power the system on the lower end. This will make the cheaper Xbox Series S roughly equivalent to the Xbox One X in graphical fidelity and framerates. According to the leak, the Xbox Series S will be priced at $299. And even at that price, the included NVME drive will reduce load times and offer better visual fidelity at 1080p.

Those interested can also get an Xbox All Access financing option for both consoles. The more powerful Xbox Series X will cost $499, with a $35 per month Xbox All Access. The cheaper Series S will cost $299 baseline, and will run $25 a month via Xbox All Access.

The more powerful option is a serious tech upgrade for any gamer, PC or console. The Xbox Series X features a total 12 teraflops and will be able to support 4K resolutions at 60 FPS. Some games will run at a 30 FPS mode at that resolution. So in essence, it has a similar setup to the Xbox One X and its performance versus quality modes. You could even see some games running up to 120 FPS.

There is a pretty interesting trend developing here. it’s clear that the console is being sold as a loss-leader, meaning it’s only going to get cheaper as time goes on. PC gamers are reporting that it may be hard to deliver the same level of performance for a comparative price. And with the addition of xCloud making things more interesting, Sony may be pushed onto the back foot here. PC gaming isn’t too impacted though, as most hardcore gamers have higher budgets than $500. The value proposition here is getting very mixed.

Microsoft will push Xbox All Access financing far more broadly than it did this gen, which was seen as a bit of a pilot program. We’re expecting Xbox All Access to roll out to far more markets than it did previously, and we also expect the Xbox Series consoles to gun for a global simultaneous launch in all existing Xbox markets, rather than the slow rollout we saw for the Xbox One in 2013.

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