Xbox had finally revealed price details, and the expected launch date for the Series X and Series S consoles, and fans can finally rest assured. The console will hit the markets on the 10th of November. However, the pre-orders will be starting from the 22nd of this month.
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Xbox Series X: $499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $299 (ERP)
Release date: November 10
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
Microsoft priced the Series X console at $499 and the Series S console at $299. The marketing lead of Xbox UK recently tweeted that the pre-orders start on the 22nd of this month at 8 AM (UK time zone).
In the UK, the pre-order will be going live across the following retail platforms: Microsoft Store, Amazon, GAME, Argos, Currys PC World, Smyths Toys, John Lewis & Partners, AO.com, and Very.co.uk.
PlayStation, on the other hand, has already started their pre-order system, although it will work on an invitation basis. The pre-order will be available first to the existing PlayStation users, who will receive an invitation from the PS family.
However, after receiving the invitation mail, it will work on a first come first serve basis. So, the ones with the invitation will have to follow the steps fast in order to be a part of the pre-order.
Where do the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles stand on the console war?
While Xbox fans have been waiting for the next-gen consoles for quite a while now, there are some that feel that the idea of launching two-tier consoles might not be such a good one.
The Series S console will be an affordable option to not miss out on the next-gen of gaming. However, the console will understandably not be more powerful than the Series X.
As a result, the upcoming Xbox exclusives will have to be optimized for both the consoles, which means a bargain on the quality of the titles.
Now, since the stakes are tremendously high in this year’s console war, this might become a point against Xbox. However, both the consoles from Microsoft have promised to meet player expectations regarding next-gen gaming.