Sep 11, 2020

Xbox Series X Set to Arrive on November 10, Price to Start at USD 499

Alongside the Xbox Series X, Microsoft's "smallest Xbox ever" Xbox Series S is also confirmed to launch with a cheaper USD 299 price tag.

Left: Xbox Series X - Right: Xbox Series S

After months of nonstop leaks and teasing, Microsoft has finally revealed the pricing and availability for both of its next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Xbox Series X

Accordingly, the Xbox Series X is priced at USD 499 (around PHP 24,200). It will be available starting on November 10.

Xbox Series S

Meanwhile, the recently-teased Xbox Series S, which will also be launched alongside the more premium Series X, will retail for USD 299 (around PHP 14,500).

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If Xbox All Access is available in your region, the Xbox Series X can be purchased for USD 34.99 (around PHP 1,700) for 24 months, while the Xbox Series S is priced at USD 24.99 (around PHP 1,200) for the same installment plan.

The offer that can be availed through the Xbox All Access is especially attractive as it packs tons of add-ons. For one, you'll be getting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that includes over 100 titles from the Xbox store; these also come with some next-gen titles.

Additionally, the Xbox All Access has over 100 PC titles for Windows 10 users. Users can also get access to the EA Play membership, which includes another 60 titles from EA, plus other publishers.

Finally, the Xbox All Access also has over 100 cloud gaming titles in its fold.

Xbox Series X and S Specifications

Left: Xbox Series S - Right: Xbox Series X

Both the Xbox Series X and S are confirmed to feature the same CPU; a scaled-back GPU is on the Series S, though. Both consoles will also have a fast custom NVMe flash storage. The Series S will have 512GB, while the Series X will have a more generous 1TB.

The glaring difference between the Xbox Series X and Series S can be found in their resolution offerings. The Series S has 1440p at 120fps, while the Series X targets a 4K resolution up to 120fps.

Left: Xbox Series X - Right: Xbox Series S

Perhaps one of the hallmarks of the Xbox Series S is its "digital-only" feature. If you think you're going to need physical media, you'll have to go for the Series X instead.

The Xbox Series S also supports HDMI 2.1, DirectX Raytracing, and Variable Rate Shading. Support for Spatial Sound, which includes Dolby Atmos, is likewise confirmed for the console. The Dolby Vision feature, which can be experienced via streaming media apps such as Disney+ and Netflix, is also a highlight.

Xbox Series XXbox Series S
CPU8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz (3.6GHz w/ SMT)8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz (3.6GHz w/ SMT)
GPUAMD RDNA 2 GPU
52 CUs @ 1.825GHz
AMD RDNA 2 GPU
20 CUs @ 1.565GHz
GPU Power12.15 TFLOPS4 TFLOPS
System-On-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 fps1440p @ 60 fps, up to 120 fps
Storage1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
Expandable Storage1TB Expansion card1TB Expansion card
Backward CompatibilityThousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available at launch.
Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available at launch.
Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-rayDigital Only
Display OutputHDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1
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