Xbox Series X Launches on November 10th for $499, Microsoft Announces; Series X/S Pre-Orders Kick off on September 22nd

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Microsoft has finally officially revealed the price and release date of the Xbox Series X.

Following yesterday’s official Xbox Series S announcement, Microsoft has today revealed that its flag-ship console, the Xbox Series X, will launch alongside the Series S on November 10 for $499. As reported yesterday, both consoles will also be available through Microsoft’s Xbox All Access financing option with the Series X and S setting you back $34.99/$24.99 per month, respectively.

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X Retail Boxing Has Plenty of Holes

“On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins.”, Microsoft writes on the official Xbox Wire. “That’s when our vision becomes reality with the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences, and the freedom to play your games with your friends, anytime, anywhere.”

“Empowering you with freedom and choice is core to everything we do at Xbox. In addition to the traditional option of purchasing the new generation of Xbox Series X and S at $499 (Estimated Retail Price) and $299 (Estimated Retail Price) respectively, we’re expanding our Xbox All Access program to 12 countries this holiday, with more to come in 2021.”

Microsoft has yet to detail the full specifications of the Xbox Series S, but we do know that the console will support all the same next-gen features as its bigger brother, including HDMI 2.1, frame rates up to 120fps, DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading. In addition, it will also support Spatial Sound, including Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision via streaming media apps like Disney+, Vudu and Netflix at launch.

Down below you’ll find the confirmed specifications of the Xbox Series X.

CPU 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size 360.45 mm2
Process 7nm Enhanced
Memory 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External Storage USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
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