Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X launching on November 10 for $499

After confirming the price and launch date for Xbox Series S this week, Microsoft has now done the same for its Xbox Series X console. In a post on Xbox’s official blog, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announced Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 at $499, with pre-orders starting on September 22.

Microsoft will also be offering a payment plan for both consoles, if you’re unable to buy it full price at launch - $24.99 a month, for 24 months for Xbox Series S, and $34.99 a month, for 24 months for Xbox Series X. This program, called Xbox All Access, also includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for 24 months.

Microsoft is continuing to push its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service, which offers more than 100 games that are playable on Xbox consoles, PC, and mobile. Starting in this holiday, subscribers to the service will also be given access to EA Play, EA’s subscription service featuring more than 60 EA games.

“Gaming has evolved in the last decade to make it easier, simpler and more affordable for any player to make that first connection with a new world, a new story, or a new friend,” Spencer said. “With a family of next-gen Xbox consoles, even greater variety and value with Xbox Game Pass, and an expansion to Xbox All Access, we invite everyone to join us for this next generation of gaming.”