Last Night, Windows Central Senior Editors Jez Corden and Zac Bowden released a news report confirming the launch date and pricing for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. They confirmed via their sources that The Xbox Series S will retail for $299.99 while the more powerful Xbox Series X will be priced at $499.99. Both consoles are expected to launch on November 10th.
Since this story broke, Microsoft has now confirmed the Xbox Series S price courtesy of a tweet embedded below from the official Xbox Twitter account.
👀 Let’s make it official!
Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP).
Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020
While the tweet doesn’t confirm the November 10th release date, it does state that more details will be shared soon. Xbox will have a presence at the Tokyo Games Show later this month but they have already confirmed that no next-gen news will be shared at this event. Since details continue to leak regarding Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, my best guess is that another Xbox Digital Showcase event is happening sooner rather than later.
The long-rumored Xbox Series S is being advertised as the smallest Xbox ever and will be seen as a direct competitor to both the PS5 Digital and Standard Editions. Sony has also remained quiet on the pricing and release date for their next-gen consoles, a move that is sure to change now that Xbox has revealed their hands. While the Xbox Series X $499.99 price point hasn’t yet been officially confirmed, all signs point to the leak being factually accurate. Stay tuned for more details on this front.
Source: Windows Central