Xbox Series X launches on November 10th for $499

Microsoft is launching its Xbox Series X console on November 10th for $499. Preorders for the new console will begin on September 22nd, with the company also offering the Xbox Series X through its Xbox All Access program. Xbox All Access is a bundle that splits the cost of an Xbox console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and Xbox Live into monthly payments across 24 months.

The Xbox Series X will be available through Xbox All Access for $34.99 per month, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Microsoft is rapidly expanding its Xbox All Access program in time for the holiday season, and even bundling EA Play into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox All Access.

You’ll be able to preorder both consoles starting Sept. 22. The consoles will launch without Halo Infinite, a major exclusive from 343 Industries that was recently delayed to 2021. But on Wednesday, Ubisoft revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released one week early to coincide with the Series X and Series S launches. Other launch games include Gears Tactics, Dirt 5 and Watch Dogs Legion. You’ll also be able to play thousands of games from the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 and the current Xbox One generations.

If a single $499 outlay isn’t an option, the Series X and Series S can be purchased through monthly payments in 12 countries as part of the Xbox All Access program. The Series X will cost $35 per month while the cheaper console will be $25 per month. Both provide two years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which has been expanded to include an EA Play membership.

It turns out that the launch date and price came a week earlier than Microsoft had planned, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, possibly as a result of a Windows Central report revealing the details Monday.

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