The Xbox Series S and Series X consoles will both be available starting on November 10th, and you can ensure you’ll have one on launch day by placing a preorder now. The Xbox Series S, a smaller, less-powerful alternative to the Series X with no disc drive and 512GB of SSD storage, costs $299.99. The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s much bigger flagship next-gen console, featuring a more powerful GPU than the Series S, double the storage to a 1TB SSD, and a 4K Blu-ray disc drive. It’s $499.99.
Microsoft’s new $59.99 Bluetooth wireless controller that features a USB-C charging port and a new Share button for capturing screens and clips can be preordered from the Microsoft Store, Target, Walmart and Best Buy, also with a November 10th release date.
A bunch of retailers are accepting preorders for the consoles, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, GameStop, Newegg, and if you have memberships, Costco and Sam’s Club could be good options. If you’d rather pay in monthly installments versus the full cost upfront, you can do that with Xbox All Access, a payment plan that bundles the console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate together for a 24-month commitment.
If you’re trying to decide between the Xbox Series S or Series X, my colleague Tom Warren has covered every aspect of both consoles that one could ever wonder about. Like, will the Xbox Series S hold back next-gen gaming? Also, just how much smaller is the Xbox Series X compared to the Series X? Here’s an in-depth look at the Series X hardware.
BUY WITH THE XBOX ALL ACCESS PLAN
As an alternative to paying full price upfront for each console, you can pay a monthly installment for either of them through the Xbox All Access plan. It’s a financing option that lets you get the console upfront at no cost. You’ll be billed one monthly payment for the console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate together ($24.99 per month for the Series S, $34.99 per month for the Series X) for 24 months. Available at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Walmart, Target.