Xbox Series X Gets Release Date & Official Price [Update]

Update: Southeast Asian prices added, kinda. Prices are for the Singapore version, since it’s officially distributed there.

After confirming the release date and official price for the Xbox Series S several days ago, Microsoft has finally done the same for the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X will launch on 10 November 2020 for US$499 (or roughly RM2070+). Its official Singapore price is S$699.99. Its smaller cousin, the Xbox Series S, will be out for US$299; its SG price is S$459.

Pre-orders for both consoles will open from 22 September 2020.

Besides a one-time payment, Microsoft also announced that users will also be able to purchase Xbox Series X at a monthly rate of US$34.99 (or roughly RM145+) for 24 months, and Xbox Series S at US$24.99 (or roughly RM104+) monthly for 24 months via Xbox All Access.

Both of these offers also include 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Here are the newly-confirmed launch titles for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (that will be playable on 10 November 2020) so far:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Gears Tactics
  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Here are the official technical specifications and comparisons between the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S (via Xbox):

Xbox Series XXbox Series S
CPU8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz
3.6GHz w/ SMT Enabled
8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz
3.4GHz w/ SMT Enbled
GPUAMD RDNA 2 GPU
52 CUs @ 1.825GHz
AMD RDNA 2 GPU
20 CUs @ 1.565GHz
GPU Power12.5 TFLOPS4 TFLOPS
System on a Chip (SoC)Custom 7nm Enhanced SoCCustom 7nm Enhanced SoC
RAM16GB GDDR6 RAM
10GB @ 560 GB/s
6GB @ 336 GB/s
10GB GDDR6 RAM
8GB @ 224GB/s
2GB @ 56GB/s
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS1440p @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Storage1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4GB/sec uncompressed
4.8GB/sec compressed
512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD
2.4GB/sec uncompressed
4.8GB/sec compressed
Expandable Storage1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
1TB Expansion Card
(matches internal storage exactly)
Backward CompatibilityThousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox Games available atl aunch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.Thousands of Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox Games available atl aunch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-rayDigital Only
Display OutHDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1
MSRP$499 USD$299 USD

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