Xbox console first revealed in early 2019. It was revealed a line of new consoles which was named Project Scarlett. The official reveal of the Series X branding was revealed at The Game Awards in December 2019, though a Microsoft spokesperson later explained that this new consoles will be called ‘Xbox’ with Series X only representing one of a proposed series of systems this generation. This strategy was further cemented with the unveiling of the digital-only Series S in September 2020, which is also when both gaming consoles got the official release dates which were November 10, and now it is available in the market to purchase if you get your hands on one.
The Xbox Series X will cost you $500 USD. That price wasn’t revealed until about two months before the console’s release and about a week before than Microsoft originally planned, due to all the massive leaks. Microsoft reportedly took so long to unveil a price because it wanted to give possible buyers the chance to know what the Series X and what it has to offer–though it is also likely that it paused until it was ready to announce the lower-end Series S, to give customers two price options right from the start.
If $500 is a lot of money for you, you also have the chance to buy the Xbox Series X and a two-year subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through a service called Xbox All Access. The package offer will enable you to pay off your Xbox Series X (or Series S), plus Game Pass, in 24 monthly easy installments of $35 per month and you will also save $19 in the process.
|Component||Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S|
|CPU||Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2; 3.8 GHz, 3.6 GHz with SMT||Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2; 3.6 GHz, 3.4 GHz with SMT|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6 SDRAM||10GB GDDR6 SDRAM|
|Storage||1TB Custom NVMe SSD||512GB Custom NVMe SSD|
|GPU||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2 architecture; 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2 architecture; 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz|
|Size||5.9 in × 5.9 in × 11.9 in||5.9 in × 2.6 in × 11 in|
|Weight||9.8 lbs||4.25 lbs|
Before your Xbox Series X (or Series S) comes to you, there are plenty of things you should do to plan, which includes moving Xbox One games to external storage, downloading and setting up the Xbox mobile app, double-checking login details so you don’t have any problems with two-factor authentication, and then there is more. You should also arrange your space for how big the Xbox Series X is so it will actually fit into your entertainment center with minimum last-minute space making manuvers.