The Xbox Series X and Series S will be available to pre-order tomorrow (September 22) in most major markets around the world. #PowerYourDreams #Preorder
Xbox Series X, the most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, the smallest console ever built, launch globally on November 10, 2020. The all-new Xbox Series X will cost you $499 / Ł449 while the cheaper Xbox Series S is priced at $299 / Ł249 (ERP).
Microsoft also confirmed that they will be expanding their Xbox All Access program to 12 countries this holiday, with more to come in 2021. Xbox All Access is the easiest way to jump into next gen as it offers no upfront costs and a low monthly price. Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 a month for 24 months.
Both Consoles will be available to pre-order at retailers in the United States (8AM PT), Canada (8AM PT), UK (8AM BST), Australia (8AM AEST) and New Zealand (8AM NZST). Check out the complete list of retailers below.
United States: Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers
Canada: Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and other participating retailers
UK: Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Games, ShopTo and other participating retailers
Australia: Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers
New Zealand: Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers
Microsoft has announced that Xbox Series X, the world fastest and most powerful next-gen console, will be launching alongside the newly announced Xbox Series S on November 10. Pre-orders start September 22! #Microsoft #Xbox #SeriesX #SeriesS
Microsoft has just confirmed that Xbox Series X, the most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, the smallest console ever built, will launch globally on November 10, 2020 with pre-orders going live on September 22.
In addition to the traditional option of purchasing the new generation of Xbox Series X and S at $499 (Estimated Retail Price) and $299 (Estimated Retail Price) respectively, Microsoft announced that they will be expanding their Xbox All Access program to 12 countries this holiday, with more to come in 2021. That’s all with no upfront costs and a low monthly price. Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 a month for 24 months.
Whether you’re upgrading to the newest consoles or joining the Xbox family for the first time, Xbox All Access is the easiest way to get the best of Xbox. Xbox All Access provides an Xbox Series X, or Series S, along with 24 months of the full Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience. In total, that means you get access to:
The next-generation Xbox console of your choice
Over 100 high-quality games to play on console, including next-gen Optimized games
Over 100 high-quality games to play on PC
An EA Play membership to play more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games
That’s all with no upfront costs and a low monthly price. Xbox Series S will be available starting from $24.99 a month for 24 months and Xbox Series X will be available starting from $34.99 a month for 24 months.
Designed for speed and performance, the Xbox Velocity Architecture unlocks new speed & performance capabilities through the groundbreaking combination of hardware, a custom SSD & CPU and deep software integration, to make for richer and more dynamic living worlds unlike anything ever seen before.
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Series X will be backwards compatible with Xbox One controllers across ALL games.
XBOX UK Tweeted "ICYMI: Xbox Series X is backwards compatible with ALL Xbox One controllers across ALL games: Official Xbox Controllers, Xbox Adaptive Controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Controllers, and SCUF Controllers."
ICYMI: Xbox Series X is backwards compatible with ALL Xbox One controllers across ALL games 🎮 Official Xbox Controllers ✨ Xbox Adaptive Controller 💪 Xbox Elite Wireless Controllers ⚡️ SCUF Controllers pic.twitter.com/f8URC3iJXr
The hype is ramping up for the next generation of consoles, with the Xbox Series X appearing to be going all-out to break the momentum gained by the PlayStation 4 for Sony. However, regardless of how iconic they’ve made the new console appear, or however many updated titles are released - as we reported at www.360-hq.com on the Xbox One X enhanced games list; it will all ultimately come down to the console’s unique selling points.
Regular releases of top-class exclusives have been the decisive factor in the past. Still, in the age of nostalgia-run entertainment and increasingly expensive gaming, perhaps another strategy could see the Microsoft console come out on top. This strategy would be to offer the console as the ultimate method of rekindling a love of classic games, merely building off of an extensive range already in place on Xbox systems.
Make backwards compatible games core to the Xbox Series X
Microsoft has already announced that the Xbox Series X will be taking backwards compatibility to the next level. The team has doubled down on the strategy, saying that the thousands of backwards compatible games on the Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One will be coming to the new console and will play even better than before. To really drill in this selling-point and call back so many fans of the past, Microsoft should go further than merely just providing the games.
To make a real statement of intent that catches headlines that simply cannot be claimed by the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X – either through Game Pass or Gold – should offer all Xbox and 360backwards compatible games for free. Free gaming has become a core aspect of modern gaming, with the success of Fortnite and its ilk proving such on consoles.
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Microsoft and the development teams have already made a good amount of money from initial sales, and also Xbox One backwards compatible sales. Putting the classic games up for free in some way through the Xbox Series X would immediately make it a must-have console for long-time gamers.
Make games more accessible to Xbox owners
Of the big three home consoles, there’s no denying that the Nintendo Switch is the most user-friendly. From its hybrid nature to the games that it champions – and their impeccable quality on release – the Switch has become the pinnacle of friendly gaming. A major way in which the console further emphasizes this fact is through its extensive collection of demos. The glut of their major releases or high-cost, offbeat releases all offer demos.
There are some demos available through the Xbox One right now, but the offering is very quaint. While much of this comes down to the developers, Microsoft should make a point of featuring a demo for their major releases. It makes the games much more accessible, particularly in this age of high-cost gaming. They are also often very useful tools for game studios as they have a huge capacity to further sales. The hands-on experience is far more effective at selling a game, if available, than making players search online for gameplay videos and opinions.
The PlayStation 4 has also been relatively weak on the demos front, though slightly more accommodating than the Xbox One. So, to separate itself from the Sony console, the Xbox Series X could declare that all players will be able to try before they buy on all exclusives before their release. This way, players would be able to get some real experience with their chose titles before parting with a good chunk of cash.
Everyone knows that the new consoles are going to be very expensive - and the new games will probably be a tad more expensive too. So, to help balance this, as well as create a new selling-point based on inset practices, the Xbox Series X should make the backwards compatible library free to owners of the new console. This will work a great deal at launch, and then, to uphold a user-friendly outlook, they should look at deploying an extensive demo strategy.
Created in collaboration between designers from CD PROJEKT RED and Microsoft, the limited-edition, 1TB console encapsulates the urban decay and vibrant tech of Night City. Featuring a cybernetic design, glowing elements, bright panels and color shift effects, the Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition console captures the vibrant grit and technical enhancements of Night City and includes a 1TB hard drive. In addition to a full digital download of Cyberpunk 2077 (available when game releases on September 17, 2020) and the Xbox Wireless Controller – Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition, we’ll be unveiling other surprises that come packed with this bundle soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for future details as this will be the final Xbox One X limited edition console to ever be released, and only 45,000 units will be available in select markets.
Available as part of the Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Bundle later this year and for purchase separately beginning today, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition ($74.99 USD), features a half natural and half cyber-enhancement design inspired by the breathtaking character, Johnny Silverhand. This Xbox Wireless Controller will help immerse you in a future where technology is the key to survival. The new controller is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and includes a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs, tablets, laptops, and mobile devices.
To complete your mercenary arsenal, Microsoft also announced a few other special and limited-edition, battle-worn Cyberpunk 2077 gaming accessories.
If you want to keep your controller fully juiced in style, also available is the Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand. Equipped with cybernetic enhancements, the Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Pro Charging Stand is designed to perfectly match the Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Controller. Officially licensed and manufactured with the same high quality and color material as the controller, the Xbox Pro Charging Stand is a premium, high-performance, seamless charging experience. The magnetic contact systems ensures a perfect and secure charge every time. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery and 6-foot power cord. The Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Pro Charging Stand is available today for $49.99 USD at select retailers in the United States and Canada, including Microsoft Store, near you and online.
You can also keep your game arsenal within reach and ready to play with the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox: Cyberpunk 2077 Special Edition in 2TB and 5TB capacity options. Tagged with the futuristic, unparalleled look and feel of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, this game drive is the perfect storage complement to the Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Bundle. Seagate game drives run on the same hard drive firmware as Xbox consoles for seamless gameplay, and consoles auto-detect drives to guide you through fast, easy install. You can pre-order the Seagate 2TB Game Drive for Xbox: Cyberpunk Special Edition worldwide today for $89.99 USD at Microsoft Store and other select retailers and the 5TB variation for $149.99 USD at Seagate.com. Both capacity variations will be available for purchase in June 2020.
Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox Johnny Silverhand Edition ($109.99 USD)
Inspired by Night City’s most infamous rockerboy and his iconic cyberarm, Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox Johnny Silverhand Edition, the official headset of Cyberpunk 2077, provides the definitive way to experience the immersive audio and futuristic world of Cyberpunk 2077. The headset features rock-solid, lossless 2.4GHz wireless with ultra-low latency for Xbox and PC, a detachable ClearCast noise-canceling microphone for natural-sounding clarity, and a steel-reinforced headband for a perfect fit and lasting durability. You can pre-order the extremely limited Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox Johnny Silverhand Edition today for $109.99 USD or pick one up June 2020. Lock your pre-order in at SteelSeries.com and other select retailers in the United States and United Kingdom.
Created in collaboration between designers from CD PROJEKT RED, the Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Xbox Controller features a half natural and half cyber-enhancement design inspired by the breathtaking character, Johnny Silverhand. This Xbox Wireless Controller will help immerse you in a future where technology is the key to survival. The new controller is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and includes a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs, tablets, laptops, and mobile devices.
The Limited Edition Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Wireless Controller is available to purchase from the Microsoft Store for $79.95.
If you happened to miss our previous article about the new Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 bundle, you can learn more about that and pre-order it here.