Microsoft also revealed the release date and preorder dates for their new console. The Xbox Series X will be released on November 10th and preorders will start on September 22nd.
This news comes after Microsoft revealed their ‘entry level’ console, the Xbox Series S, yesterday. The Xbox Series S is $200 cheaper and is the perfect sibling to the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft has maintained that both consoles will have the same pre-orders and release date and are targeted for the holidays.
The official price reveal of the Xbox Series X is what we have been waiting for the last 10 months. The company announced it on December last year and we have been waiting to see what price it will be. It was rumoured to be expensive due to the expensive components it posseses. However at $499, that is a pretty good price for the surprisingly powerful console.
Xbox Series X is a powerful console
The Xbox Series X is the most powerful console we have seen so far. It has a custom SoC with 8 AMD Zen 2 cores running at 3.8Gh. The SoC also has an AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 52 CUs running at 1.825 Ghz generating 12 teraflops of performance. It also has 16GB of GDDR6 memory that is split as 10GB and 6GB for different components. It also has a 1TB custom NVME SSD that promises to improve loading times drastically. All these specs promise 4K gaming upto 120fps which puts it on par with current gaming PCs. The Xbox Series S “only” manages 1440p gaming at 120fps.
Microsoft also promises a lot of games available from the word go. They promise over 100 games including next gen optimized games when you subscribe for Xbox All Access.
Microsoft has set the tone forward with the pricing of the ir consoles. Everybody is now waiting to see what Sony is going to announce as the price of the two PlayStation 5 variants.