Microsoft, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 disclosed that its next-generation Xbox game console will launch on November 10, 2020, with an estimated starting price of $499.
This announcement came 24 hours after Microsoft had also revealed that it would sell a slimmed-down Xbox S game console priced at $299, also in November.
Xbox head, Phil Spencer said, “the Xbox Series X represents a superior balance of power and speed in console design, advancing on all technological fronts to delivering amazing, dynamic, living worlds and minimize any aspects that can take you out of the experience”.
The new XBox Series X, Microsoft’s flagship console which competes notably against Sony’s PlayStation devices, will be available for pre-orders from September 22.
The new consoles are being launched as more people turn to video games during the coronavirus pandemic and with the industry shifting to cloud-based games that are streamed online.