Following this morning’s Xbox Series S leak, Windows Central has now lifted the lid on the release date and price for the Xbox Series X. They go on to say that Microsoft will announce these in the near future.
The Xbox Series X will apparently launch on November 10th for $499 USD. This translates to $685 AUD, but that’s before import tax & GST, so this could be anywhere from $699 to $799 AUD.
For reference, the Xbox One had the same launch price in the US ($499 USD). The Xbox One X launched at $499 as well, and ended up with a price of $649 in Australia, so this could bode well for the price that was eventually get in Australia.
XBOX SERIES S RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The Xbox Series S will apparently also launch on November 10th and as reported earlier, it will come in at $299 USD. This equates to $410 AUD, which means it will likely come in at somewhere between $399-$499 AUD when all is said and done.
It’s worth mentioning that Xbox All Access will play a big part in the roll out of both of these devices. We already know that Telstra has the exclusive rights to this monthly subscription scheme in Australia and will offer both of these consoles on the service.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN XBOX SERIES X AND XBOX SERIES S
The Xbox Series S reportedly does not have a disc drive. The Xbox Series S is rumoured to include 7.5GB of ram (compared to the Xbox Series X 13.5GB of usable RAM), an underclocked CPU speed and around 4 teraflops of GPU performance (compared to the Xbox Series X 12 teraflops of GPU performance). The Xbox One X has 12GB of RAM and 6 teraflops. Whilst it sounds less powerful than the Xbox One X, the fact that it has new graphics technology means that it’ll utilise the tech betteer.