Xbox prices are in!
Earlier this week, we posted a rumor about the price for the new Xbox systems. The report read that the Xbox Series X would run for $499 and that the Xbox Series S would run for $299. While it wasn’t official, they were price points that seemed to make a lot of sense. The first felt like a standard price tag for a new system and the second an okay entry point for an underpowered console.
But how accurate was it? Turns out, it was spot-on. A new tweet from the official Xbox account revealed exactly the rumor. Check out the official tweet down below!
This is the tweet…
Xbox Series X: $499 (ERP)
Xbox Series S: $299 (ERP)
Release date: November 10
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 9, 2020
As we’ve been speculating for months, it’s clear that accessibility is Microsoft’s core strategy here. They want users to subscribe to their Xbox Game Pass service more than they want them to buy their console. Now, they’re upping the ante with their service through a partnership through Xbox Game Pass.
“Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in this journey,” the official blog reads. “We are teaming up with Electronic Arts to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members with an EA Play membership at no additional cost starting this holiday. This means Ultimate members can enjoy EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Windows 10 PCs, and Xbox Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10.”
Here is what EA Play will bring its users.
“More than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games like FIFA 20, Titanfall 2 and Need for Speed Heat, as well as titles from some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and The Sims.
“Exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, special member-only content, discounts on EA digital purchases for DLC, games, and more.
Access to trials of games for up to 10 hours from best-loved franchises and top titles like Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21.
“Not only will EA Play titles be available on console and PC, this holiday, some of the best EA Play games will also be available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play on Android devices via the cloud at no additional charge.”
As you can see, Microsoft is doing everything they can to entice users to their platform. I wouldn’t be surprised if, down the line, we see the Xbox branding spread across a variety of consoles and devices. Are you excited for the Xbox prices? What about the alliance with EA Play in Game Pass? Sound off down below!
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