Xbox Series X will go on sale November 10 for $ 499. And Microsoft will offer leasing

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Xbox Series X will go on sale November 10 for $ 499. And Microsoft will offer leasing

Microsoft has officially announced the price of the new generation Xbox Series X game console, announced the start date for accepting pre-orders, as well as information about the new items on sale. Early rumors have been confirmed. The Redmond giant has priced the Xbox Series X at $ 499. In addition, the company has confirmed that the Xbox Series X and the more affordable Xbox Series S unveiled yesterday will hit stores at the same time on November 10th.

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Microsoft will begin accepting pre-orders for both consoles on September 22. For residents of 12 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Great Britain, and the USA), the Xbox All Access program will be offered, which will allow you to purchase consoles in installments for 2 years. The monthly payout for the Xbox Series X console will be around $ 35; for the Xbox Series S, the monthly payout will be around $ 25.

In addition to the console itself, buyers who decide to purchase set-top boxes in installments will receive free access to:

  • Over 100 high-end games, including optimized for next-gen consoles;
  • Over 100 PC games;
  • Access to the EA Play platform with over 60 of the most popular games for consoles and PCs;
  • Over 100 games from the cloud-based Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

In addition, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles are the only next-generation consoles that will receive full backward compatibility with games from the previous four generations of Xbox consoles.

Recall that the basis for the Xbox Series X is a powerful hybrid processor, created in partnership with AMD. It features eight Zen 2 processor cores and a 52-unit GPU with next-generation RDNA architecture. The amount of RAM will be 16 GB GDDR6, and for data storage, there is a high-speed PCIe NVMe solid-state drive with a volume of 1 TB. According to Microsoft, the console will be capable of supporting games in 4K resolution with refresh rates up to 120 frames per second. The set-top box is also equipped with an HDMI 2.1 video output, supports DirectX Raytracing (real-time ray tracing) and variable rate shading (VRS). In addition, various audio technologies are announced, including surround sound technology, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision. The company indicates that Dolby Vision’s support for gaming will arrive in 2021. And first, it was on the new generation Xbox consoles. Also, new products from Microsoft will offer a number of new features, for example, Quick Resume, which will allow you to almost instantly launch games exactly from the moment at which the player stopped earlier.

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