Houston, we have the dates. Next-generation Xbox preorders will be available starting September 22nd.
Updated 9/16/2020 5:39pm EST
After Windows Central leaked the Series S and prices on Monday night, Xbox officially confirmed the former’s reporting. The Xbox Series X will cost $499 at launch with a $34.99 per month subscription option, and the Series S will cost $299 with a $24.99 per month subscription plan. Both subscription plans will last for 24 months.
Phil Spencer wrote, “Now more than ever, gaming plays an important role in our lives. As one of the greatest forms of creative expression, gaming sparks in our imagination and connects us to new worlds, stories, and our friends. On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins. That’s when our vision becomes reality with the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences, and the freedom to play your games with your friends, anytime, anywhere.”
Preorders start 49 days before launch, which is notably shorter than the Xbox One’s 165 days. While it’s probable that COVID-related issues prolonged the preorder start date, this is the same amount of time the Nintendo Switch had between console reveal and release. As of writing, PS5 pricing and pre-order information has not yet been fully revealed.
Update: As of September 16th, the PS5 and Digital Edition launch for major regions November 12th for $499 and $399, respectively. These regions include the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. All other regions will get the PS5 on November 19th.