Microsoft announces pricing and release date for new Xbox consoles, and you'll be able to finance them starting at $24.99 per month

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Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox Series X console.

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S gaming consoles will be available on Nov. 10. Pre-orders start on Sept. 22.

The high-end Xbox Series X will cost $499 while the entry-level Xbox Series S will cost $299. Microsoft will also offer a financing plan that allows customers to pay for either console over 24 months.The Xbox Series S costs $24.99 per month on that plan while the Xbox Series X will cost $34.99 per month.

Microsoft said the financing plans also include access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play, which allows you to download or stream more than 100 games to Xbox or PC. It will also include Microsoft’s new mobile streaming services that lets you stream from the cloud to an Android phone. You’ll have to buy a Game Pass subscription plan separately, which starts at $9.99 per month, if you don’t finance.

Microsoft teased a smaller, cheaper version of its next-gen Xbox Series X console Tuesday. The new device, called the Xbox Series S, will be Microsoft’s “smallest Xbox ever,” the company said.

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The Microsoft Series X is four times more powerful than the current Xbox One X and includes an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor, the same that will power the Sony PS5, although the Xbox has a better graphics card. The Xbox Series S is 60% smaller than the Series X and doesn’t have a disc drive, so you’ll need to download or stream all of your games.

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