Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Hero image

So it all started with a supposed leak on Monday night. Before we knew what was going on, we had the price for Xbox Series S, a console that had previously only been rumoured to exist. It sent shockwaves through the industry – clearly, with a price of $299/£249, Microsoft were not playing around.

And mere minutes ago, we saw this:

At $499/£449 for the high end next generation console, it feels like Microsoft have absolutely got the price right – both for tech enthusiasts who want their 4K console and consumers who may well be struggling financially or looking to buy something for their kids that isn’t necessarily top of the line but will cope with next gen titles just fine. Given that digital libraries will carry over, current gen peripherals will also be compatible with the new consoles and Game Pass exists to add even further value to each proposition, it’s starting to look as if Microsoft really have got it together for next gen.

With payment plans available to reduce the initial outlay even further and spread the cost, it’s difficult to see how Sony will compete in the casual arena, which is of course a very different kettle of fish to the hardcore faithful who constantly complain about the perceived lack of games (wrongly, of course), that Xbox offers.

Update: EA Play has also been added to Game Pass Ultimate, which is a pretty incredible move by MS.

It’s a far cry from the disastrous Xbox One reveal and launch, which MS have spent the entirety of this console generation recovering from.

Your move, Sony.

Enjoyed what you’ve read? Want to support my blog? There’s no pressure of course, but every penny helps to keep this site running, as I earn no income from my writing here. If you did want to support the site and my writing, you can do so at either of these links: Ko-Fi.com/geekmid or PayPal. Any donations are truly appreciated, but so is the fact that you took the time to read my articles. Thank you so much!

Help support me here!

All donations are gratefully received and will help me keep the lights on here – as well as help to keep my writing dream alive! Please be aware though: there’s no pressure. I just hope you’ve enjoyed reading my article!

£1.00

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s