Xbox Series X and Series S Australian pricing confirmed

Both consoles are more modestly priced than expected.
Xbox Series X and S side by side

Just days after tipsters leaked the Xbox Series S design and US pricing for both the Series S and Series X, Microsoft has finally confirmed via Twitter how much each console will set us back here in Australia. You’ll be able to nab yourself a Series S for $499 and the Series X for $749.

US pricing of $299 for the Series S and $499 for the Series X put Aussie estimates at around $411 and $685 respectively and given tech manufacturers have a long history of marking up products for release down under, we’re pleasantly surprised by how close the prices are.

To put it into context, when the Xbox One X was first released in 2017, it retailed at $649. An extra $100 for the Series X’s juicy next-gen specs isn’t bad at all.

Both consoles launch on 10 November and retailers have already started advertising preorders and trade-in deals. EB Games announced it will start taking online-only preorders from 22 September (albeit with a hefty $200 deposit), with some pretty decent trade-in offers. Surrendering your Xbox One X will get you a Series X for just $399, while trading in your Xbox One S will get you a Series X for $299.

In other exciting news, Xbox revealed overnight that EA Play will be included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass PC at no extra cost. That means players will have access to over 60 more EA games, including Mass Effect, FIFA, The Sims, Battlefield and Need for Speed.