Xbox Series X and Series S Australian pricing confirmed

Both consoles are more modestly priced than expected.

Georgia Dixon
Sep 22, 2020
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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 has revealed 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.

All the Xbox preorder deals going live tomorrow

If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on an Xbox Series X or Series S, you're going to have to act quick. Just last week, when PlayStation 5 preorders unexpectedly dropped, they sold out within hours. So, if you don't want to miss out this time, come back to this page first thing in the morning and nab your new console with one of these Xbox preorder deals.

Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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