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Xbox All Access is coming to 12 countries this Holiday

While the upfront cost of a brand new console is often a daunting idea, Microsoft has made the proposition easier through the creation of Xbox All Access, which allows fans to purchase an Xbox console with no upfront costs, instead utilising a system similar to smartphones – paying off the console on a monthly basis. In preparation for the launch of next-gen consoles, Microsoft is bringing Xbox All Access to 12 countries this Holiday.

The 12 countries and their partner retailers are:

  • Australia at Telstra
  • Canada at EB Games
  • Denmark at Elgiganten
  • Finland at Gigantti
  • France at FNAC
  • New Zealand at Spark
  • Norway at Elkjøp
  • Poland at Media Expert
  • South Korea at SK Telecom
  • Sweden at Elgiganten
  • UK at GAME and Smyths Toys
  • United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart

In the UK, through Xbox All Access, the Series S will cost £20.99 a month and will include Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The Series X meanwhile will set you back £28.99 a month – and also includes Game Pass Ultimate.

Xbox All Access operates with a 24 month contract, meaning that when all is said and done, owners would have paid just over £500 for the Series S and a hair under £700 for the Series X. Of course, it is important to reiterate that this includes two years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which currently costs £10.99 a month – or £263 for 24 months.

With Microsoft lowering the barrier to entry for the purchase of a next-generation console, it’ll be interesting to see whether Sony will offer a similar service for its upcoming PlayStation 5.

KitGuru says: What do you think of Xbox All Access? Would you use the service? How much do you pay each month for your phone? Let us know down below.

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