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.
- 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.
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