Price speculation rapidly became a favourite pastime for anybody with a passion for tech, as fans and analysts argued amongst themselves over whether the PS5 would be more expensive than the Xbox Series X.
Now that the consoles are here, you might still be wondering how much it'll cost you to buy one, especially given the Xbox Series X's scarcity. Here's what we know...
Xbox Series X price: How much is the Xbox Series X?
Following the announcement of the Xbox Series S, Xbox announced the price point for its upcoming console range.
However, if you haven't yet bought an Xbox Series X, you might be paying more than the $499/$£449 RRP, with scalpers currently listing the next-gen consoles for much higher prices on eBay.
At the time of writing, we're seeing regular listings for the console at over £1000, although many of these don't have any bids. A more accurate price you'd have to pay on eBay for an Xbox is around the £750-£850 range, with listings below this price racking up tens of bids days before the auction is set to end.
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There doesn't seem to be as high a demand for the Xbox Series S at the moment, but eBay scalpers are still listing the budget console for a higher price, with consoles selling for £310 - £60 higher than its RRP.
Xbox Series X orders are now live!
Xbox Series X pre-orders began on 22nd September 2020.
There is also a live product page for the Xbox Series X on Amazon - you can click here to check it out. And you'll find Amazon's Xbox Series S product page, which still has stock at the time of writing, by clicking right here.
Xbox All Access Pricing Revealed
If you don't fancy splashing out hundreds of pounds on a new console at once, Microsoft has announced it is expanding its Xbox All Access financing to the next-gen consoles.
Xbox All Access allows players to pay a monthly instalment for their new console, with the contract lasting 24 months. Players will also access 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs just over £10 by itself.
The All Access financing option for the Xbox Series X will cost $34.99 (£28.99) per month, while the Series S financing will cost $24.99 (£20.99) per month.
This scheme will now run in 12 countries. Xbox All Access will now be available in selected retailers in the following countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.