Xbox price history: How does the Xbox Series X pricing compare to the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One launch price?

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Now that the Xbox Series X price has been confirmed (it'll be $499 USD or £449 GBP), you might be wondering how exactly this price tag compares to the Xbox prices of yore.

This time, of course, Microsoft has also opted to launch a cheaper option at the same time: if you're not too fussed about Teraflops, disc drives or playing in 4K, you might want to consider the Xbox Series S, which costs just $299 USD or £249 GBP.

READ MORE: Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S comparison

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about Xbox pricing history, and how these new consoles compare to ye olden consoles, in terms of cost...

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The original Xbox launch price

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The original Xbox launched in 2001 with a price point of $299 USD. Remarkably, this is the same price you'll be paying for the Xbox Series S in 2020.

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Xbox 360 launch price

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The Xbox 360 also had a launch price of $299, when it hit the scene in 2005. Again, it's amazing to think that Microsoft is still offering something at this price point 15 years later.

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Xbox One launch price

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The Xbox One had two price points when it launched in 2013: £499 with the Kinect camera included, or £399 without the Kinect. Either way, it was a steep step up!

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Xbox One S launch price

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Then came the Xbox One S, a cheaper alternative to the Xbox One, which launched with a price tag of $299 in 2016. And all-digital version of the Xbox One S followed in 2019, going for just £249. Again, this is a pretty clear match for what the Xbox Series S will offer going forward.

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Xbox One X launch price

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2017 gave us the Xbox One X, a more powerful version of the Xbox One, which launched with a price of $499. That's the same as an Xbox Series X will cost you this year.

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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch price

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The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S will both launch on 10th November 2020, with the X costing $499 and the S costing $299. Basically, these are the same Xbox console prices that fans have been used to for years.

There's no massive inflation here, then, and Microsoft is even offering payment-in-instalments through the Xbox All Access program. It's just as cheap as ever, basically to get involved with Microsoft's vision for next-gen gaming.

READ MORE:Xbox One X pre-order date revealed