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Xbox Series S & X: Outright pricing versus Xbox All Access

TLDR: You'll save money with Xbox All Access regardless of your console of choice.

It’s that time of the year again — you know, the time where you need to sit down and do your budget, figuring out if you’re able to grab a next-gen console. Microsoft’s made it easier on you this time around, offering the chance to buy an Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X outright or as part of Xbox All Access, a financing plan over 24 months.

We’ve crunched the numbers to give you an idea of what each scenario will cost you, and how much you’ll save (or spend) in the long run. It’s important to remember as well that Xbox All Access isn’t just a console, but that plus a two-year subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the subscription service that provides a library of over 100+ games on both Xbox and PC (including EA Play now too!).

Xbox Series S outright versus Xbox All Access

Outright, the Xbox Series S will set you back $499 AUD. Charged at a regular rate for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (keeping in mind that you can largely find deals), you’d also pay $382.80 AUD for a two-year subscription, bringing your total spend to $881.80 AUD.

As part of Xbox All Access, you’ll pay $792 AUD all up — or $33 AUD/month over 24 months.

This means you’d save $89.80 AUD by going with Xbox All Access.

Xbox Series X outright versus Xbox All Access

Outright, the Xbox Series X will cost $749 AUD. Charged at a regular rate for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (again keeping in mind that you can largely find deals), you’d also pay $382.80 AUD for a two-year subscription, bringing your total spend to $1131.80 AUD.

As part of Xbox All Access, you’ll pay $1104 AUD all up — or $46 AUD/month over 24 months.

This means you’d save $27.80 AUD by going with Xbox All Access.

As you can see, there are more savings to be had with an Xbox Series S over Xbox All Access, but you’re still saving money on the Xbox Series X too. The catch with all this is that we’ve used the standard rate of $15.95 AUD/month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which as we’ve stated is probably a bit too much as there are always deals about.

If you’d like to see how the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X compare to one another, we’ve got you covered right here. Both consoles are available for pre-order from 22 September and will launch on 10 November.

With number crunching by the amazing Jay Ball.

 

Steve Wrighthttps://www.stevivor.com
Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.

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