Xbox 2020 Release Date: Price, name, games and cost of the Xbox Series X
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Xbox 2020 Release Date: Price, name, games and cost of the Xbox Series X

Oliver East
19 March 2020

The release date window for the new 2020 Xbox has been revealed by Microsoft

The Xbox Series X was revealed by Microsoft's Phil Spencer at The Game Awards last year - The console is expected to arrive at the end of this year.

XBOX 2020 RELEASE DATE

People should expect to see the Xbox Series X console launch between October and December 2020, in the ‘holiday’ window of 2020.

We may be able to take some clues of the exact date by looking into the past consoles Microsoft has announced.

 

The Xbox One was released on November 22, 2013, in North America, as the successor of the Xbox 360.

The 360, widely regarded as the best console in the Xbox's lifespan, was also released on November 22nd.

Looking at these, it looks as though the 22nd could be earmarked for release - however, this has not been confirmed by Microsoft.

We'll likely see the first glimpse of the Xbox 2020 at E3 in June, where it'll go head to head with Sony's PS5.

 

A lot can change in a few years

The Xbox One is a very, very different console to what Microsoft intended it to be.

Gone is the Kinect, one of the system’s signature features, making way for more power to become a games console proper, rather than a 'family entertainment system' it was originally intended to be.

The result was what many people saw as an under-powered piece of kit - ultimately resulting in the Xbox One X, a supercharged version of the console using a very different technical architecture, which rocketed the Xbox into 4K territory (along with PS4 Pro).

 

What's clear from Xbox Series X is that Microsoft know exactly what this is.

The tower structure nods to gaming PC - and the performance will be some two times faster than the Xbox One X.

PRICE

You can currently pick up an Xbox One X from £400 so the Xbox Series X will probably come in at about the same level.