David Hollingsworth
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last seven years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist.

Xbox X Series: Launch Titles, Release Date, Price, Specs and Much More

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It’s finally time for the next generation of home consoles. For Microsoft, that means the Xbox Series X will soon be gracing living rooms around the world by the end of 2020.


With so much information around the console — new games, and new technology, we thought it best to accumulate everything we know about the new system in one place.

When will the Xbox Series X Release? (Update)

We now have an official release date for the Xbox Series X. Expect it to hit the shelves November 10.

The Xbox Series S will also release the same date.

Can I pre-order the Xbox Series X?

Per the official Twitter announcement, you can pre-order the Xbox Series X or the Xbox Series S from September 22.

What Will the Xbox Series X Cost?

We now have the official price from Microsoft. The Xbox Series X will come in at $499 (Estimated Retail Price), while the Xbox Series S is slightly cheaper, at $299 (ERP).

An infographic showing the specs of the new Xbox X alongside a photo of the new black console's design

What are the Xbox Series X Specs?

  • CPU - 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU - 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
  • Memory - 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
  • Memory Bandwidth - 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
  • Internal Storage - 1TB Custom NVME SSD
  • Expandable Storage - 1TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
  • External Storage - USB 3.2 External HDD Support
  • Optical Drive - 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive

What Does the Xbox Series X look like?

Xbox Series X Launch Window Games

  • Observer: System Redux
  • NBA 2k21
  • FIFA 2021
  • Deathloop
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Watchdogs: Legion
  • Fortnite
  • Outriders
  • Rainbow Six Quarantine (2020-2021 fiscal year)
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Dirt 5
  • WRC 9
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 (now delayed to 2021)
  • Crossfire X
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dragon Quest XI S
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears 5
  • Gears Tactics
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Lake
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Tell Me Why
  • The Medium
  • The Outer Worlds

What’s the Xbox Series X controller?

The Xbox Wireless Controller in black

Although they have made some updates to their wireless controllers, unlike the PS5 the Xbox Series X will be fully compatible with Xbox One controllers and Elite controllers on X Series titles.

What accessories will be compatible with Xbox Series X?

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this for all accessories, but given the situation with the controller and we know Xbox One headsets will work, we’d assume “most” accessories will carry over.

This article was updated with information available as of September 9.

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