The Xbox Series X finally has a price and release date. According to the official Xbox website, the Xbox Series X price is $499 and release date is November 10. Pre-orders for the console begin on September 22 alongside the Xbox Series S. The Mako Reactor got in touch with Microsoft India to check for an India Xbox Series X and S price and release date, as usual we will update this story if we hear from the company. Given the company’s pricing history for India we could see a price in the range of Rs. 50,000 to 55,000 for the Xbox Series X.
Retailers speaking to The Mako Reactor on the condition of anonymity confirm that Microsoft has been reaching out to them to shore up its launch plans for India. No date or price has been mentioned to our sources in the supply chain or retail just yet. It might seem that the company won’t be making either console exclusive to Amazon like it did with the Xbox One.
Considering what a mess the Xbox One has been in India, this could be Microsoft’s moment to turn the tide in what is essential PlayStation country. We expect the Xbox Series X and Series S India dates to be in line with the rest of the world.
According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer “significant delays in region launches” harm Microsoft’s prospects. This is an interesting turn when you consider that the Xbox 360 and Xbox One were officially released in India nearly a year after their international launches with the original Xbox skipping the country altogether.
“I will say, having lived through the Xbox One launch I know that significant delays in region launches hurt us,” said Spencer.
“It hurts us with the sentiment of the fans. Every time I go to Japan I am reminded that we were nine months late in launching there with Xbox One. And the Internet means everyone knows where everything is launched. Not like 30 years ago when it was kind of it’s ‘not here yet’ and you don’t get the roar of people getting excited from other regions. We haven’t started on a plan B but I’d be hesitant to do something like that. Fundamentally some of the issues we have to work through are more software-related than hardware and when you’re done with software it scales globally so I’m not predicting that but as I said, we’re managing day to day kind of watching how things are going and managing our productivity.”