Xbox Series X Price Leaked

An Australian retailer has accidentally revealed the price for Microsoft's upcoming Series X  — and it isn't cheap. Era Error has the exclusive details.

As the holiday 2020 release date approaches for Sony and Microsoft's upcoming next generation game consoles, speculation on the still unknown price point has grown among fans and industry analyzers alike. Informal comments made by executives of those companies seem to suggest that these systems will target a premium price point, largely due to the high end technology implemented in the hardware.

Today we have confirmation of the cost for Microsoft's Series X, as Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi has accidentally listed the official price on their online store.

The listing clearly shows a Microsoft Series X console along with a $1699AUD ($1184.96USD, 948GBP) price tag. Although incredibly expensive, it should be noted that Australia includes all taxes and fees in the final price.

"It's not that expensive. I've seen how much money all of you nerds spend on your PC gaming towers. Series X will honestly cost fuck all in comparison. Get over it!" Said Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox) when asked about Series X's price point.

The powerful yet cool internals of the Series X warrant a high price tag.

Phil Spencer isn't wrong. When analysing the high tech components included in the Series X, the breakdown heavily favours the console when it comes to value.

For instance, the Chinese Hisense factory built system has a 6 star energy rating thanks to the top of its class inverter technology which uses black steel encased with a premium flat design. The cooling system has been a focal point of Xbox's marketing, and it appears that it is so effective, that the console is even capable of generating ice for users during intense game sessions. Best of all, the appliance's easy-slide drawers, adjustable spill-proof glass shelves, large fruit and vegetable crisper, provides unmatched convenience that the PS5 will struggle to replicate.

Much like the PS5, the actual size of the Series X has been a topic of vast discussion. The JB Hi-Fi listing reveals that the system is rather large, coming in at 1756mm (69.1'') high, 794mm (31.2'') wide and 675mm (26.5'')deep, with the hefty weight of 115kg (253lb).

The $55 delivery fee seems like a steal as you may need to replace your fridge to fit a Series X into your household.

More to come.