Xbox Series X and Series S will both launch on November 10, Microsoft confirms

Gamers will be able to get their hands on the next-generation Xbox consoles from November 10, Microsoft has confirmed.

The flagship Xbox Series X is priced at £449, while the compact version, the Xbox Series S, will retail at £249.

Pre-orders for both consoles, which are both part of Microsoft's ultra-powerful fourth-generation range, will begin on September 22.

The devices will also be made available through its Xbox All Access programme, allowing players to split the cost across 24 months from £20.99 a month.

The deal includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the top tier of its gaming subscription service, and Xbox Live to play online.

A new partnership with video game-maker Electronic Arts will also bring more than 60 of the firm’s 'biggest and best console and PC games' to Xbox Game Pass, streaming service known as 'the of games', at no additional cost. 

On release day, users will be able to buy and play next-gen versions of Gears Tactics, Tetris Effect: Connected, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Watch Dogs: Legion. 

Microsoft rushed to officially reveal the first images of the Series S yesterday, after it leaked on several US websites. 

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Both the Xbox Series X (left) and Series S (right) will be available on November 10. The release date was already rumoured but unconfirmed until now. Pre-orders for both begin September 22

Both the Xbox Series X (left) and Series S (right) will be available on November 10. The release date was already rumoured but unconfirmed until now. Pre-orders for both begin September 22

'Gaming has evolved in the last decade to make it easier, simpler and more affordable for any player to make that first connection with a new world, a new story, or a new friend,' Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said in a blog post on Wednesday. 

'On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins. 

'That’s when our vision becomes reality with the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences, and the freedom to play your games with your friends, anytime, anywhere. 

'With a family of next-gen Xbox consoles, even greater variety and value with Xbox Game Pass, and an expansion to Xbox All Access, we invite everyone to join us for this next generation of gaming.'

Microsoft has said the Series X is the most powerful console it has ever made – featuring processing power twice that of the current generation Xbox One X. 

Series S is cheaper, smaller and less powerful than its bigger sibling, the Series X. 

Both consoles are have very distinctive designs – the Series X, which the public first got a glimpse of back in December, looks like a black tower block with an air vent at the top and the Xbox logo in the corner.

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The Series S, which is 60 per cent smaller than the Series X, looks a bit like a hi-fi or an intercom with its

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