Xbox All Access Expands to 12 Countries This Holiday with Game Pass Ultimate

With the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S this year, Microsoft is expanding its Xbox All Access financing options to more countries.

September 9, 2020

With the November launch looming for both Microsoft and Sony’s upcoming next-gen systems, Microsoft was finally the one to make the first move by announcing the price and release date for the Xbox Series X. Alongside its cheaper alternative the Xbox Series S, Microsoft is giving a bit more flexibility to how anyone can pick up a new Xbox system at a lower cost through the Xbox All Access program.

Following the announcement of the Xbox Series X’s price and release date, Microsoft provided some additional updates on what to expect from the launch of its next-gen system, along with the Xbox Series S. Specifically, Microsoft detailed that Xbox All Access will expand into additional countries this holiday season alongside the systems’ launch.


In a blog post, Microsoft detailed that Xbox All Access will expand to select retailers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, and the US, allowing purchasers the ability to pick up either the Xbox Series X or the Series S at a monthly cost through its financing plan.

The All Access financing plan (which runs for 24 months) will cost $24.99/month for the Xbox Series S, while the Xbox Series X plan will run for $34.99/month. Both plans will also include subscriptions for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, allowing purchasers to dive into the services’ lineup of games right away.

Overall, Microsoft’s expansion of Xbox All Access will give the company an advantage for letting consumers pick up either system with a more flexible payment option, alongside packaging in Xbox Game Pass. Specifically, Game Pass has been one of Microsoft’s key selling points heading into the next-generation, making sense to give an added incentive towards going for the financing plans.

The Xbox Series X will officially launch on November 10, 2020 for $499, and the Xbox Series S will launch the same day for $299.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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