Xbox Series X rumor: launching November 22 for $499

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X both priced at $499, according to the current rumors.

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Microsoft has announced and detailed (at least, in part) its next-generation Xbox Series X console, but the one detail that Microsoft hasn't been clear on just yet... is price.

Xbox Series X is a powerful console packing a semi-custom chip based on the Zen 2 architecture and not-yet-released RDNA 2-based GPU solution -- but we could be very surprised on the price. According to a new leak on 4chan -- yeah, I know -- we are to expect Microsoft to price the Xbox Series X at $499. This is the same price as the rumored PlayStation 5 pricing at $499.

It sounds nuts, but Microsoft is no stranger to selling their Xbox console at a loss -- look at the many billions of dollars it lost in selling the original Xbox. It might have cost billions at first, but it sold millions of Xbox console and pushed Microsoft right into the battle with Sony and the PlayStation 2 at the time.

According to the 4chan leak, Microsoft is expected to unleash its next-gen Xbox Series X console on November 22.

Microsoft has lost a lot of ground in that time with its Xbox One family of consoles losing the battle to Sony and its PlayStation 4 console which has sold over 100 million units. I'm sure Microsoft wants to utterly dominate this time around with the most powerful next-gen console of them all, but at a $499 price -- it could really change the game.

What do you guys think of the $499 price on Xbox Series X? 4chan rumor? Reality? Or are we dreaming and these next-gen consoles will cost $799 or something like that.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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