Going places, are we? Microsoft debuted the Xbox All Access program in the US back in 2018, but now the company is finally ready to expand availability to more countries.
Alongside adding more retailers on home turf.
If this is the first time you are hearing about this initiative, then it goes something like this. It allows customers to lease Xbox consoles along with Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for a single monthly fee that depends upon the plan they choose.
It primarily comes down to the configuration of the console you want to get your hands on.
And as Redmond details in this blog post, the Xbox All Access will be available in 12 countries this holiday season, including more retail outlets in the United States — in the nick of time for the launch of the two new consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S.
The full list of markets and participating retailers is:
- Australia (Telstra)
- Canada (EB Games)
- Denmark (Elgiganten)
- Finland (Gigantti)
- France (FNAC)
- New Zealand (Spark)
- Norway (Elkjøp)
- Poland (Media Expert)
- South Korea (SK Telecom)
- Sweden (Elgiganten)
- UK (GAME, Smyths Toys)
- United States (Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart)
If you are interested in getting your hands on the upcoming next generation Xbox consoles, then you can sign up for Xbox Series X and Series S for $34.99 and $24.99 respectively, with no upfront cost.
Both these consoles come with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate under these plans that immediately gives you access to a library of more than 100 games on console and PC.
At the same time, existing Xbox All Access customers are offered flexible upgrade paths to the upcoming consoles, the details of which you can view here. Microsoft has promised to share specific launch dates of its leasing program for markets and retailers soon.