July 5, 2022

Next Xbox Console Available Via Upgrade Option

If you fancy getting the next Xbox console, Microsoft has announced a great option for you.

UK or America players who purchase an Xbox One with the Xbox All Access are eligible to upgrade to Project Scarlett. Project Scarlett is expected to go on sale during the 2020 holiday period. Any customer who has made 18 payments on their All Access account will be eligible to upgrade.

The Xbox All Access allows you to buy an Xbox One for as low as £17.99/month over a 24-month contract. You are able to choose between the Xbox One X, One S, or One S All-Digital Edition bundles. The bundle you choose will naturally affect the price you pay. You get one controller with the bundle and a 24-month membership to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate programme.

To upgrade, you need to buy a new All Access from the same shop you bought the programme from. It’s available from GAME or Smyths Toys in the UK. Then, you trade-in the old console which you bought with the All Access – presuming it is in good, working condition.

“A Console is an Investment”

Microsoft said the following on Project Scarlett’s launch;

“We realise buying a console is an investment and some players are waiting to make the jump to the next generation with Project Scarlett when it launched in Holiday 2020 alongside Halo Infinite”.

The idea is simple, in theory. Anyone interested in Project Scarlett can buy a new Xbox One now to tie them over. Presuming Microsoft is happy with your credit score and the condition of the console, they’ll allow you to upgrade.

Of course, there’s some fine print to go along with this. The upgrade fee will be £15 for players upgrading from the One S All-Digital Edition. This is the cheapest of the bundles to go for currently. But, it does sound like a somewhat decent deal currently.

What do you think? Are you sold on the idea of renting a console the same way you do a car or mobile phone? Let us know in the comments.


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