Those trying to get your hands on the Xbox Series X might get some luck today at GameStop. While the console counterpart, the Xbox Series S, has been easy to find in recent days, the Xbox Series X is still more difficult to find than ever before. That’s what makes this special GameStop restock exciting – assuming you’re willing to put up with limited purchase options.
Those looking to get their Xbox Series X from Jim Stop You do not have the option to pay for one in full. Instead, buyers will have to purchase the console through Xbox All Access, which splits the cost of the Xbox Series X and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate into 24 monthly payments. That comes at a price of $ 34.99 a month for two years, so if you don’t have $ 500 on hand to put it on the Xbox Series X at the moment, this might be a good option.
Of course, not everyone wants to pay for 24 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and there’s no denying that the add-on makes this even more expensive than just purchasing the Xbox Series X alone. Xbox Series X is available through Xbox All Access at 0% APR for those who qualify, and while that’s fine, the total price you’ll pay for the entire package over a 24-month period is $ 839.76. Assuming $ 499.99 for a console and $ 14.99 a month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, that’s $ 859.75 in total, so you’re essentially saving $ 20 on console purchase and 24 months of Game Pass Ultimate separately by going through each Access road.
So, All Access is definitely worth it, assuming you’re eligible, you’ll pay the full cost within 24 months, and you’ll actually get some benefit from Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Bear in mind that Ultimate includes Game Pass for both Xbox and PC (along with streaming games to Android devices), and Xbox Live Gold. Most Xbox Series X users will want an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, and although Xbox Game Pass is a necessity due to preference, it provides good value in terms of the games it has to offer.
Ultimately, if you are looking for an Xbox Series X and want to get one as soon as possible, Xbox All Access might be the way to go as long as you are okay with sticking to paying it over a couple of years. As always, we’ll be watching for more Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 restockings, so stay tuned for more.