There's a great deal knocking around at the moment that will allow Xbox fans to get their mitts on an Xbox Scarlett by the time it launches in Holiday 2020.
The officially-endorsed scheme, set up by Microsoft itself, basically allows gamers to get themselves and Xbox One X now (complete with everything they need to play over 100 games as soon as they open the box) and then start paying off an Xbox Scarlett in advance – meaning they can own the console when it launches next year.
The deal will set you back £24.99 a month, and you'll have to pay until the end of next year, but even if you're paying the full amount for 13 months (assuming you sign up this month), you'll still only be putting down under £330 for the benefit of having an Xbox One X now, and then a Scarlett at launch.
That, to us, seems like a great deal. Throw in the Xbox Games Pass Ultimate membership for the entire period and it's almost too good to be true.
As Black Friday approaches, we're surely going to start seeing retailers publish deals that will allow you to pre-order the next-gen machine.
There might be something like a £100 deposit request to guarantee your launch day unit, or another (non-Microsoft backed) payment plan running up until the release of the hardware next year.
It's just our opinion, but we'd hold off. Until we know exactly what the price point of the machine would be, we'd rather get in on the ground floor (and have the most powerful machine out available to play right now) than risk higher charges and fees elsewhere.
Of course, we are going to see Microsoft's XO19 show this week – so maybe there'll be some new information about what we can expect from Scarlett there.
We'll bring you all the information about that as it happens on Thursday, 14th October.
You can also bite on an Xbox One S as part of the Xbox All Access programme, at two other tiers available in the UK.
The price for those units is lower, but it means you may have to drop some extra money into the scheme by the time if comes to upgrade.
The deal is available atGAME and at Smythes – they're the only two UK stores that will be carrying the payment plan for now.
You can read more about Xbox All Access on our Xbox Scarlett price page.
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