Microsoft debuted its Xbox All Access program in the U.S. back in 2018, allowing customers to lease Xbox consoles along with Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold at a single monthly fee. This fee depends upon the plan you choose, which primarily includes the configuration of the console you want to get your hands on.
Now, Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its Xbox All Access program to more countries, and is also bringing it to more retailers in the U.S.
In a blog post, the company has stated that Xbox All Access will be available in 12 countries this holiday season. This also includes launch at more outlets in the U.S. The full list of countries and retailers participating in Microsoft's leasing program can viewed below:
- Australia at Telstra
- Canada at EB Games
- Denmark at Elgiganten
- Finland at Gigantti
- France at FNAC
- New Zealand at Spark
- Norway at Elkjøp
- Poland at Media Expert
- South Korea at SK Telecom
- Sweden at Elgiganten
- UK at GAME and Smyths Toys
- United States at Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
With respect to the next generation of consoles, those interested can sign up for Xbox Series S|X for $24.99|$34.99 per month in a 24-month plan with no upfront cost. Under these plans, both consoles will come with the Xbox Games Pass Ultimate - which will immediately give you access to a library of more than a hundred games on console and PC -, and considering yesterday's announcement of EA Play coming to the subscription at no additional cost, there's definitely a lot of value in this deal.
Meanwhile, existing Xbox All Access customers have also been offered flexible upgrade paths to the upcoming consoles, and you can view the details here. Microsoft has stated that it plans to share specific launch dates of its leasing program for markets and retailers soon.