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NEW RELEASES: This week’s major release is “Super Mario 3D All-Stars,” a collection of older games in the “Mario” franchise. The game launches September 18 as part of a limited release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch (NTDOY). Also out this week is Take-Two’s (TTWO) “WWE 2K Battlegrounds,” a professional wrestling sim out on September 18 for PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 (SNE), Xbox One (MSFT), and Google Stadia (GOOG).
XBOX SERIES X: Following the confirmation of the existence of the Xbox Series S, out November 10 at a suggested retail price of $299, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Series X, which is more powerful than the Series S and includes a disc drive, will also be out on November 10 at a suggested retail price of $499. The company noted in its announcement that it is offering the console at $34.99 per month for 24 months with Xbox All Access, which includes 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, its game subscription service. The same day, Microsoft said that Game Pass Ultimate members will have access to EA Play, Electronic Arts’ (EA) gaming subscription service, at no additional cost starting this holiday season.