We've all been waiting to find out the price of the Xbox Series X, and it seems that Microsoft might be waiting to announce a lesser Xbox Series S to launch alongside it before actually telling us their respective prices. But the cat may be out of a bag, thanks to a Monster Energy contest. The contest involves collecting Halo Infinite-themed cans of Monster Energy, but more interesting is what's in the fine print.
According to that, the total of all first prizes is $119,998, and there will be 200 first prizes awarded. That works out to $599.99 each. The prize includes both an Xbox Series X and a copy of Halo Infinite, so if you take away the $59.99 retail value of the game, you're down to $540. It seems unlikely that Microsoft would sell the Xbox Series X for $540, and $499 or $599 just seems more common. It's possible that the value doesn't include the game, as the original press release only lists the console as first prize.
The grand prize, however, is being awarded to 10 participants. That includes a trip for two to Paris, including a hotel stay and $1,000 cash. If you want to take part in the contest, you'll need to be on the lookout for those Halo-themed energy drinks. As for the price of the Xbox Series X, the console is just a few months away from launch, so we should find out soon.