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#275774 8-Sep-2020 23:37
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Looks great - and much smaller than the Xbox Series X. Only real downside (beyond the lower resolution and no disc drive) is the 512GB SSD, which will barely fit Warzone at this point..

Some details here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/8/21426934/microsoft-xbox-series-x-announcement-price

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  #2560558 9-Sep-2020 00:15
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Sounds like a great little machine to have on the desk next to the PC and 1440p monitor. Let's see if Sony says anything about the PS5 at their event tomorrow. 


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  #2560588 9-Sep-2020 07:25
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Not gaming much these days, but prefer my xbox one to other options for most home theatre type duties so will almost certainly get one of these when they've been out a while and sales start lol  (and that SSD should be fine for the sort of games my kids play... for the next few years at least ;-) ) 





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  #2560594 9-Sep-2020 07:57
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Great value for the specs. I imagine it will be NZD$450 or below incl GST at launch. 





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  #2560604 9-Sep-2020 08:34
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I don't game much these days, so I basically skipped the current gen of consoles and still fire up my venerable Xbox 360 on the rare occasions I have time (a small child does that to your life).

 

I was planning to get a new console next year. But I will probably not get this model.

 

It's basically fine, except:

 

1.  The absence of an optical drive means I have to leave another player connected to the TV I would use it on, which means more cables and another input taken up. Plus, more materially, it rules out the option of bulking up my library on the cheap by picking up used games.

 

2.  The drive is too small. 512GB is pathetic given the size of modern games etc. 1TB should be the bare minimum in this day and age.

 

I would rather pay $100-150 more to get an optical drive (esp if it enables the playback of 4K disks) and a bit more storage.


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  #2560983 9-Sep-2020 13:08
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JimmyH:

 

1.  The absence of an optical drive means I have to leave another player connected to the TV I would use it on, which means more cables and another input taken up. Plus, more materially, it rules out the option of bulking up my library on the cheap by picking up used games.

 

2.  The drive is too small. 512GB is pathetic given the size of modern games etc. 1TB should be the bare minimum in this day and age.

 

 

I imagine this is part of Microsoft's marketing strategy to keep capex low in favor of ongoing opex from digital subscriptions to Game Pass. They are all about SaaS these days.

 

If you want more than that, you are pretty much forced to go to the next level. A second hand Xbox One X would be a good alternative for the money, since there will probably be a few owners upgrading to a Series X.

 

At least the drive is an SSD, so combined with fibre + game pass should make it less intensive to swap games around


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  #2560990 9-Sep-2020 13:16
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Looks like the aligator I have for chopping, in my kitchen.

 

 


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  #2561062 9-Sep-2020 14:33
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JimmyH:

I would rather pay $100-150 more to get an optical drive (esp if it enables the playback of 4K disks) and a bit more storage.



Except it will be considerably more than $100-$150 to step up. With the Series S likely to come in at $450 NZD then the Series X will be somewhere in the region of $800+.

 
 
 
 


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  #2561083 9-Sep-2020 14:54
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Im not sure why the expected is $450nzd when the msrp is $300usd. I expect a $500-550nzd maybe with game bundle. The series X I’d expect to be $900-1000 ($999?) with it’s $500usd msrp.

Love to be pleasantly surprised but history shows retailers love their margins...

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  #2561086 9-Sep-2020 14:56
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SpartanVXL: Im not sure why the expected is $450nzd when the msrp is $300usd. I expect a $500-550nzd maybe with game bundle. The series X I’d expect to be $900-1000 ($999?) with it’s $500usd msrp.

Love to be pleasantly surprised but history shows retailers love their margins...

 

I don't think retailers, nor distributors are making the kind of money you might think :)

 

 


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  #2561087 9-Sep-2020 14:57
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Love the naming from Microsoft. Wonder if many people will be disappointed when they buy an xbox one S but were expecting an xbox series s.

 

 


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  #2561093 9-Sep-2020 15:01
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MS has a long history of incredibly bad naming. I honestly don't get it, naming stuff isn't that hard :)

 

Why risk confusion, it's just dumb.


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  #2561097 9-Sep-2020 15:07
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Hmm..Wonder if you could plug in a USB blue-ray drive and load your disc's like that?


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  #2561099 9-Sep-2020 15:13
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SpartanVXL: Im not sure why the expected is $450nzd when the msrp is $300usd. I expect a $500-550nzd maybe with game bundle. The series X I’d expect to be $900-1000 ($999?) with it’s $500usd msrp.

 

At first I agreed with @Senecio in the post above - but the more I think about it I feel you’re right regarding the Series X pricing. The only partial saving grace might be that Series X will be battling it out with PS5 for the gamer’s dollar and market share - both to be released about the same time. So there may be an element of price competition.





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  #2561101 9-Sep-2020 15:21
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eracode:

 

... The only partial saving grace might be that Series X will be battling it out with PS5 for the gamer’s dollar and market share - both to be released about the same time. So there may be an element of price competition.

 

 

I guess it will be down to who wants to blink first, knowing if they get it wrong the other could undercut them. No-one wants to be Sega...


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  #2561176 9-Sep-2020 15:50
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They confirmed the UK pricing on the series s to be £250, seeing as they include tax and what not in their pricing I find it's a slightly better comparison usually. Converting that comes to $490 so I'm expecting this to go for at least $500 here. I think they need to bring it in under the price of the switch just to add a bit of extra appeal for people on the fence in shops and $500 seems a good spot, any more and it might scare people off.

I can see the series x being $850-$900 along with the ps5 and the digital ps5 coming in around $700-$750.

I love the idea, right from day 1 go for the casual market instead of the enthusiasts that are willing to spend a lot more. Another forum have raised the good point that this actually means ms and amd can use those dies off the production line that don't quite meet series X performance in this box so overall they may only be running one chip production line and binning them in to s or X consoles instead of good enough or chucking them out, this may actually reduce their cost to produce both units.

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