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evilengineer
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  #2561217 9-Sep-2020 17:29
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I bet with the dinky size of the thing that it comes with a bloody enormous power brick. 😄


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  #2561219 9-Sep-2020 17:44
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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...

 

What was the New Zealand launch price for the Xbox One-S?

 

Because the One-S also started out at $299(US).

 

Fingers crossed that the Xbox One-X launch price of $499(US) = $750(NZ) gets reused as well.

 

A grand for a games console would be insane.


 
 
 
 


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  #2561375 9-Sep-2020 21:19
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Looks like this announcement unexpectedly solves my dilemma.

 

Series X or PC upgrade has all of a sudden become Series S and a PC upgrade next year once the RTX series 30 prices drop off a bit.

 

Add to that a single Xbox subscription across both devices - that's not bad at all.




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  #2561386 9-Sep-2020 21:35
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On engadget review today, Microsoft is looking at expansion slot for hdd upgrade..

 

"The main downgrade on the tiny new console is the SSD. The Series S has just 512GB of storage, compared with 1TB for the Series X (and 825GB for the PlayStation 5). The Series X will have a custom port that allows for storage expansions and it’s possible the Series S will have this functionality as well, though Microsoft has not confirmed that just yet.”

 

 

 

If so about time, PS been doing this for years

 

 


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  #2561389 9-Sep-2020 21:43
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daunjan:

On engadget review today, Microsoft is looking at expansion slot for hdd upgrade..


"The main downgrade on the tiny new console is the SSD. The Series S has just 512GB of storage, compared with 1TB for the Series X (and 825GB for the PlayStation 5). The Series X will have a custom port that allows for storage expansions and it’s possible the Series S will have this functionality as well, though Microsoft has not confirmed that just yet.”


 


If so about time, PS been doing this for years


 



In a fun twist they've done this just as Sony went for a super bespoke 850gb SSD that seemingly won't be upgradeable. 512Gb won't be enough for me an 1tb is my personal sweet spot for cost bs capacity but at least ms are allowing for aftermarket SSD additions to run titles from. The alternative seems to be use a usb drive and copy back and forth when you want to play. Hopefully with the SSD I get better download speeds as with gigabit fibre redownloading won't be too much of a chore.

Also interested to see if install sizes reduce, some developers have claimed they should as they won't be duplicating assets to assist with read speeds off mechanical drives.

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  #2561430 10-Sep-2020 03:45
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& now this. 

 

"Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in this journey. We are teaming up with Electronic Arts to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members with an EA Play membership at no additional cost starting this holiday. This means Ultimate members can enjoy EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Windows 10 PCs, and Xbox Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10."


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  #2561453 10-Sep-2020 08:08
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The specs for the Series S have now been confirmed: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21428792/microsoft-xbox-series-s-specs-cpu-teraflops-performance-gpu

Same CPU as the Series X, at a slightly lower clock speed. And also includes the same proprietary SSD slot (phew).

Series X RRP has now also been confirmed at $499 USD.

 
 
 
 


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  #2561457 10-Sep-2020 08:20
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Pretty good deal, $299 USD will probably translate to $500 NZD and I think that will have a fairly broad appeal, especially for those who don't have a fancy 4K TV





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everettpsycho
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  #2561463 10-Sep-2020 08:27
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Confirmation from ms is out there.

Series s is $549
Series X is $799

https://twitter.com/XboxANZ/status/1303684567581089795?s=19

Not entirely sure how these prices scale but the series s here doesn't seem the same steal that our is elsewhere. In the UK it's £249 and £449 all the price difference is bigger, weirdly for us the series s seems over inflated and the X under inflated.

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  #2561464 10-Sep-2020 08:28
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lokhor:

 

Pretty good deal, $299 USD will probably translate to $500 NZD and I think that will have a fairly broad appeal, especially for those who don't have a fancy 4K TV

 

 

Yes it's hard to fault MS's logic on this - it's a clever move and can't help feeling they have stolen a march on Sony with this - not only with product and pricing but also on timing. 





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  #2561469 10-Sep-2020 08:38
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everettpsycho: Confirmation from ms is out there.

Series s is $549
Series X is $749

https://twitter.com/XboxANZ/status/1303684567581089795?s=19

Not entirely sure how these prices scale but the series s here doesn't seem the same steal that our is elsewhere. In the UK it's £249 and £449 all the price difference is bigger, weirdly for us the series s seems over inflated and the X under inflated.

 

Minor correction, Series X is $799 NZD / $749 AUD

 

 

Color me pleasantly surprised; it's certainly at the low end of what I was thinking.


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  #2561470 10-Sep-2020 08:38
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everettpsycho: Confirmation from ms is out there.

Series s is $549
Series X is $749

https://twitter.com/XboxANZ/status/1303684567581089795?s=19

Not entirely sure how these prices scale but the series s here doesn't seem the same steal that our is elsewhere. In the UK it's £249 and £449 all the price difference is bigger, weirdly for us the series s seems over inflated and the X under inflated.

 

Earlier I was saying a 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. 

 

This MS NZ pricing is very interesting in terms of how the PS5 will be priced. Sony will not necessarily need to match MS pricing but will need to compete  with the Series X on price so maybe the PS5 will not be as expensive as we might have been thinking.





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  #2561473 10-Sep-2020 08:48
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Xbox Series X is priced very sharply in AUS and NZ. USD $499 equates to over NZD $750 and that excludes US taxes so adding 15% GST takes it well above the $800 mark. GamePass Ultimate now also includes EA Play (previously EA Access) included for free now.

 

 

You can get the Series S for $39/month for 24 months incl GamePass Ultimate for no upfront cost via Xbox All Access through Spark. Series X is $52/month




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  #2561521 10-Sep-2020 08:52
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Hmm... The prices are good.  I need to upgrade my gaming-pc but the Series X with gamepass and ea play (I've already got both on my One X) is a no brainer... cheaper and more efficient!  The kids can get my one X for a few years and then I'll pick up a Series S for them!


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  #2561522 10-Sep-2020 08:52
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ShinyChrome:

everettpsycho: Confirmation from ms is out there.

Series s is $549
Series X is $749

https://twitter.com/XboxANZ/status/1303684567581089795?s=19

Not entirely sure how these prices scale but the series s here doesn't seem the same steal that our is elsewhere. In the UK it's £249 and £449 all the price difference is bigger, weirdly for us the series s seems over inflated and the X under inflated.


Minor correction, Series X is $799 NZD / $749 AUD



Color me pleasantly surprised; it's certainly at the low end of what I was thinking.



Oops misread it, it's a bit early. Still $799 translated is cheaper than I was expecting. I was on the fence but with the s being $550 if I decide to get one I think I'll be inclined to find the money for the X. Overseas the s would have been swayed by the s as it's a $400 difference compared to $250 here.

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