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WyleECoyoteNZ
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  #2561684 10-Sep-2020 13:08
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Is there a link anywhere confirming a 799 NZD price?

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  #2561691 10-Sep-2020 13:17
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WyleECoyoteNZ: Is there a link anywhere confirming a 799 NZD price?

 

Read this thread.





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  #2561692 10-Sep-2020 13:17
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WyleECoyoteNZ: Is there a link anywhere confirming a 799 NZD price?

 

 

 

This tweet from Xbox Australia/New Zealand


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  #2561900 10-Sep-2020 20:21
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lagbort:

 

WyleECoyoteNZ: Is there a link anywhere confirming a 799 NZD price?

 

 

 

This tweet from Xbox Australia/New Zealand

 

 

..... which is in this thread.





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everettpsycho
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  #2561916 10-Sep-2020 21:27
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Rumour also has it the 1tb expansion drive will be over $200 usd, so that will likely be over $350 here (assuming similar conversion to the series s). Of 512gb isn't enough for you that could make an upgrade to a series X very compelling just for double the storage space.

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-series-s-1tb-expansion-card-costs-220-claims-leak?amp

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  #2562057 11-Sep-2020 10:02
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Overpriced storage/expansion is just part of the game with consoles these days, unfortunately.

 

In the same way that they'd regularly just up the hard drive size instead of cutting the price with the (soon to be) last gen consoles. 

 

A propitiatory connector just plays into that.  


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  #2562092 11-Sep-2020 10:57
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A good hands-on with a (non-functional) Series S here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/10/21430298/microsoft-xbox-series-s-hands-on-photos-price

It’s actually quite a bit smaller than the One X - a fraction taller, but narrower and not nearly as deep. I don’t think the completely rectangular box approach looks quite as good as the One X or One X before it, but that’s just my preference. Still a good looking box!

 
 
 
 


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  #2562206 11-Sep-2020 11:36
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froob: A good hands-on with a (non-functional) Series S here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/10/21430298/microsoft-xbox-series-s-hands-on-photos-price

It’s actually quite a bit smaller than the One X - a fraction taller, but narrower and not nearly as deep. I don’t think the completely rectangular box approach looks quite as good as the One X or One X before it, but that’s just my preference. Still a good looking box!


There's a load of videos on you tube of people getting these. Digital foundry, Austin Evans and Kevin kenson all got sent the faux units.

Looks like compare to a one s the series s is identical in height, about as deep as the fan grill in the top and slightly narrower. The series X however is a monster, not as deep as the current consoles but slightly longer and twice the height when laid down.

Digital foundry also said they've know about this thing since march and got to see one back then, their main point of concern is the series s has less ram than a one X leading them to believe that running in backwards compatible mode you'll be playing one s versions of titles not the one X updated versions as they can't see how it could cope with those versions. Might not be a real breaker as you'll still see huge improvements with things like load times but that might explain why 4k has not been mentioned even on Xbox one titles that ran at 4k on the one X.

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  #2562224 11-Sep-2020 12:07
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Series-S is honestly the bigger news here. Its an amazing deal. IF. You dont care or want 4k, a 4k UHD drive. And only have a 1080p tv and dont plan to upgrade in the next couple of years or just have a limited budget. I say this as a Playstation fan. At this point the only thing Sony has are the 1st party titles. And a lot of those wont be coming out within the two years. Once Spider-Man and Rift Apart come out in the launch window. Its going to look deserted for a while.Mean while. Microsoft are crushing it in every other department. From Specs and Value. If third party devs decide to shift back to xbox as the lead platform Sony have a huge problem. I don't see how they can compete with Series-S. Unless they take a huge loss on the PS5 without a disc drive. 





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  #2562458 11-Sep-2020 17:40
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Photo version of size comparison. From same site that @froob linked to. 

Nvidia 3080 + XboxSX + Xbox Series X comprison

 

Click to see full size

 

Credit: r/pcmasterrace 


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  #2562751 12-Sep-2020 09:15
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eracode:

 

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. 

 

 

Interesting article on this point:

 

”Sony ... has no real answer to the budget-focused Series S. With that in mind, it must be a top priority at Sony for the PS5 to get as close to the Xbox Series X price as possible, or risk being the most expensive console period this holiday season”.

 

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-series-s-pricing-puts-sony-and-ps5-in-a-diffi/1100-6482079/





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  #2562809 12-Sep-2020 12:01
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Out of interest, would you opt for 4k@60hz or 1080p@120hz?

Just curious as to me most people won't have the display for 4k 120hz so even buying a series X will likely be forced to choose between the other 2 modes until panels capable of high resolution and refresh rates become a bit more affordable.

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  #2562871 12-Sep-2020 12:30
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So I'm starting to see the catch 22 with the series-s. Apparently its up to the developers whether or not they upscale their games to 1440p. Even if the console supports it apparently its not going to be mandated. So its possible most games will still run at 1080p despite having the extra hardware. I should have figured there was a catch. It seemed to good to be true. Like your still getting a lot of awesome things with the series-s but whats the point if devs don't take advantage of the hardware even at the lower end? If your still at 1080p you might as well save even more money and just get a One-S. Unless you really wanted the SSD.





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  #2562876 12-Sep-2020 12:35
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Im more interested in the gamepass ultimate deal to get the X straight away. At full price the X would be a stretch I dont want to make right now since my TV is a 4k potato that wouldnt benifit from the X over the S, but since the 24 month finance thing works out slightly cheaper, it is the better option than leaving the X on the credit card for a few months to pay off at full price.

 

I would be paying the gamepass ultimate monthly anyway, and the only real risk I see is that they release a better or cheaper gamepass and I am stuck on that one for 24 months - not a big deal if that happens.





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  #2562886 12-Sep-2020 13:08
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Zepanda66:

So I'm starting to see the catch 22 with the series-s. Apparently its up to the developers whether or not they upscale their games to 1440p. Even if the console supports it apparently its not going to be mandated. So its possible most games will still run at 1080p despite having the extra hardware. I should have figured there was a catch. It seemed to good to be true. Like your still getting a lot of awesome things with the series-s but whats the point if devs don't take advantage of the hardware even at the lower end? If your still at 1080p you might as well save even more money and just get a One-S. Unless you really wanted the SSD.



MS have apparently now confirmed the series s will run one s versions of games not the one X improved variants. Might not be a a big deal but if people were hoping for Xbox one games to be 4K versions on the series s as they have similar power that may not be the case.

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