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boland

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#275969 19-Sep-2020 13:04
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I've decided Santa is going to give me an Xbox Series X, but he's in no rush. Just wondering when is the best time to buy? I guess the better deals with eg included games will come after Christmas? How did that go with the intro of the Xbox One?

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Sam91
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  #2568036 19-Sep-2020 13:53
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If you can afford it and you really want it, just buy at launch. No point in waiting for the best value bundle I reckon. I bought both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One at launch and had no regrets.

I won't be buying a Xbox or PlayStation this time around. I wasted too many years playing video games, peaking at 12+ hours a day at one point.


bagheera
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  #2568112 19-Sep-2020 17:01
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If you are thinking of getting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate too, then you might want to look at xbox all access, but you will be locked in for 2 years

 

 

 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/xbox-all-access-seems-like-one-of-the-best-deals-in-gaming/

 

 

 

https://www.xbox.com/en-NZ/xbox-all-access

 

 


 
 
 
 


boland

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  #2568155 19-Sep-2020 17:02
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bagheera:

 

If you are thinking of getting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate too, then you might want to look at xbox all access, but you will be locked in for 2 years

 

 

 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/xbox-all-access-seems-like-one-of-the-best-deals-in-gaming/

 

 

 

https://www.xbox.com/en-NZ/xbox-all-access

 

 

 

 

Yeah I found that, but you need to be a Spark customer for that and I'm not... And can't switch broadband due to contract.


heavenlywild
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  #2568209 19-Sep-2020 17:27
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How come there are no bundles at launch? Is it not a standard offering? Sorry a noob with consoles.

Dunnersfella
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  #2568234 19-Sep-2020 18:46
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Consoles will sell without bundles to be fair... demand is so high and due to COVID, production is under massive stress.

 

So don't expect 'massive' sales initially, with both Sony and Microsoft needing to manage stock to ensure things go smoothly from their side.


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  #2568290 19-Sep-2020 19:36
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Do not expect any discounts or bundle deals until mid to late next year. Both Xbox and PlayStation are launching on within 3 days of each other in November and the stock has already sold for PS everywhere. Xbox pre-orders open on 22nd September at 8AM so you might want to be quick and pre-order it online or in store on the day early.





Do whatever you want to do man.

  

Dunnersfella
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  #2568291 19-Sep-2020 19:42
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Trading in your console is about the only way to get a 'deal' as such.


 
 
 
 


everettpsycho
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  #2568761 20-Sep-2020 19:30
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billgates:

Do not expect any discounts or bundle deals until mid to late next year. Both Xbox and PlayStation are launching on within 3 days of each other in November and the stock has already sold for PS everywhere. Xbox pre-orders open on 22nd September at 8AM so you might want to be quick and pre-order it online or in store on the day early.



I presume all the big retailers will deliver on day one here, but can you order online for store collection? I've never been in NZ at a sell out console launch so not sure who's best to order from Tuesday morning. The switch was so easy to just stop by to be games whenever and they still had enough stock allocated to get my name down.

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