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[Preorder] Xbox Series X $399 ($329 with Level 4 EB World) ($749 without) When You Trade in Your Xbox One X @ EB Games

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I reckon this is an amazing deal.

Make sure you select click and collect on the website when you preorder to get this offer.

Preorders commence online on 22nd September

Alternatively, you can get the Series S version for $299 when you trade in your Xbox One S but no one would want a stovetop.

EB world is eligible for this offer so if you are on level 4, that’s $420 off the console price itself

Note: Confirmation from EB Games rep If you place an online preorder for collection in store, you don't have to trade in until release day. Which means you can secure this deal and still use your Xbox One X until release day.

22/09/2020 8:14am: Update from EB Games Twitter Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S LAUNCH Shipment has now presold out. There will be a small shipment expected POST LAUNCH 2020. Current expected presell time of Midday AEST.

22/09/2020 7:39pm Update from EB Games Twitter We are now presold out. Thank you for your patience today.

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    Not sure about how others feel, but until MS provide some firm details about supporting VR then I think I'll be waiting. I keep feeling like they will simply mention it in passing just to stick the knife into SONY…. "Oh… one more thing… here's the new realise of MS Flight Sim / Star Wars Squadrons running in VR on HP Reverb G2 on Xbox."

    I'm also finding that form factor of the series X not very compatible with my existing entertainment cabinet, even when the console is turned on its side it is really too large for where I need it to fit.

    • +1 vote

      VR is rubbish in it's current iteration, don't bother. The current tech just produces out of focus images everywhere but looking directly forward. Until there is a fundamental shift in lens/screen tech, its a waste of money (I own a VR headset which I never use).

      • +2 votes

        That's not true, I've used a headset (Valve Index) and was blown away, there's no way it's not the future of gaming imo.

        They should should at least say it's in the road map, the last Xbox generation came out in 2013, VR is only getting better.

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          Well it is true. I’ve got a Samsung odyssey plus, which matches the resolution of the high end current gen tech. If you have perfect eyesight, it’s pretty bad. My old man who doesn’t, is blown away like you. But while the resolution is still an obvious problem, the lens tech is the real issue. In real life you can move your eyes around and focus on multiple points. In VR you can’t, you have to look straight forward for a perfect focus. It’s unnatural and unrealistic. You’re also completely forgetting motion sickness. VR makes you sick. And for some games like iRacing, I just can’t get used to it. 12 laps is my max.

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            @Burnertoasty: I think that everyone has a different feeling towards VR and experiences can vary greatly depending on whether you are subject to motion sickness etc. Some people are affected by low refresh rates on old CRT monitors, flickering LED and fluro lights etc, whilst others aren't.

            • +1 vote

              @Gravy: The biggest issue isn't motion sickness, that only happens in certain games for me, it's the focal points. The tech isn't there. Realistically for VR to work, they need to develop concave screens with a fixed focal distance. Without that they just don't work properly.

              • +2 votes

                @Burnertoasty: You can't say it's an objective truth that it's a waste of money. There's already a significant community around VR filled with players who enjoy the experience, I've used it for extended periods of time without being sick and feeling extremely immersed.

                Maybe there are things you notice in VR that are red flags for you, but Microsoft should be able to see that it's the next significant breakthrough for gaming, that it's only getting better, and should make their system compatible so that people aren't worried about buying an Xbox and missing out this year, or in 5 years.

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                  @Project A: I'm sitting myself out of the VR chase, im waiting for Nerve Tech to be invented so i could be mentally launched into a game. haha

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                @Burnertoasty: Funny you should say that as I had a similar idea regarding the concave screen a while back, basically I wondered if a screen and lens could be developed whereby each screen is basically a dish and the lens is of a shape (hemisphere) that can slot inside the dish and give a potentially much wider field of view from a smaller screen size than normal, any lens distortions might then be able to be corrected in software.

  • +1 vote

    Bit off topic… but anyone know if the tv tuner (Freeview) will work on the new series x? I may be one of 6 people in the country that use the Xbox for Freeview but I also don’t like using 12 remotes..

    • +2 votes

      All officially licensed xbox accessories are meant to be compatible with the Series x/s consoles:

      "Any officially licensed Xbox One accessory that connects to your console wired or wirelessly via USB will work on Xbox Series X. Additionally, any headsets that connects via your Xbox Wireless Controller’s 3.5mm port will also be supported."
      https://wccftech.com/xbox-series-x-compatible-with-all-xbox-....

      I'm more concerned about the app being killed off however, as not many people ever purchased those tuners, and even less still use them. My local programming hasn't been working for months..

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        I bought one but never used it because the decoding quality was terrible

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        Interesting, I haven’t been able to see the program guide for a long time either… looks like they are removing Freeview support? Don’t see why as it’s just an app. I suppose I’ll get a universal remote… oh wait, no IR blaster on the new Xbox… smh.

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      Dude, get a good smart tv. You’ll only need one remote, there is auto switching for hdmi nowadays, etc. Plus it will have all the catch up apps.

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      Couldn't you just run freeview through a browser?

  • +2 votes

    I wanna trade my S for a Series X but noooooo….

    •  

      You can it will just be lower.

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      Me too - figuring it'll be lower.

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    Trade-in values are average at best. Sell private and buy.

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      Yep exactly, unless you're level 4 much better off selling privately. Plus trading in locks you into buying the console at ebgames and therefore precludes you from other launch bundles that other retailers may offer (i.e. pack-in game etc).

    • +2 votes

      Are people really going to be spending $400 or so on a second hand Xbox though? Genuine question as i have no idea. I think i paid about $400 for it brand new a few years ago

      •  

        Not sure about xbonx one X but ps4 pro can be easily sold for $400 or more. At least here in SA

    • +6 votes

      Honestly for me as a level 4, $420 trade value is incredible. 0 effort required dealing with annoying people on marketplace. And get to play up until launch day. All for what, a few dollars more at most to sell it via other places? I’ll take this trade in offer any day.

      • +10 votes

        Buyer: Is this available?
        You: Yes

        Message has been read but no response

        • +2 votes

          So much this. I hate marketplace.

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    Anyone know if they'll accept 2 consoles for trade in? I have a X and a s 2tb. Really should have pulled the trigger on one a few weeks ago would have been perfect. I traded 2 og Xbox one consoles towards a X last time but that ebgames store has closed, they were great but just not in a well populated area. Any ebgames employees know? Thanks

    • +1 vote

      Yes you can. For the 2nd console, you will get the standard trade in price just like you were trading it towards other stuff in store. I would say for the 2TB it will be $200-250.

    • +1 vote

      They will accept any number of trade in, but only one at the price they listed (good and bad I guess).

      Based on the way they have priced the Xbox one X here, I would not be surprised if they lowered their xbox one trade in values on day of launch, because xbox one s has now became the new OG xbox one, while the OG is now the new 360.

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        Thanks for that, yeah I really missed a trick trading my s 2tb in for credit with the other deal. Looking at the launch lineup apart from Valhalla I'm not that excited but no idea what kind of upscaling/improvement capabilties are on offer for last/current gen games, but as you say trade in credit will drop so needed to do it now. hmm. I only queried as during the xbox one x promo I was able to trade both consoles in for the same promo credit deal. So I assume this may have not been completely above board at the time?

    • +5 votes

      RRP is $749 brah.

      No idea where the $500-600 came from.

      • +6 votes

        i stand corrected!

      • +6 votes

        Actually pretty amazing price for the series X though. Isn't it $499USD in US? US prices are always before US sales tax.
        549USD (~10% GST) is $754AUD I thought it would be closer to $900!

        • +2 votes

          Yeah the XSSX price seems fine compared, just dissapointed that they chose to charge an extra $50 for the budget model

        • +3 votes

          US usually gets some crazy trade in deals though, but agree, we aren't getting stitched up at all this time.

          By release date, the AUD could very well be nearer to 80 US cents.

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    trade in one xbox one x for one xbox series x + cash or trade a series of xbox one x for a series of xbox series x x cash for # of series

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      only one per person, so, unless you have friends and family going with you, first option only?

  •  

    Can you use giftcards on their website? traded my PS4 Pro + extras during the starlight deals, so have $780 on giftcards to put towards next gen (also going to trade my one x in towards it)

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      Yep but only 1 per transaction from memory. You will also need to ensure stock collection is selected, and not for delivery.

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      I saw them say on their FB page that GC can not be used for deposits but can be used to pay the balance on the day.

      • +1 vote

        Was that a recent reply?

  •  

    Has anyone considered doing this,

    https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/memberships/ea-access-12-mo...

    If you buy EA Access on Xbox, it transfers to Game Pass Ultimate at 1/3, so I would assume this 12mth is 4mth of Ultimate, around $9 per month. Not sure if it is worth the hassle yet.

    • +2 votes

      If this is true, this is amazing. Post as separate deal!

    • +1 vote

      Could be worth posting but its still not as good a value as just doing the GPU through brazil trick which is like 3 years for $130 so ~ $3.6 odd a month.

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        How does the Brazil trick work, because I was just looking at 12mth of Brazil XBL but it said it only worked on a Brazil account.

        • +1 vote

          Grabbed 12mth Brazil yesterday and added no problems. Will get around to doing more probably today then the conversion to Ultimate.

      • +1 vote

        Yeah this is the deal to jump on. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/560256

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          Thanks for that link

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      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/564734

      Made a node for this workaround, please come and add info how we can exploit this more, I might get this

  •  

    Let the preorder game begins.yes I am calling you amazon

  • +1 vote

    Alternatively, you can get the Series S version for $299 when you trade in your Xbox One S but no one would want a stovetop.

    I do 😔…

  •  

    How many TB? Would need to be atleast 2TB

    • +2 votes

      1TB for XBSX
      0.5TB for XBSS

      They went for expensive NVME storage this time, so you will have to pay whatever Xbox charges for their proprietary storage upgrade later on. Regular USB drives will not work for Next-Gen games, only BC.

      • +1 vote

        lol 0.5TB…nice can fit like 3 games on there if lucky

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        Did not know that. So my current SSD cannot be used?

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          Your current SSD can be connected via USB to use for the previous gen games, Next-Gen games require the proprietary NVMe storage from Xbox. 0.5TB/1TB built-in & 1TB expansion cards.

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          Current 2.5" ssd connected via USB3 port will only provide 550mbps or so at best. The internal xbox series s/x drives are running at 2.4 GB/s (Raw) or 4.8 GB/s (Compressed).
          The PS5 drives are even faster with speeds of up to 9.0 GB/s.

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        I’ve read you can use drives to store games. You’ll just need to swap them into internal when you want to play them. Inconvenient, but beats downloading them all over.

  • +2 votes

    They need a deal to trade one S for the series X as I will keep one X for kid

  • +1 vote

    I get 10% EB gift cards so this could work out well if I decide to not keep the X for the kid.

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      How do you get 10% off?

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        My employer has access to a whole bunch of gift cards at discounted on priced and EB is on the list.

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          through what platform if you dont mind me asking

    • +3 votes

      You're a Silly Billy.

    • +4 votes

      Each to their own. For me who loves switching between games to just nibble through a few campaigns the game switching on the series x looks like my dream, which is why I am happy to grab on release. Plus let’s be honest I’ll buy on release for ~$749 and it will still be worth ~$150 in 7 years. Less than $100 a year is the way I see it and get the shiny new package on day 1. Don’t see the point in waiting a year or two to save $200. Given that I could have been enjoying it for two years at that point.

  • +8 votes

    Considering I got the console for something like $430 courtesy of ozb, trading it in for $350 seems like a pretty sweet deal. tempting although I wasn't otherwise planning to grab a series x straight away. I also have an of xbone in the cupboard.

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      find a friend with EB level 4 and you will get $420 back towards it

      • +6 votes

        If only I had a friend.

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        reckon none of my mates would even have lvl 2 lol. So pls summon yourself lvl 4 masters! We need your generous help and guidance here :D

  •  

    So what is better about this new xbox over the xbx1 ?? why should I update?
    Can i use an external drive for extra space and what about games on disc I already have if this has no drive?

    • +2 votes

      More teraflops!

    • +3 votes

      Series x has a disc drive. Series s (cheaper one) doesn't.
      All your xbone games will work on series x. Some will run at higher res, better graphics, better frame rates, faster load times.
      Proper next gen games will make good use of the ssd and new graphics tech (Ray tracing).
      You can use external storage to run xbone games I believe but NOT series x games as they require being on the fast ssd. There will be a proprietary 1tb ssd you can slot in the back for more storage.

      Microsoft is being quite consumer friendly and not doing any 1st party exclusives to the new platform straight away. So there really isn't any need to rush into upgrading since everything coming out in the near future is still going to look and play great on your xbonex.

  •  

    Cool. I see they still don't believe in using sequential numbers

    • +6 votes

      I think their problem was

      Xbox vs. PS2

      So when it came to the next gen they couldn't do:

      Xbox 2 vs. PS3

      as by naming it the Xbox 2 they sounded behind the PS3, so they made it

      Xbox 360 vs. PS3.

      Just to have a 3 in the number.

      …Then after that they just totally lost it.

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        They could easily have just skipped a number like Apple did when they went from iPhone 8 to iPhone X/10.
        I so wish it was just PS3/XB3, PS4/XB4, PS5/XB5.

        • +1 vote

          From what I heard they called the Xbox One the Xbox One so that people would call it 'the One', but everyone went with XBONE haha

  •  

    Hey guys, sorry for the silly question, I am new to this.
    Could you please let me know why this post does not appear when you look up Xbox Series X as a product in the search.

    • -2 votes

      You search for deals for buying things, not selling them.

    • +2 votes

      Because the OP hasnt linked the product to his deal.

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        How to recommend a change for him to do that? Is it something that you would report, or is report for more serious stuff?
        Thank you for taking the time to answer @TightTerry

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          I'd probably just message the OP to see if he can update it

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          As mentioned in the PM, there isn’t a dedicated link to the product page yet because the preorder doesn’t start till the 22nd September. By then, the real link would appear.

    • +21 votes

      Yeah may as well pay $749 for a GPU, MOBO, CPU, 16 GB RAM, 1TB NVME SSD, cooler, PSU, case, OS and keyboard and get nowhere near the performance of this console.

      Thanks for the comment.

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        I laughed out loud for real haha.

      • -2 votes

        Obviously you will get better pricing on a console as Microsoft isn’t making any profit on the sale of the physical hardware but when you factor in the cost of Xbox Live which is 80 dollars a year plus the fact the a PC can be used for things that a console can’t do. If you already own an Xbox One this is a pretty good deal as the cost is significantly less but for 749 you can get a pretty decent PC for that especially if you are willing to look on the used marketplace.

        • +6 votes

          You're talking to the wrong crowd. People here aren't interested in gaming PCs. It's like trying to convince someone who wants a car to go and build their own truck (or buy a second hand one) just because you can do more with it. Most people would rather just relax on their sofa, push a button and continue where they left off. The 'just play them on PC' preachers are simply ignorant and narrow-minded.

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            @manbearpig: There is nothing wrong with that if someone is happy to buy an Xbox or PS5 then that's fine by me at the end of the day I personally for a long time have preferred PC gaming but it is up to the individual person in deciding what is the ideal system for them.

            • +1 vote

              @Joshminey: I agree. Just get whatever suits you and enjoy it.

  • +1 vote

    So how does this work for click and collect (assuming we are allowed out of our houses in Melbourne?)

    • Pre-order on the 22nd, put down the $200.
    • Visit store on launch day (assuming you get your order in before stock runs out)
    • Hand over your old xbox, get the trade in deal, pay the difference and collect?
    • +1 vote

      Yea I wanna know this too

  • +1 vote

    Can you do this in VIC atm?