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[Preorder] Xbox Series X $749 (Suspended), Xbox Series S $499 ($50 Deposit) @ JB Hi-Fi

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The wait is almost over! For a $50 deposit, you can pre-order the new Xbox Series X or Series S this Tuesday 22nd September from 8am (AEST) - note South Australian, Western Australian & Northern Territory customers

Stock will be extremely limited so be ready by this time to get your pre-order in.

Pre-order here from 8am AEST Tuesday 22/09
Things to note about Xbox pre-orders

Pre-orders will only be available online and will not be offered in-store
Due to stock demand a pre-order does not guarantee availability on the day of release
Your order will be placed in our priority queue and we'll contact you when it becomes available so you can pay the remaining balance and choose your collection option


Mod 13/9 (copy paste of the report reply): For those reporting that RRP should be in the forum or similar, there is no such guideline. As always the community will decide if it's a good deal or not via the voting system and/or comments. In general, a deal can be good value or of interest without being discounted as such, whilst a deal can be discounted but still be of little interest or poor value. In any case it's up to members to decide.

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        • +2 votes

          The same game is roughly 30% less size on the Series S. You can also store them on an external HDD when you're not playing Series S/X games and then copy them back when you want to play them. Much faster than redownloading

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        Do we have pricing for the new proprietary SSDs these things need in order to play next gen games? Some leaks are suggesting over 200 which is probably US pricing.

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        Very good point. I know $250 isn't small change but you get a lot more for the money

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          YEP.. people will probably be spending $250 for the storage alone…

      • +1 vote

        I believe the internal storage is SSD not HDD.

    • +1 vote

      Are you ordering through Telstra or Microsoft directly?

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        Is microsoft doing this directly?

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          They will be. Sony also did theirs on the site.

    • +1 vote

      That's just under $400 a year. Min cost is $792 over 24months, after which you will own 0 games. Call me old fashion but I think that's absolutely crazy.

      • +9 votes

        But in those two years you'll have access to 200 games per month, which you wouldn't have had if you didn't have gamepass (and many of them are $80+ first party titles). Now with EA Plus included for no extra cost, it's kind of a no brainer.

        That's like saying Netflix is stupid because you own 0 movies if you cancel your subscription.

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          I guess I'm old school and prefer to own my games then…

          • +4 votes

            @nomoneynoproblems: I own 2000+ physical titles on all platforms from PC to all consoles so I understand where you're coming from.

            But not having to pay $80 for each game is a pretty big deal, I've played Gears 5, Outer Worlds, Flight Sim 2020, AOE1, 2 & 3, Gears Tactics, Tell me Why, Wasteland 3, Yakuza all in the past 1 year since I joined and paid no extra. If I had to purchase each game separately, it would have cost significantly more than what I've paid for on gamepass.

            Not to mention all the games I've played that I normally wouldn't have bothered to try because it's included with the service.

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              @ozb1986: I see the allure, but tbh I'd rather pay $70-80 for a title I actually wanted to play and get to keep. I have probably have a quarter of your collection across several generations (where do you even store 2000 boxes and cases?) And will continue as long as physical media is sold. I just think paying $800 for 2 years with nothing really to show for it is ridiculous.

              • +2 votes

                @nomoneynoproblems: RE: where do I store 2000 games/big box games. Bought my house around my collection :P

                Although I disagree to say that paying $800 for 2 years with nothing to show. You own the console at the end, so if you take the cost of the console out, you're paying $300 to experience 2 years of some frankly, amazing games.

                Is a 24 month phone plan a waste because after 2 years you get to keep the phone but don't get to continue the service?

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                  @ozb1986: I even think $300 across 2 years is a bit much. Like I said you have nothing to show for it at the end of the day. I think the difference between us is you're accepting games has become a service and you're willing to pay for it, where as I'm the camp that still holds games as products we buy and own (for the sake of arguement). Frankly I don't care if the games are worth renting, whether it be on pc, xbox or ps. I'm just old school and prefer to buy my copies. I'd rather pay $3000 if it meant I could experience my games AND keep them - but that's just me.

                  • +1 vote

                    @nomoneynoproblems: But at $15 per month, I kinda do get to keep them? And nothing is stopping you from buying the games if you like them, it's not one or the other - you have the choice.

                    One way you could look at it - if you're happy to spend $3000 to keep the games, you could see gamepass as a way to trial the game and if you like it - you can buy it.

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                      @ozb1986: But you don't. When you stop paying, access is lost. Which is my point from the begining. Let's say you lock yourself into the xbox eco system and at the end of the life cycle (7yrs) you've spent north of $800 assuming you've taken advantage of $1 upgrade and MS hasn't raised their price (lol). To me that's crazy you don't own any game, to others that's a great price to experience games.

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            @nomoneynoproblems: I did the math.

            Compared to xbox gamepass Ultimate + xbox series x, you'd pay 30$ more with xbox all access.

            Compared to xbox game pass (Console) + xbox series X, you'd pay 90$ more with xbox all access.

            The advantage with going with a subscription plan is that it doesn't hurt your wallet as much monthly; however, you can also get deals on xbox game pass through other deals IE through VPN and what not.

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              @4ksandknives: I think your math is a bit off.

              24 x $33 = $792
              $792 - $599 (cost of Series S) = $193 - which is $8 per month for gamepass ultimate, which is usually $16 per month. If you were planning to get gamepass ultimate anyway, you're saving money by going this route

              24 x $46 = $1104
              $1104 - $749 (cost of Series X) = $355 - which is $14.70 per month for gamepass ultimate. Not as much of a saving, but still saving about $1.30 per month over getting them separately.

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                @ozb1986: The s is 499, not 599 taking the game pass to $12.20 per month. Still a saving though

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                  @Plywood101: You're right. Seeing too many console prices lately, brain fried :)

                  Just to amend my original post:
                  24 x $33 = $792
                  $792 - $499 (cost of Series S) = $293 - which is $12.20 per month for gamepass ultimate

          • +1 vote

            @nomoneynoproblems: Its like Netflix. At some point its too much cheaper and convenient to pas up on.

        • -3 votes

          The monthly cost of Netflix can be turned off and on whenever you want. It complements ownership of digital and physical media. It doesn't replaces it entirely like this does.

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            @vid_ghost: Gamepass is no different? There is no commitment, you can cancel any time. Nothing is stopping you from purchasing games.

            With this all access offer gamepass is included, but it's not really any different to having a phone + plan. It's a good deal if you were going to get gamepass anyway which will save you a tonne of money not having to buy every game.

            • -2 votes

              @ozb1986: NOPE.. this console/gamepass deal is over 2 years.. you will be credit checked and you can not cancel… "after 2 years you will own the Digital machine but have no games" unless you continue to pay.

              We are not talking about people who buy the machine and tack on the service.

              • +1 vote

                @vid_ghost: That's via Telstra, where you're buying into the console + gamepass. So why would you expect to be able to cancel. I'm not understanding your logic? That's like expecting to cancel a 24m phone + plan part way through

      • +3 votes

        "Min cost is $792 over 24months, after which you will own 0 games."
        So your other option is 749 upfront and own 0 games

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          The Series S is $499 or $792 after 2 years.

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        Just keep in mind that they will probably discontinue Gold Live and only have this, so if you play online and/or have always had gold for the games (which i do) then this is not a bad idea, you can go the 2 years and the switch to a prepaid version (and see if you can get it cheaper like the brazil hack etc) to keep playing the games catalogue…

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        old fashion

  • -3 votes

    The wait is almost over! You can pre-order

    Uhh, pretty sure people are waiting to actually get a console, not to preorder ;)

  • +7 votes

    This is the sentence that kills it for me: "Due to stock demand a pre-order does not guarantee availability on the day of release".

    I guess we'll see on release day how well the other sellers manage things and how oversold they end up in comparison.

  • +12 votes

    These will be gold for anyone that got cheap 3 yrs xbox gamepass ultimate

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      Yup! If you're an Xbox owner, you were nuts not to. I bought one for me and my son at that price. I keep the Xbox one and my kid gets a Series X from the fat man in red.

    • +1 vote

      Yep trading in my One X for a Series X, excellent value for a Next gen console when you have Game pass Ultimate.

  • +6 votes

    If you already have a PC (I do) there is kind of no point owning an xbox is there? Their exclusives are nothing compares to Sony and they would come on PC regardless.

    Still waiting for more PS5 stock so I can preorder one. Was too slow on the first batch.

    • +4 votes

      If you have the Xbox you might not need a too powerful PC =)

      • +1 vote

        For at least 1-2 years, then game graphics will be significantly better on PC if you are elitist when it comes to graphics.

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          That is what I think

    • +1 vote

      If you have a powerful PC nope you don't need to get an xbox. All Xbox games will launch on PC simultaneously.

    • +1 vote

      Plenty of non-MS games dont come to PC still.

      • +2 votes

        Yep this is why I'm trading in my old one X, change over is $350 which is nothing imo. Gamepass console still offers more games than the PC version does, for instance Hotshots Racing was available only on console gamepass, not on PC.

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      IF you have a gaming PC. IF. I dont. More and more PS exclusives are making their way to PC too, so that narrative really won't last if that's the way people think. Just saying. Not everyone wants to play on PC though.

      • +2 votes

        I have a big gaming PC but I like the xbox/lounge/tv combo. I can't put my gaming pc in lounge room.

        • +1 vote

          Yes, people who say console is irrelevant are just being ignorant. There is a place for a gaming PC and there is a place for an Xbox console. They're just two different markets.

          I used to have a gaming laptop, but I've since transitioned to console as I too prefer the lounge/TV option.

          • +2 votes

            @manbearpig: I've got a gaming PC, Xbox One X and a PS4 Pro (and a switch). Here's how I use them:

            • PS4 or Switch for exclusives
            • PC for online shooters and RTS, management kind of games (Civ, Crusader Kings, RTS games)
            • XBox for everything else

            It works out that I turn on the XBox more often than the others, particularly due to Game Pass allowing access to a broad range of interesting games, and a lot of games I'd never try due to not wanting to shell out for them in particular.

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          I've got a Raspberry Pi running steam link, which gives me the best of both worlds IMO :)

          super easy to set up and you don't even need a newer Pi - the 3 and 3B+ work fine.

  • +4 votes

    This price also includes all the worthwhile Xbox exclusives!

    • +11 votes

      looks up xbox only exclusives

      tumbleweed

      • +6 votes

        Excuse me!!!!!!

        Ummm there is …umm Halo!!!! And…umm.. that racing one…….>o>…….<o<………

        Oh!! Hello Neighbor 2 in 2021…GOTY!

        • +1 vote

          I mean, series X does currently have more next gen exclusives than PS5 does….

          The reason people go to Xbox for those games is because Sony doesn't have anything similar, they don't have any FPS exclusives unfortunately.

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          Yeah can’t wait to play Spider Man on PS.

        • +1 vote

          I do like Forza Motorsport, but all we have is a tiny teaser and the release date seems to be ages away

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        They've announced/confirmed far more next-gen only exclusives than Sony have.

  • +1 vote

    We need to find out how much the 1tb expansion drive cost

    • +1 vote

      rumor is $100-150 more than an NVMe drive of same capacity

    • +2 votes

      One billion dollars

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        I'll take 10

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      $220

      I think the price is correct, but not in AUD.

      I think it's $220 USD

      Keep in mind, this is an NVME 4.0 SSD device.

      • +1 vote

        That's gonna be a lot here. But for a NVME 4.0 that price is not to bad and I except this price to drop in the future. But I hope Xbox doesn't tread towards the Vita pricing of storage cards, as this these cards are proprietary.

        • +1 vote

          It's not great. U$220, so expect A$330-350ish after GST vs equivalent Samsung 970 Evo Plus = $250. I'd expect the latter to drop in price much quicker due to competition with other manufacturers in more markets, vs Seagate which currently has a monopoly on Xbox storage.

          • +3 votes

            @Strand0410: Unless Xbox has other companies make their ssd cards I don't see this working well for them. As games get larger, storage is needed and paying halve the console's price for a ssd ain't right.

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              @Bissy: It might become quite lucrative for them if owners are forced to buy proprietary cards they get a cut out of, but consumer choice will suffer. Perhaps 3rd parties can make unlicensed expansions like the old PS1/2 memory cards, but I can't see this happening. NVME SSDs are so much more complex, and only a handful of companies like Kingston, Samsung, Seagate, or WD have the capacity to make them, so it's not like Mad Catz is going to make one.

              • +1 vote

                @Strand0410: Definitely for Microsoft this make them a profit. But from what I've seen with the PS Vita I don't see the price going well as it will put off people on buying them.

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        So if the SSD is $200+ you might aswell get the series X.

    • +12 votes

      I imagined it. Now what ?

  • +3 votes

    What's the rush? No major exclusives, so wait until a game you really want to launch.

    • +1 vote

      Hello Neighbor 2 (2021) Xbox exclusive!

      • +3 votes

        Not sure if serious.

        • +4 votes

          He's just a trolling fanboy.

    • +1 vote

      Improve loading times of all current gen games right? Also what if you don't have a console, you can buy this and play all previous games too.

    • +1 vote

      It's trade in value for me more than anything. Rather get something reliable for my xbox one x and get the series x for cheaper than to sell my one x on gumtree, haggle, travel, and get the series x on a subscription plan.

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        Not sure how much you're expecting for your One X but I received $400 each for my PS4 Pro and One X. So $800 for both on Facebook market a few days ago.

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      I'm getting it for the load time reduction on my 400 current gen games (thanks GP/GWG).

  • +13 votes

    Incoming RRP POLICE!

    • +2 votes

      Your way to late, already here

      • +1 vote

        Damn I've underestimated their efficiency

      • +5 votes

        You're*

        The grammar police isn't far behind!

        • +3 votes

          Well played

  • +1 vote

    Would've purchased just for halo drop but apparently that's being delayed :(

    • +3 votes

      I'd rather they delay it and make some improvements, that trailer looked shocking

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        The gameplay looked solid, but I agree the graphics needed some polishing.

  • -3 votes

    LOL Xbox

    • +4 votes

      Too many kids here.