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[Pre Order] Xbox Series X $749 (Minimum $200 Deposit) C&C @ EB Games

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Looks like they’ll be available in October :/
For click and collect only for some reason

Release Date
Fri, 15 Oct 2021

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  • +12 votes

    Thank you for posting.

  • +9 votes

    Shh…stop increasing the competition.

  • +4 votes

    Thanks for sharing mate! I'm hanging out for a MS store listing, to use up some gift cards. I'm hoping for before the end of the year. :(

  • +1 vote

    If all the games supported keyboard and mouse, I would get a Series instead of waiting for graphic card prices to come down.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I wish Doom Eternal on Xbox could be played with KB/M. It runs way better on Series X than my GTX 1070.

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      minecraft, fortnite do support keyboard and mouse

  • +5 votes

    Enjoying game pass so much I'm upgrading the series s. Thanks for sharing OP

    • +1 vote

      No problemo, I just set a notification for this twitter account: https://twitter.com/alertsxbox?lang=en

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      Im considering on getting the Series S just for the Game Pass. Can I ask why are you deciding to upgrade?

      The (main) reason I can think of, is that the hard drive on the S is too small for game pass. Thereby, you can probably get max 2-3 games on the drive at one time and then you have to delete to get additional games installed.

      My main issue is I cbf waiting until October to get a series x. I guess I could wait and use my gaming laptop with Game Pass - but I worry about overheating/throttling etc.

      If I’m just wanting a Xbox for game pass and nothing more, surely the series S is a good deal? Can anyone chim in?

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        I have a decent TV so I'd like to get the most out of the games in 4k. I've been really impressed with the series s, got it at $250 pre-owned and think it is great value for money. The hard drive is quite restrictive if you have larger games like Flight Sim. I got a expansion card pre-owned at a steal for $150 so that's been really helpful. No harm getting the series s if you don't want to wait, I'd source one pre-owned on marketplace to save a couple of hundred if you can though.

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          Ahhh fair, that’s actually a good point, I might check it out FB marketplace for one. Is there anything I need to be aware of when searching for one?

          Ah, so I assume the series X has better picture upgrade (to 4K).

          Ha, flight sim is actually the one game I want to play with the series S and game pass - it definitely won’t work well on my gaming laptop

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            @eltito: Shouldn't be too much to worry about as they should all be under warranty, being less than 12 months old. Might be lucky enough to get a receipt with purchase.

            Yeah, series X has 4k native where series s is 1440p or 1080p. Some older games have been updated for series X while leaving series S out annoyingly.

            Flight Sim has really impressed me on the series S. Not as good as my gaming laptop but I prefer console gaming nowadays. Hopefully the gamepad is implemented a bit better as they go.

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            @eltito: Have a look at this comparison, in particular the scene with central park where its quite noticeable how the building draw distance in the far distance is nowhere near as good on the series S vs X. Textures are not as well defined on S either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkEruPl_lhU

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        Ok yes Series S is a slight bit slower, lesser frame rate for screen size, no physical disc - so no Blu-rays & ½ storage.

        BUT cute little thing, great price & I'm now on slowest (and cheapest monthly FTTN NBN) so storage is Irrelevant - just deleted 4 games at about 220 GB and downloading new ones isn't slow enough to have to worry about speed.

        It used to take 3-4 days to DL ESO 82 GB so max of 7-10 hrs is bliss now

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          GPU processing of the series X is quite a huge jump over the series S.

          Both consoles: Custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core processor
          Xbox Series X: 3.8GHz CPU, 16GB GDDR6 RAM, 12 TFLOPS GPU (52 CUs at 1.825GHz)
          Xbox Series S: 3.6GHz CPU, 10GB GDDR6 RAM, 4 TFLOPS GPU (20 CUs at 1.565GHz)

      • +3 votes

        The only reason I would choose an X over the S is the back catalogue.

        You can buy dozens of 360/Xbox one series games for cheap that are not on Game Pass.

        • +1 vote

          For me the GPU being 3x as fast is some futureproofing. I keep my consoles for a l-o-n-g time.
          Plus discounted games as they get older on physical disc.

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          Where are the best places to buy older games from?

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        I use a 4tb external HDD as well and just transfer between the two when wanting to play a big game internally. I don't notice much difference in loading times of running a smaller game off the usb3 external but bigger games definitely notice a difference once on the internal.

    • +5 votes

      What’s your point

  • +3 votes

    thanks OP. These are going for $1500atm on Ebay.

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      I ordered one from Telstra which didn't require upfront payment, able to cancel after paying for 1-month of subscription. I was lucky and got it a week later, I would not have paid $750 upfront, surprising that people are paying double that.

    • +5 votes

      Wow still $1,500? I am literally on Facebook Marketplace and see some for $850 but most hovering around $900 wihin my area

      • +2 votes

        Nobody with an IQ more than their shoe size would pay more than $900

        • +5 votes

          Nobody with an IQ more than a glass of water would pay over RRP

    • +2 votes

      advertising for and selling for are 2 different things.

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      Whats the ps5 disc version going atm

      • +1 vote

        I have those for $950 in my area on Facebook marketplace. Some even second hand for $850ish

  • +4 votes

    I'll pick one up when it's considered "old", but a couple of years before it's considered "retro"
    Really enjoying the PS3 right now.

    • +2 votes

      Traded in my XBox One X and some old games, paid $100 out of pocket for a Series X last year (also got promoted to launch day shipment). You don't have to wait for consoles to drop down in price.

      There are quality of life improvements on Series X and PS5 due to the use of SSD.

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        You don't have to wait for consoles to drop down in price

        Yeah, but for some reason, I prefer games when they're older, and I like consoles which are exploited / homebrew'd.
        I bought a PS4 Slim for $199 a few years ago with the amex deal but I rarely use it (managed to hack it though).
        On the other hand, I just finished Metal Gear Solid 4 on PS3, and now playing The Last Of Us. It's fun!

        Series X and PS5 due to the use of SSD.

        I've already get a 1TB SSD in my PS3 and a 256GB in my Original Xbox :)

        I'll save the PS5s/Series X for someone who'll enjoy them and then maybe pick one up in 10 years.

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          The PS4 is hackable?

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            @Scrobo: Yeah, we have CFW for older firmware, and they've found a way to repackage newer games to work with older firmware.

            • +1 vote

              @idonotknowwhy: Cool. I miss the days of being able to rip my game discs, put them away in a box and just choose my games from the hard drive Netflix style.

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                @Scrobo: Yeah agreed. Same concept with cartridges on the nintendo switch.
                I prefer to buy physical because good luck when Nintendo shuts down the s witch services in 10 years, but it's nice to not bring all the switch cartridges on the go.

  • -1 vote

    mine still in the box. ps5 sometimes being used.

  • +5 votes

    Well, looks like I'm an XBox boy now after being onboard with the Playstation since the PS1. Availability + Game Pass + 1440p Support + Bethesda

  • +1 vote

    Well still crazy demand hey, $200 deposit for over 2 months wait

    • +2 votes

      Demand's probably fine, it's the lack of supply that's the issue

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        Demand might be more because of lockdowns.

    • +1 vote

      I thought this too.
      Did they just pump out a bigger supply with earlier models or are people around the world buying more due to lock downs etc? Never remembered seeing the older systems continually go OOS or being pre ordered after launch

  • +1 vote

    I'm still surprised it's avaliable (for pre-order) 2 hours later

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    OOS now?

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    Seems to be out of stock in VIC now.

  • +2 votes

    I find it downright crazy to loan them $200 for an expected shipment in more than 2 months. It’s not like they carry any risk: they will sell out no matter what. This is just free cash flow for them. Oh and it’s going to be lost should they have to file for bankruptcy.

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    Wow just scrolled thru ALL QLD stores, half of NSW no stock (obviously it's not October yet) But also no C&C only in store without stock.

    So thought "Try my luck check again" link now has the "REVIVE ME" Gears of War 5 quote and is defunct, dead, unresponsive and attracting flies.

    RIP EB C+C ☠️🥀⚰️

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    • +3 votes

      RRP stands for "recommended" retail price. Something is worth what someone else is willing to pay for it, and people are willing to pay $1500 for these, which means that's what it's currently worth. So if you can get them for half that, then it's a bargain.

      As an example, most cookware sells for half of the RRP. So someone selling it for half of the RRP doesn't constitute as a bargain. This is the same analogy, but going the opposite way.

        • +4 votes

          Thanks for reading the first 6 words of my post and completely disregarding the rest.

    • +2 votes

      I totally agree with you. Actually, I even think that collecting dust is the only use case of Xboxs for a lot of people.

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        very slow clap

    • +5 votes

      Are you really this triggered over something that gets posted once every 6 weeks?

      It's about helping people try to get one, who cares that it's not on sale.

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        Exactly. I get what he's saying, but it's a few posts. Not sure why anyone gets so upset over this.

      • -4 votes

        No I'm just voicing my opinion
        Like yourself when you state every six weeks lol.

        • +2 votes

          Last time this was posted was 6 weeks ago. Why are you replying, I thought you were leaving?

          • -2 votes

            @Kerrby: When did I type that LOL
            Oh that's right I didn't…

  • +7 votes

    I'm very happy with my Xbone and was lucky enough to get the XSX on day 1. I have been playing it a lot more than the PS5 due to how good the Game Pass is.

    Good luck to anyone still trying to get one.

    • -1 vote

      yeah I love game pass but I love it more on my PC than I love it on an Xbox series X, its not as powerful as they talk it up to be compared to a PC. I just got a PS5 so I am more drawed to that because it has PSVR compatiablity and unquie titles I can't play on my pc.

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        Have you seen flight simulator, it is amazing what the xsx can achieve, I have seen it run maxxed out on a PC and there is not much difference, well not thousands of dollars worth of difference.

        • +1 vote

          I have played on both (and continue to play on both), IMO there is a remarkable difference in ultra setting on PC. Incidentally the thought occurred to me to try to check if you could up the graphics in Xbox version, but no option.

          It is still pretty good though on Xbox.

          • +1 vote

            @cute as ducks: I must admit I haven't seen it since the latest update which supposedly improved the PC performance also, I hardly use my PC lately.
            I have a 1070ti and my Dad has a 3090 and I was very impressed with the XSX performance.
            I guess frame rate is the only thing that came to mind.

        • -1 vote

          played filight simulator in VR on a PC try doing that on an Xbox? same as PC my arse. Also flight simulator can be played with 3 monitors which is also good.