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[VIC] Xbox Series S Console $489.98 @ Costco, Docklands (Membership Required)


Costco Docklands have the Xbox Series S available for a slight discount currently.
It’s not the cheapest price it’s been in the past, but coming into Xmas some people maybe looking for some savings.

The differences between Xbox Series S and Series X are:

  1. Series S is widely available and in stock
  2. Series S is ~$250+ cheaper (assuming you pay retail)
  3. Series S has no Bluray drive. Therefore you are required to download games onto it.
  4. Series S has 512GB internal ultra fast SSD.
  5. Series S is designed for ~1080p gaming.
  6. Series S is backwards compataible with Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games.

1. Bundle this with Xbox Game Pass to get access to a huge library of games for $15.95 a month (or ~$4.50 a month with deals/hacks posted on OzBargain)
2. You can expand the ultra fast ssd storage through the official Microsoft/Seagate expansion cards. These are not typically cheap, but they have come up for sale in the past.
3. You can connect external USB drives to use as game storage but please note:

Games PLAYABLE on external USB Storage

  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

Games that can be STORED on external USB Storage

  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series S & Series X (you will need to transfer these games back onto internal SSD storage if you wish to play them. These modern games require the ultra-fast SSD drives to run.

Overall I think its a great console if you only intend to game on a 1080p TV and are happy with digital game downloads via Xbox Game Pass or through the XBOX store.

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  • +3

    For those of you using Amex. They had a offer recently where you get $100 cash back from Microsoft.com.au if you spend $500 or more.

    So if you are fortunate enough to have that deal saved to your AMEX you could technically get a Series S for $400.

    • And you can also trade your previous gen Xbox console too

  • +2

    There have been many deals on the series S that are better than this one- https://www.ozbargain.com.au/product/xbox-series-s

    • yea its well known the S is the slow seller

    • +3

      In the past yes.

      But with Xmas only 3 weeks away and no discounts to be seen, this is currently the best deal I have found outside of the AMEX $100 cashback deal when you spend $500 @ microsoft.com.au

      • +5

        I seriously doubt this is the best deal atm. It took me less than 30 seconds to find this one at big-w ebay.- https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/125033507138?

        Xbox Series S - Fortnite & Rocket League Bundle

        $474.05 with ebay plus code PLUSDEC5

        • Thanks for highlighting this!
          I didn't think to check eBay as everyone just inflates prices on consoles there.

        • +1

          Pro tip: Add another cheap item like a $2.50 scrapbook to bring the total over $500 so you apply code SPENDSVE and get $50 off

          Negging due to being able to get it close to $450. As always, nothing personal against OP

  • This June I purchased this around $370. Have been using PS4 for 7 years and switched it to Xbox system. No regret at all.

    Gamepass is great!

    One complaint about series S is the smaller storage (500gb but the real storage is less than 400gb). Thus, I've bought segate 2T HDD, which works perfectly.

  • I won't call this a deal.

  • -1

    It's crazy they (M$) push these and leave the xone pro behind for the sake of changing generations when the pro shits all over these

    • -1

      I wouldn’t say it shits all over the Series S.

      The Series S still has the better CPU and much faster storage. The only advantage the Xbox One Pro has is the better GPU.

      When you consider the Series S is geared towards 1080p gaming. It’s makes sense

      • +1

        When gpu is the main ingredient in the secret sauce it kinda does shit all over it. =P

        Slightly faster loading times is barely a factor especially when you can plug an external ssd into the pro anyway

      • you forget about the rxtra 500gb of storage lol
        not to mention mo disc drive vs the x

    • What's a xone pro? I've never heard of a pro, only S and X?

  • +4

    PSA: Series S is overpriced and poor value.

    For only $250 less (RRP) than the Series X you get:

    • half the storage
    • 1/3 of the GPU power
    • 2/3 of the RAM (just under 2/3 actually)
    • No disk drive
    • Xbox One S versions of BC games instead of Xbox One X

    If you buy an expansion storage card to make up for the pitifully low internal storage on the S, you've now spent Series X money - congratulations.

    The only reason to buy one of these is that they are in stock. But ask yourself - why are they in stock? Because no one wants them.

  • I got one back in June for $370. Half the price of the X. As an occasional gamer I’m happy with that.

    • Yep got mine for a similar price no regrets. RRP is a bit high though should be $450 or less imo.

  • lol whats with everyone thonking a series s in stock is some kind of bargain?
    just grab some 15% off gift cards on wenesday at coles for about $75 off at jb hifi etc.
    $2.50 off is s joke

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