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KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
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With both next-gen consoles -- the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S -- launching November 10. This news broke overnight after day of leaks that ultimately led to both the Xbox Series S finally getting its reveal (via Twitter) to the launch dates and pricing for both. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer took to social media to not that all this info was coming next week. But hey, we have it now!

With the key local bit of news being the Xbox Series X priced at $749 AUD ($499 USD) with the Xbox Series S launching at $499 AUD ($299 USD) on November 10, 2020. Pre-orders beginning September 22.



Both consoles will also be made available via the smart-phone-style Xbox All Access 24-month plan via Tesltra (in Australia) - with the Xbox Series S being $33 AUD a month and the Xbox Series X $46 AUD a month.


Both of these All Access plans come with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions plus online multiplayer access making them pretty great value. Ultimate also includes Xbox Game Pass for PC and when you factor in that EA's own service EA Play is set to become a part of Xbox Game Pass come next-gen launch, well, the deal gets even better.

Traditional pre-orders are also coming, with EB Games offering a decent trade-in where the Xbox Series S becomes $299 AUD after a One S hand-in and a Xbox Series X becomes $399 if you trade-in a One X.


Head here for that.
10:30am 10/09/20 Permalink
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Twisted
Brisbane, Queensland
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Series S...512GB storage :/
11:58am 10/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17042 posts
Presumably you can USB it. The lack of disc support on the S feels like MS making a half-step towards f*****g off optical altogether.

Anyone know where there's a spec sheet? Can't find anything definitive.
12:04pm 10/09/20 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
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Major components are listed on the wiki page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(fourth_generation)#Xbox_Series_S


12:20pm 10/09/20 Permalink
Kudos
Sydney, New South Wales
1071 posts
512GB storage, but the S uses the same proprietary cards that the Series X uses to expand the storage.
Not sure those cards have an RRP yet.
12:22pm 10/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17043 posts
ffs ofc its on wiki, cheers
12:23pm 10/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
17044 posts
Are the expansion storage cards also pcie/nvme?
12:35pm 10/09/20 Permalink
KostaAndreadis
Melbourne, Victoria
7409 posts
As far as external storage goes, USB will only be for Xbox One and backwards compatible titles... meaning the 512gb will fill up fast for next-gen games... the expansion storage are NVMe PCI Gen 4 like bandwidth too so i recon the 1TB option at launch may cost as much as the console itself
03:16pm 10/09/20 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
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I still have an old 1080p TV, so the Series S will do me. I have been meaning to pick up an Xbox One S but they have been completely sold out for months because of COVID and so many people spending time at home, at least I think that is why. So it makes sense to buy next-gen now because of the impending availability.
10:22pm 11/09/20 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
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As far as external storage goes, USB will only be for Xbox One and backwards compatible titles... meaning the 512gb will fill up fast for next-gen games... the expansion storage are NVMe PCI Gen 4 like bandwidth too so i recon the 1TB option at launch may cost as much as the console itself

I wonder what this requirement mean for 'next gen' ports to PC?
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