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Opinion Drama Cringe Should the Xbox Series S have gone the PS5 digital edition route?

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WakeTheWolf

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You do know it launched 6 months ago in the UK don’t you, and it become readily available to buy what, 1 month ago? You do know that at some point, probably in 3/4 or 5 months time, the Series X and PS5 will be readily available also.
Exactly this. And scalpers aren't exactly picking them up to make money on like they did in the begining. The reason you can't get PS5s and XSXs is because of bots. Of course hardcore sony fans will always predict gloom and doom over Xbox.
 
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dcmk7

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You do know it launched 6 months ago in the UK don’t you, and it become readily available to buy what, 1 month ago? You do know that at some point, probably in 3/4 or 5 months time, the Series X and PS5 will be readily available also.
Not according to Sony's recent press release. Going continue into 2022 at very least.

MS are struggling as well with producing enough XSX.

The odd one out of the bunch, is the Series S, either they have managed to provide an obsurd number or demand has dried up. Take your pick.
 
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dcmk7

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Exactly this. And scalpers aren't exactly picking them up to make money on like they did in the begining. The reason you can't get PS5s and XSXs is because of bots. Of course hardcore sony fans will always predict gloom and doom over Xbox.
Scalpers only buy the consoles because they are able to sell the consoles at an inflated price. There is enough demand for the consoles to warrant that whole shady practice.

If they couldn't sell them at a premium they wouldn't buy the console in the first place.

Question is why don't people, even scalpers, want the Series S?
 
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Not according to Sony's recent press release. Going continue into 2022 at very least.

MS are struggling as well with producing enough XSX.

The odd one out of the bunch, is the Series S, either they have managed to provide an obsurd number or demand has dried up. Take your pick.
I predict demand for all gaming hardware will shrink over the next 3 months in the UK, as we have our vaccine programme in order, it’s summer and people will be heading back out to the pubs, bars, clubs and going on holiday and stuff.
 
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Scalpers only buy the consoles because they are able to sell the consoles at an inflated price. There is enough demand for the consoles to warrant that whole shady practice.

If they couldn't sell them at a premium they wouldn't buy the console in the first place.

Question is why don't people, even scalpers, want the Series S?
The XSS is a casual console. Casual gamers don't rush out and buy something the minute it hits store shelves. The XSS also didn't get the same promotion the XSX received. It didn't even get announced at the same time. Outside of the US the Xbox brand is smaller. There was a story out of India where people weren't even aware what the XSS was or what it could do but once they heard about the Game pass service and saw it's price they were willing to give it a shot. The adoption of the XSS was never intended to be a flash in the pan but a slow burn as the generation moves on.
 

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The XSS is a casual console. Casual gamers don't rush out and buy something the minute it hits store shelves. The XSS also didn't get the same promotion the XSX received. It didn't even get announced at the same time. Outside of the US the Xbox brand is smaller. There was a story out of India where people weren't even aware what the XSS was or what it could do but once they heard about the Game pass service and saw it's price they were willing to give it a shot. The adoption of the XSS was never intended to be a flash in the pan but a slow burn as the generation moves on.
Casual market don't look very interested.

The casual market was interested in the Wii though.

As well as the..

Nintendo Switch.
PS4.
Nintendo DS.

They certainly didn't start their lives sitting on shelves until people suddenly noticed them after 6 to 24 months.
 
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Given that no GPUs are available at the moment, saying "in 2021" is misleading, we have really progressed since early 2020. 1060s and 580s are probably the only GPUs that are available at the moment, they are still the most common they are for all intents and purposes the actual midrange at the moment along with the 5500/5600/1660/1660 Super, with the R5 3600 being the equivalent midrange CPU.

Even still, I'd never consider the 2070 and 5700xt midrange, high midrange at the most, but 400$+ "midrange" isn't true, even in 2019 market prices or 2021 MSRP.
so you recon they will hit 1080p fps with reasonable settings? that is what midrange means for me

1060/580 cant hit consistent 60 fps in recent titles. clearly that target has shifted to rtx 2060/gtx1080/rx 5600xt
 

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It holds entirely when the majority of PC users still use mid level entry gpus like the 1060

Series S will be perfectly fine and is for the target audience. And enthusiasts such as yourself aren't that audience so what's the concern?
1060 won't hold back the generation, as 760 didn't

games became unplayable on gtx 760/gtx 960 in quick fashion back in 2014-2016.
 
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In hindsight, I think so. With supply constraints, the increased demand from a lower price point is kind of unnecessary. Plus, digital only makes a ton of sense with Gamepass. I think we’ll see this SKU eventually. I know that’s the one I’d buy. Loving my PS5 so far, but I’d feel a lot more comfortable with a digital only Xbox with Gamepass than the digital only PS5.

I think the expectation was low demand due to Covid, but kind of the exact opposite happened (high demand and low supply). In normal times, that cheap SKU may have been a much different story.
 
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so you recon they will hit 1080p fps with reasonable settings? that is what midrange means for me

1060/580 cant hit consistent 60 fps in recent titles. clearly that target has shifted to rtx 2060/gtx1080/rx 5600xt

Why would midrange target be a set framerate/resolution? My 5700xt cannot hit 1080/60 on MS FS 2020. is it not "midrange"?

But yes, you can easily get 1080/60 on a 1060/580 on games like Immortals, RE8, Valhalla, etc. might have to sacrifice some settings, but it's not unreasonable.
But honestly the target really doesn't matter resolutions and framerates don't define load in itself, IQ does. Some RT games struggle to get 1080/60 native on even a 2080 or even a 3080 without DLSS.
 
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You do know it launched 6 months ago in the UK don’t you, and it become readily available to buy what, 1 month ago? You do know that at some point, probably in 3/4 or 5 months time, the Series X and PS5 will be readily available also.
Really?

I knew someone would say this. I used those stores in particular because those stores have had that console ready to buy since the end of FEBRUARY.

Soooooooooooooooo..... NO. It ain't been just a month.

Cut that bullshit. Next month it will still be there........ and the next month.......... and the next month............ and the next month.............
 
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I'm on a 1080p TV and I probably still will be by the time I'm in the market for an Xbox later this gen....I won't be considering the XSS though,XSX for me.
 

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Why would midrange target be a set framerate/resolution? My 5700xt cannot hit 1080/60 on MS FS 2020. is it not "midrange"?

But yes, you can easily get 1080/60 on a 1060/580 on games like Immortals, RE8, Valhalla, etc. might have to sacrifice some settings, but it's not unreasonable.
But honestly the target really doesn't matter resolutions and framerates don't define load in itself, IQ does. Some RT games struggle to get 1080/60 native on even a 2080 or even a 3080 without DLSS.
in the videos you've posted, 1060 struggles to go beyond 50 fps in valhalla in many instances. drops to 40s 45s in immortals in combats (same with valhalla). these values are nowhere near a locked 60 fps experience it used give the gamers 2 years ago. i don't even want to talk about its cyberpunk performance

besides, 5700xt should hit 60 fps in msfs 2020. you're quite likely CPU bottlenecked


for example in this video, there's a huge bottleneck. this has nothing to do with 5700xt. this game is a CPU hog and it's impossible to feed GPUs. frankly, flight simulator is not a game where you need 60 FPS anyways
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re village runs at 900p 45-60 fps with a freaking ps4. it should run fine on a 1060 of course

bruh, there's no point arguing, i have 3 frustrated gtx 1060/rx580 friends myselfs. they're unsatisfied with games that are mostly released in the last 1.5-2 years. they feel like their gpus time has come.

if there weren't stock issues, almost all of them would upgrade to rtx 3060/rx 6700xt in a heartbeat. i'm not joking.

even the rtx 3070 has seen an enormous increase in steam gpu charts. if rtx 3060 had proper stocks, it would probably de-throne gtx 1060 as the most used "price/performance" gpu
 
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I hate the thing and if it's sole purpose was to appeal to casuals and families, its failing as isnt it the worst selling next gen SKU?
 

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in the videos you've posted, 1060 struggles to go beyond 50 fps in valhalla in many instances. drops to 40s 45s in immortals in combats (same with valhalla). these values are nowhere near a locked 60 fps experience it used give the gamers 2 years ago. i don't even want to talk about its cyberpunk performance

besides, 5700xt should hit 60 fps in msfs 2020. you're quite likely CPU bottlenecked


for example in this video, there's a huge bottleneck. this has nothing to do with 5700xt. this game is a CPU hog and it's impossible to feed GPUs. frankly, flight simulator is not a game where you need 60 FPS anyways
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re village runs at 900p 45-60 fps with a freaking ps4. it should run fine on a 1060 of course

They are mostly at 60, you are nitpicking scenarios, they are very playable.
It doesn't hit 60 on FS 2020, I don't know what CPU that guy has, but I have a i9 9900k and it hits 100% GPU utilization yet framerate is still in the low 50s on high settings.

But again, this shit literally doesn't matter, midrange isn't a resolution target/framerate target otherwise a 1060 wouldn't be midrange 2 years ago since AC Origins also doesn't run at a consistent 1080/60 at high settings on it.
 
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Perfect for people who only play 2 or 3 games.

Also Fortnite, Minecraft, Rocket League, etc @1080p don't need 10TF. SeriesS will easily go down to $199. Lot's of Parents are going to get kids hooked to XBox.
 
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Perfect for people who only play 2 or 3 games.

Also Fortnite, Minecraft, Rocket League, etc @1080p don't need 10TF. SeriesS will easily go down to $199. Lot's of Parents are going to get kids hooked to XBox.
It's going to be a few years though right? Between the supply chain disruptions and the loss Microsoft eats on each unit at it's current price point.
 

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Casual market don't look very interested.

The casual market was interested in the Wii though.

As well as the..

Nintendo Switch.
PS4.
Nintendo DS.

They certainly didn't start their lives sitting on shelves until people suddenly noticed them after 6 to 24 months.
Casual market doesn't buy game consoles at launch. Hard core gamers do. 6-24 months is a pretty damn big period of time. You sure want want to predict the XSS won't sell for 2 years? What am I saying of course you would seeing how you also predicted the XSS would perform worse and worse as the generation proceeded. Believing that as the XSS continues to get new games with raytracing is pretty funny.

Odd seeing people wishing, hoping, praying that the XSS is a failure. I assume you aren't talking about the largest market on the planet. The XSS is consistently sold out in the US. This is after a pretty bad generation where Xbox got little positive press. Still outperformed the GameCube and WiiU which you left off your list. Success is determined at the end of a generation not the beginning. Ask Sony with the PS3.

PS4, Switch, and the Nintendo DS also didn't give gamers options on which version of the system they wanted either. I suppose with your logic that since the XSX is being out sold by the PS5 it's a failure too. Oh well I guess MS should pack it up. I am so looking forward to seeing XSS' success seeing how it clearly offers the best value for gamers I care about that far more than arguing with disgruntled Sony fans. But by all means continue to have to dreams of XSS's failure it's all you'll have.
 
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Casual market doesn't buy game consoles at launch. Hard core gamers do. 6-24 months is a pretty damn big period of time. You sure want want to predict the XSS won't sell for 2 years? What am I saying of course you would seeing how you also predicted the XSS would perform worse and worse as the generation proceeded. Believing that as the XSS continues to get new games with raytracing is pretty funny.

Odd seeing people wishing, hoping, praying that the XSS is a failure. I assume you aren't talking about the largest market on the planet. The XSS is consistently sold out in the US. This is after a pretty bad generation where Xbox got little positive press. Still outperformed the GameCube and WiiU which you left off your list. Success is determined at the end of a generation not the beginning. Ask Sony with the PS3.

PS4, Switch, and the Nintendo DS also didn't give gamers options on which version of the system they wanted either. I suppose with your logic that since the XSX is being out sold by the PS5 it's a failure too. Oh well I guess MS should pack it up. I am so looking forward to seeing XSS' success seeing how it clearly offers the best value for gamers I care about that far more than arguing with disgruntled Sony fans. But by all means continue to have to dreams of XSS's failure it's all you'll have.

Show me where I have said this:

What am I saying of course you would seeing how you also predicted the XSS would perform worse and worse as the generation proceeded.
Why are you making shit up now. Are you that desperate? Another one of your attempts to twist arguments suit your weird narrative.

You've actually resorted to making stuff up now :messenger_tears_of_joy: Wow. It's hardly surprising since you're a proven liar dude, I guess that's another one to add to the list.

Unless able to show me exactly where I have said that. Exact quote, as context is important in these scenarios.

As for the main jist of your post, that's all wrong as well. Casuals bought into those consoles day one. There was hype attached to them, they captured people's imagination. They were well marketed.

But your obsession with this, to the point of putting fake words into people's mouths, is absurd.

But do show me where I've said this.. The exact quote. You won't though, since it's bullshit.

Cheeky boy.

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They should have made XSS a bit more powerful, and sold it for $349.99. It may be a 1440p system now...but in a few years, it'll be a 1080p system more often than not.
 
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My honest opining is Yes. They should have just launched a discless XsX.

If the Series S cost 250 bucks or less, I’d feel differently, but the power gap between Series S and PS5 (digital) at only 100 by is difference is a hard sell for me.

I thought about getting a Series S for my 1440p monitor and came really close to pulling the trigger, but ultimately I decided to wait for either a digital edition XsX or first price drop on standard XsX (which won’t be for awhile, I know)
 
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Also not sure howvselling millions of units in the first few months somehow counts as a launch failure now for the s? That's some seriously twisted logic.

Heavily biased person (you know who you are) runs into a store or goes online, sees an s for sale and declares it a failure. Pathetic really.
 

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While I'm certain it will be the first of the Series family to inevitably get phased out in a number of years as new products in the Series line are introduced, it was the right call to make for right now.

I could afford to drop the cash for a Series X, not everybody can. You're not building any form of gaming PC that can do what the Series S can do for $300. This ain't the Golden era of 2 years ago which a roaring economy with disposable income in people's pockets.
 
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If you actually read my other posts in this thread you’d realize that 1. I find it hard to recommend the S to even 25% if people and 2. That I wish they had done the digital X route and met Sony on price on both SKUs.

The 360 didn’t lose because of games. It lost because America and GB are the only places it sells. It’s the world versus 2 countries. Yes one of those countries is a huge market but the majority of the world isn’t buying an Xbox either way. Microsoft knows they won’t win which is evident in their strategies.

Also as somebody that works with Apple the Mini is the worst selling phone in the entire lineup and I’m not sure what this has to do with anything because the 11 is $200 cheaper then the 12 and if people cared about quality then the cheaper device wouldn’t sell more..

I’m not arguing for Microsoft. Im arguing the fact that the device has a place in the console landscape despite what people on both sides seem to think about it.

AND if the Series S is going to hold back game development then so will the millions of GTX 1060s, and 8th Gen i5s on the pc side will too (which they don’t). Either way for the next couple years we are going to get crossgen games anyway which are held back by much worse devices then Series S.
There’s a much smaller difference between the iPhone 11 and 12 than the Xbox series s and x. Consumers see no tangible speed difference between the 12 and 11, and the 11 actually has better battery life without the 5g that most don’t even have. I used more examples than just anyway.
Xbox is dead worldwide for the simple reason of no good games, something that is still an issue to this day. Making halo infinite THE definitive next generation experience would be a good step.

>AND if the Series S is going to hold back game development then so will the millions of GTX 1060s, and 8th Gen i5s on the pc side will too (which they don’t). Either way for the next couple years we are going to get crossgen games anyway which are held back by much worse devices then Series S.

PC ports are an after thought for multi platform releases almost across the board. As always, with the release of the new consoles the minimum requirements will shift up. And this should realistically be the least year we saw widespread cross platform titles. Next few years is a gross exaggeration. Sony already has demons souls, returnal, and soon ratchet and clank. As they tend to set the industry standard, and as these games continue to sell well, expect other publishers to consider it time. We’ve already seen with a few games that shared public numbers, that the ps5 is taking massive shares of sales of new games.
 
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Thewii u bombed because it was barely more powerfull than the wii, had a confusing system, not enough games at first.
It had zero to do with name, the wii proved that with the world's worst console name selling 100 million units.

IPad has plenty of tablet competition, to say otherwise is absurd. Apple had 36.5% of the tablet market last year and you say they have no competition?

I never said it would work, I said it was the intent. Time will tell.
>The wii u bombed because it was barely more powerfull than the wii, had a confusing system, not enough games at first.

the Wii U had a better launch line up than the series x. I thought casual consumers didn’t care about power differences? Suddenly everyone knows the Wii U wasn’t as powerful as it could have been? The system was confusing? Yes, people didn’t know it was a new console and assumed the tablet was a Wii accessory. But consumers will definitely know a new Xbox with the exact same name as the last is a new console!

>It had zero to do with name, the wii proved that with the world's worst console name selling 100 million units.

What the fuck is wrong with the name? Short, 3 letter name that became instantly recognizable.

>IPad has plenty of tablet competition, to say otherwise is absurd. Apple had 36.5% of the tablet market last year and you say they have no competition?

With the next highest being Samsung at 20%. They are dominating the market and have been for years. They have competition in a literal sense but they don’t have to shape their strategy around competition at all. Looking past market share they account for 50-70 of unit sales most year as well.
 
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I think MS should have just made a digital series X and priced it at $399. But at the end of the day the Series S isn’t MS biggest problem. They need solid exclusives games that can even take advantage of the Series X/S.

Zelda Breath of the Wild is amazing and it’s running on a Nintendo switch, so it is possible for them to deliver great games with weaker hardware.
Outside of maybe Gears 5 and Forza Horizon it’s been years since MS has delivered a amazing looking game so the hardware isn’t even the main concern here.

TLOUS 2 and ghost of tsushima look just as good as some of the next gen games we have seen so far. MS does not have a hardware problem, they have a talent problem and hopefully these new acquisitions will help.
 
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>The wii u bombed because it was barely more powerfull than the wii, had a confusing system, not enough games at first.

the Wii U had a better launch line up than the series x. I thought casual consumers didn’t care about power differences? Suddenly everyone knows the Wii U wasn’t as powerful as it could have been? The system was confusing? Yes, people didn’t know it was a new console and assumed the tablet was a Wii accessory. But consumers will definitely know a new Xbox with the exact same name as the last is a new console!

>It had zero to do with name, the wii proved that with the world's worst console name selling 100 million units.

What the fuck is wrong with the name? Short, 3 letter name that became instantly recognizable.

>IPad has plenty of tablet competition, to say otherwise is absurd. Apple had 36.5% of the tablet market last year and you say they have no competition?

With the next highest being Samsung at 20%. They are dominating the market and have been for years. They have competition in a literal sense but they don’t have to shape their strategy around competition at all. Looking past market share they account for 50-70 of unit sales most year as well.

A better launch lineup of games that looked like ones that came out 5 years prior. And it's possible the X could have stalled due to that lack of software without the hardware shortages and covid.

Yes, its just a dumb name, that's basically universally accepted by 90% of gamers, time to accept that.

I can assure you apple looks at all competituon when they generate thier hardware and thier pricing. Half the market not being thiers is a far cry from how you portrayed it, its like saying Sony doesn't account for ms and Nintendo when they design and price products.
 
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>The wii u bombed because it was barely more powerfull than the wii, had a confusing system, not enough games at first.

the Wii U had a better launch line up than the series x. I thought casual consumers didn’t care about power differences? Suddenly everyone knows the Wii U wasn’t as powerful as it could have been? The system was confusing? Yes, people didn’t know it was a new console and assumed the tablet was a Wii accessory. But consumers will definitely know a new Xbox with the exact same name as the last is a new console!

>It had zero to do with name, the wii proved that with the world's worst console name selling 100 million units.

What the fuck is wrong with the name? Short, 3 letter name that became instantly recognizable.

>IPad has plenty of tablet competition, to say otherwise is absurd. Apple had 36.5% of the tablet market last year and you say they have no competition?

With the next highest being Samsung at 20%. They are dominating the market and have been for years. They have competition in a literal sense but they don’t have to shape their strategy around competition at all. Looking past market share they account for 50-70 of unit sales most year as well.

A better launch lineup of games that looked like ones that came out 5 years prior. And it's generally the hardcore that buy the system at launch, and why the wii u failed. And it's possible the X could have stalled due to that lack of software without the hardware shortages and covid.

Yes, its just a dumb name, that's basically universally accepted by 90% of gamers, time to accept that.

I can assure you apple looks at all competition when they generate thier hardware and thier pricing. Half the market not being thiers is a far cry from how you portrayed it, its like saying Sony doesn't account for ms and Nintendo when they bring products to market.
 
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Sorry but I’m unaware of who they are. Briefly checked the Gavin guys account and it seems he’s behind a pretty dog shit looking indie. Am I supposed to prioritize his word over a lead engine developer at ID, or an employee at remedy?
No one should take these two seriously.
 
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It may be a 1440p system now...but in a few years, it'll be a 1080p system more often than not.
I'm pretty sure it's a 1080p console already..!

This gen has only been going 6 months. In a couple of years, I suspect you'll be seeing sub 1080p output from this thing.
 
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Really?

I knew someone would say this. I used those stores in particular because those stores have had that console ready to buy since the end of FEBRUARY.

Soooooooooooooooo..... NO. It ain't been just a month.

Cut that bullshit. Next month it will still be there........ and the next month.......... and the next month............ and the next month.............
They’ve not though, you crank.

You can pretty simply use HUKD as your indicator (the RRP scorching hot deals for the Series S dried up 1-2 months ago). StockInformer has also been posted many times on here to disprove fud spreaders like yourself. Odd thing to lie about but I’ll just assume your confused.
 
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MS is making same no of series s consoles as series x.

While Sony is making like 90% disc versions. Where I live discless version isn't even launched.

It's obvious discless ps5 makes little financial sense to Sony.

No idea why people are enamored with idea of discless series x, when it would practically be non-existent in market.
Series S is discless.
 

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They’ve not though, you crank.

You can pretty simply use HUKD as your indicator (the RRP scorching hot deals for the Series S dried up 1-2 months ago). StockInformer has also been posted many times on here to disprove fud spreaders like yourself. Odd thing to lie about but I’ll just assume your confused.

So stupid, yet so argumentative.

Watch how a little bit of proof and research and evidence debunks your stupidity.

You realise in the UK these retailers inform the national papers when they have stock of items right? These news papers then provide links and updates on their sites so people can purchase the console right?

Read these links.... look at the dates

January

Remember when I said end of February that they would be available..... oh yeah.

March

Huh? Series S bundles are avaliable and they are talking about it being avaliable at retailers that I listed? Can't be.......

April

There's a great line in there for idiots like you, don't worry I'll quote it for you.

"If you're looking to purchase an Xbox Series S instead of an X then the good news is you have a number of options available."

Now, there's my proof backed up by actual facts.

Now please, show me all this sold out Series S stock.... I'll wait......
 
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They’ve not though, you crank.

You can pretty simply use HUKD as your indicator (the RRP scorching hot deals for the Series S dried up 1-2 months ago). StockInformer has also been posted many times on here to disprove fud spreaders like yourself. Odd thing to lie about but I’ll just assume your confused.
They aren't? Well I seem to be able to buy them from these places right now.



Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-RRS-00007-Series-S/dp/B08GD9MNZB


Also Argos (special offer bundles): https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8448248


Currys:
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/gamin...-ultimate-bundle-512-gb-ssd-10221027-pdt.html

Very:
https://www.very.co.uk/xbox-series-s-xbox-series-s-with-optional-extras/1600503630.prd

Microsoft:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/configure/942j774tp9jn

And a few others..

Have been able to freely order it in the UK for many months now.

It's not shifting very well.
 
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Banjo64

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They aren't? Well I seem to be able to buy them from these places right now.



Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-RRS-00007-Series-S/dp/B08GD9MNZB


Also Argos (special offer bundles): https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8448248


Currys:
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/gamin...-ultimate-bundle-512-gb-ssd-10221027-pdt.html

Very:
https://www.very.co.uk/xbox-series-s-xbox-series-s-with-optional-extras/1600503630.prd

Microsoft:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/configure/942j774tp9jn

And a few others..

Have been able to freely order it in the UK for many months now.

It's not shifting very well.
Yeah, ‘right now’ isn’t what’s being discussed and if by ‘many months’ you mean 1-2 months, then you are right. If you mean ‘since February’ then you’d be full of shit, like the other guy.
 
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So stupid, yet so argumentative.

Watch how a little bit of proof and research and evidence debunks your stupidity.

You realise in the UK these retailers inform the national papers when they have stock of items right? These news papers then provide links and updates on their sites so people can purchase the console right?

Read these links.... look at the dates

January

Remember when I said end of February that they would be available..... oh yeah.

March

Huh? Series S bundles are avaliable and they are talking about it being avaliable at retailers that I listed? Can't be.......

April

There's a great line in there for idiots like you, don't worry I'll quote it for you.

"If you're looking to purchase an Xbox Series S instead of an X then the good news is you have a number of options available."

Now, there's my proof backed up by actual facts.

Now please, show me all this sold out Series S stock.... I'll wait......
Because scalpers couldnt make too much money on it when it's designed as a budget option what do you expect? Around Christmas it was a different story due to demand but scalpers can't sell them for over £300 If you're gonna overpay you are going to get an XSX or a PS5.

It wasn't in stock when I went looking for mine I had to wait 3 weeks.
 

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They aren't? Well I seem to be able to buy them from these places right now.



Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-RRS-00007-Series-S/dp/B08GD9MNZB


Also Argos (special offer bundles): https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8448248


Currys:
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/gamin...-ultimate-bundle-512-gb-ssd-10221027-pdt.html

Very:
https://www.very.co.uk/xbox-series-s-xbox-series-s-with-optional-extras/1600503630.prd

Microsoft:
https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/configure/942j774tp9jn

And a few others..

Have been able to freely order it in the UK for many months now.

It's not shifting very well.
Bullshit lmao I bought mine on April 4th on ebay for £5 more which was the cheapest one on there because there was no stock in the UK. I checked all those sites
 

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Yeah, ‘right now’ isn’t what’s being discussed and if by ‘many months’ you mean 1-2 months, then you are right. If you mean ‘since February’ then you’d be full of shit, like the other guy.
So you're basically disputing a single month? Since March onwards shops have had an abundance of them, still waiting to be sold.

No idea about Feb, based on demand at the moment, wouldn't be at all surprised if someone told me they struggled to move them even back then.

Don't suppose you have any proof for your claim. You just want to argue for the sake of arguing.
 

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Bullshit lmao I bought mine on April 4th on ebay for £5 more which was the cheapest one on there because there was no stock in the UK. I checked all those sites
It has been widely available in March and April.

Even bundled in with other items, in effort to move it on.

Not sure what happened to you. Maybe just unfortunate timing.
 

Banjo64

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So you're basically disputing a single month? Since March onwards shops have had an abundance of them, still waiting to be sold.

No idea about Feb, based on demand at the moment, wouldn't be at all surprised if someone told me they struggled to move them even back then.

Don't suppose you have any proof for your claim. You just want to argue for the sake of arguing.
If you could read I’ve already said HUKD and StockInformer is all the proof needed.

And yes I am disputing ‘a single month’ or however you want to phrase it (start of Feb to end of Mar is 60 days-ish), the truth is important to me I suppose.


That post got 1600 degrees heat on the 9th March and was just a Series S at RRP. If they were readily available that deep in to March, why would that deal be scorching hot?
 
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