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Topic: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Launch Dates and Australian ...
KostaAndreadis
Posts: 7403
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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.
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Twisted
Posts: 12455
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Series S...512GB storage :/
Hogfather
Posts: 17042
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Presumably you can USB it. The lack of disc support on the S feels like MS making a half-step towards f***ing off optical altogether.

Anyone know where there's a spec sheet? Can't find anything definitive.
fpot
Posts: 27174
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland


Major components are listed on the wiki page.

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


Kudos
Posts: 1071
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

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.
Hogfather
Posts: 17043
Location: Cairns, Queensland

ffs ofc its on wiki, cheers
Hogfather
Posts: 17044
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Are the expansion storage cards also pcie/nvme?
KostaAndreadis
Posts: 7409
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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
dais
Posts: 12350
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
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.
Hogfather
Posts: 17048
Location: Cairns, Queensland

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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