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I watched a video the day before yesterday and it was saying the series s is outselling the series x. Is this because you can actually easily buy the series s as the series x seems to be impossible to get since November last year. I tried to buy one two nights back and all 10 units were gone in seconds. 

 

What I don't fully understand is why is the series s available and the series x not?

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Once I picked up the SD card I practically dropped discs, think I've bought 2 in all the time I've owned it. Quite annoying having to get them out of the box just to play the games, wish there was some sort of extra key I could link to the account to not have to use it again. Do MS still let download games if they are no longer on the store once bought? All my 360 stuff is still there and its great going back to things like Geometry Wars HD and SWOS.

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6 hours ago, SeanR said:

Maybe it’s a price thing, coupled with the fact that MS have been moving to a digital ecosystem since forever?

 

lot of people don’t have interest in disc-based BC, we know this.

Price probably is a reason as I can imagine more casual gamers getting it as well as some people picking it up as a second console. The other factor may be availabilty as the S seems to be available whereas the X is not.

 

 

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Just revisiting the “foreign prices are better talk” I must agree. I can never be bothered faffing around properly cos my payment seems to get rejected for not matching the billing country, so I just pay a Ukrainian guy called Xbox Gates on the Xbox Now (website linked above) Discord server to grab my codes for me and I just flick a VPN on to redeem them. Easy and probably costs me about €1 extra, which is more than worth it.

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10 hours ago, crocked said:

the series s is outselling the series x. Is this because you can actually easily buy the series s


Yes that would make sense. 
 

Also for your average joe the S is fine so they ain’t gonna want to spend the extra. I imagine a lot of those new S owners may upgrade to X’s over time if they stick with it. If there are any out.

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I find it hard to believe that the S is outselling the X given that the S is easily available and the X is like hens' teeth, unless they're making a lot more Series S consoles. Given that everything electronic is in short supply at the moment, I would be surprised if Microsoft are making enough Series S consoles to meet demand, with some to spare.

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22 minutes ago, bear said:

They upgraded all their xCloud servers to Series X level hardware this year which has to have put even more pressure on Series X supply compared to Series S. 

that‘s a good point. I hadn‘t thought of that. I wonder do they make less of a loss on a series s and actually what they want to increase is the subscriber numbers. I‘m not saying they are artificially limiting the x series as that is resource constrained but from a financial point of view recurring revenues is more desirable than a one time purchase.

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12 minutes ago, crocked said:

that‘s a good point. I hadn‘t thought of that. I wonder do they make less of a loss on a series s and actually what they want to increase is the subscriber numbers. I‘m not saying they are artificially limiting the x series as that is resource constrained but from a financial point of view recurring revenues is more desirable than a one time purchase.

https://screenrant.com/xbox-sales-microsoft-no-profit-apple-epic-trial/

 

Well MS make a loss on every Xbox console sold apparently so the focus is definitely on the services and games so I guess that is one of the main drivers to get the Xbox platform on as many different devices as it can.

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16 hours ago, sandman said:

Whats a VPN?

 

Without getting into the technical bits, a VPN service is used for encrypting your internet access. This is commonly known as a VPN tunnel. You've probably tried to access a web page or a youtube video where the content was unavailable, often with a message like "the thing you try to access is not available in your country". 

One of the benefits of using a VPN service is that you can choose to browse the internet using an IP adress from other countries which will make blocked content available to you. A lot of people use this for Netflix as there are loads of movies and series not available in the UK, but going through a VPN with, say, an american IP adress will give you access to all american content. 

 

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2 hours ago, Quexex said:

For the first time in a (console) generation I now own both a PS5 and now a Series X! It arrived an hour ago and I have to wait till the boys get home before I set it up (got work too ffs).

 

I guess I got lucky, after a gaming session on Friday night I'd just finished trying Deathloop for the first time and felt like a bit of a chill before bed... Checked my Game 'All Access' tab which I've had open for weeks hoping 'out of stock' would finally change! At 1am Saturday morning, I couldn't believe my eyes, it's bloody in stock! "You have 20 minutes to complete your purchase", ewww I feel a little icky as a trawl through Klarna T&Cs, but what's not to love 0% interest 2 years of Gamepass and a Series X, yeah I could have got the Gamepass quite a bit cheaper, but £28 a month instead of £450+ on the credit card seems like a no brainer... Confirmation of order email arrived at 1:30am done and dusted :)

 

The next morning I had a bunch of emails from Game confirming my order and telling me it would arrive by Tuesday... Not to bad for ordering in the small hours of Saturday morning. Even better though, this morning I receive a text, You Game delivery will arrive between 11:45 and 12:45, er OK, not going to complain about that. 


Yeah, I was genuinely amazed at my delivery from GAME. All access too, and it came the next day! God knows how that happened, but like you - I wasn’t gonna complain!

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13 minutes ago, JoeK said:


Yeah, I was genuinely amazed at my delivery from GAME. All access too, and it came the next day! God knows how that happened, but like you - I wasn’t gonna complain!

Ah nice, I'm not the only fool who's paid too much for gamepass then ;) Talking of which I was surprised to not find a 24month code in the box - but a bit of googling revealed the machine 'knows' it's an all access machine and you can redeem from the library (or settings) ... Is that what you experienced?

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27 minutes ago, Quexex said:

Ah nice, I'm not the only fool who's paid too much for gamepass then ;) Talking of which I was surprised to not find a 24month code in the box - but a bit of googling revealed the machine 'knows' it's an all access machine and you can redeem from the library (or settings) ... Is that what you experienced?

 

I did all access on launch and it was the same, its on the machine and you can activate it - i added a cheap year also, i very nearly messed up as I managed to get two machines on launch day but the standalone one came first, luckily i waited for the game one as i nearly gave that one to the mate i sold my spare too!

 

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50 minutes ago, Quexex said:

Ah nice, I'm not the only fool who's paid too much for gamepass then ;) Talking of which I was surprised to not find a 24month code in the box - but a bit of googling revealed the machine 'knows' it's an all access machine and you can redeem from the library (or settings) ... Is that what you experienced?


Yup, same here. 
 

I’m not someone who necessarily does monthly subs for things, but quite honestly £30-odd a month for a couple of years (unless I decide to pay it off) is just about the right amount for me to kind of ‘forget’ about it and not worry I think!

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