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Poll: *** Xbox Series X|S - £449/£249 - launches 10th November ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ic1male, 9 Jun 2019.

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Which will you buy?

  1. Series X

    421 vote(s)
    59.0%
  2. Series S

    70 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. Not interested

    208 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. Both

    15 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. CHokKA

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 3,965

    Location: Home

    I got one and I'm very happy with it. My biggest concern is one of my kids getting hold of the NVMe inside, so I went with the one that has the screws instead of the tool-less version. It's very good quality.
     
  2. chrismscotland

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2009

    Posts: 3,620

    I had thought about cancelling but noticed MS had taken the payment for my XSX this morning; missed getting a 5800X CPU pre-order so I think I'll just keep the Xbox and game on that over Christmas
     
  3. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,580

    Yes, definitely!
     
  4. Ysmalari

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jan 2007

    Posts: 928

    Location: Wallington

    Just spoke to someone at MS and made her go into my account, she forced an update of the payment details using the same card. It appears this has triggered the payment request and I can now see the pending transaction on my CC. Give them a call and make them access your account and they should be able to do the same for you.

    Good luck!

    P. S. They need to send a verification code to your email address to allow them to access your account so either be in front of a pc or call hands free...
     
    Last edited: 5 Nov 2020
  5. kkelly

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,754

    Location: Glasgow

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020...ew-beautiful-powerful-but-whatcha-gonna-play/

    "For starters, I've already run into one instance where performative parity is not an option. Thanks to embargoes, I have to tiptoe over this anecdote without screen shots attached, so bear with me. In the upcoming Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the performance gulf is currently drastic: 60 fps on Series X, and 30 fps on Series S. In this case, players cannot go into menus and toggle boosts or gains on Series S to claw those frames back. This game was provided to Ars Technica without formal acknowledgement about that difference, and as of press time, its publisher hasn't responded to questions about whether Series S players should expect a 60 fps toggle at any point."
     
  6. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 19,332

    Location: Midlands

    Has anyone else who paid via PayPal with Microsoft been charged yet?
     
  7. Fonz-Valo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2008

    Posts: 1,354

    Location: UK

    I paid via PayPal and have not been charged yet but my order has changed from 'pending' to 'pre-ordered'
     
  8. macca672

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,111

    Location: Leicester

    not yet :)
     
  9. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 17,638

    Location: Telford

    My SSD, battery pack and controller have been charged through PayPal...
     
  10. 2Thumbs

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,204

    Location: Devon

    Modern Vintage Gamer has a review of the S on YouTube and he's positive about it.

     
  11. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 19,332

    Location: Midlands

    That is some eagle-eyed business there, I hadn't noticed that. I'm in the same boat, hopefully one with release day deliveries.

    Thanks all.
     
  12. Buckster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Aug 2006

    Posts: 8,754

    So reading that arstehnica review the changes on some games X to S aren't just resolution reduction

    Not what some had assumed ?
     
  13. TonyTurbo78

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Sep 2013

    Posts: 10,081

    Location: West End, Southampton

    Unbelievable. 4th time I've rang someone after 3 continuous days where they "didn't automatically attempt to take payment again", spoke to a guy this time who said what i'd need to do is go to my account details, go to the Xbox preorder and reselect the same payment option and apply. That way it updates the system and card payment will then be taken. Within 30 seconds of doing that the money was taken from my account. Why on earth was I not told this the past 3 days. Oh well, seems to be fine now. He also said that MS will not be sending out the consoles for delivery "on the 10th" but they will be shipped "on the 10th" so expect them a few days after that. A bit rubbish that but I believe him more than the others that I had spoken to on the phone.
     
  14. Mark1989

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Dec 2008

    Posts: 15,008

    Read Eurogamer and ign impression of S and it's exactly what am expecting from it.

    Think it's perfect consol to have along side a ps5 and switch, if you down own say a ps5 then I'd say series X is needed but if you do I think S is perfect companion for game pass etc
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,580

    That's interesting. That's not what was marketed?

    I was always confused by the website that stated 2-3 days delivery for most items. I assumed a release product would ship and arrive on release day. I trust Amazon more than MS at this point.
     
  16. Ysmalari

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Jan 2007

    Posts: 928

    Location: Wallington

    And to think I ordered from MS as I thought it would be the most hassle free option! Oh well, at least it appears we got it sorted... Hopefully they will arrive on the 10th but as long as I get one I'm happy.
     
  17. Buckster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Aug 2006

    Posts: 8,754

    Might have miss interpreted it worth reading the paragraph specifically mentions differences
     
  18. rp2000

    Capo Baston

    Joined: 11 Nov 2002

    Posts: 82,088

    Location: Barcelona

  19. steve5424

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 May 2012

    Posts: 2,096

    Location: Rutherglen, Glasgow

    with the digital games they are simple to resume. Just pick them and swap. However with disc based I would imagine that you need to put the disc in at something. Not sure if quick resume will work well with disc games.
     
  20. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,339

    Location: Lancs/London