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#811 SukhShanti  

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

I don't like the finish on the Scorpio seems like it would collect dust.

Ah I didn't realize it was just an "aesthetic" thing.



#812 PeeDeeJay   Who stole my hat? CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:38 PM

Can I preorder in store at gamestop? I have trade credit and don't want to pay tax online. I also don't want to call gamestop. Website says "online only".

#813 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:00 PM

I don't like the finish on the Scorpio seems like it would collect dust.


Same, and I'm also constantly upgrading to the next best xbox so most likely it would be traded in eventually. The controllers Scorpio font layout doesn't look great to me.

#814 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:45 PM

Can I preorder in store at gamestop? I have trade credit and don't want to pay tax online. I also don't want to call gamestop. Website says "online only".


You should be able to. I just got my preorder in for the standard Xbox One X at my local GameStop about an hour ago.

#815 PeeDeeJay   Who stole my hat? CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:23 PM

You should be able to. I just got my preorder in for the standard Xbox One X at my local GameStop about an hour ago.

Thanks, I was able to get one as well. I've never had anyone at this gamestop talk so much to me (they're usually very grumpy and antisocial). After I told her I was going to pay for the whole thing she got all giddy and asked what games I was looking forward to... and I just stared... realizing nothing was coming out anytime soon lol. I just wanna play destiny 2 with my friends in glorious 4k and HOPEFULLY HDR. Also curious about Evil Within 2.

#816 Unsocial Worker  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

I waited at Gamestop about an hour before noon, and by 15 minutes after noon no one else had showed up to pre-order it. Some other stores had called saying they had "campers", so maybe it was just the store I was at...

#817 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1363 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:35 PM

So, it looks like the demand for this thing is pretty low. I guess MS initially alotted a small amount of preorder units to drive up demand. Then they allot more units to retailers and they're not selling out.
Let's go O's!

#818 YaoZing  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

Talked to some Gamestop's in town and I was given the impression that there was not much interest outside the initial rush of pre-orders for the Scorpio edition. I can't imagine this is going to sell well at all.



#819 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11180 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:06 PM

The demand was pretty much just from the hardcore Xbox audience and scalpers hoping to sell the Limited Project Scorpio edition.

 

I think It will have a huge first month and maybe a decent December but will fall off from there.


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#820 Outlaw1986   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   731 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:17 AM

Will Star Wars battlefront 2 be upgraded for the One X?

#821 stryker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:36 AM

Will Star Wars battlefront 2 be upgraded for the One X?

Yes

 

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#822 RiPPn  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:09 AM

The demand was pretty much just from the hardcore Xbox audience and scalpers hoping to sell the Limited Project Scorpio edition.

 

I think It will have a huge first month and maybe a decent December but will fall off from there.

Agreed, this is Xbox One launch all over again.. by March of next year this thing will probably see $100 discounts and a free game and year of live included.. that's when I'll be buying.


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#823 6er   Hoping "The Wall" has Gold doors CAGiversary!   2777 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:22 AM

I'll happily stick with my Scorpio. I was shocked by how much I got for my Day One edition when I sold it. This will actually be my 4th Xbox one. I sold my day one way back when target was giving an extra game with purchase of the holiday bundle, then I got my S when target had the buy two glitch where you cancelled the game and an S was $220 after tax. I only paid like $40 to get a brand new one with a game each time. Seemed like a deal, never had to worry about the console dying of age and it was cheaper than buying just the game.

Now, I'm getting the Scorpio because it's what I asked for(a console that could rival or beat a good gaming PC), and I vote with my wallet. Yeah, it probably won't win this generation but you gotta support a division head like Phil Spencer IMO, may never see someone like him in that position again. He's done well for a guy that was basically handled a spoo to clean up a few years of elephant crap that Xbox had become.

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#824 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11180 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:22 AM

Eh I have no interest in Xbox One doing well. Imo if they keep struggling maybe that will get their ass in gear and focus on actually make exclusive games again.


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#825 ElektroDragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   826 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:31 PM

Got it at newegg, its the only place that is tax free for me, which is more savings than any 5% or 6% program by far.  Just hope they actually deliver.  Already have an One S and PS4 Pro and a Switch, but gotta have that new shiny thing, right?



#826 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1530 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

Yeah, it's selling like crap. ;)

 

https://www.windowsc...-us-bestsellers



#827 z24buddy   Skilled Cactus Killer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

Yeah, it's selling like crap. ;)

 

https://www.windowsc...-us-bestsellers

 

Article makes no mention of how many units have been offered or how many were pre-ordered. So yes it could very well be selling like crap. Example: What if they only offered 200,000 units worldwide for preorder, and some stores still haven't sold out? In that case it would be considered "selling like crap". I will have first hand access to November sales numbers by Mid December (not sharing, so don't ask) so I will be able to make a decision then if I want to try and get one in Dec or wait a few months to get the inevitable "deal".



#828 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   12895 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:27 AM

Because Amazon is a litmus test of how well something is selling. . .OR it could just be that people are pre-ordering with no money down in the odd chance it winds up being limited and worth money to flip during Christmas. I too could blindly place a pre-order I have no intention of keeping but I value my bandwidth.


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#829 Inceptional  

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:24 AM

Yea, I've decided to pass on the X and stick with my S. $500 is just too much and I'd rather put that money towards a 4K HDR TV this holiday.

#830 Untamed Sorrow   The Maple Kind ?? CAGiversary!   1010 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

Yea, I've decided to pass on the X and stick with my S. $500 is just too much and I'd rather put that money towards a 4K HDR TV this holiday.


Agreed, you can currently get a 55" 4K HDR10 Hisense @ BestBuy for $400, great reviews too...
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#831 kingwormer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   364 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:56 PM

You all do realize to Pro never sold well either? This will trend the exact same way. I remember talking with the guys at Gamestop a few days before it released, and they still had plenty of preorder spots, infact my store on had 3 preordered. People just don't see the "need" for a faster system, when it still plays the same games. I think it companies were dumb for not making exclusives for the new hardware. That would get people to buy it.

#832 PeeDeeJay   Who stole my hat? CAGiversary!   699 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:52 PM

You all do realize to Pro never sold well either? This will trend the exact same way. I remember talking with the guys at Gamestop a few days before it released, and they still had plenty of preorder spots, infact my store on had 3 preordered. People just don't see the "need" for a faster system, when it still plays the same games. I think it companies were dumb for not making exclusives for the new hardware. That would get people to buy it.

It's too big of a risk to make pro exclusive games as the install base will be much lower. Microsoft or Sony would have to give some sort of incentive to the publisher to make a game that ONLY plays on their pro systems. The game would have to be really good (probably AAA) to convince people to upgrade, and games of that caliber usually cost more to make. It just doesn't make sense financially at this time.

I don't think they're expecting this to fly off the shelves, but it may be testing the waters for how future console launches are done.

#833 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

The first system to have an interactive sex doll will fly off the shelves.

They'll all be purchased by some guy named John Doe, but shipped to 1,000,000 different US addresses. And no one will actually "own" one.

#834 z24buddy   Skilled Cactus Killer CAGiversary!   554 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:55 PM

The first system to have an interactive sex doll will fly off the shelves.

They'll all be purchased by some guy named John Doe, but shipped to 1,000,000 different US addresses. And no one will actually "own" one.

Where can I preorder this system? Asking for err.. uhhh.. a friend...



#835 ubiquetous  

ubiquetous

Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

I have feeling they are available in Japan but all the good parts are pixelated.

#836 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

Well the XB1 X, and the PS4 Pro are enthusiast level consoles which won't sell as well as the lower priced base models.

PC gaming is similar with graphics cards. A 1080ti and 1080 are enthusiast while 1070 and 1060 geared towards the mainstream, where all the money is.

MS is selling this X model at a loss. I'm thinking it only exists to keep the brand name strong by one up'ing Sony's Pro.

The Pro was a decent upgrade for a lot of my Playstation exclusives. I'm expecting the same once I get my X.

Anyway I'm just bored here in my break. I want tacos.

#837 RiPPn  

Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:50 AM

MS is selling this X model at a loss. I'm thinking it only exists to keep the brand name strong by one up'ing Sony's Pro.

I don't think this is accurate..  have not seen it reported that Microsoft is taking a loss on these consoles and I believe Microsoft said they never will take a loss on hardware again..


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#838 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   10850 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:43 AM

Phil said the console is not sold at a profit or sold at a loss. They are probably assuming whoever buys a X buys one digital game to make up for the hardware loss. IE someone buys Forza for $60 (digitally) then MS makes a profit. They were probably able to get the system at $499 with very slim margins and hope you buy into their digital ecosystem. The typical CAG probably makes both MS and Sony some good $$$ even when factoring in discounted year subscriptions. I'm really curious how much MS makes off the XBox One S considering it has already hit around the $200 price point with Minecraft.


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#839 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

NeloDiavolo

Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

I don't think this is accurate..  have not seen it reported that Microsoft is taking a loss on these consoles and I believe Microsoft said they never will take a loss on hardware again..

Yea I think you are right. I re-read the reply that Spencer said and it sounds like its breaking even. And like David Hibiki mentioned, the profit will be in games.  



#840 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2343 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:12 PM

I have feeling they are available in Japan but all the good parts are pixelated.

You think dicks are the good part?


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