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Xbox Series X and Series S are partly offered for sale

It’s the big day for Microsoft. The Xbox X and S series are officially on sale today, but in the context of the restriction in France and many countries around the world, the term “availability” has a very special meaning. In fact, if we look at the details, the new consoles are only available … for those who did it a few weeks ago, pre-order a copy! You will therefore not find the X series in stock at FNAC, CDiscount or Micromania. ALL stocks are exhausted and to tell the truth, one might even wonder if there really was any stock at the start of that day (I checked Micromania very early on the website and saw no availability).

There are (still) S series

It looks a little different with the Xbox S series, which is still available on both the Microsoft website (299 euros) and the FNAC website. Given the very low popularity of the S series, we will not speak of a “successful” start.

The Xbox All Access offer, with which you can use your console + Game Pass Ultimate for a subscription of 24.99 euros / month for 24 months (for the S series) or a subscription of 32.99 euros / month for the series can leave X, also enlarges the start. FNAC explains: “Due to the exceptional circumstances, we will no longer be able to offer Xbox All Access as of November 10th. This shift is only due to the current legislation which does not allow us to open our gaming departments. “With the second partner Micromania, the all-access offer on the website is offered well … but there are no more consoles available!

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And additional equipment

Those who pre-ordered the Series X in good time can usually get their precious product starting today (or tomorrow), but there are hiccups here too, confirming the enormous tensions on the production lines. The lucky ones can even buy a 1 TB storage expansion from Seagate (270 euros anyway) or a second gamepad (59.99 euros).

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Reminder of specifications and game pass

As a reminder: The Xbox Series S offers a computing power of 4 flops compared to 12 flops for the Series X. Both computers are compatible with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. The X / S series launch doesn’t include any exclusive first-party suppliers, but to be honest, Xbox’s primary interest is in an increasingly compelling Game Pass Ultimate (DOOM Eternal, Gears 5, Ori and the Will of Wisp, A Plague Tale, Forza 7 etc.). EA Play’s offer is also being added to the Ultimate bundle today, with a great welcome gift for the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order game, which in its Series X version (Auto HDR +) absolutely surpassed 4K + 60 fps). Most Xbox One generation games also benefit from a very solid slap of “polish” that often goes beyond simple backward compatibility.