Deal Alert: Get $50 off Xbox Series S consoles (updated)
The notoriously hard to find Xbox Series S is back on sale at Amazon Australia - and for a limited time you can score $50 off the RRP.
The Xbox Series X, Series S and PlayStation 5 have been almost impossible to buy this year due to an ongoing chip shortage and COVID-related transit issues. Finding one of these consoles at a discounted price is even rarer.
In other words, you need to jump on this deal ASAP before it disappears.
For a (very) limited time, Amazon is selling the Xbox Series S for 10% off the retail price. Normally selling for $499, it's now down to just $449, a saving of $50.
This is the cheapest price you're going to find on a next-gen console by a considerable margin. The PlayStation 5, which is still completely sold out, starts at $599.95. The Xbox Series X (also sold out) costs $749.
The last time the Xbox Series S appeared on Amazon it sold out within minutes, so we strongly advise hitting that purchase button if you want to snap one up. Here's the link.
Introducing the Xbox Series S, the smallest, sleekest Xbox console ever. Experience the speed and performance of a next-gen all-digital console at an accessible price point.
Buy for $449 ($300 less than Xbox Series X)
About the Xbox Series S
The Xbox Series S is a lower-cost, all-digital alternative to the Xbox Series X. It comes with a less powerful graphics processor and no optical drive, but it can play all the same games as the Xbox Series X. This makes it an excellent option for gamers on a budget.
As mentioned, the Xbox Series S cuts out the Blu-ray drive and cuts back on processing grunt. The 12.15 TFLOPS of power seen in the XSX drops to just 4 TFLOPS on the Xbox Series S. This is mainly due to a lesser CPU running at 3.6GHz instead of 3.8GHz, and a downgrade of the GPU from a 52CU (compute unit) RDNA 1.825GHz card to a 20CU, 1.565GHz GPU card.
It will still run Xbox Series X games but they will look slightly less impressive on a 4K TV. You can find out more about how the 2 consoles compare in the video below.
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