stocks, games, accessories… the best deals in 2023

THE XBOX SERIES. Xbox Series, the direct competitors of Playstation 5, is among the best options of the moment in the category of home consoles. Here you can find them in stock.

While the Playstation 5 has been in the spotlight since its launch in November 2020, its competitors on the Xbox side have long suffered from the same supply issues. A situation that has improved a lot on Microsoft’s side since then, allowing all gamers who are fans of the X brand to finally switch to the next-gen console. The main specifications of these new models: 4K, 120 frames per second, SSD hard drive and a catalog of exclusives greatly enhanced with Xbox Game Pass. If you’re looking to buy the Xbox Series X or its little sister, the Xbox Series S, or just want to expand your game library at a lower price, here are all the deals available on the market.

If you’re also looking to enjoy the next generation of home console gaming, you’ll definitely want to start looking for the Xbox Series X. Microsoft’s console offers exceptional performance for a price similar to Sony’s PS5 ($499.99). Currently available from Rakuten.

But only here, in 2022, buying a home console requires a certain form of reaction, because stocks are sometimes limited. The Xbox Series X, however, is starting to become easier to find in online stores. If new shortages appear, here are some tips to make your purchase easier:

  • Create alerts : Some sites like Micromania or Fnac offer alerts to inform you of stock availability
  • Save reseller sites in your favorites folder : an approach that can save you precious seconds in the event of a backup
  • Add Xbox Series X to your wishlist : a particularly useful manipulation on Amazon that allows you to work on certain errors when adding to the cart
  • Create accounts and fill in your payment information : a move that could be decisive, again in the name of speed
  • Check sales hours : usually around 9-10am for most sites
  • Follow alert accounts on Twitter : There are a few Twittos identified to help buyers buy a console, especially we think Dealabs, Hamster Player or ChocoBonPlanthis can help you get information about restocking as soon as possible

The Xbox Series S, on the other hand, is built for slightly lower performance based on the 1440p resolution. Without an expensive Blu-ray player, the Xbox Series S forces gamers to buy their games online and store them on a reduced-capacity 500GB hard drive. Thus, the Xbox Series S is offered at a price of 299.99 euros, which is the price of the Nintendo Switch. At the time of writing, Xbox Series X stocks are sold out in France, but it’s still possible to buy an Xbox Series S if the model suits your needs.

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles have been out for a while now. The latter has many games available, some exclusives reserved for Microsoft. In particular, we are thinking about the excellent racing game Forza Horizon 5. Other major licenses are must-haves like the classic FIFA 23 or the Hogwarts Legacy game that will take you to the magical universe of Harry Potter!

Here are the key features of the Xbox Series X: the machine is billed as “at least four times more powerful than the Xbox One.” Below you can find the full details of the processor, graphics card, and RAM. As for memory, it will be possible to expand it up to 2 TB thanks to a memory card.

  • CPU: 8 cores at 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2
  • Graphics processor: 12 TFLOPS RDNA 2 (52 CU @ 1.825 GHz)
  • APU etched in 7nm (improved process compared to classic 7nm)
  • 16 GB GDDR6 RAM (10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s)
  • Internal memory 1TB NVME SSD
  • Port for 1 TB expansion card
  • 4K UHD Blu-Ray player
  • USB 3.2 ports for external hard drives

According to tests by the specialized press, the console can display games at 60 frames per second in 4K, and even 120 frames per second for certain titles. Xbox Velocity Architecture contributes to faster load times than the previous generation. On this occasion, a video was also presented to witness the technological leap between Xbox One X and Xbox Series X: loads are significantly shortened, with the high-end console of Xbox One X launching in 10 seconds. may take more than a minute.

To stand out from its direct competitor Sony, which launched the Playstation 5 in France on November 19, 2020, Microsoft is improving Xbox Game Pass, an all-inclusive subscription formula where you can get all Xbox Game Studios games from the day. their output. Not only that, Microsoft regularly adds new games from more or less new third-party publishers for a total catalog of about a hundred games. Electronic Arts Publishers. That’s why we’ll find Anthem, Battlefield 1, A Way Out, Burnout Paradise Remastered, The Sims 4, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Mass Effect Andromeda, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Dragon Age Inquisition and more… Xbox Game Pass is offered here . €9.99 per month for console or PC subscription and €12.99 per month for console and PC subscription.

More details

On September 9, 2020, Microsoft made the pricing of two next-gen consoles official. The high-end version of the duo, the Xbox Series X, is offered at a suggested retail price of €499.99. Its little sister, the Xbox Series S, is slightly less powerful and lacks a 4K UHD Blu-Ray player, which allows the bill to be lower: the price of the Xbox Series S is set at €299.99.

Starting November 10, 2020, gamers can choose between two Xbox-branded consoles: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. How to decide between the two if you want to stick with Microsoft or stick with the console? Know that the Xbox Series X is considered the best model with the highest performance. It also has a 4K UHD Blu-Ray player and doubles as a media player. There’s also a 1 terabyte hard drive that will store more games than its little sister.

The Xbox Series S, on the other hand, is more like the entry level for this new generation. It’s entry-level, of course, but since the two machines have very similar architectures, without denying much about the performance at stake. The biggest difference is in the disc drive: the Xbox Series S doesn’t have one. Therefore, you will not be able to buy boxed games in stores and will have to download all your games from the internet and store them on your hard drive.

We also note that the Xbox Series S has half the hard drive of the Xbox Series X. When we know that current games take several tens of Gigabytes, not counting their updates, this is information that you should consider. when shopping, consider regularly deleting your games from the hard drive to either buy an extra hard drive or download new ones. The last element to evaluate: price of course. The Xbox Series X retails for €499.99, while the Xbox Series S retails for €299.99, two hundred euros cheaper.

Xbox Series X Xbox Series S
CPU 8-core AMD Zen 2 @ 3.8 Ghz 8-core AMD Zen 2 @ 3.6 Ghz
GPUs AMD RDNA 2 52 CU @ 1.825 Ghz AMD RDNA 2 20 CU @ 1.565 Ghz
GPU power 12.15 TFLOPS 4 TFLOPS
SoCs Dedicated sharing etched in 7nm Dedicated sharing etched in 7nm
tame 16 GB – 10 GB 560 GB/s and 6 GB 336 GB/s 10GB 8GB 224GB/s and 2GB 56GB/s
Target performance 4K at 60fps, up to 120fps 1440p at 60fps, up to 120fps
Storage 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD 512 GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
Extension 1TB memory card 1TB memory card
Disc reader 4K UHD Blu-ray player Nope
HDMI output HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1
Ray Tracing Yes Yes
Variable Refresh Rate Yes Yes
Variable Rate Shading Yes Yes
Xbox One Backward Compatibility Yes Yes
Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility Yes Yes
Original Xbox backwards compatibility Yes Yes
Backward compatibility Accessories Yes Yes
Price 499.99€ 299.99€

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