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shikamaru317 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

He's missing the upfront fee. For the deal with the S the upfront fee is $230. For the X the upfront fee is either $230 or more. 

So you can buy the S for around $300, and then pay $60 a year for XBL, and Gamepass for $10 a month, for a total of $660 for two years. 


You can pay $230 upfront and the $22 a year for two years, for a total of $758. 

Clearly just outright buying the console is better. It's especially true when you consider that XBL usually runs deals to get it for cheaper than $60 a year, and that not everybody needs 24/7/365 XBL coverage to enjoy all their games. Many games are strictly single player experiences. So what happens if you wind up playing single player for three or four months a year? You're still paying for the XBL that you dont' need for all those months. 

Destructoid misread the Windows Central article they sourced. The upfront fee part was where they were comparing the prices of buying separately vs. getting Xbox All-Access. The windows central article says nothing about any upfront fee on Xbox All-Access. 

Ah ok, then it's a good deal, but only if you're one of those people that plans on having XBL + Gamepass 24/7/365. It wouldn't work for me, because I have no need for Gamepass, and I might have XBL four or five months out of the year (if I even had an XB1 system). But for someone like my old roommate who plays a ton of multiplayer games, and also has Gamepass it's a good deal. 

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Not a bad deal actually. It's certainly more expensive over the course of a generation but cheaper than most people pay for their phones. I'd still rather buy it outright but it's a good option for those who don't want to.

I would like more details. If the xbox breaks, do they pay for it and just give you a new one? Wondering if this would be cheaper than buying a base Xbox or ps4 at launch then upgrading to a pro or X mid way... It might work out cheaper.... If there is no deposit.


Naaaah ! Not getting into that for obvious ownership reasons.

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Last edited by COKTOE - on 23 August 2018

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COKTOE said:


Yeah, having more options for people is gross.

Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

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flashfire926 said:
COKTOE said:


Yeah, having more options for people is gross.

Who do you think I'm speaking for? Everybody on VGC? The planet? Myself? Why don't you head down to the lab, run some tests, and see if you can figure it out?

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

It seems to be a decent deal IF you know without a doubt that you would buy both Xbox Live AND Game Pass subscriptions for the next two years. That probably fits a lot of the Xbox demographic, to be honest. I know a guy who never cancelled his Live membership after he sold his 360. It sat on his father's credit card for YEARS without him even using it, until he got an XO.

Personally, I hate contracts that take away your options for an extended period of time. I'd never do this for any console unless the savings was extensive. Besides that, I can't imagine buying an Xbox before their annual holiday discounts.

Microsoft has been after service models for years. That's their goal for pretty much everything. It's one of the reasons I keep my distance from their ecosystem as much as possible.

called this 2 years ago, it's how the X1X should have launched in my opinion.

Very stupid idea to start this offer after having already announced that they're working on new hardware. Would people sign into a contract for 2 years with a ps4 if the ps5 was on the way? very unlikely.

Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games?

I wonder why would this be a thing for an average American who can afford $250 for a console easily, it's not that HUGE investment.