Snagged a pre order for that Halo LE Xbox Series X and spent some gamestop credit I have had that I didnt have a better use for.
I dont even like Halo that much. But it looks like a nice inoffensive paintjob. Got plenty of other things to keep busy on until November,
Gone again - that was quick!
Back available again now...
They had a load (6/7 behind the counter) of regular series X in Currys liffey valley few weeks ago when I strolled in
Did a tour of every place in Cork out of interest the last few days and not a whiff. Going to flog my PS5 as soon as I get my paws on one.
Why are you moving to Xbox out of interest ?
I spend most of my limited gaming time on the xbox one/gamepass, Hades and 12 minutes at the moment, Doom 2016 and Eternal before that etc, Overcooked, Fallout etc. Bought the PS5 as I loved all the From Software games but never played Demon Souls on the PS3. Having finished that I never turn on the PS5 (apart from to play the unoptimised Fallout 4), neither do my (young) kids since they exhausted "the robot game". PS5: No games, coil whine!!!, did I mention the coil whine, dodgy controller (I've had to fix sticky buttons several times), the stupid plastic stand. PS5 physical design is the worst of all time in fairness, the little plastic stand is a workaround for some sort of massive design balls-up. The whole thing is cheap and massively expensive. Given CEX will pay me more than I paid for it on day one it's a bit of a no-brainer. The Xbox has GAMES and apparently does not sound like a fridge.
Apologies for going off-topic. I'll post here the minute I spot any stock...
That's all fair enough, Game Pass alone is a massive draw, particularily if you use the upgrade deal to get it ultra cheap.
Just an FYI, the early Series consoles had problems with some of their controllers, a rubber pad would come loose, causing the right trigger to stick a little, as least until the pad moved out of the way completely, at which point the trigger will feel a little bit "clicky". Haven't seen people complain about it in a good while now, so maybe it's been sorted. Just wanted you to know that beforehand, just so you go in eyes open.
I have yet to use the controller that came with my Series S, I just stick to the Elite as I like a controller with a bit of weight to it.
Other than the D Pad being different, is there any other real difference or advantage to using that over the Elite?
Only really the share button, although that's more of a hindrance than anything. I was constantly accidentally hitting it when I used my Series X controller for a while when my Elite was getting repaired.
Thanks for the heads up. There's always something! Good to be aware of.
I have had no issues with my Series X. Dead quiet, simple clean appealing design and great specs. It's the reason I went with a One X vs PS4 pro originally too. But, there are quite a few exclusives I'd like to play on PS. So, maybe I'll get a PS5 slim if that ever appears. I can wait.
Hey folks - anyone any advice on where to get Series X in Dublin? Thanks a mill!
A friend of mine is looking for a Series X for his young lad in Limerick, anyone know of any where that has them in stock?
He was told by someone in smyths that it will be near impossible to get one this side of Christmas, don't know how true that is though!
The best bet seems to be the bigger Tesco stores, and Currys/PC World. They don't advertise that they've got them though, so you'll need to visit/call the store directly, and ask if they've got any in stock.
There was 5 in almost every smiths store today at 9, picked one up at nearest one
all gone within 3 hours
keep eyes on https://www.smythstoys.com/ie/en-ie/video-games-and-tablets/xbox-gaming/xbox-series-x-%7c-s/xbox-series-x-%7c-s-consoles/xbox-series-x-1tb-console/p/192012
Yep. Totally recommend Smyths. Also maybe keep in contact with your local stores to see when the next drop might be.
Three left in Smyth's Limerick, Ennis Road...
5 in Blanchardstown too
It's real !
Yeh I’m well happy Xmas present for little one (and me 😃) sorted now. Smyths also taking preorders for PS5 for later in month so they must be confident
Nice. It's a great console. Don't forget the 3 year GamePass offer for about 120 quid if it's still around. Check the GamePass thread on here.
Pity it's only instore purchase. Can't get up to my nearest one due to work.
Edit : Just went live for Home Delivery. Result !
Got one. Seen them trickling into stores near me all day whilst I've been stuck on calls and meetings so I thought it just wasn't to be, but then they came up for home delivery. Happy days.
More stock in Smyth's Tralee.
And now there are two in Smyth's Drogheda.
Harvey Norman are getting the Series X price tags ready so should be available in store this week.
Thanks for the heads up ... in-store only or might be some online as well?
I saw on a Twitter feed that GameStop St. Stephens Green have some Series X in stock.
I haven't checked myself so I cant verify.
Seems like the series X can currently be reserved in Argos, need to select "Check stock in your area" then pick the local store. I've managed to get a reservation number from Nutgrove.