January 31, 2023

Weekend Best Deals: Xbox Series X / S in stock, Samsung microSD cards and more

Ars Technica

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. The latest round of the best tech deals across the web has made headlines with more PSA than full discounts: if you’re interested in buying one of Microsoft’s latest game consoles, Xbox Series X or Series S.Looks like you can finally do that without rushing to beat the scalpels or constantly monitoring the stock trackers.

There is one, the most powerful series X In stock at Walmart For most The last two weeks. There is no discount from Microsoft’s $ 499 MSRP, and you’ll need to sign in to a free Walmart account to check out, but in fact the process of getting the Series X seems a lot more stable than it has been for the past year and a half. At that point the console will usually be sold out in a few minutes or so Not available at all.

If Walmart runs out of supply, Microsoft will The X series is in stock As well, though in bundle form. This package includes the console, the second controller (one in the box) and one of the few games. Cheap game option Ars-recommended Assassin’s Creed Valhalla For $ 24, the exam is included Newly appreciated RPG Elton Ring At full price. If you’re planning to pick up an extra gameplay and one of the available games anyway, this is not the worst package we’ve seen in recent months.

Series S Slightly easier to find Of late, but now we are starting to see real deals for the device from some retailers. According to this writing, for example, Newegg will allow You get a $ 30 discount Usually $ 300 console when using code “APRBRA338” during check out.

We Broke the differences Previously between the Series X and the Series, but in a nutshell, the Series X is a testament to the future of both, offering a more powerful GPU, more memory and more storage (1TB, 512GB on the Series S). If you plan to buy a 4K TV or are interested in achieving the highest graphics settings in your games, it should be worth the extra $ 200. Series X has a disk drive so you can pick up used games, while Series S can only play digital downloads.

It can play all the games like the Series S, Series X, and although it was not made for high-end 4K gaming like the Series X (aimed at 1440p resolution) it still brings a significant step up. In terms of performance compared to the old Xbox One. It is a very compact hardware and the lack of its disk drive does not prevent it from integrating well with one. Xbox Game Boss Subscription, If you have already paid. If you are looking for a secondary console or just looking for a way to play Halo, ForceAnd on the smaller screen than other Xbox games, this is a good value.

There is still a unique possibility that these consoles will sell out by the time you read this, unfortunately, Sony’s PlayStation 5 Still appears The thigh is the thigh By Component deficiency The serious, epidemic-fuel demand faced by many gaming devices over the past two years. But if you’ve sold out at Xbox’s game library and want to use the console on a gaming PC, access to the latest generation of hardware is easy.

If you do not need a new console, there is a new low price in our roundup 512GB version Discounts on Samsung’s Evo Select microSD card, as well as recommended USB-C chargers from Anker and board games, 8BitDo games, LG OLED TVs, Gaming Monitors and more. You can see our complete list below.

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