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How to preorder Xbox Series X and S – date, retailers, price

Published: 21/Sep/2020 19:25 Updated: 21/Sep/2020 19:42

by Theo Salaun

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The next generation of Xbox gaming, the Xbox Series X and S, will officially launch on November 10, but fans can finally begin reserving their systems on September 22 through select global retailers.

After Sony revealed that PlayStation 5 preorders would become available on September 17 (with numerous retailers opening their sales up a day early), Microsoft fans wondered when their preferred console would be hitting the market. Fortunately, that answer has been revealed as the Xbox Series X and S preorder dates, retailers, and prices are now officially available for players to plan around.

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For the prices, the Xbox Series S has been set at $299 / £249 and the Xbox Series X has been confirmed to be $499 / £449. While the Series X’s price is in line with the standard PlayStation 5, the Series S is cheaper than the PlayStation 4 Digital Edition, which comes in at $399 / £359.

How to preorder Xbox Series X and S

  • United States (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and more
  • Canada (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and more
  • UK (8AM BST): Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and more
  • Australia (8AM AEST): Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and more
  • New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and more
  • Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (9AM CEST): Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, andmore

As noted by Microsoft, in-store shopping will be varied and people will need to check in with their preferred local retailers to determine availabilities and reserve their systems. 

Further, fans can also pre-order Xbox All Access, which includes your next-generation console of choice as well as 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (giving 100 games and an EA Play membership for $24.99 / £19.24 a month.)

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How to preorder Xbox All Access

  • Online via the Xbox All Access program
  • United States (8AM PT): Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
  • Australia (8AM AEST): Telstra
  • New Zealand (8AM NZST): Spark
  • UK (8AM BST): GAME and Smyths Toys
  • Denmark (9AM CEST): Elgiganten
  • Finland (9AM CEST): Gigantti
  • Norway (9AM CEST): Elkjøp
  • Sweden (9AM CEST): Elgiganten

It is worth noting that, like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders are reportedly very limited. According to insider Wario64, GameStop has only received a max of 12 pre-orders of the Series X and a max of 4 pre-orders for the Series S, so you’ll want to be fast.

Of course, the Xbox shouldn’t have the same problems with Sony when it comes to the time that pre-orders will go live, but it’ll certainly have the same problem when it comes to supply constraints.

This list isn’t all-encompassing, but centered on the biggest retailers that Microsoft has highlighted. Based on your location, you’ll have to contact your favorite locations to ensure availability and place an order.

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As the eventual November 10 release date nears, more information is sure to be revealed about games and more.