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Next week, beginning September 22, you’ll be able to pre-order both Xbox Series X, our most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, our smallest console ever delivering next-generation performance at a more affordable price. Xbox Series S and Series X will be available in 37 countries on November 10, and 41 countries by this holiday. You can secure your place in the next generation by pre-ordering Xbox Series X at $499 (Estimated Retail Price) or Xbox Series S at $299 (Estimated Retail Price), or for a low monthly price through Xbox All Access. Or grab both, if that’s your thing!

Beginning on September 22, you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S online at the following retailers:

– United States (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers

– Canada (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and other participating retailers

– UK (8AM BST): Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and other participating retailers

– Australia (8AM AEST): Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers

– New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers

Across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, you can pre-order online starting at 9AM CEST at Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, and other participating retailers. Retailers and availability may differ by country.

For in-store pre-order availability please check with your preferred retailer.

Pre-order is also available via the Xbox All Access program. Xbox All Access is your all-inclusive pass to Xbox where you can get the next-gen Xbox console of your choice plus 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with over 100 high-quality games and soon an EA Play membership, from $24.99 a month for 24 months with no upfront cost. As with our standalone console purchasing, you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox All Access starting on September 22, aligned with regional start times at the following retailers:

– 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

Pre-orders with Xbox All Access will not be available in Canada, France, Poland and South Korea on September 22, but the program will be available in these countries before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch this holiday. We’ll have more details to share soon.

Also, as a reminder for existing Xbox All Access members, you now have even more flexibility when it comes to your upgrade path to the next generation. This means you are now able to purchase Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S with Xbox All Access at any time, including during the pre-order window, (US and UK-only, subject to availability) while still completing your minimum payment requirements for upgrade. Learn more about how to upgrade at xbox.com/xboxallaccess-upgrade.
Interesting. If was pre ording I'd go to Jhon Lewis in the UK. Everybody will flock to the usual suspects like Amazon and Game.
 
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Thanks for posting that. I was wondering what I do if I want to preorder but take advantage of the All Access program.

 

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Will the MS site be reliable for a preorder? I assume so but I haven’t done day 1 on a console since the first Xbox at Toys R Us.
 

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I wanted to preorder in store. Guess I’ll have to online preorder. Who is the best to use? Does all online retailers want the whole paid amount up front?
 

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I wanted to preorder in store. Guess I’ll have to online preorder. Who is the best to use? Does all online retailers want the whole paid amount up front?
I could be wrong, but I didn't think any actually took payment. But I guess I never paid attention. I just assumed it was charged when it actually shipped.
 
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I could be wrong, but I didn't think any actually took payment. But I guess I never paid attention. I just assumed it was charged when it actually shipped.

I remember the MS store didn't take payment until shipping it (though, obviously, they'll need to validate the card). I may see if I can prepay it though.
 
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Thanks for posting that. I was wondering what I do if I want to preorder but take advantage of the All Access program.
Not available in Canada on the 22nd. Means may not be able to get one this fall as I am sure units will go fast on the 22nd.
 

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I guess since I already have a Amazon account and I’ve had stuff shipped to me with no problem for years through them I’ll preorder through them while I’m at work. Once I get off work since I live in a smaller area I’ll try Walmart and GameStop in store for preorders. Either way hopefully I’ll be covered.
 

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Will the MS site be reliable for a preorder? I assume so but I haven’t done day 1 on a console since the first Xbox at Toys R Us.

I remember buying my launch X1 direct from them. It came very late on launch day (was like right before 8pm lol) but it was ok. Obviously a small sample size.

The MS store was what came through when I couldn't get an elite 2 controller (I was one of the very first preorders on Amazon and my order disappeared into nothing).

I'm going to be hoping for MS first and Amazon 2nd.
 
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I remember buying my launch X1 direct from them. It came very late on launch day (was like right before 8pm lol) but it was ok. Obviously a small sample size.
I don't remember what time my launch X1 came but I'm another datapoint for the late on launch day delivery on X1X. Still, I got them fine and I know that if I get it from MS, it will be fulfilled.
 

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I remember buying my launch X1 direct from them. It came very late on launch day (was like right before 8pm lol) but it was ok. Obviously a small sample size.

The MS store was what came through when I couldn't get an elite 2 controller (I was one of the very first preorders on Amazon and my order disappeared into nothing).

I'm going to be hoping for MS first and Amazon 2nd.
Bestbuy will be the best place to buy.
I would never buy directly from MS and it's terrible phone customer service.
 
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Bestbuy will be the best place to buy.
I would never buy directly from MS and it's terrible phone customer service.

I'm pretty much an anti-retail fanboy. I've had nothing but nightmare experiences with brick stores in the past years. I've had countless nightmares at Best Buy and Gamestop. I tried to buy something at Best Buy once and they ended up not being able to sell it, because it wasn't "in the computer". Anytime I go there, there's a group of them all trying to get the register to sell people things. It seems to take a big team effort to perform the simplest task. Don't even get me started about Gamestop.

Plus, honestly, these retail places could close at any point with covid and everything else going on. You'd think they will at least last through the holiday, but who knows? I used to browse Best Buy on lunch (was close by and nothing better to do) and it is just depressing now. You can just tell it is dying.

I'll take my chances with Amazon first to be honest. They are far from perfect, but I've had lots of orders go with no drama too. I only had the one experience with MS, and I didn't need any support because everything just worked.
 

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I'm pretty much an anti-retail fanboy. I've had nothing but nightmare experiences with brick stores in the past years. I've had countless nightmares at Best Buy and Gamestop. I tried to buy something at Best Buy once and they ended up not being able to sell it, because it wasn't "in the computer". Anytime I go there, there's a group of them all trying to get the register to sell people things. It seems to take a big team effort to perform the simplest task. Don't even get me started about Gamestop.

Plus, honestly, these retail places could close at any point with covid and everything else going on. You'd think they will at least last through the holiday, but who knows? I used to browse Best Buy on lunch (was close by and nothing better to do) and it is just depressing now. You can just tell it is dying.

I'll take my chances with Amazon first to be honest. They are far from perfect, but I've had lots of orders go with no drama too. I only had the one experience with MS, and I didn't need any support because everything just worked.
Amazon has missed numerous delivery dates with me but I still use them because I call customer service and get more than a I'm sorry.
Bestbuy sometimes actually gets my stuff earlier than expected but if I have a issue they also have stellar customer service and I get compensated.

Gamestop has been a nightmare.

MS? you might get a sorry and just have the problem fixed if your lucky.
 

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Amazon has missed numerous delivery dates with me but I still use them because I call customer service and get more than a I'm sorry.
Bestbuy sometimes actually gets my stuff earlier than expected but if I have a issue they also have stellar customer service and I get compensated.

Gamestop has been a nightmare.

MS? you might get a sorry and just have the problem fixed if your lucky.

The problem is, if anyone flubs your pre-order, you're not getting one. All the customer service in the world isn't going to get something that is out of stock. (assuming Xbox is anything close to as hard to get as the PS5).
 

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Actually, I'll change mine to Amazon....I think. Just checked and my Project Scorpio came from Amazon and had no issues.
 

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The problem is, if anyone flubs your pre-order, you're not getting one. All the customer service in the world isn't going to get something that is out of stock. (assuming Xbox is anything close to as hard to get as the PS5).
You wouldn't get one from MS either if this was the case.

I never had a stock issue with any of these sellers.

If I did and it was amazon or bestbuy.... not only would it get resolved but id be compensated.

My PS5 pre-orders are from..
Target
Gamestop
Walmart

I don't trust the above except maybe Walmart but bestbuy and amazon let me down in this case.

Oh and I wouldn't order a console from Sony direct either just in case you got it twisted.
 
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We are only 2 months from launch and nobody has a clue how big there game is? Seems unlikely. I 'm not saying they will nott be smaller, I understand the less duplicate files and Imagine compression will play a part, but if they were going to be significantly smaller then people would be talking. MS and Sony both know these puny sizeed SSDs are goinh to be an issue.

We're barely seeing anything running on these systems. Whatever gets released in 2020 will barely touch the capabilities of these systems or be representative of the generation unfortunately. As the gen progresses, they should get much more efficient with storage. May not see that with the first wave of cross gen games.
 

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We're barely seeing anything running on these systems. Whatever gets released in 2020 will barely touch the capabilities of these systems or be representative of the generation unfortunately. As the gen progresses, they should get much more efficient with storage. May not see that with the first wave of cross gen games.
That's a good point on the Xbox side, but it seems nearly everything was running on PS5 hardware.
 
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