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Following Sony's sudden launch of PS5 pre-orders that left keen customers scrambling, Microsoft has taken a more measured approach, announcing in advance that pre-orders for its latest and greatest, the Xbox Series X (as well its more affordable Xbox Series S), would begin at 8am worldwide on Tuesday 22 September.
Having a specific pre-order launch time didn't make it any easier to find one though, with stock selling out almost instantly as fans rush to make sure they have the new Xbox ready for the 10 November 2020 launch date.
Still, we're hoping for more stock to be available to order between now and launch date - not least since Sony has promised the same for PS5 pre-orders - so here are all the stores to keep checking in case more stock comes in.
How much does the Xbox Series X cost?
The Series X costs £449/US$499. This is the same price as the current Xbox One X.
You can also buy it on a pay monthly basis via the Xbox All Access program, which bundles both the console with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £28.99/$34.99 per month with no upfront cost. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs £10.99/$14.99 per month separately.
The more affordable Xbox Series S, which is 60% smaller than the Series X costs £249/$299. Here's where to pre-order the Xbox Series S.
Where to pre-order the Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X pre-orders have already been and gone, with pre-order stock sold out everywhere. Don't give up hope though: we've already seen stock return briefly at Very in the UK, so it's possible that other retailers will also re-stock before launch.
The best thing you can do is check all of the retailers below for stock updates, sign up to their stock notifications if available, or join their 'register your interest' pages, to give you the best chance of being the first to know when more consoles come in. If not, Microsoft has at least said that there will be more stock come launch day.
We are humbled by the record-breaking demand for Xbox Series X and S. Huge thanks to everyone for the excitement. 🙏— Xbox (@Xbox) September 22, 2020
If you weren't successful today be sure to sign up with retailers for updates, and expect more consoles to be available on November 10. 💚
Naturally, pre-order consoles are also available on eBay if you don't mind paying a little extra and taking a risk on a dodgy deal.
- Currys PC World
- The Game Collection
- John Lewis
- Smyths Toys
Where will the Xbox Series X be available?
Microsoft has confirmed that the Series X console will be available in 37 countries on 10 November, including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand.
For the games that will be available from day one, check out our dedicated Xbox Series X launch game list.