After the chaos of last week, Microsoft are hoping that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders are a bit more orderly. Pre-orders will be going live today at 8AM local time, and we’ve got links to all participating retailers in the UK ready below.
Updates: Some sites have continued to struggle, and Xbox Series X is now out of stock, while Xbox Series S is available to pre-order almost across the board. We’ve got retailer updates below. Keep trying and good luck!
The Xbox Series X will be priced at $499.99 / £449.99 / €499.99, while the lower-powered Xbox Series S comes in at $299.99 / £249.99 / €299.99. Alternatively, there is All Access 24-month payment plan available at select retailers. Both consoles will be launching globally on 10th November, marking the start of the next generation.
Xbox Series X | S UK Pre-Orders:
Xbox Series S available to order
- Microsoft Store – Xbox Series S available to order (23/09 10am)
- VERY ** Xbox Series S now live (23/09 10am)
- ShopTo – Series S available to pre-order (23/09 10am)
- GAME – Xbox Series S available (23/09 10am)
Upcoming Xbox Series X availability
- John Lewis ** – Seemingly not part of the pre-order gang just yet…
Out of Stock
- Box.co.uk – immediately out of stock (15:35pm)
- Microsoft Store – Xbox Series X out of stock (17:27pm)
- AO.com – Xbox Series X and Series S bundles out of stock (17:30pm)
- VERY ** Xbox Series X out of stock (09:20am)
- Argos – Xbox Series X and Series S are both unavailable (17:30pm)
- ShopTo – Series X out of stock (09:00am)
- Amazon – Series X and Series S out of stock (23/09 10am)
- Currys PC World * – Series X and Series S pre-orders are now unavailable (10:42am)
- Tesco – All out of stock (08:58am)
- Simply Games – Series X out of stock in 8 minutes!
- GAME – Xbox Series X out of stock, Xbox Series S (16:00pm)
- Smyths Toys – Xbox Series X and Series S both out of stock (16:00pm)
* Deposit required ** Payment required at time of order
Additionally, Microsoft, Game and Smyths Toys will be selling the console under the All Access payment plan in the UK. This spreads out the cost to be $24.99 / £20.99 per month for Series S, and $34.99 / £28.99 per month for Series X. This also bundles in an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which will soon include EA Play games and benefits.
Elsewhere in the world, the console will be available, or already is available at the following locations.
- United States (8AM PT / 11AM ET): 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
- 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
- Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (9AM CEST) at Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, and other participating retailers. These will differ from country to country.
Yesterday, Microsoft stunned the gaming world by announcing they are buying Bethesda and its catalogue of beloved studios and game franchises. Bethesda will continue to publish game independently, and existing exclusivity deals and partnerships will remain, but there’s a very real possibility that the next Elder Scrolls game, Wolfenstein, Starfield, and more could become Xbox Series X|S console exclusives. At the very least, all Bethesda games will now be added to Xbox Game Pass.