Pre-orders have officially begun for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. As Xbox fans across the world scramble to find a next-gen console to order, retailers quickly burned through their stock of Xbox consoles, mirroring the slightly chaotic PS5 pre-orders from the previous week.
While the PS5 may be well and truly sold out, there are a few Xbox consoles left in the wild, waiting to be snapped up by gamers excited by Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda.
If you're looking for a next-gen Xbox console, we've got you covered below. But be warned - stock seems to be running out fast, wherever you look!
Where to pre-order the Xbox Series X
From a broad point of view, Microsoft has disclosed the full list of participating retailers selling Xbox Series X's across the world. Here's the breakdown:
- United States: Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers
- Canada: Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and other participating retailers
- United Kingdom: Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and other participating retailers
- Australia: Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers
- New Zealand: Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers
- Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten and other participating retailers
Right now, we know that Argos has sold out of its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S stock, but if you click on either of those two links, you can register to be notified by Argos about stock availability!
There is also a live product page for the Xbox Series X on Amazon - you can click here to check it out. And there's an Amazon page for the Xbox Series S here. However, at the time of writing, both these two products are "Currently Unavailable" and are likely sold out while Amazon attempts to restock.
When did Xbox Series X pre-orders begin?
The Series X and Series S became available to pre-order from September 22, 2020, just under two months before the console launches.
Pre-orders opened 11 AM ET/8 AM PT in the US and Canada, and 8 AM BST in the UK.
Pre-orders opened in Australia and New Zealand at 8 AM AEST and 8 AM NZST, respectively. For the rest of the world, pre-orders opened at 9 AM CEST.
Pre-order Xbox Series X via Xbox All Access
If you're unwilling splash out $499.99/£449.99 for the Xbox Series X at launch, Microsoft will also allow you to pay a monthly fee, starting at £28.99/mo. for the Series X in the UK, and $34.99/mo. in the US.
Pre-orders for Xbox All Access also opened on September 22 at the time as the normal Xbox Series X pre-orders. The service is available from the following retailers:
- United States: Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, and Walmart
- Australia: Telstra
- New Zealand: Spark
- UK: GAME and Smyths Toys
- Denmark: Elgiganten
- Finland: Gigantti
- Norway: Elkjøp
- Sweden: Elgiganten
The service will also be available in Canada, France, Poland and South Korea ahead of the Xbox Series X's launch, but orders did not open on September 22.