As we fast approach the end of the year and the launch of the next-gen consoles, attention around the globe has turned to pre-ordering your Xbox Series X or PS5 console, and this is no different in the UK.
While the PlayStation 4 dominates the gaming market in the UK, the Xbox remains a popular console and we expected pre-orders still to sell out soon after they went live.
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Keep reading to see everything you need to know about pre-ordering an Xbox in the UK, as well as a retailer breakdown!
Xbox Series X pre-order date UK
Unlike with the PlayStation 5, those in the United Kingdom will receive the Xbox Series X on the same date as their friends across the pond. Pre-orders for the console opened at 8 AM BST on September 22, costing £449.99.
Microsoft has confirmed the list of UK retailers selling the Xbox Series X on Tuesday, which includes: Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and other participating retailers.
We've highlighted some retailers below that could be useful to look at if you still haven't ordered an Xbox Series X!
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Xbox Series X pre-order from Microsoft Store UK
What better place to pre-order a console than the source itself? The Microsoft Store opened Xbox Series X pre-orders on September 22, and likely boasts a hefty stock of consoles.
Pre-orders are NOW OPEN from the Microsoft Store, which can be viewed here, although the Xbox Series X is currently out of stock on the site. However, the Xbox Series S is still available from the Microsoft Store, which you can order from here!
Xbox Series X pre-order from GAME UK
GAME burned through its stock of PS5 consoles just after midnight on September 17, mere minutes after opening up pre-orders. As one of the UK's most respected game retailers, thousands of customers flocked to the GAME website to buy an Xbox Series X, and so it's no wonder that the console is now sold out from the site.
You can, however, register your interest and sign up for stock notifications for the Xbox Series X console from this link here.
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Xbox Series X pre-order from Amazon UK
After a short delay, Xbox Series X pre-orders went live on Amazon just after 8 AM on September 22!
Much like GAME, Amazon is a well-respected and popular place for gamers to buy products, and so both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pages now say that the consoles are "Currently Unavailable" at the time of writing.
CLICK HERE: Amazon Xbox Series X hub
Xbox Series X pre-order from Currys UK
Again, pre-orders on Currys for the Xbox Series X have now sold out. This comes after customers waited in queues up to an hour in length to order the Xbox Series X when orders went live on September 22.
You can view the Xbox Series X page here, as Currys promises they are "working tirelessly to secure more stock", advising customers to "continue to check this page for more updates" in the future.
Xbox Series X pre-order from Argos UK
Argos was amongst the final retailers to open its pre-orders for the PS5, waiting until Friday and acting as a lifesaver for those who overslept on Thursday morning.
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!
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