We have already known for sometime that Xbox Series X|S consoles are launching on November 10, with preorders open from September 22. However, following Sony's PlayStation 5 preorder fiasco, Microsoft seems to be taking extreme care to ensure that the same snafu doesn't happen for its customers.
To that end, Microsoft has detailed exactly when and where you'll be able to preorder Xbox Series X, Series S consoles from.
In a blog post, the company has stated that its upcoming consoles will be available in 37 countries by November 10, and 41 countries by this holiday season. From September 22, preorders for the Series X and SeriesS at $499 and $299, respectively, will start as follows:
- 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
Similarly, preorders will also open on the same at 9AM CEST across Europe, Middle East, and Africa at various retailers including Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, and Elkjøp/Elgiganten.
On the other hand, if you'd rather enroll in Microsoft's Xbox All Access program which allows you to lease the Series X|S for a monthly fee of $34.99|$24.99 bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, pre-order start as follows on September 22:
- 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
Microsoft has specifically noted that pre-orders for Xbox All Access will not be available in Canada, France, Poland, and South Korea on September 22 but they will be open before the consoles' official launch. The company plans to share more details about its rollout soon.