22 September 2020 08:31
Update: The latest news isn't good - stocks are mostly out around the web for Xbox Series X pre-orders in the UK. Very is the latest brand to bring something to the table, and is still showing hardware bundle options in stock at the moment and Argos is showing some availablity- we're constantly checking the web to see if we can spot any Xbox pre-order deals still available. Xbox Series X pre-orders are going to sell out fast in the UK. We're continually scanning the UK's retailers: we'll tell you who we think you should go to first to pre-order your new Xbox; and we'll record who's running out of stock, live, here on this page. That way you can increase your chance of beating the crowds and successfully pre-ordering your Xbox Series X console today.
GAME: pre-order now, also offers Xbox All Access (site has just crashed) Smyths Toys: Pre-order page down, but Xbox All Access is live Inexplicably, Microsoft is showing the Xbox Series X pre-order for just £249.99 - that link goes through to the Xbox Series S pre-order, so don't be fooled by the super low price. Xbox Series S pre-orders: retailers that appear to have stock Xbox Series X pre-orders: UK retailers to try first Amazon will likely have one of the biggest supply of first-wave Xbox Series X and S pre-orders on the books. Microsoft is offering direct Xbox Series X pre-orders from its own UK store this week. Currys PC World is likely to have a good stash of consoles at the start of the day, so it's worth making this retailer one of your first points of call. John Lewis might not be your first thought for Xbox pre-orders, but it offers a free two-year warranty on its electronics, and we're expecting this to include the next-gen Xbox as well.
Updates: Some sites have continued to struggle, and Xbox Series X is generally out of stock in most places, while Xbox Series S is available to pre-order still. United States (8AM PT / 11AM ET): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers 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 Today's the day the Xbox Series X pre-orders finally go live. We're expecting demand to far outweigh the available stock, but you're in the best spot to see a roundup of the latest retailer links to refresh until Microsoft and other stores start taking pre-orders for the new console and also the lower-priced Xbox Series S pre-orders too. The retailer 'add to basket' links have just gone live, and to avoid disappointment, we think one of the best strategies is to get onto the retailer sites before the official start time and be ready as we're expecting this initial wave of Xbox Series X pre-orders, and indeed the Xbox Series S pre-orders, to be gone within an hour. We've listed the most-relevant retailer links below for you to get ready for the pre-orders to launch. Pre-order Xbox Series X and Series S: retailer list Once the pre-orders go live at 8am we expect many of these retailer sites to crash (the PS5 ones did last week). One other thing you should do well before 8am is get yourself signed-in/create a customer account as the fewer screens you have load through tomorrow the better as you don't want it crashing after you've managed to add an Xbox Series X pre-order to your basket while you're trying to enter your credit card details. US Xbox Series X retailers: Amazon | Microsoft | Walmart | Newegg US Xbox Series S retailers: Amazon | Microsoft | Walmart UK Xbox Series X retailers: Amazon | Currys | Microsoft | Very | Box UK Xbox Series S retailers: Amazon | Currys | Microsoft | Very Microsoft's site is still taking orders, but Amazon stock has gone back to unavailable for both models. Update 08:09am: Ok, so Xbox Series X pre-orders have just gone live in the UK, and already we're seeing sites crash and struggle to allow us to add to basket. We'll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals and bundles as soon as they're available. It's never easy making the financial commitment for a next-gen console, but at least we've got a little while yet to save; although Xbox Series X pre-orders go live much sooner, the console (and the cheaper Xbox Series S) will launch, and thus be available, this November 10, 2020. It's unlikely you'll have to pay the $499 / £449.99 / AU$749 cost upfront when committing to an Xbox Series X pre-order, so you've got a couple of months to make sure you've squirreled away enough cash to grab the next generation machine from Microsoft. Here are quick and easy links for when Xbox Series X pre-orders go live. The big cheese of all online retailers is probably going to be one of the biggest stockists of Xbox Series X pre-orders. Having the most units on offer makes it a good bet for September 22 when pre-orders go live, as they're unlikely to sell out as quickly as other stores. This is another safe bet for when Xbox Series X pre-orders go live. As with Walmart, Best Buy will also presumably have an in-store pickup option for the Xbox Series X's November release. As one of the nation's go-to game shops, GameStop will almost certainly have lots of Xbox Series X pre-order stock as well. That means Amazon, Currys, Argos, John Lewis, and Game should be your first ports of call when looking for stock. To make sure you can put in your Xbox Series X pre-order as quickly as possible, we've gathered up some quick links to the retailers most likely to have stock. As with so many other regions around the world, Amazon will be the easiest way of getting Xbox Series X pre-orders. This high-street brand is a reliable bet when it comes to Xbox Series X pre-order stock; it's one of the biggest names in the UK, so will almost certainly get plenty of consoles in for November. If any store is going to find a way of getting lots of stock for launch, it's Currys. This one is perhaps a little more unorthodox, but it's actually one of the best choices for Xbox Series X pre-orders. That could impact you getting your Xbox Series X pre-order on time, so proceed with caution.