10 November 2020 02:39
Amazon is warning customers that Xbox Series X preorders might not arrive tomorrow. In an email to some Amazon customers, the retailer says it expects to ship some consoles "in the coming weeks as we receive more inventory in November and December." Amazon estimates that the affected preorders will receive Xbox Series X units by December 31st or before. The emails are being sent to a wide range of people, and some who have preordered on Amazon have yet to receive a shipment notice with just a day to go until the Xbox Series X launch. It's surprising to see these emails arrive less than 24 hours before the Xbox Series X was supposed to be delivered, but it's not clear how many are affected by the delay. Amazon sent a similar email to some customers who preordered the PS5 back in September.
It warned that some shipments might not arrive on November 12th, and it was sent just a couple of days after preorders began. We've reached out to Amazon to comment on the Xbox Series X situation, and we'll update you accordingly. Update, Nov. 9: GameStop says that it will have "very limited number of Xbox Series X and S console bundles" in stock today, ahead of in-store availability of the new Xbox consoles on Tuesday. We expect immediate sellouts, but you can check inventory below. Microsoft teased the new Xbox an entire year ago--and 2020 has been oh so long--but the big day is finally upon us.
We expect limited quantities through the rest of the year. There are no Xbox Series X boxes anywhere for preorder right now, but below you can find a list of all the retailers where you may be able to land a console come Tuesday, Nov. 10. Amazon will be selling the Xbox Series X and the less expensive Series S from this same product page. Best Buy was the last retailer standing back in the preorder days of September, but now stands ready for your Xbox Series X purchase this week. This is where you can purchase the Xbox Series X at Newegg come Nov. 10. Walmart's product page looks suspiciously like a 404 error page right now, so for more info you might want to visit the retailer's Xbox landing page for both new consoles. GameStop's product page is poised for console sales on Nov. 10. This is Target's product page for the Xbox Series X. If you want to get the latest on the Xbox Series X, there's probably nowhere better than Microsoft's own Xbox Series X home page. Here you'll find the latest specs, announced game titles, details on the new controller and more. Now playing: Watch this: Xbox Series X and Series S offer a fine-tuned, streamlined... CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for the latest promo codes from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? The new Xbox Series X is now available to buy at Microsoft. All that's left to do now is head over and grab yourself a next-gen console - but if you're wondering where to buy Xbox Series X, you're not alone. Update: Xbox Series X stock seems to have flatlined now, but we would recommend refreshing the links below as you never know when more stock will arrive and we've seen units flashing in and out in the lead up to launch day. With stock concerns mounting over the last few weeks, many are wondering which retailers are offering the most reliable stock levels at launch. We were expecting retailers to go live with new Xbox Series X stock at 8am BST, with stock levels refilling throughout the day. However, Microsoft is leading the charge before release day has even officially kicked off at 8am, with the option to buy Xbox Series X well ahead of the scheduled time. Get the best Xbox Series X deals before anyone else! We'll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals as soon as they're available. Remind Me Send me details about other relevant products from Techradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. Stock seems to have dropped on the Xbox Series S now. However, we'd keep refreshing as we've seen more consoles become available with a few page reloads in the past. Xbox Series X: £449 at Microsoft The Xbox Series X was available to buy at Microsoft - an hour before launch day itself. We were seeing that stock button springing back to life with a few refreshes, but it looks like levels have flatlined for a bit now. Keep trying, because you never know when more units will become available. Whether you're looking for the full experience in the £449 Series X or the cheaper £249 Series S, we're expecting plenty more stock to follow, and showing you exactly where to buy Xbox Series X right now. Where to buy Xbox Series X in the US If you're looking to buy Xbox Series X in the US, you've got a little while to wait before stock starts landing. However, the retailers you should be keeping an eye on are just below. Amazon Amazon ran out of Xbox Series X stock incredibly quickly during the initial pre-order launch. That means you'll want to be lightning fast when midday rolls around here as things are going to be competitive. Best Buy Best Buy is expected to have Xbox Series X stock available from day one, with gates opening at midday tomorrow. Over the pre-order season Best Buy's site struggled to keep up with demand, so keep trying if you don't automatically get through. Microsoft Microsoft also ran out of its own pre-orders quickly last time around, but if you're looking to buy Xbox Series X through the All Access scheme this is your best bet. You can pick up the new console for $34.99 a month or go standalone and pay all in one. Not many are going to be heading to B&H Photo to buy the Xbox Series X tomorrow, so you might have an inside lane here. Be quick though, as it's likely this particular retailer will have less stock to play with on the big day. Newegg hasn't announced much of its day-one plans for Xbox Series X, and pre-orders were limited. However, Microsoft has named the retailer as one carrying day-one stock, which means you'll want to keep an eye out here as well. Walmart's pre-order stock was snapped up in seconds earlier this year, which means you're going to have to fight if you're looking to buy Xbox Series X here tomorrow. Read the full Xbox Series X review Check out the full Xbox Series S review