Xbox Series X/S Pre-Order Guide

It seems like so long ago that the Xbox Series X was revealed to the world back at The Game Awards in 2019. Now, nine months later, we finally have release dates and prices for both of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will hit stores on November 10, 2020. But, when and how can you pre-order the console? We have all the answers here.

When Can I Pre-Order?

Pre-Orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be available on September 22, 2020.

Update: Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will go live at 8:00 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, September 22.

Many retailers are already getting their pre-order pages built in anticipation of September 22. In the United States, you can visit and bookmark the following pages:

Xbox Series X/S Placeholder Page at Amazon

Xbox Series X/S Placeholder Page at the Microsoft Store

Xbox Series X/S Hub Page at Gamestop

Xbox Series S/X Hub Page at Target

Xbox Series X/S Hub Page at Walmart

Xbox Series X/S Hub Page at Best Buy

How Much Is It?

The Xbox Series X is $499 USD, while the Xbox Series S is $299 USD. The Xbox Series S does not have a disc drive, meaning the console is completely digital. Storage expansion cards are available for gamers that worry about filling up the hard drive really fast.

Xbox All-Access

If you don’t want to pony up all the cash for a new console up front, Microsoft is offering players a monthly payment option. Pay $25 a month for 2 years for the Series S or $35 for the Series X, and get the new console plus Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That means you’ll have Xbox Live covered, have over 100 games to play on your brand new console, and be able to play remotely using Project xCloud.

In the United States, players can take advantage of Xbox All-Access at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Gamestop, and at the Microsoft Store. Xbox All-Access is also available at the following retailers around the world:

  • Australia at Telstra
  • Canada at EB Games
  • Denmark at Elgiganten
  • Finland at Gigantti
  • France at FNAC
  • New Zealand at Spark
  • Norway at Elkjøp
  • Poland at Media Expert
  • South Korea at SK Telecom
  • Sweden at Elgiganten
  • UK at GAME and Smyths Toys

Current customers already using Xbox All-Access can secure a next-gen console now. For all new consumers, signups for Xbox All-Access will go live at a later date – though, it is assumed that date will be September 22.

Which One Will You Get?

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S offer something for everyone, and most importantly, offer choice for players. Multiple SKUs increases the options available for players, which is only a good thing.

Which one will you be getting? Join our forums and take part in the discussion today!


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