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Xbox Series S & X global pre-order information detailed by Microsoft

Microsoft has recently detailed Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X global pre-order information, including the date and time you can expect to pre-order a console alongside a list of participating retailers.

Australian Xbox Series S & X pre-orders

Here in Australia, pre-orders will be accepted from 8.00 am AEST on 22 September, or:

  • Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, ACT: 8.00 am (AEST)
  • South Australia, Northern Territory: 7.30 am (ACST)
  • Western Australia: 6.00 am (AWST)

Participating retailers include the Microsoft Store, JB Hi-fi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, Big W and others.

The consoles are also available via Xbox All Access via Telstra from the same time(s) listed above.

The Xbox Series S is priced at $499 AUD outright, or $33 AUD/month for 24 months via Xbox All Access. The Xbox Series X is $749 AUD outright, or $46 AUD/month for 24 months via Xbox All Access. We compared outright pricing to All Access here, finding the finance program cheaper in the long run.

New Zealand Xbox Series S & X pre-orders

New Zealand pre-orders will be accepted from 8.00 am NZST via the Microsoft Store, JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers.

Xbox All Access via Spark pre-orders will also be accepted at that same time.

Global Xbox Series S & X pre-orders

  • 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
  • Denmark (9AM CEST): Elgiganten (Xbox All Access)
  • Finland (9AM CEST): Gigantti (Xbox All Access)
  • Norway (9AM CEST): Elkjøp (Xbox All Access)
  • Sweden (9AM CEST): Elgiganten (Xbox All Access)

Are you looking to pre-order an Xbox Series S or X next week? Which one, if so?


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