Today, via Xbox Wire, Microsoft officially announced that pre-orders for Xbox Series X and Series S will begin in 37 countries on Sept 22nd, with pre-orders going live in Australia at 8 am AEST. Participating retailers in Australia include JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and Big W.
Xbox is offering a lot of flexibility when it comes buying or upgrading to next-gen new consoles. While players can get both Xbox Series X and Series S as a standalone purchase for $749AUD and $499AUD respectively, with Xbox All Access, your all-inclusive pass to Xbox, you also now have the option to get an Xbox Series S, plus 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, starting from $33 a month for 24 months, or an Xbox Series X, with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, starting from $46 a month for 24 months.
Beginning on September 22nd, you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S online at 8 am AEST from the following Australian Retailers: Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers. Other regions will also have pre-orders available at the following times and from a range of retailers:
– New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers
– 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
Across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, you can pre-order online starting at 9AM CEST at Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, and other participating retailers. Retailers and availability may differ by country.
We at MEF TECH hope you’re as excited as we are to jump into the next generation of console gaming. I know I will be eagerly waiting for that 8 am pre-order time to get my hands on the Xbox Series X on November 10th. Let us know if you plan to on pre-ordering and which console are you most excited about.
For more on the Xbox, check out our previous coverage.