Microsoft U.K. recently shared the pre-order details of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Aside from fans in the U.K. , pre-order information for gamers in Australia who want to get their hands on Microsoft's next-generation gaming consoles are also available. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are set to arrive on November 10, 2020.
The official details were recently shared on Twitter by the Xbox U.K. Marketing Head Samuel Bateman. At the time of this publication, pre-orders are only limited to specific retailers. Also, Xbox All Access payment method is restricted to a more specific list but is anticipated to expand very soon.
Bateman lists Microsoft Store, Amazon, GAME, Argos, Currys P.C. World, Smyths Toys, John Lewis & Partners, A.O. .com and Very .co.uk as U.K. retailers could cater to pre-orders starting 8 AM BST of September 22. The executive also noted that fans who will make their purchase through the Microsoft Store U.K. will be charged a day before the console's release.
Xbox All Access is only available through GAME and Smyths Toys at the moment, Bateman said. He also clarified that the list he provided is major UK retailers. Other retailers in the region now cater to Xbox Series S and Xbox Series S pre-orders.
Unfortunately, the Xbox executive did not share the availability or schedule of pre-orders for other regions. Interestingly, Press Start Australia reported that it has confirmed that pre-order details of Xbox Series X and S in the region. Like in the U.K., pre-orders go live at 8 AM AEST on September 22. The report did not share the list of retailers who will take Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders in the region.
However, it pointed out that retailers could choose to go live with the pre-order at 8 AM on September 22 or later but not before the said time and date. It is possible that J.B. Hi-Fi and E.B. Games would accept pre-orders on the said date, but it is not yet officially confirmed.
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For U.K. fans, Xbox Series X retails at £449 while the Xbox Series S retails at £249. Gamers have the option to pay a monthly fee through Xbox All Access. In Australia, the All-Digital version costs $249 while the Xbox Series X retails at $749.
Xbox fans in other regions, including in the U.S. are still waiting for official pre-order details of the upcoming consoles. With the U.K. and Australia already set to receive pre-orders on September 22, it is highly likely that the same goes to the U.S. and other regions.