Secure Microsoft’s next-gen consoles from day one right here.
After months and months of waiting, you can now pre-order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Microsoft’s next-gen consoles aren’t scheduled for release until 10th November, but you can already ensure either of the new boxes will be arriving at your door as soon as possible right here.
Remember, the Xbox Series X will cost £449/$499, while the slightly lower-powered Xbox Series S will set you back £249/$299. There is also the Xbox All-Access program if you’d rather pay for the console over time instead of a single upfront cost. You can find more on that and all retailers currently taking pre-orders for the consoles, accessories and games below.
Latest: UK and Europe pre-orders are now starting to go live, while in the US and Canada you’ll be able to get involved from 8am PT / 11am ET. The Xbox Series X seems to be selling out a lot quicker than the Series S, but we’re doing our best to keep on top of all the latest stock.
If any more retailers offer an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S pre-order, we’ll be adding them to the page all the way up to launch on 10th November. We’ll also be sure to add any next-gen Xbox bundles if any become available. That seems unlikely at this stage, though.
Xbox Series X/S Consoles
An Xbox Series X costs £449/$499 – that includes the Xbox Series X console and the new Xbox Wireless controller. Aside from all the cables and perhaps a free trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, no other extras will be included.
If you want to go for an Xbox Series S instead, that’ll set you back £249/$299. Remember, though, that’s the less powerful version of the next-gen console. It’ll still comfortably run all upcoming Xbox games but it won’t run games natively at 4K, doesn’t feature a disc drive and has a smaller 512GB NVMe SSD. However, you’ll get support for 1440p at 120FPS and 4K upscaling, as well as the same raytracing and variable refresh rate features as with the Series X.
If you’re willing to sacrifice those additional features, you do save a considerable chunk of change on the console. Definitely worth it if you aren’t playing on a 4K TV or aren’t too fussed about all the extra performance benefits. For more help on making that decision, do take a look at our guide to the differences between the Xbox Series X and S.
Both consoles are also available to buy at a monthly fee through the Xbox All Access finance program. This package includes the Xbox console of your choice and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The retailers offering this payment plan are listed below if you’d prefer to buy that way. It’s not a bad idea if you’re comfortable committing to the monthly payments for two years as you can make a small saving on your purchase according to our calculations.
In the UK:
In the US:
|Retailer||Xbox Series X Console||Xbox Series S Console|
|Amazon CA||Coming 8am PT / 11am ET||Coming 8am PT / 11am ET|
|Walmart Canada||Coming 8am PT / 11am ET||Coming 8am PT / 11am ET|
Xbox All Access:
If you don’t want to fork over all that cash in one go, you can also make use of the Xbox All Access finance option when purchasing either console at select retailers. Through this, you can pay £29/$35 a month for an Xbox Series X or £21/$25 per month for the Xbox Series S. This also includes two years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving you a whole library of Xbox games to play straight away and access to online multiplayer. Not a bad deal!
Obviously, buying through the Xbox All Access finance scheme requires approval from one of Microsoft’s partners and comes with its own risks if you’re unable to keep up with the repayments, so do assess your financial situation before committing. We’ve crunched the numbers and seen that it does offer a small saving in most circumstances so, if it does suit, then this could help spread the cost of a new console significantly.
Xbox All Access is available through the following retailers: