Here's What Time Xbox Series X And S Preorders Go Live

The preorder opening time for the newest Xbox models has been confirmed for the UK and possibly the US.

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Preorders for the Xbox Series X and Series S will open on September 22 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, according to a listing on Target's website. This news follows a UK start time being announced on Twitter by Samuel Bateman, the marketing lead of Xbox UK; in that region, preorders will open at 8 AM BST.

While there's no reason to doubt the Target listing, we've reached out to Microsoft for official confirmation regarding when Xbox preorders will begin in the US.

The September 22 date for preorders was announced last week when the price points for both consoles, $499 for the Series X and $299 for the Series S, and their November 10 release date, were revealed. Both consoles will be part of Xbox's financing program, Xbox All Access. Through this program, customers can pay for their new consoles in monthly payments over the course of 24 months, instead of having to provide the full cost up-front.

PlayStation 5 preorders became available on September 16, a day before Sony said they would be opened. This caused mass hysteria and chaos online as people struggled to order theirs. Microsoft seemed to poke fun at this with a tweet.

If you're still on the fence about which box you'll be picking up next generation, check out GameSpot's side-by-side comparison of specs, performance, and more to feel out which console will be the best fit for you.

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Day one baby. I’ve never ever had a problem getting a console on launch day here and I doubt I’ll have any trouble this time either but I think I’m gonna pre order all the same.

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@gamerbum: looks like 2020 is shaping up to be the year of the gamer! You'll be enjoying your console of choice, and I'll be enjoying my 3080 here in a week or two :)

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