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Xbox Series X And Series S Preorder Availability: Consoles Sold Out, Accessories Available

The Xbox Series X and Series S just appeared at Best Buy, but they're popping in and out of stock, so you'll have to keep trying.

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Two new Xbox consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, are launching in a matter of weeks, but unless you've been exceptionally lucky, you may not have been able to secure a preorder yet. The Series X and Series S release November 10 for $500 and $300, respectively, and as of now, finding either in stock is near-impossible. That said, we're tracking console availability below along with all the major listings.

Preorder Xbox Series X:

Preorder Xbox Series S:

Xbox Series X/S bundles

Preorder Xbox Wireless Controllers

The new Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing alongside the Xbox Series X and Series S are available in Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue. They feature a more ergonomic design; textured grips on the bumpers, triggers, and back case; and an Elite controller-inspired hybrid D-pad for improved precision. The updated controllers also have a new integrated Share button for capturing and recording gameplay moments.

Preorder games for Xbox Series X and Series S

Microsoft is pushing its Xbox Game Pass subscription for next-gen, which grants access to a massive, rotating library of games for a monthly fee, including the ability to play first-party games like Halo Infinite on day one. You can still preorder some of the biggest games coming to Xbox Series X and Series S now.

Coming soon: Xbox All Access

As an alternative to paying upfront, you'll be able to take advantage of Microsoft's Xbox All Access program, which lets you pay for your Xbox Series X or Series S console over 24 months. If you opt for the Xbox Series X, you'll pay $35 per month, while the Xbox Series S will cost you $25 per month.

Opting for Xbox All Access will actually save you money in the longterm, as the payment plan includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which comes with Game Pass for both PC and console, xCloud game streaming, Xbox Live Gold, and an EA Play subscription. The Xbox Series X payment plan will cost you $840 total, a $19 savings when you consider the console is $499 and Game Pass Ultimate over two years is $360. You'll save even more with the Xbox Series S payment plan, which will cost you $600 total and save you $59 on the price of the console and Game Pass Ultimate over two years.

We expected Xbox All Access to become available alongside general console preorders, but it was not available for signups the day preorders opened. Listings at stores like Best Buy and Walmart still say "coming soon." We'll update this story when Xbox All Access officially becomes available. In the meantime, see our guide to what you need to know about Xbox All Access for more info.


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OUT OF STOCK:

Xbox Series X and Series S console preorders sold out within one day at all major retailers. Xbox implied retailers will have more stock soon but didn't offer any concrete details. We do know more consoles will be available on release day (November 10), but the quantity is sure to be limited.

See all Xbox Series X and S preorder pages: Microsoft Store | Amazon | Best Buy | Target | Walmart | GameStop | Sam's Club | Newegg | Antonline

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It's all lies!!!

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@thecurmudgeoner: Well then, stop lying..

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Signed up to be notified by each of these retailers when preorders were back in stock. Emails received today from any of these retailers...zero. Missed it again.

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Thanks for the heads up! Just got a Series X from Costco!

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Everytime I think about getting an XSX instead of a ps5 I remember that I have so many amazing PS4 games I haven't played yet, and that makes me want to get a ps5 even more, will probably buy a Series X after Halo or once RPgs start coming

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Scalpers, you know people are just getting the preorder just to sell it before the holidays.

Hopefully Microsoft and Sony will have a larger supply available before the holidays because this will lower demand and lower eBay prices.

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Annoying. Scalpers already selling at double on eBay. Hate those guys.

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Which sold out faster though? ;)

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@theanimaster: The Nvidia RTX 3080. Lol

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Just got an S from Microsoft store about 10 mins ago!

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On Ebay.ca there is already more than 200 Series-X and PS5 ... I wonder where is the consumer in all this

PS5: https://www.cafr.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=ps5&_sacat=0&_ipg=200

Series-X: https://www.cafr.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311&_nkw=xbox+series+x&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=ps5&_ipg=200

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Guess I may have missed the mark. I got PS5 easily, but missed this one. I might just stop caring and maybe I'll get it next year or something.

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@rickjamesia: Same, I think it shows which one is going to be more popular this year, and maybe next...

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In other News, Xbox GamePass just surpassed another milestone of 15 million active users.

Congrats to the Xbox team and thanks to all those developers supporting the platform.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-22-xbox-game-pass-subscribers-leap-by-50-percent-in-five-months

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Just got Xbox All Access. Happier then flies on sh*t, put an extra $100 deposit and bought a controller rechargeable station for $50. Can't wait till November. Going to purchase a PS5 sometime down the road,only for exclusives.

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@brimmul777: Xbox ALL-ACCESS is the best way to go on getting a new console!

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@johnny0779: You just said Best Buy was the best way to go.

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@mogan: Try to keep up... ;)

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@mogan: Yeah buying the Xbox ALL-ACCESS (console+subscription) at BestBuy is the best way to go.

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Patience!

By January, when the holidays and hype have died out (along with everyone on the planet thanks to Covid Wave II), you'll be able to buy a new XBox at your local 7-11/Cumberland Farms/Buc-ee's/Circle K/Wawa/[INSERT NON-US EQUIVALENT OF A CONVENIENCE STORE-GAS STATION HERE]

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@attirex: Yah , for that casual $500 corner store/gas station purchase. I know that's where I make my big PC and Playstation purchases as well.

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Scalper bots crashed the websites again and took most consoles

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Best-Buy is by far the best way to get it.....I had to keep pressing the "pre-order" button but it went through without a glitch.

Thank you Microsoft for making the process so much better than Sony

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I FAILED!

I was super prepared.

was signed into Target + Microsoft and had the page on with only a 11:00am Eastern

refresh.

~Put it in cart 1 second after 11:00 @Target and it showed nothing in cart or it was bugged.

Went to do it again 4 seconds later this time on ipad and it said" only 1 per customer"

what the! arggh ebay parasites!

*still 11:00(not even 11:01) i try Microsofts store site which i already had loaded and it wouldln't even add it to the cart. So i read it again thinking i had to pick a controller color or something lame and nope. Juts pick between The X or the generic S version.

Picked X and it woudn't go to cart...

*Funny thing is i got the PS5 but have since change my mind..

'll be able to trade if i care enough about it but that's not the point.

*The Ebay buyers are just as guilty as the sellers.

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@sippio: I tried to purchase through EBgames this morning. I wasn't worried that I was unsure of my password since it only takes 30 seconds to fix. Sure, 30 seconds when the page isn't swamped. 45 minutes, 3 browsers (all with the SBSX in the cart) and 20+ password attempts later, since I wasn't receiving the email resets, I finally reset my password only to find that my XBSX has run out of stock in the last couple minutes.

Aaaaanyway, I pop down to my local EB, stand in line and reserve in person.

Done son!

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@sippio: BestBuy has them In-Stock....just keep pressing "pre-order" button to it goes through.

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Got an S two hours and twenty minutes after the pre orders went live. Nobody is buying that god damn thing. There's still plenty at bestbuy.ca

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@hardwenzen: Nope, they are producing a ton more S than X, so there are more available.

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@nargg said:

@hardwenzen: Nope, they are producing a ton more S than X, so there are more available.

Where's your proof to that?

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@hardwenzen:

Still available on Amazon Spain right now.

Xbox Series S https://www.amazon.es/dp/B087VM5XC6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_L1NAFbHW9D1J6

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@hardwenzen: Actually I noticed that one version of the XBSS had already gone out of stock 2 hours in on the EBgames site, but slower yes. Not sure when they finally went out of stock but they're out now. I wouldn't say nobody's buying something that runs out of stock hours after the pre-orders are up.

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@hardwenzen: Dang Dude,, sorry you got screwed..

I'll hope for another pre order chance and go without before i by the ripoff generic version..

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@sippio said:

@hardwenzen: Dang Dude,, sorry you got screwed..

I'll hope for another pre order chance and go without before i by the ripoff generic version..

You think i bought it for me? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Who buys a console where the killer app is Gears Tactics lol

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@hardwenzen: So that means you lied about getting one....got ya!

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@hardwenzen: So that means you lied about getting one....got ya!

Not sure where you got that from but i got the welfare edition, the S.

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@hardwenzen: If you did then congratulations, although it is not the best version of the two versions, it still has a faster CPU, full backwards compatibility, GamePass availability, xCloud Support, and tons more exclusives than Sony.....so good boy.

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@hardwenzen: If you did then congratulations, although it is not the best version of the two versions, it still has a faster CPU, full backwards compatibility, GamePass availability, xCloud Support, and tons more exclusives than Sony.....so good boy.

I didn't buy it for me. I have a pc and the ps5 already pre ordered. No space the the Xbox.

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@hardwenzen said:
@johnny0779 said:

I have a pc and the ps5 already pre ordered. No space the the Xbox.

Totally valid, that PS5 needs its own hanger. ;)

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@hardwenzen: So whoever you bought it for knows best.....too bad you couldn't afford the Series X.... Hopefully that person would still appreciate your efforts.

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Sat out for 3 hours and was last in line at Gamestop in getting a Series X.

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@rasterror: Nice. I lucked out after failing horribly online. I ran down last minute to stand in line for only 20 minutes after opening. It deemed like they had a number of units at my store.

My buddy arrived 15 minutes early and stood in line at a more out of the way location and managed to be the second to last person in line to receive a pre-order and I think his line wasn't that huge.

Does Gamestop require you to pickup within 24 hours or you lose it? That's the deal with their cousin EBgames.

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@rasterror: Did you get one?

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@bfeinberg: Sure did. I was last in line for a Series X. Now I just sit and wait.

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@rasterror: Congrats. My Best Buy order I tried placing 2 hours ago actually went through after I came back from lunch (the item was still sitting in my cart), so I have a confirmed order as well now.

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@bfeinberg: Nice! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

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