Here’s exactly when Xbox Series X/S pre-orders go live in your region

By Sherif Saed
18 September 2020 09:35 GMT

UPDATE: Xbox pre orders are now live for both the Series X and Series S

We’re just a couple of days away from Xbox Series X/S pre-orders opening.

Since the recent reveal of Xbox Series X and Series S prices and launch dates, we’ve known that pre-orders will kick off worldwide on September 22.

Now, Microsoft has clarified the specific times for each country/region where Xbox Series X/S pre-orders will be available, and which local retailers will offer them.

US pre-orders

Pre-orders open in the US at 8am PT, 11am ET at the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg and “other participating retailers.”

Canada pre-orders

In Canada, pre-orders go live at 8am PT, 11am ET at the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source and “other participating retailers.”

UK pre-orders

UK pre-orders become available at 8am BST at the Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Games, Shopto and “other participating retailers.”

Australia pre-orders

Australia’s pre-orders go live at 8am AEST at the Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman and “other participating retailers.”

New Zealand pre-orders

New Zealand pre-orders kick off at 8am NZST at the Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark and “other participating retailers.”

For non-specified countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, pre-orders will go live at 9am CEST at the Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten and “other participating retailers.”

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September 22 is also the day you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox All Access, the Microsoft-run service that allows players to pay off a console on 24 months, with a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate included.

Xbox All Access pre-orders are only available in the countries and retailers listed below.

  • US at 8am PT: Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, and Walmart.
  • Australia at 8am AEST: Telstra.
  • New Zealand at 8am NZST: Spark.
  • UK at 8am BST: GAME, and Smyths Toys.
  • Denmark at 9am CEST: Elgiganten.
  • Finland at 9am CEST: Gigantti.
  • Norway at 9am CEST: Elkjøp.
  • Sweden at 9am CEST: Elgiganten.

Microsoft confirmed that pre-ordering Xbox All Access won’t be possible in Canada, France, Poland or South Korea on September 22, but the service will be available in those countries ahead of the Xbox Series X/S launch in November.

Xbox Series X and Series S launch worldwide on September 22. Hit up our Xbox Series X/S pre-order guide for everything you need to know about scoring a console on Tuesday.

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