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Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S preorders now available: Here's where you can buy one

Xbox Series X Console
Xbox Series X Console (Image credit: Microsoft)

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders are now live in the UK, Canada, and United States. While you may have already preorders a PS5, you might be itching to get a new Xbox as well. We don't judge here. We'll be getting both, too.

The consoles will be accompanied by new controllers and battery packs.

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S U.S. preorders: 8am PT / 11am ET

Preorders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are now live in the United States. You'll want to keep a close eye on any retailers you're looking to buy from. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are priced at $499 / $299. Those looking to preorder from GameStop will be placed in a waiting room.

The Xbox Series X packs a 3.8 GHz CPU, 12 TFLOP GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. You can expect performance in games to routinely hit 4K at 60 FPS, sometimes even up to 120 FPS.

The Xbox Series S features a 3.6GHz CPU, 4 TFLOP GPU, 10GB of RAM, and a 1TB SDD. It also lacks a disc-drive and can only play digital media. You can expect games to hit 1440p at 60FPS, up to 120FPS.

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S Canada preorders: 8am PT / 11am ET

Preorders in for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in Canada are now live. The Xbox Series X costs $599 CAD, while the Xbox Series S is $379 CAD.

The Xbox Series X packs a 3.8 GHz CPU, 12 TFLOP GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. You can expect performance in games to routinely hit 4K at 60 FPS, sometimes even up to 120 FPS.

The Xbox Series S features a 3.6GHz CPU, 4 TFLOP GPU, 10GB of RAM, and a 1TB SDD. It also lacks a disc-drive and can only play digital media. You can expect games to hit 1440p at 60FPS, up to 120FPS.

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S UK preorders: 8am BST

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S preorders are now live in the UK. The Xbox One X will be priced at £449, and Xbox Series S will cost £249.

The Xbox Series X packs a 3.8 GHz CPU, 12 TFLOP GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. You can expect performance in games to routinely hit 4K at 60 FPS, sometimes even up to 120 FPS.

The Xbox Series S features a 3.6GHz CPU, 4 TFLOP GPU, 10GB of RAM, and a 1TB SDD. It also lacks a disc-drive and can only play digital media. You can expect games to hit 1440p at 60FPS, up to 120FPS.

What about Xbox All Access?

Xbox All Access is Microsoft's financing plan for the Xbox Series X and Series S. For one low monthly cost ($35/month or $25/month) for 24-months, you can grab yourself an Xbox Series X or Series S and Game Pass Ultimate. While the program is available in the U.S. as preorders open at the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart, it will come to Canada at a later date. Those in the UK can buy Xbox All Access from either GAME or Smyths Toys.

Should I get an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or a PS5?

Xbox Series X Vs Ps

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There's no right answer here, but if you're looking to save money and still get a next-gen experience, then you'll want an Xbox Series S. It is by far the cheapest next-gen console on the market, packed with a 512GB SSD and 3.6GHz CPU, and supporting ray-tracing, 120FPS, and 1440p resolution. If you want the absolute best possible graphics, you'll want to get an Xbox Series X. It features a whopping 12 TFLOP GPU to render 4K at 60FPS. Those who prefer Sony exclusives will want to grab a PS5.

When do the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release?

Both consoles release worldwide in November 10, 2020. This is two days earlier than the PS5 in select territories.

Xbox Series X and Series S accessories

Microsoft announced that a new line of accessories is launching alongside the Xbox Series X and Series S.

Jennifer Locke
Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke is Android Central's Games Editor and has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.

8 Comments
  • I wonder what the Venn diagram of "people who want to buy an Xbox" and "people who don't know to go to Amazon" looks like... I'm guessing it's two distinct circles.
  • Not really sure what point you're trying to make here...you can't just go to Amazon and buy it right now. You can't go anywhere and buy it right now.
  • My point was that the post was pointless, and you've just reinforced that point quite nicely.
  • No your post just proves you're an idiot because only pre orders were available, which thankfully this article reminded me of and I was able to get one...from Amazon. Dummy.
  • too bad, sold out
  • All the bots bought them up just like the PS5. Nothing new, its the same everytime something new launches and some dummy will pay the inflated prices instead of waiting for them to come back in stock.
  • And then the buyer's remorse sets in as they realize it takes a year or more for the available titles to mature. I can wait.
  • I passed on my carted/card ready series x. I was only checking to see if it was sold out and it was still avail at 11:18. Can't really expect these consoles to last hours on a preorder. Those who are waiting may have to wait til well after the new year as shipments will be sold out quickly with limited quantities in store.