Since the announcement of the launch date and prices of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, fans already knew that the preorders for the next-gen consoles will begin on September 22 worldwide.
Recently, Microsoft confirmed the exact times for every country and region where the Xbox SeriesX/S preorders will begin and which retailers will offer them locally.
Preorders will start in the United States at 8 AM PT and 11 AM ET at Newegg, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft Store, and other unmentioned participating retailers.
Preorder times in Canada will begin similarly with the United States and will be available at participating stores including The Source, EB Games, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store.
United Kingdom preorders will go live at 8 AM BST and will be available in various local gaming stores including Shopto, Simply Games, Tesco, AO, VERY, Smyths Toys, John Lewis, Argos, Currys PC World, Dixons, Amazon, GAME, and the Microsoft Store.
Australia preorders for the Xbox Series X/S will begin 8 AM AEST and will be offered by Harvey Norman, Telstra, EG Games, JB Hifi, and the Microsoft Store.
New Zealand preorders will kick off at 8 AM NZST and will be available at Spark, EB Games, JB Hifi, and the Microsoft Store.
For areas not mentioned above but are living across Africa, Middle East, and Europe, preorders will begin 9 AM CEST via Elkjøp/Elgiganten, FNAC, GameStop, Mediamarket, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store.
Xbox All Access
On September 22, players will also be able to preorder Xbox All Access – a Microsoft service that allows fans to get a console and pay it for 24 months. The plan also comes with a Game Pass Ultimate.
The Xbox All Access service is only available in select countries and retailers listed below:
- Sweden at 9 AM CEST: Elgiganten.
- Norway at 9 AM CEST: Elkjøp.
- Finland at 9 AM CEST: Gigantti.
- Denmark at 9 AM CEST: Elgiganten.
- United Kingdom at 8 AM BST: GAME, and Smyths Toys.
- New Zealand at 8 AM NZST: Spark.
- Australia at 8 AM AEST: Telstra.
- United States at 8 AM PT: Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, and Walmart.
Microsoft announced that preordering Xbox All Access will not be possible in South Korea, Poland, France, and Canada on September 22. However, the plan will be available in these regions before the Xbox Series X/S releases in November.