8AM seems to be the time to remember for those looking to pre-order either the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S next gen consoles on September 22nd.
Microsoft has confirmed that pre-orders for the both next gen Xbox consoles will go live in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand at 8AM PT, 8AM PT, 8AM BST, 8AM AEST, and 8AM NZST respectively.
Online pre-orders for those in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are expected to go live at 9AM CEST.
Pre-orders will be taken directly via the Microsoft Store website but also through major retail chains such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, EB Games, The Source, JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and Spark.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console pre-orders aren’t limited to just the major stores though so it can be worth checking other smaller or local suppliers as well.
Those looking to pay off their next gen Xbox console with a payment plan via Xbox All Access will also be able to do so starting from the same times mentioned above for the respective supported regions. Note that, as of right now, only the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have Xbox All Access.
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox All Access will be coming to Canada, France, Poland, and South Korea sometime before the November 10th release but no specific date has been set yet.
While these are the official start times for the Xbox Series X and S pre-orders to go live, it’s expected that some stores may begin early so it’s worth checking your preferred stores in the 24 hours beforehand if you’re worried about missing out. It’s unclear if supplies will run out though so there may not be a reason to worry at all.
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