[Updated] Xbox Series X and S pre-orders are now available in the US

Laurent Giret

Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X video game consoles.

After Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles have been quickly selling out in Australia and Europe earlier today, the company is now opening pre-orders for its next-gen consoles in North America. The Xbox Series X is priced at $499, and it will be the most powerful console you can buy this holiday season. You can pre-order it from the links below, we recommend not waiting too much as the console should sell out pretty fast:

If the $499 Xbox Series X is too expensive for you, the Xbox Series S is much more affordable at $299. This console lacks a disc drive and features just 512GB of internal storage, 10GB of RAM, and a 4 teraflops GPU, but it will still support 1440p gameplay at up to 120FPS, as well as all next-gen features also supported on Xbox Series X including DirectX Ray tracing, Variable Rate Shading, and Dolby Vision for games. Here are the pre-order links for the Xbox Series S:

Both consoles will start shipping in all Xbox markets on November 10. In the US, Microsoft has also worked with Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart to offer its console with an Xbox All Access subscription. You can either get an Xbox Series S plus 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $24.99/month for 2 years, or an Xbox Series X for $34.99/month for 24 years. This should hopefully help many consumers get on the next-gen Xbox bandwagon this holiday season.

We didn’t see much gameplay on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S so far, but Microsoft still has a little less than two months to raise the hype level. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you have already pre-ordered an Xbox Series X or Series S console today.

Update 8:50 AM PT: The US Microsoft Store seems to be struggling with pre-orders as of this writing, and so are other retailers. “As pre-orders kick-off around the world, we’re hearing from our retail partners that demand is high. We’re doing all we can to make as many consoles available as possible and that the process is fair. Thanks for being patient,” wrote Xbox’s Larry Hryb on Twitter.