Update, September 22, 2:40 PM PT: As with the Xbox Series X and Sony’s PS5, the first round of Xbox Series S sold pre-orders at most retailers within hours. If more pre-order stock is shown, we will update this article with the details. Original story follows.
Microsoft has changed the game platform calculation. Until recently, you probably assumed you would be, but now there is a potentially more attractive option, especially if you do not have a 4K TV: The will give US players back a much more modest $ 300. Xbox pre-orders are ongoing.
Series S is a digital console (no optical drive) that has less power under the hood (mainly because it does not support built-in 4K resolution like Series X) and promises to be a much better deal for most players. Checkfor more details.
There has been a lot of news that can affect your buying console decision. GameStop runs a business that you can get. For example, your old Xbox One X or PS4 Pro is worth $ 200, while trading a 500 GB Xbox One can drop $ 100 off the price of your new Xbox. At the same time, Microsoft invites you to buy your next console more like a smartphone – on an installment plan. As part of Xbox All Access, you can get one , no cost in advance.
And if you’m still on the fence between Xbox and PS5, you should know that Microsoft has just announced a deal to buy ZeniMax Media, a parent of Bethesda Studios. If the deal goes through as planned, it would make Microsoft the owner of Doom, Fallout, Skyrim and other A-list franchises. It’s unclear at this time how it will affect the future gaming landscape, but it could mean that Xbox gets future Bethesda games first – or maybe gets them exclusive or sees them quickly tracked to. There are many opportunities, to be sure.
Ready to put down some plastic and pre-order? You can choose from half a dozen retailers. We will keep track of these stores and update their status below.
Best Buy was the last retailer, but it too is now completely sold out on Xbox Series S consoles.
Amazon’s Xbox Series S order page shows “currently unavailable.” You can click on the yellow Email me button to sign up for availability updates.
It looks like Newegg is out of stock, but you can sign up for a message when more stock is available.
Walmart also shows Series S as out of stock, but you can sign up for a “stock alert” to be notified when more devices are available.
GameStop’s pre-order stock is out of stock.
Target’s pre-order page seems to be sold out.
If you want to get the latest on the Xbox Series X, there is probably nowhere better than Microsoft’s own Xbox Series X website. Here you will find the latest specifications, announced game titles, details about the new controller and more.
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