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Xbox Series X and S pre-orders FAQs: Here’s what you need to know

Xbox Series X and S pre-orders

Microsoft is opening pre-orders for its next-gen Xbox Series X and S consoles on Tuesday. If you’re looking to land a pre-order, we have all of the details for you.

So you’ve decided to pre-order the Xbox Series X or S? Here’s what you need to know in terms of what time pre-orders open, the retailers, and the price.

What day and time do pre-orders for Xbox Series X and S open?

Pre-orders open on Tuesday, September 22 at 8 AM Pacific / 11 AM Eastern in the United States and Canada. Some retailers may not have the pre-orders live until later in the day. If you live in Australia, New Zealand, or the UK pre-orders open at 8 AM local time.

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How much does the system cost?

The Xbox Series S is $299. The Xbox Series X is $499.

Where can I pre-order?

In the United States, you can pre-order the system at the Microsoft Store, Amazon, GameStop, Walmart, and other participating retailers.

How does the Xbox Series X compare with the Series S?

The Xbox Series S is an all-digital system designed specifically for 1080p televisions. Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X includes a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive and is a more powerful system. In fact, the Series X has eight times the processing power of Xbox One.

For a detailed breakdown of specs, click here.

Which system should I get?

That depends on your needs. If you plan on playing in 4K, Series X is the way to go. If you don’t own a 4K television or plan on buying one anytime soon, the Series S may be worth the savings.

When do the systems launch?

Both Series X and Series S launch on November 10.

Can I bring my Xbox One games with me to Xbox Series X?

Both systems support backward compatibility with Xbox One. In addition, a number of games are offering free next-gen upgrades through a Microsoft program called Smart Delivery. Here’s a list of Xbox One games supporting Smart Delivery on Series X and S.

Do you have other questions? Leave a comment below!