Microsoft shares the exact time and retailers where you can Pre-Order a Next-Gen Xbox

"Beginning on September 22, you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S online at the following retailers:

– United States (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers

– Canada (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and other participating retailers

– UK (8AM BST): Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and other participating retailers

– Australia (8AM AEST): Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers

– New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers"

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potatoseal43d ago

Yes that's true. This is a much better way of doing it than Sony's way lol. I would have thought that was obvious. Sony dropped the ball on pre-orders big time. But what's done is done. Sony should probably apologize the next chance they get though. They need to up their communication a little bit more. Not as much as Phil, but you know what I mean.

Agent_00_Revan43d ago

Sony announced the date for pre-orders shortly after their show. It was the retailers, specifically Walmart I believe, that posted the pre-orders anyway that night. And all the rest of them followed in a panic. So the only thing Sony could've done better on their end was announce a hard time during the date they stated. But they had no control over the retailers going awol and posting them early without warning.

Sunny_D43d ago


Giving less than a day notice is hardly announcing a date for preorders. Many people may have not even had a chance to watch the showcase to find out the preorder date. Retailers probably would have held off from releasing preorders early if they atleast told it would be a week from the event.

I have yet to hear Xbox preorders going up on retailer websites when MS said they would be on the 22nd. This is on Sony.

crazyCoconuts43d ago

For once I agree with you. Yesterday was a cluster

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darthv7243d ago

Im going to try my hand at getting the S from amazon and the X from best buy. That all access is too tempting to pass up.

Atticus_finch43d ago

It's the same retailers though, good luck.

r2oB43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

This is how you do it right if you want to give scalpers ample notice to set up their bots to the exact time and sites to horde a huge chunk of the preorders. When you have an item that is in high demand and limited stock, one way to combat scalpers is to give a short notice. It sucks that some people missed the pre order window, but that’s mainly due to retailers randomly opening pre orders prematurely, instead of waiting for the 17th as Sony stated. I bet this tactic mitigated a lot of reseller consoles, meaning most people who were able to pre order are gamers looking to actually play the console. Perhaps some people were able to secure a few, but I bet there weren’t any bots snatching up the preorders by the dozens. If Sony gave a weeks notice, people would still be complaining they didn’t get to pre order, the only difference would have been it was due to bot scalpers and you would see exponentially more consoles on eBay.

EDIT: I’m not knocking Microsoft’s approach BTW, I think giving ample notice will work out well for them. I just think the PS5 has a higher demand and is more prone to bot scalpers, and I’d like to think there are a bunch of scalpers out there pissed they weren’t able to buy a bunch of consoles.

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cabinotier43d ago

But, the right way does not gualantee leading to success
Sony knows that.

NeoGamer23243d ago

They still need to share accessory pricing. Specifically the storage cards.

blacktiger43d ago

if it's not popular then it won't matter otherwise get ready for scalpers!

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Inverno43d ago

Walmart cant go all Leeroy Jenkins this time around

The Wood43d ago forgot about that. thanking you

Deathdeliverer43d ago

Don’t know how Walmart jumping the gun and everyone else being followers instead of leaders is on Sony. Could they have given god knows how much time, yes. But if Walmart would have played ball it would have went fine. I think a lot of the upset people didn’t get one. I got mine from amazon, and screw Walmart. I don’t shop there for anything for a reason.

NeoGamer23243d ago

Nobody knows whether Sony clearly communicated that pre-orders were supposed to start at a certain time.

But, this is a much better approach. Nothing in the Blog press release seemed to point to specific times, so to me, it appears to be on Sony. At the very least their blog post was confusing and ambiguous with their show case.

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