Xbox UK Marketing Lead Confirms the UK Timing for Pre-Orders to Start

Published 09/15/2020, 2:28 PM EDT


Xbox had finally revealed price details, and the expected launch date for the Series X and Series S consoles, and fans can finally rest assured. The console will hit the markets on the 10th of November. However, the pre-orders will be starting from the 22nd of this month.

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Microsoft priced the Series X console at $499 and the Series S console at $299. The marketing lead of Xbox UK recently tweeted that the pre-orders start on the 22nd of this month at 8 AM (UK time zone).

In the UK, the pre-order will be going live across the following retail platforms: Microsoft Store, Amazon, GAME, Argos, Currys PC World, Smyths Toys, John Lewis & Partners, AO.com, and Very.co.uk. 

PlayStation, on the other hand, has already started their pre-order system, although it will work on an invitation basis. The pre-order will be available first to the existing PlayStation users, who will receive an invitation from the PS family.

However, after receiving the invitation mail, it will work on a first come first serve basis. So, the ones with the invitation will have to follow the steps fast in order to be a part of the pre-order.

Where do the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles stand on the console war?

While Xbox fans have been waiting for the next-gen consoles for quite a while now, there are some that feel that the idea of launching two-tier consoles might not be such a good one.

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The Series S console will be an affordable option to not miss out on the next-gen of gaming. However, the console will understandably not be more powerful than the Series X.

As a result, the upcoming Xbox exclusives will have to be optimized for both the consoles, which means a bargain on the quality of the titles.

The two-tier console system of Xbox might be a drawback for them.

Now, since the stakes are tremendously high in this year’s console war, this might become a point against Xbox. However, both the consoles from Microsoft have promised to meet player expectations regarding next-gen gaming.

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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