Everybody thought that Xbox Series X would sell In a nice manner, and most players will have a chance to pre-order the next-gen console. However, to everyone’s surprise. The Console sold out faster than PS5, which was heavily criticized for its unusual pre-order timing.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-order listings were up In the UK at 8 Am. Just a few hours later, at 10 am. Players tweeted out, that they were unable to pre-order the console. Popular retailers like Currys, Argos, Smyths, GAME, and Highly relevant Amazon updated the listings with “out of stock.”
Hi Colm. Due to unprecedented demand, the XBOX Series X and Series S are unavailable to preorder at present. Please check back later to place your order. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!
— @AskSmythsToys (@AskSmythsToys) September 22, 2020
Microsoft Store, which players thought would be the best place to pre-order has also updated the listing. A few hours earlier, you could click on configure now and pre-order the Console. Now, you simply cannot click on the configure now button.
According to Players who were able to pre-order the console, It was absolute chaos. Sharing their experience on Reddit, the Majority of them wrote that they were in a queue of 2000 people. Others claim that stores kept crashing, website’s glitched, and links kept going down. Many players who thought they secured a Series X, are now being refunded for canceled orders.
“NOTE FOR UK PEOPLE: About 5 minutes ago I got my Argos Pre Order. I’m pretty sure Very have some left too. Don’t bother with Game, the website is down. Microsoft store is broken. Currys has a queue of over 100k. a Reddit User wrote”
Unlike its big brother, the Xbox Series S didn’t sell out as fast enough. The console is still available for pre-order, and you can check the majority of the retailers we listed above.
Apparently a Reddit user contacted JB HI-FI, and this was their reply. “Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve had to hit pause on taking any more pre-orders. Don’t worry, as soon as we have more visibility on stock availability we will re-open pre-orders.”
Just checked JB HI-FI Store, and the Xbox Series X Launch price is $749, while the Series S would be $499.
It’s absolute chaos out there. Some stores have even changed priced, and others like GAME have completely frozen their website. Anyway, If you were unable to pre-order the Xbox Series X. Do not worry, because there will be plenty more during Launch. Likewise, you can try your luck in other countries where pre-orders will start later today.