THE new Xbox Series X console goes on sale across the globe tonight – and the £449 gaming machine is expected to sell out within minutes.
Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, you may be able to snag one on launch day if you're lucky.
- Find out all the latest Xbox Series X news, stories and updates
Where to order the Xbox Series X/S
Microsoft is releasing two new consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – worldwide on November 10.
Pre-orders for the gaming machines opened in September and sold out within minutes. Stock remains in short supply.
However, some shops are expected to open up additional sales on launch day.
Due to sky-high demand and the coronavirus pandemic, most retailers are only selling the console online.
That means you won't be able to walk into a store on launch day and grab one, unless you pre-ordered a console online.
To be in with a chance of getting your hands on a Series X/S, we suggest checking back with the following retailers on November 10.
They all offered pre-orders of the consoles – though that's an indicator that they'll have stock available at launch, rather than a guarantee.
Demand is expected to be very high so make sure you hit the links early to give yourself the best chance of getting one.
Xbox Series X and Series S links for UK gamers
- John Lewis
Xbox Series X and Series S links for US gamers
- Best Buy
What are the Xbox Series X and Series S?
The Xbox Series X and Series S are the latest consoles from Microsoft.
They're the follow ups to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S respectively.
The Series X is all about power and performance, and is said to be so fast that it virtually eliminates loading times.
It'll be capable of processing games in glorious 8K definition and render huge virtual worlds not seen in any console before it.
The Series S is a bit smaller and cheaper, with lower specs and no disc tray.
Gamers will have to download all of the titles they want instead of buying physical copies.
Both consoles launch November 10 worldwide.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when are they out and how much will they cost?
Microsoft has confirmed that the new Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, will launch on November 10.
The release date covers the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S will cost £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox's biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
Sony has revealed the PS5 release date falls on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stands for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
In the UK, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.
The PS5 proper will cost £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
Xbox Series X games – what to expect
Microsoft is already working on lining up brand new games that will be ready to play for launch.
Here's a selection of Xbox Series X games you'll be able to enjoy, though not all at launch:
- Assassins Creed Valhalla
- Bright Memory Infinite
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Call of the Sea
- The Ascent
- The Medium
- Scarlet Nexus
- Second extinction: Reclaim Earth
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
- Madden 21
But the tech giant also says that thousands of classic games from previous consoles will also be supported from day one.
In other news, upcoming blockbuster Xbox exclusive game The Medium is on the verge of a ban in Australia.
Read our full reviews of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
And here's how the consoles line up against their biggest rival, the PlayStation 5.
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