Couldn't snag an Xbox Series X? You can still get one at launch promises Microsoft

After the frenzied mess of Xbox Series X pre-orders, Microsoft says there's more stock on the way

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Microsoft opened pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this week ahead of the November 10 launch, and a week after Sony's PS5 pre-orders went live.

Retailers were inundated with customers flocking to their sites trying to get their hands on the console, and it devolved into a bit of a mess, not dissimilar to the PS5 pre-order pandemonium, but you'll still be able to get your hands on one, say Microsoft. 

The official Xbox Twitter account has assured fans that they haven't missed out on the opportunity to bag themselves an Xbox Series X for the console's debut. 

Taking a leaf out of Sony's playbook, but skirting around the apology the PS5 account offered, the company instead said it was "humbled by the record-breaking demand for Xbox Series X and S".

For those who missed out, it suggested that they sign up for retailer updates for stock alerts, and promised that more consoles will be available on launch day.

The Xbox Series X will set you back $499 / £449 / €499 / AU$749 while the digital-only version – which is a great option for those not after 4K gaming – is priced at $299 / £250 / €249 / AU$499.

While Halo Infinite won't make the launch, Microsoft has just dropped $7.5 billion on Bethesda's parent company, meaning that series like Skyrim, Dishonored, and Fallout will all be available on Game Pass.

Given that next-gen games are in for a price hike, Microsoft's consoles are worth a look if you want to save a bit of money.  

Shabana Arif

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