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Xbox Series X, Series S Preorders Open September 22 At 11 A.M. ET

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While online preorders for the PlayStation 5 appeared and disappeared sporadically after yesterday’s showcase, Microsoft has provided Kotaku with the specific time we’ll be able to drop hundreds of dollars on its upcoming consoles next Tuesday.

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Starting at 8 a.m. Pacific, 11 a.m. Eastern on September 22, folks will have a chance at preordering the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S through various online retailers, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Gamestop, Newegg, and (ugh) the Army and Airforce Exchange Service. I say “chance” because we all know how these things go.

Having this precise, advance notice highlights a stark difference to how PlayStation 5 preorders played out yesterday, a fact that Xbox itself was more than happy to point out. I was personally glued to Twitter for alerts, but no matter where the PlayStation 5 popped up, the next-generation system almost immediately sold out. Leave it to video games to get us to fight with each other for the privilege of spending half a grand on electronics.

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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch on November 10 for $499.99 and $299.99, respectively.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

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ospoesandbohs
O's, Poes and Bohs

The more I think about it, the more I realize the All Access plan might not be such a bad idea. It beats putting it on a credit card.