Xbox Series X pre-orders: Where to buy in Australia [Updated]
Microsoft's next-gen Xbox is now available to pre order in Australia. Here are all the places to buy the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S online.
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Both models will officially go on sale on September 22 at 8am AEST - but you might be able to bag one earlier depending on where you shop. Here are all the online stores that will be selling the console ahead of its November 10 launch.
On November 10, Microsoft will be releasing a next-generation console dubbed the Xbox Series X. It's bigger, better and ballsier – everything jaded gamers have been waiting for.
With more power beneath the hood than a high-end gaming PC, the Xbox Series X is set to blow Sony's PlayStation 5 out of the water. (On paper at least – it has 13 teraflops of power compared to the PS5's 10.26. Actual real-world performance remains to be tested.)
If Microsoft can be believed, its graphical performance will be roughly four times better than the Xbox One X, which was the most powerful console of this generation. It will support 8K gaming at 120FPS and consign loading times to the dustbin of history. You can read Finder's in-depth guide to the Xbox Series X here.
Where to pre-order Xbox Series XMicrosoft, EB Games, Amazon, JB Hi-Fi and Target should all have pre-order pages live on 22 September at 8am AEST (if not before.) Quantities are expected to be limited, so we advise placing your order as soon as possible. Click on the links below to get in quickly.
Microsoft's online store is the official place to buy all things Xbox. It will also stock select first-party games, virtual-reality peripherals and other accessories. Microsoft has confirmed with Finder that it will start selling the console on September 22, 8am AEST. "Australia it will start 8AM AEST for pre-orders," a representative said. "Regarding stocks, as long as the pre-order is available you can process your order." You can access its Xbox Series X page at the link below.
- Free express delivery on all items
- Full refunds available
- Online community forum for customer questions
As an online marketplace selling an almost endless selection of products, Amazon is a go-to for Xbox Series X games and gaming accessories. It also provides access to international sellers, particularly from the US. You can access its Xbox Series X page at the link below.
- Free delivery on eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
- Express delivery available
- 24/7 customer service
- Easy returns
365Games is inviting customers to register their interest in the Xbox Series X. Although UK-based, the store ships to Australia for a flat shipping fee of £2.99 per item (around $5.)
- Flat rate shipping fee of £2.99 per item
- 30-day returns
- Secure payment options
- Loyalty program available
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- Free delivery on eligible items with an eBay Plus membership
- New products added daily
- Shop by guaranteed delivery date
- Huge range of Nintendo Switch games and accessories also available
- Click and collect available
- Shop with Afterpay
- Refurbished consoles available for reduced prices
- Frequent sales, especially around peak periods like Christmas
- Click and collect available
- Express delivery and three-hour rush delivery available
- Returns accepted
- Price-match guarantee
- One-hour click and collect available
- Live chat available seven days a week
- Reserve products online to pick up in-store
- Frequent sales and low prices
- Shop with Afterpay
- Huge range of games and accessories available
- Lay-by available
Telstra has confirmed that its gaming subscription service "Xbox All Access" will be coming to the new Xbox Series. Available to existing or new Telstra fixed broadband and mobile customers, the service provides access to a console and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. (Telstra Plus members also get an Xbox Chat headset.)
Xbox All Access will cost $46 per month for the Series X and $33 per month for the Series S. If you're a Telstra customer and don't want to pay for the console upfront, this is an excellent way to grab the new system. You can find out more about Telstra Xbox All Access here.
Buy Xbox Series X games
Out of the major retailers, Amazon is currently offering the best prices for Xbox Series X games in Australia. Here are a few launch titles that are worth picking up:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: $89.00
- Minecraft Dungeons – Hero Edition: $35.00
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla: $69.00
- NBA 2K21: $88.00
- NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition: $139.00
- Far Cry 6: $79.00
- Overcooked! All You Can Eat: $69.00
Which of these retailers offer free delivery?
- Microsoft: Free express delivery (no minimum spend)
- Amazon: Free delivery on eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
- eBay: Free delivery on eligible items with an eBay Plus membership
- Kogan: Free delivery on eligible items with a Kogan First membership
- Catch: Free delivery with a Club Catch membership
- OzGameShop: Free shipping on orders over $50
- Target: Free delivery on orders over $80
How much does the Xbox Series X cost?
In Australia, the Xbox Series X will set you back $749 which is roughly in line with our pricing predictions. Microsoft also recently confirmed the lower-cost Xbox Series S which will sell for $499.
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Xbox Series X games are tipped to be slightly more expensive – expect to pay around $10 more than full-priced current-gen titles. However, some retailers are already selling below the RRP (see above.) You can find a full list of every confirmed Xbox Series X game here.
Which version should you buy?
As mentioned above, Microsoft will be releasing two new Xbox consoles at launch: The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. The Xbox Series S is a stripped-down version that uses less powerful components but will still play all new Xbox games. (It therefore fulfils a similar role to this generation's Xbox One S in relation to the Xbox One X.)
If you want the most powerful games console that money can buy, the Xbox Series X is the version to get. If you're buying for kids or trying to save money, the Series S is arguably a better option. You can read everything we know about the Xbox Series S here.
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