Microsoft confirmed earlier this month that the Xbox Series X and Series S launching on in Canada on November 10th, and would cost $599 and 379 respectively. But with this holiday season quickly ramping up, pro-ordering these consoles to ensure you have them at launch seems more important than with past launches, with demand high, and supply low, there is expected to be limited stock in the supply chain. But since today is the 22nd, pre-orders go live today at 8AM PT/11AM EST, and we have all the links to ensure you can snag one should you want to jump in with Xbox this generation.
With Sony and Nvidia having issues with early pre-orders, with reports of bots and resellers snapping up most of the stock, it is anticipated a similar situation will happen with the Xbox, although it is hard to say how stores will be dealing with these threats, as Microsoft is aware of the Sony fiasco.
Additionally, retailers some pre-orders in person, so should you want to avoid the online route, you will want to call or check with reach store respectively to see what in-person pre-orders will look like.
With no clear picture of stock, or how fast it will sell out, for anyone looking to jump on this generation before the launch should act fast. Should you want to ensure there are no slow-downs while checking out, it can be useful to already have a store account and be ready to do before the 8AM PST start time.
With the announcement of the Bethesda purchase yesterday, Xbox and Microsoft are in a good place stepping into this next generation of consoles. A series of studios under their belt, and Xbox GamePass as a fantastic option for people looking to play games at launch, Microsoft as cementing their place as a dominant player this coming generation. It is hard to tell how the PS5 or the Xbox Series X will compare until after we have time with the consoles, but so far things are looking exciting.