It plays all the same games, but it's capped at 1440p resolution (versus 4K on the Series X), lacks an optical drive and has only half as much storage (500 GB versus 1 TB) -- but that's expandable with add-on drives, and Microsoft autoloads less ambitious textures to accommodate the difference. Keep checking this page because we will update this article when we know about an impending inventory drop at one of these retailers.
Best Buy was the last retailer standing back during preorder day in September, but it's just one of many stores now offering the Xbox Series S. Amazon's order page includes both versions of the next-gen console -- the Xbox Series S X and Xbox Series S.
Gamers everywhere have been trying to get an Xbox Series S since the console was launched back on Nov. 10 of last year, but Microsoft couldn't supply nearly enough inventory to satisfy demand. As a result, both this console and its big brother, the Xbox Series S X, have been virtually impossible to find ever since.
A few retailers have had a couple of inventory drops during the lead-up to the holidays, but it wasn't remotely enough to satisfy demand, especially when ordinary users have had to compete with bots and resellers. It plays all the same games, but it's capped at 1440p resolution (versus 4K on the Series X), lacks an optical drive and has only half as much storage (500 GB versus 1 TB) -- but that's expandable with add-on drives, and Microsoft autoloads less ambitious textures to accommodate the difference.
Best Buy was the last retailer standing back during preorder day in September, but it's just one of many stores now offering the Xbox Series S. With 2021 in full swing, it stands to reason that the Xbox Series S X and Series Swill start to become easier to buy in the coming weeks and months, despite being near-impossible to find in stock at MSRP since launch.
While recent Xbox restocks at stores like GameS top and Best Buy haven't sold out as quickly as they used to, it's still challenging to find either of Microsoft's next-gen consoles in stock. If Microsoft or other retailers announce restock times for the Xbox Series S X or S in the coming weeks, we'll include those details here.
Some stores will also offer pricey bundles that include the Xbox Series S X and other items you may not want, like certain games or controllers. Recent restocks at GameS top mainly focused on bundles for both the Series X and Series, though some standalone consoles were available.
Amazon has had very little Xbox Series S X| S inventory since the consoles first launched on November 10, and there's no word on a restocking in the near future. Target had consoles in stock during Black Friday, but the retailer was mostly silent throughout December.
Online store Ant online tends to have Xbox bundles in stock fairly regularly, particularly the Xbox Series S. If you miss out on restocks at the major retailers, reseller sites like Stock have plenty of units available, though be prepared to pay more than list price.
A wide range of Xbox Series S X headsets, controllers, and other accessories are available. The great thing about Xbox Series S X accessories is that the vast majority of products that were compatible with Xbox One work with the Series X and S as well, including headsets and controllers. New Xbox Wireless Controllers released alongside the Xbox Series S X and Series, and they're available in Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue.
They feature a more ergonomic design; textured grips on the bumpers, triggers, and back case; and an Elite controller-inspired hybrid D-pad for improved precision. The updated controllers also have a new integrated Share button for capturing and recording gameplay moments.
Pre-orders will open at 8am UK time, Microsoft confirmed today, on the previously announced date of 22nd September. GAME, Argos, Curry's PC World, Myths Toys and John Lewis & Partners are among the bricks and mortar shops where you'll be able to place your console pre-order.
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“I was thinking that the best/simplest route would be to order from Microsoft direct, but I'm sure I heard someone advise against it, recommending ordering from a local bricks-and-mortar store such as Myths to guarantee getting one; but, I can't find where I read that now. I've heard others say to stay clear of Curry's because apparently a lot of people have had issues with their customer service.
Things have gone wrong or have been messed up even when deposits have been taken and people have pre-ordered seconds after it's released or two weeks before shipping. **Edit** Whatever you do though, if you're looking at a website that nobody has heard of or a deal that is too good to be true, it may be a scam.
Sony KD55XE9005 / Demon AVR-X2400H / Q Acoustic 2050s + 2000C + 2070S + 2020s / Sony BDP-S5200 (Region A) / Xbox One X Scorpio Edition / PlayStation 4 Pro / Nvidia SHIELD 16Gb'My opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Forums or its associated websites' Just order from somewhere you trust, every retailer will have let someone down at some point so take things said with a pinch of salt.
I have order 2 items before on pre-order from Microsoft, and they both arrived on launch day. I ordered my Xbox One X via preorder and it arrived on release day.
Every retailer has let someone down at one time or another but I would still recommend Amazon as it’ s very likely it will be delivered on release plus their after sales service is second to none. Every retailer has let someone down at one time or another but I would still recommend Amazon as it’ s very likely it will be delivered on release plus their after sales service is second to none.
Honestly don’t remember that but I do remember the many many many posts on the Thursday evening before release saying “oh my god they still haven’t dispatched what the hell are they playing at” then on mass all the dispatch emails went out and on both occasions (One and X) I pre-ordered as soon as the listing went live and received both on release so just goes to show asking for recommendations of a retailer which leave you with both positive and negative stories. Now the launch of the 360 I remember as I pre-ordered three of those from different retailers (Asia/Game/Amazon) and the only one that arrived at release was the one from Asia, the other two didn’t arrive until the Monday. Well with the way things are at present I can see a lot more “where the hell is my console” posts in November but personally having to wait an extra few days isn’t the end of the world, years ago I would likely have felt very different but now I try not to let things I have no control over stress me out.
Sony KD55XE9005 / Demon AVR-X2400H / Q Acoustic 2050s + 2000C + 2070S + 2020s / Sony BDP-S5200 (Region A) / Xbox One X Scorpio Edition / PlayStation 4 Pro / Nvidia SHIELD 16Gb'My opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Forums or its associated websites' Well with the way things are at present I can see a lot more “where the hell is my console” posts in November but personally having to wait an extra few days isn’t the end of the world, years ago I would likely have felt very different but now I try not to let things I have no control over stress me out.
Given it's likely to be released on a school day anyway, I wouldn't be able to do it justice until the weekend so can relax a little. I'm surprised they're not live already, but I guess at the moment they have to be careful about committing to contracts when they can't be sure what's going to be happening in the world come November.
Great advice from everyone, I think I'll probably go with Microsoft direct or with Amazon. What I'm fearing though is them doing a “big reveal” where the pre-orders become live just when they announce the prices, bundles, release date etc, and you've got to quickly make up your mind about it all.
I want to actually have a week or so to actually swill everything round my mouth a little, decide what I want to order from where, before pre-orders even become live. For the One X, I preordered a Scorpio edition from my local Game and went to get it at their midnight launch.
(Came in handy as my Scorpio edition developed a fault and was able to exchange it for a new one with Game) Its size and shape have been refined to accommodate an even wider range of people, and it also features a new Share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple and a hybrid d-pad inspired by the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2.
The possibilities of what Xbox Series S X enables developers to achieve was also brought to life this evening with the unveiling of Senna’ s Saga: Hell blade II. A sequel to the award-winning Hell blade: Senna’ s Sacrifice from world-renowned developers Ninja Theory, the game is being built to leverage the full power of Xbox Series S X.
The footage shared tonight was captured in-engine and reflects the power of Xbox Series S X available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you have never imagined. That’ s why, when we started work on Xbox Series S X, it was vital we continue to advance state-of-the-art visual capabilities for developers, while also ensuring they could realize even greater feeling, emotion and empathy in their games.
We will also remove the technical barriers faced in previous generations and enable developers to create more expansive, immersive gaming worlds that invite more players to play. From a technical standpoint, this will manifest as world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS, with possibility of up to 120FPS, including support for Variable Refresh Rate (Var), and 8K capability.
Powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and next generation RNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Xbox Series S X will deliver hardware accelerated ray tracing and a new level of performance never before seen in a console. Additionally, our patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology will allow developers to get even more out of the Xbox Series S X GPU and our next-generation SSD will virtually eliminate load times and bring players into their gaming worlds faster than ever before.
Xbox Series S X is also designed for a future in the cloud, with unique capabilities built into the hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere. On behalf of Team Xbox, we’re excited to enter the future of console gaming with you and can’t wait to share more in 2020.