There is a lot of interest surrounding the different ways you can pre-order an Xbox Series X this week. Having just launched the process globally, many gamers are now in the process of trying to nab a console. For Microsoft fans in the UK, this has led to queues on leading websites and issues when trying to use the All Access programme.
For those who haven’t heard of it, Xbox All Access makes it possible to buy an Xbox Series X bundle while paying monthly installments.
“Xbox All Access is your all-inclusive pass to Xbox where you can get the next-gen Xbox console of your choice plus 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, with over 100 high-quality games and soon an EA Play membership, from $24.99 a month for 24 months with no upfront cost.
“As with our standalone console purchasing, you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox All Access starting on September 22, aligned with regional start times.
“Also, as a reminder for existing Xbox All Access members, you now have even more flexibility when it comes to your upgrade path to the next generation. This means you are now able to purchase Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S with Xbox All Access at any time, including during the pre-order window, (US and UK-only, subject to availability.”
For gamers in the UK, Xbox Series X pre-orders including All Access has been limited to GAME and Smyths Toys.
From what has been shared by those in the All Access process, there are currently queues on leading retail sites and some have been told that only gamers who have an existing All Access deal can upgrade online at this point.
A message from the GAME site reads: “PLEASE NOTE: Xbox All Access is currently not available online for new applications. Please visit your local store, to place a xbox all access pre-order.”
Smyths Toys has told fans that they have now reached full capacity for some next-gen console pre-orders, tweeting earlier today:
“We are still taking Pre-Orders for Xbox Series S in our stores, unfortunately, Xbox Series X Pre-Orders are fully allocated for now.
“Pre-order on XAA will be available when our website is back online. We are working hard to get our website back up.”
Expect more stock news as the day progresses, with more updates expected in the coming week.
Meanwhile, gamers in the US have a lot more retailers to choose from when it comes to the Xbox All Access programme.
This includes being able to choose between Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Store, and Walmart.
Target is also listed on the official retailer page but it will be worth keeping an eye on how stock levels progress.
The Xbox Series X pre-order page is also up on a number of other sites, including Amazon.com.
However, it should be noted that while Xbox Series X pre-orders are now officially live in the United States, queues and site issues remain a problem.
There has been a huge surge in search traffic with gamers looking to secure pre-orders using Amazon.
However, at the time of writing, it appears that the official Amazon website has listed the Xbox Series X as unavailable to pre-order.
Published at Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:51:00 +0000