Much like with its previous statement on PlayStation 5 pre-orders potentially being delayed due to “high demand,” Amazon has now issued a similar warning for the Xbox Series X.
Again, that doesn’t mean your order is going to be canceled, it just indicates that because so many people have placed pre-orders for the console, some buyers might experience a slight delay in getting their hardware. Amazon has dealt with these issues in the past and is known for delayed deliveries on highly-sought-after products, especially when it comes to games and tech.
As of now, this only applies to the Series X model, but Series S pre-orders might get a similar warning soon depending on what Amazon projects for its day-one launch stock for the next-gen consoles. The company is working with Microsoft to make sure it gets more consoles in to try and avoid delays, but sending an early warning is still a good call.
For anyone truly worried about a slight delay to their console being shipped, you should make sure to frequently check your order tracking information on Amazon to see if it updates and displays a date after Nov. 10.
If so, you can cancel your pre-order and try to find another faster option that will get you a new Xbox at launch. Local stores will be your best bet because you can just go pick it up when the console releases and not worry about shipping at all.