Microsoft responds to PS5 pre-order chaos with promise of exact pre-order time for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S

"don't worry - we'll let you know the exact time pre-orders start for you soon"

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After the surprise release of pre-orders for the PS5 caused chaos when they went live earlier today, Microsoft has shared its exact plans for pre-orders for the upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

After the PlayStation showcase aired previewing their new generation of console along with many of the upcoming titles for the platform, PlayStation went live with pre-orders at many digital retailers around the world.

This saw an influx of pre-orders claiming all the available stock while many gamers who were not fast enough were informed there would be a waiting period for a second shipment coming in 2021. It was disappointing news to learn that they wouldn’t be able to get their hands on the console on its Nov. 12 release day.

After seeing this, Xbox shared a message on social media informing fans that pre-orders for the already showcased Xbox line of next-generation consoles would go live on Sept. 22 before the worldwide release on Nov. 10. The message also said the company would notify them of exactly what time pre-orders will go live in their location.

The new line of Xbox consoles includes both the Xbox Series X that boasts top-of-the-line hardware for a next-generation gaming experience at $499. As well as the Xbox Series S, a smaller model with notable changes including the lack of a disk drive and a smaller internal SSD storage will sell for just $299.