THE new Xbox Series X console went on sale across the globe today – and the £449 gaming machine is expected to sell out soon.

Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, you may be able to snag one if you’re lucky.

The Xbox Series X has a tall, boxy design that's markedly different from previous models


The Xbox Series X has a tall, boxy design that’s markedly different from previous models

Where to order the Xbox Series X/S

Microsoft released two new consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – worldwide on November 10.

Pre-orders for the gaming machines opened in September and sold out within minutes. Stock remains in short supply.

However, some shops have opened up additional sales on launch day.

Due to sky-high demand and the coronavirus pandemic, most retailers are only selling the console online.

Fan Xbox Series S is a smaller, cheaper version of the Series X with no disc drive and lower specs


Fan Xbox Series S is a smaller, cheaper version of the Series X with no disc drive and lower specs

That means you can’t walk into a store and grab one, unless you pre-ordered a console online.

To be in with a chance of getting your hands on a Series X/S, we suggest checking back with the following retailers on November 10.

They all offered pre-orders of the consoles – though that’s an indicator that they’ll have stock available at launch, rather than a guarantee.

Demand is expected to be very high so make sure you hit the links early to give yourself the best chance of getting one.

Xbox Series X and Series S links for UK gamers

Pre-orders for Microsoft's new console go live on September 22


Pre-orders for Microsoft’s new console go live on September 22Credit: Alamy

Xbox Series X and Series S links for US gamers

What are the Xbox Series X and Series S?

The Series X boasts a boxier design than Microsoft's previous consoles


The Series X boasts a boxier design than Microsoft’s previous consolesCredit: Alamy

The Xbox Series X and Series S are the latest consoles from Microsoft.

They’re the follow ups to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S respectively.

The Series X is all about power and performance, and is said to be so fast that it virtually eliminates loading times.

It’ll be capable of processing games in glorious 8K definition and render huge virtual worlds not seen in any console before it.

The Series S is a bit smaller and cheaper, with lower specs and no disc tray.

Gamers will have to download all of the titles they want instead of buying physical copies.

Both consoles launch November 10 worldwide.

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when are they out and how much will they cost?

Microsoft has confirmed that the new Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, will launch on November 10.

The release date covers the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.

The disc-free Series S will cost £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?

Sony has revealed the PS5 release date falls on November 12, but not everywhere.

That date only stands for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

In the UK, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.

The PS5 proper will cost £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

Xbox Series X games – what to expect

Microsoft is already working on lining up brand new games that will be ready to play for launch.

Here’s a selection of Xbox Series X games you’ll be able to enjoy, though not all at launch:

  • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • Bright Memory Infinite
  • DIRT5
  • Scorn
  • Chorus
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Call of the Sea
  • The Ascent
  • The Medium
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Second extinction: Reclaim Earth
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon
  • Madden 21

But the tech giant also says that thousands of classic games from previous consoles will also be supported from day one.

In other news, upcoming blockbuster Xbox exclusive game The Medium is on the verge of a ban in Australia.

Read our full reviews of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

And here’s how the consoles line up against their biggest rival, the PlayStation 5.

Are you excited for the new consoles? Let us know in the comments!

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