Following the whirlwind of release information that Xbox dropped on the world last week following agonising months of waiting for fans, the moment those fans will be able to pre-order either the Xbox Series X and S New Generation consoles is fast approaching on September 22nd.
Today, Xbox UK Marketing Lead, Samuel Bateman, has confirmed the time at which the big retailers will begin to open and take customer pre-orders will be 8am in the UK:
Samuel Bateman went on to confirm that customers who place their pre-order with the Microsoft store can expect full payment to be taken the day before the order will be dispatched. For the other retailers I would advise keeping an eye on their websites leading into the 22nd as they might confirm whether a deposit will be required or full payment perhaps to secure your pre-order of the Xbox Series X or S.
As for Xbox All Access, the subscription based model which enables monthly payments to pay off the Xbox Series X or Series S, Samuel Bateman offered further confirmation that currently for the UK, only GAME and Smyth Toys will offer this service:
It will be likely that other Xbox regions will match this 8am UK time in their own regions which would make it midnight in some regions in the US but more information will no doubt follow in the days leading till the 22nd.