Where To Buy Or Preorder An Xbox Series X, Series S In Australia [Updated]

Where to get an Xbox Series X and Series S in Australia?

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The Xbox Series X and Series S launched in mid-November 2020, much to the delight of everyone who was able to pre-order them in Australia. For everyone else, unfortunately, the consoles are in a strange state of uncertainty, with global distribution issues leading to protracted stock shortages in 2021 and beyond.

The consoles are currently sold out in all physical stores, with new stock arriving at a vague future date. Here’s how the biggest Australian retailers are doing with the Xbox Series X and Series S, and when you can expect new consoles to be available for pre-order or purchase.

Update 22/06: The Xbox Series X is available for pre-order through Microsoft. You can also pick up a discounted one Xbox Series S through eBay.


Where to buy Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S in Australia

Microsoft Store

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Update 22/06: The Xbox Series X is again available for pre-order through the Microsoft Store and is expected to ship on June 30. If you want to take the smaller console, the Series S is available.

eBay Australia

Where to buy or pre-order an Xbox Series X, Series S in Australia [Updated]
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Update 22/06: At eBay Australia you can get the Xbox Series S for $413.56 when you use the promo code SAFY20 (from $499). You have to act quickly, because this code is only valid until June 26.

Amazon Australia

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Update 3/05: Amazon’s last straw was another wave of stock from the Xbox Series XThere is still plenty of stock for the Xbox Series S at. Be sure to check out how to get the . can use Series S (or X!) as a great emulation device.

EB games

Where to buy or pre-order an Xbox Series X, Series S in Australia [Updated]
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Update 11/3: Xbox Series X preorders are gone again† One per person, be quick. Plenty of stock for the Xbox Series S however available.

Telstra

Where to buy or pre-order an Xbox Series X, Series S in Australia [Updated]
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Telstra’s Xbox All Access This program allows existing Telstra customers to purchase an Xbox Series X or Series S bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a monthly fee over a two-year period. It costs $46 a month to own a Series X and $33 a month to own a Series S. Functionally, it’s quite similar to getting a phone on a subscription. At the end of the contract, if Xbox has launched an updated model by then, you can upgrade to newer hardware. Many Telstra stores will also have limited stock, but are still subject to the ebb and flow of hardware availability like everyone else. Telstra recommends calling your local retailer to check beforehand.

Of all the options on this list, Telstra remains the surest way to get your hands on the Series X right now.

JB Hifi

Where to buy or pre-order an Xbox Series X, Series S in Australia [Updated]
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Update 08/03: JBs Series X stock was hard to come by — no surprise — but there are plenty of Xbox Series S consoles out there. If you’re in the market for the bigger Xbox Series X, your best bet is to call your local JB Hi-Fi store and get in touch with the staff. Stores will take in-store pre-orders when more consoles come in, so here you will find the number of your cabinet JB.

The Gamesmen

Where to buy or pre-order an Xbox Series X, Series S in Australia [Updated]
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Update 08/03: The Gamesmen are currently sold out of the Series X, but they do have stock of the Xbox Series S.

Target

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Update 08/03: The Series X is completely sold out at Target† however, the Series S is available for click and collect in limited quantities.

Big W

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Update 08/03: You can order the Xbox Series S for $429 (starting at $499) with Big W here† The Xbox Series X is listed as “coming soon”, but cannot be ordered.

Kogan

Where to buy or pre-order an Xbox Series X, Series S in Australia [Updated]
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Update 08/03: Like the PS5, the Xbox Series X and Series S are currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on Kogan.

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