What you need to know
- Several Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S orders have been delayed by Amazon in the UK.
- Shipping dates changed overnight for some people with preorders.
- The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are available starting today.
Following months of anticipation, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are finally available. But for some unlucky people in the UK, they'll have to wait even longer to receive their next-gen console. On the night before the Xbox Series X and Series S were set to ship, Amazon UK sent out last-minute notifications that some orders have been delayed.
At this point, it's difficult to determine how many people have to wait for their next-gen console. We can confirm that one member of our staff had an order for an Xbox Series X that was previously confirmed to ship today but has since been pushed back to Thursday. Last night, Amazon sent them an email stating that the console had been dispatched and will arrive on Thursday, November 12.
Others have shared similar experiences online. Lucy Hattersley, editor of The MagPi magazine at Raspberry Pi, shared a screenshot of her delay email on Twitter.
Several other people have gone to Twitter to share their frustrations.
So after receiving an email last night (11:40pm) from @AmazonUK saying my Xbox will arrive on the 10th November and a member of the Customer Service team confirming the same thing, my order now says arriving 11th November! @AmazonHelp pic.twitter.com/w3RXJ5N5H1So after receiving an email last night (11:40pm) from @AmazonUK saying my Xbox will arrive on the 10th November and a member of the Customer Service team confirming the same thing, my order now says arriving 11th November! @AmazonHelp pic.twitter.com/w3RXJ5N5H1— Glenn (@PacmanAndRobin) November 10, 2020November 10, 2020
Shoutout to Amazon UK for delaying a lot of our pre orders including my pre order for the Xbox Series X, never pre ordering from Amazon ever again 🙃@AmazonUKShoutout to Amazon UK for delaying a lot of our pre orders including my pre order for the Xbox Series X, never pre ordering from Amazon ever again 🙃@AmazonUK— Jaslen (@jaslentheg) November 10, 2020November 10, 2020
People with delayed orders are understandably upset. Many people preordered the Xbox Series X the day preorders opened and expected to have the console on launch day. Unfortunately, they'll have to wait to take advantage of the new hardware to play the best Xbox Series X and Series X launch games.
The full next-generation experience.
Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship, as its most powerful console with over 12TF GPU performance and a custom SSD. It boasts up to 4K resolution and 120 FPS, full backward compatibility across four generations, and ray-tracing support.
Next-gen in HD
Experience next-gen gaming for less.
Microsoft serves the next-generation for less with its budget-friendly Xbox Series S. The console packs the same high-performance CPU and SSD technology as Xbox Series X, while scaling back the GPU and removing the disc drive.
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