Where To Get An Xbox Series X And Series S In Australia [Updated]

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Where To Get An Xbox Series X And Series S In Australia [Updated]
Xbox Series S (Image: Microsoft)

The Xbox Series X and Series S launched mid-November, to the delight of everyone who was able to preorder them in Australia. For everyone else, the consoles are unfortunately in a strange state of limbo, with global distribution issues causing long-term stock shortages into 2021 and beyond.

The consoles are currently sold out at all physical stores, with new stock arriving at a nebulous future date. Here’s how the biggest Aussie retailers are faring with the Xbox Series X and Series S, and when you can expect new consoles to be available for preorder or purchase.

Update 18/1/2021: This article has been updated with new stock of the Xbox Series X.


Where You Can Buy A Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S In Australia

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The Gamesmen

Update 18/1/21: The Gamesmen have Xbox Series X consoles back in stock! Grab one here.

Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store is the first place in Australia to get restock of the Xbox Series X, which you can grab for yourself here. No word on how many consoles they’ll have available, or how often they’ll be restocked, but it’s a good sign that everyone should have more supply soon.

As for the Xbox Series S, the Microsoft Store isn’t listing new stock yet, but I imagine it’ll appear real soon.

Amazon Australia

The landing page for the Xbox Series X is still out of stock, but the Series S is available again for $499. 

You can buy a spare controller from Amazon if you like too. And don’t forget to check out how you can use the Xbox Series S (or X!) as a great emulation device.

Telstra

Telstra’s Xbox All Access program lets existing Telstra customers 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 per month to own an Xbox Series X and $33 a month to own an Xbox Series S.

Telstra is officially sold out of first wave Series X stock, but the Series S is in stock and available at Telstra stores or online. As a reminder: you will need to be a Telstra customer to take advantage of this deal. If you’re keen, you’re able to head in store to find out more.

The next wave of Xbox Series X is set to ship out for Xbox All Access subscribers in December 2020.

EB Games

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The Xbox Series X doesn’t appear to be in stock at EB Games at all, but you can now preorder the Xbox Series S for late 2020 shipment.

It’s likely preorders for the Series X will open up again in future, but for now you won’t be able to grab the console with EB Games.

JB Hi-Fi

Neither the Xbox Series X or Series S are available for order at JB Hi-Fi. Given their sold out last wave was scheduled for an early December drop, we can safely assume they won’t have stock in time for Christmas.

Still, keep an eye on 2021 preorders opening up at a later date.

Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman lists both consoles as having “run out of stock” with no further update on expected ETA. If you’re interested in preordering from them, you can sign up to their mailing list for future news.

Target

The Xbox Series X and Series S is completely sold out at Target. While the company’s website indicates stock will return at a later date, there’s no current ETA.

Big W

You can pre-order the Xbox Series S with Big W here. It’s got a November 24 release date, so you could be in luck for a delivery before December.

The Xbox Series X is listed as “coming soon” but it’s not available for preorder.

Kogan

Much like the PS5, the Xbox Series X and Series S are currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on Kogan.

You can set up a personal email notification for when they’re back in stock.

Comments

    • I guess if you didn’t plan to get Gamepass Ultimate for 2 years, that would work out to more.

      Though if you factor in the cost of GPU for 2 years, it works out cheaper than buying the console & GPU separately , and also covers you if the GPU sub price goes up in the next 2 years.

  • I recommend Telstra all access. I was originally wave two with delivery being Dec 10, but I was somehow upgraded to release day delivery. Also I managed to get an all access subscription without the prerequisite additional Telstra service. Lucked out I guess.

  • Leah you’re a legend, my order was accepted through Microsoft store!

    3-7 business days apparently, so hopefully it’s not a pre-order!

  • I’ve got no AC and I’m still scared of turning my Series X on in summer weather it’s been that bad. Anyone been brave enough to try it?

    • Is it meant to have issues?

      Looks like a great thermal design on it, I wouldn’t be surprised if the air coming out the top is cooler than the air in your place!!

  • On average, most EB Games are now carrying 2 – 3 Xbox Series X consoles at the moment per week. They’re not selling anywhere near as fast or regularly as the PS5 due to a few factors (had a rather long conversation with some staff today, picking their brain).

    The general ‘non-gaming’ public (i.e. parents buying them for their kids etc) can see how ‘the ps5 is the next console’ for Sony, yet they can’t see how the new Xbox is for Microsoft, given there’s no specific games *for* the Series X. All the games work across all Xbox consoles etc, yet there’s no exclusive ones. Microsofts basically confused the hell out of a lot of people it seems. Yet when you mention ‘PS5’ to them, they have a clear understanding ‘new console, game works on it, doesn’t work on older consoles’ etc.

    So, if you really want one, just check in store with your EB, they may actually have one. (Forest Lake EB in Brisbane currently has one out the back waiting to find a home, they have more coming in this week).

    • I’d say the biggest factor is that scalpers on eBay are currently stuck holding XBOX consoles that aren’t getting significantly above retail (and probably accumulating credit card interest as we speak). The PS5 is definitely in higher demand and they’re still getting alright bids, but they’re not getting crazy bids and it’s post-Christmas boom so with any luck the bottom will fall out of that market with the next wave.

      • I’m going directly from the horses mouth here and literally saw it in action in the store too. The same Series X has sat there for over a week, waiting to be sold and hasn’t moved (I myself considered buying it, but all the games I want to play are on PC as well through gamepass, what’s the point?). They’ve dealt with a lot of customers who are overly confused over the packaging of games from Microsoft and the general format of consoles in the past. Previously, it’s been New Console = New games for console. Now? MS has moved into New Console = Games work on all consoles, just look nicer on newest console. The scalper issue is one for sure, but the confusion factor I would absolutely believe is a big one.

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