TO UPDATE: EB Games has now confirmed that pre-orders for the Xbox Series X / S are only online with a deposit of USD 200. Xbox Series X / S pre-orders will go online on September 22nd.
ONLY ANNOUNCED: Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be released on November 10th and will not be available for pre-order online until September 22nd.
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– EB Games Australia (@EBGamesAus) September 9, 2020
We know that the EB Games stores were instructed today that pre-orders for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S are online only.
Pre-orders placed online can either be delivered to customers̵
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This decision was made by EB Games to ensure that all customers had a fair pre-order for their console of choice and also to help with social distancing. We know their websites have been upgraded for both consoles in anticipation of an influx of pre-orders.
It’s still unclear when pre-orders for the Xbox Series X / S and PS5 will go live, but with the Xbox Series S officially announced today, it looks like at least pre-orders for the Xbox Series S / X will go live in near future.
Personally, I think the larger tipping is a good move as it discourages scalers. I also think that only online is the way to go. That way, they can easily manage inventory and make sure that people who receive an order don’t miss out on over-orders.
Australians can now pre-order Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Game & Watch and other Mario goodies
Amazon has decent Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Deluxe pre-order deals